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With the school holidays and the festive season fast approaching, the City of Johannesburg partnered with Newclare Primary School in Westbury to launch its Children Safety Campaign, last week.

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The campaign also coincided with the recent National Children's Month, marking the commemoration of National Children’s Day which falls on the first Saturday of November and aims to highlight the progress being made towards the realisation and promotion of the rights of children.

The day started off with the MMC of Public Safety, Councillor Michael Sun, together with the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) conducting scholar transport safety inspections as well as engaging drivers on legal compliance.

MMC Sun said: "It was important for us to return to Newclare after the shooting incident in July which left many children and residents traumatised. We are not only here to ensure the community is kept safe but also to recognise those members of the community for assisting the children during that difficult time. I personally want to thank these brave men and women for their active citizenry."

As part of the campaign, the teachers at Newlare Primary committed to taking part in two days' worth of Basic Firefighting and First Aid training. The Department of Public Safety will continue to roll out educational programs to other schools to promote safety and the well-being of the children of Johannesburg.