The Capricorn District Command Council has vowed to raise awareness about violence against women and children and support the victims in voices and actions. This comes after the DCC received a report on the alarming rate of gender-based violence, which is worrisome in the wake of 16 Days of activism against violence.
The DCC has also welcomed progress made in the expected delivery of 10 water tanker trucks for CDM and 28 for Polokwane Municipality for the provision of water to areas with dire shortages. Notwithstanding other areas that need intervention, this is in addition to completed maintenance water projects in Indermark B, Ngwanallela, Burgwell, Prospect, Leokaneng, Mamehlabe, Cooperspark, Rosenkrantz, Puruspan, Witten, Bayswater and Inveraan in Blouberg.
The Command Council was also pleased with the urgent intervention made to deal with GaKobe/Kibi water shortages in Blouberg which is 95% complete and awaiting Eskom to energise it.
In monitoring compliance to the regulations, the DCC noted with satisfaction that 319 churches with 7,520 congregants (cumulative) were monitored, 153 (cumulative) schools, 841 (cumulative) funeral services with a total of 43,105 (cumulative) people reached.
The DCC has reiterated that, despite the easing of lockdown to level 1, coronavirus is still here and people should not be tired of taking precautions.