News Wrap: City implements its annual Identikidz programme at 16 beaches this festive season, to protect children 

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City implements its annual Identikidz programme at 16 beaches this festive season, to protect children 

The City’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Departments are all set to implement the annual Identikidz programme to create a safer environment at 16 beaches during the peak festive season days. On arrival at the beach, caregivers can get their children registered and kitted out with a wristband containing relevant contact details, should they get lost on the beach.
The City will be rolling out the Identikidz programme at beaches that have been identified by the City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre as high traffic areas, and where the programme will add most value.

Matriculants to celebrate safely and responsibly this weekend- WCED 

Matric rage events will kick off in the Western Cape and other provinces this weekend, and the Western Cape Education Department is urging all matriculants to celebrate safely and responsibly this year.
While 44 039 candidates still need to write Afrikaans Paper 3 today, as well as a number of smaller exams that will be written next week, two large matric rage events will take place in Plettenberg Bay and Ballito this weekend.
The WCED says its appealing to parents to make sure that their children understand the risks associated with large social events, and impress upon them the need to behave responsibly so that everyone can enjoy themselves in a safe and respectful manner.

Durban beaches safe to use this summer – eThekwini Municipality

The eThekwini Municipality has assured residents and visitors of Durban that its beaches are safe to use during the festive season. This follows concerns about the sewage that has been flowing into the city’s rivers and beaches. eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda says they have been working around the clock to fix the infrastructure damage caused by the April floods which have been behind these leakages.


UK offering a South African organisation around R20.8million 

The UK is offering around R20.8 million to an organisation that can deliver data, technology, and evidence capabilities in South African cities as part of a broader urban development programme.
The UK-SA Urban Resilience Programme aims to enable inclusive, sustainable, and climate-resilient economic development in South African cities. As a UK Official Development Assistance programme led by the British High Commission in Pretoria, the four-year project is a follow-up to the Global Future Cities initiative, which involved Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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