Stellenbosch Municipality is shocked about the news of the death of Prof. Russel Botman. Our sincere condolences go out to his wife Beryl, four children, the University of Stellenbosch and the Stellenbosch community.
Botman was an educator, theologian and transformer for the new South Africa. He had a dream to see a transformed, world class university and also launched the Project Hope which aimed to create an inclusive and transformed community free of apartheid and the social and economic challenges the apartheid system presented. Conrad Sidego, mayor of Stellenbosch Municipality, remembers a fruitful relationship with Botman. “Our last official engagement on 8 May 2014 saw us sign a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure a safer University community and town. My last conversation with Russel on 20 June 2014 was about our shared vision for a university and town that is transformed into a safe and inclusive place for all its citizens”, said Sidego.”
Botman had so much more to offer in terms of leadership, a vision for promoting justice, transformation and reconciliation. The world has been left poorer because of his death. We will continue to promote his ideals of freedom, transformation and fight for justice for the underdog.
The University, Stellenbosch, South Africa and the world lost a leader who fought for justice, transformation and reconciliation since his days as a student at the University of the Western Cape.
The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR)ranked Stellenbosch Municipality as the 8th best local government in its 80/20 report on local governments.
The SAIRR used 80 indicators to monitor and track municipalities’ performance after 20 years of democracy.
Main indicators were: the rate of poverty, proportion of people aged 20 and older who passed Grade 12 and the proportion of households with basic services such as electricity for lighting, access to piped water and access to toilets.
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Die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiediens, Universiteit Stellenbosch, privaat sekuriteitsmaatskappye en die Stellenbosch Munisipaliteitspan saam om te verseker dat almal veiliger kan wees.
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Die 60 effektiewe CCTV kameras word voor 30 Junie 2014 met R1,4 m se insette versterk. Kern en warmpunte (hot spots) word voortdurend gemonitor.
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The Stellenbosch Municipality extended its crime fighting partnerships on 16 May 2014 to include, private security companies and the South African Police Services. The signing of this special memorandum of cooperation to promote Stellenbosch as the safest town follows the signing of a similar agreement with the University of Stellenbosch on 9 May 2014. Wanting to be the safest valley is one of the Municipality’s key strategic goals together with preferred investment destination, dignified living, greenest municipality and good governance.
The cooperative agreement is entered into on the grounds of safety and security for the integrated despatch and use of operational staff, equipment and systems.
The Municipality and its partners are already committed to cooperation in different focus areas which includes cooperation between the various law enforcement and security agencies. Some have Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV), vehicles, manpower and other safety equipment in the fight against crime in the Greater Stellenbosch area. The Municipality has and continues to invest in expanding its CCTV footprint throughout the town.
The parties are in principle in agreement to co-operate should joint extension projects be initiated and jointly addressed.
The parties are committed to an integrated crime combat strategy.
Suggestions and mutual co-operation initiatives are presented and discussed at the two monthly Safety Forum meetings; where-after it will be executed by both parties in relation to at SM and NSA for approval and combined execution. Flowing from the Safety Forum a task team will also be established who will meet more frequently to deal with safety operations and monitoring. Feedback reports on crime combatting initiatives feed into the parties own organisations and also to the specially created Safety Forum.