Pef­ferville crime watch needs help

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NEW Kwanda Pef­ferville in­vites you to a Fight against Crime Fes­ti­val on Oc­to­ber 7 in Pef­ferville.

New Kwanda is a reg­is­tered NPO and a com­mu­nity-based or­gan­i­sa­tion in Pef­ferville, Ward 1, East Lon­don. The name Kwanda em­anates from a com­mu­nity tele­vi­sion pro­gramme on SABC 2 that started in 2009 when five com­mu­ni­ties from five prov­inces com­peted to show­case how they dealt with so­cial ills af­fect­ing them.

New Kwanda Pef­ferville chair­man Mark Ste­wart said they needed the funds for a night pa­trol they have started as a com­mu­nity. “We need [equip­ment] such as re­flec­tor jack­ets and torch­lights,” Ste­wart said.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion has var­i­ous en­ter­prises un­der their wing in­clud­ing sewing, weld­ing, car­pen­try, so­cial tasks, beauty, landscaping, salon, cater­ing, com­mu­nity safety and sports.

“Some of our pa­trol peo­ple are un­em­ployed and after pa­trolling we buy food for them and if we raise enough funds from this fes­ti­val, we are go­ing to give at least one of them R50 or R100 to take home to their fam­i­lies.

“We rely on each and every­one's sup­port for it to be a suc­cess.”

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact 082-256-7851.

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