Funding for farming communities to combat crime in country side of South Africa
Tuesday, 07 July 2015, 10:37
NATIONAL NEWS - The farming community of Senekal in the Free State and Steytlerville and Witkop near Burgersdorp in the Eastern Cape received assistance from the Agri Securitas Trust Fund to erect camera systems in an attempt to proactively combat crime.
Funds were also allocated to the security desk of Free State Agriculture in support of their services in the province.
"It remains an enormous task to resolve the crime problem and we hope that with the financial assistance of the Trust Fund a contribution is made to create a safer environment for these communities," said Japie Grobler, chairman of the Agri Securitas Trust Fund.
The Trust Fund focuses mainly on improving the rural security situation. Support is provided in the form of equipment to farming communities after their requests had been evaluated by provincial organisations and approved by the Board of Trustees.
With this assistance, the Trust Fund promotes the preparedness of these areas as well as proactively combatting crime.