The civil rights organisation AfriForum on 6 June 2019 established a branch as well as a neighbourhood watch in Boksburg. This follows after various community members expressed the need for an AfriForum branch and neighbourhood watch to tackle the ongoing municipal problems and the high crime rate in the town.
The branch management consists of Helen Bergh (Chairperson), Shaun van Niekerk (Vice-chairperson), Oluff Bergh (Treasurer), Joan Bergh (Secretary), Jolandie Kotze (Local Government Affairs), Charl Coetzee (Environmental Affairs), Christiaan Rass (Community Safety) and Robyn Dwyer (Youth).
The neighbourhood watch management consists of Christiaan Rass (Chairperson), Charl Coetzee (Coordinator) and Alet Kloppers (member of management).
“The branch establishment was a huge success and the community is already keen to become part and make a difference. According to the demography performed by the Solidarity Research Institute (SRI), Boksburg is one of Gauteng’s anchor towns and thus an important investment area,” says Marie Naude, AfriForum’s District Coordinator for the East Rand.
“We are proud to be a part of an organisation such as AfriForum and believe that the establishment of our neighbourhood watch will be a turning point in the fight against crime in Boksburg. I am making a plea to the community of Boksburg to join the local AfriForum branch and neighbourhood watch,” says Helen Bergh, Chairperson of AfriForum’s newly-established Boksburg branch.
Become involved at AfriForum today: SMS “Boksburg” to 45342 (R1).