Campaign for Protection and Care of Community Property intensifies in Gauteng
iCare We Care the campaign against the destruction and vandalism of public property has intensified covering all corridors of Gauteng. The campaign which seeks to educate and raise awareness about the importance of safeguarding public property was in the communities of Roodepoort, City of Johannesburg and Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni over the weekend.
Team iCare We Care from the Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (GDID) has been reaching various parts of the province, including Mamelodi in Tshwane and Sharpeville in Sedibeng and Kagiso in the West Rand, urging communities to sign a pledge to protect and look after public properties including clinics, schools, hospitals, libraries and community centres.
GDID MEC Jacob Mamabolo says the campaign is gaining momentum with various stakeholders actively taking forward the message of caring for property that government delivers on behalf of communities.
“We launched this campaign just a year ago, it is amazing how members of society have signed their names, pledging to defend and protect public property against vandalism, litter and illegal dumping. Our department as the custodian of the Gauteng Provincial Government’s immovable assets will continue with this drive in collaboration with our communities. Mamabolo adds that there has been a decline in violent protests that usually result in the vandalism of public property.
The iCare We Care team will visit the community of Mabopane on Wednesday, 9 August and will also visit Tembisa on Sunday, 12 August.
“We urge our communities to help us reach our 1 million signatures target on the pledges, but most importantly we should all spread the iCare We Care message so that the property that our communities have can last so that future generations can benefit from these assets,” Mamabolo said.