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​The City of Johannesburg’s Region F, Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD), and the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) together with a host of security stakeholders in the Braamfontein Precinct are committed to ensuring that students have a safe environment.

A week long safety awareness campaign which started on 12 March 2018 is currently underway at WITS in an effort to educate students, both new and old, about safety precaution measures that should be undertaken on and off campus. 

As the Political Head of Region F, I explained that through this campaign we want to sensitize students about various safety spaces provided for in Braamfontein. 

It is of paramount importance for us as a City to build and maintain relationships with sustainable partners and to promote safety and security for students, business owners and residents in the Braamfontein precinct.

The week long safety campaign aims to make students aware of the basics of safety measures and the dangers associated with excessive drug and alcohol abuse. 

The stakeholders also want students to know how to identify gender based violence, report the dangers and what to do if or when they spot them.

Through this campaign, the City and its stakeholders have also been demonstrating various self-defense techniques and providing basic first aid training to assist those that may be injured. 

The campaign will culminate in safety games to reinforce safety procedures, precautions and accident prevention.

For media queries, please contact:

Poppy Louw
Stakeholder Manager
Office of the MMC: Development Planning
Tel: 011 407 6695
Cell: 081 235 4999