WHAT IS A COMMUNITY PRECINCT?
As part of the Community Precinct projects, the members of the
Communities take it upon themselves, as per the Constitution, to
form Community Organisations.
Their primary purpose is to manage the 3 key areas that negatively
affect the lives of the residents and the productivity of all the
businesses in the designated Precinct area.
These 3 key areas are:
Escalating levels of crime and violence,
Poor municipal service delivery, and
Inadequate medical emergency services.
PRECINCT IS BASED ON 3 BASIC FUNDAMENTALS:
The community takes ownership of:
what happens within the boundaries of the Precinct;
taking control of all the services;
outsourcing services on the communitys terms; and
is in control of own bank account
It will be a Section 21 Company and not a security company.
Precinct is controlled By the Community, Through the Committee, For
The crime prevention project caters for every community member to
participate, for example:
those who cannot afford security;
those who can only afford a patrol; and
those who can afford a patrol and alarm monitoring.
To maintain continuity, the precinct makes use of a Management
Company to do the following:
To manage the day-to-day running and affairs of the
Attend monthly committee meetings;
To endeavour to arrange matters as requested by the
Liaising with SAPS, Paramedics, Emergency Services,
Chaplains and Council;
Patrol building sites where potential house-breakings
and hijackings occur;
The monitoring of phone calls and alarm signals via
the 24 hour Control Room;
Reaction to alarm and phone calls, 24 hours a day;
To alert other services to emergencies;
To act as a central station for different types of
To get help to a member or client as early as
As the committees of the Community Precincts, we hereby accept the
mandates given to us by the community to:
Represent them in the achievement of the various projects as
detailed in this document,
Ensure that, as per our Constitutional Role, our local government
meets the communitys rights for a safe and healthy working
Ensure that these municipal services are rendered in an efficient
and sustainable manner.