Department took service blitz to Rustervaal community

Department of Social Development 11/02/2020 - 10:37



It is the beginning of the year, but government doesn’t want to waste time with provision of service delivery to the people.

Following the door to door campaign that was conducted in October 2019, the Gauteng Department of Social Development together with other government department staged a multi-departmental service delivery blitz at AMF Church in Rustervaal.

Community members say they need a development centre that will help young people with easy access to information.” Our children are not working and the sad part is that many of them are unemployable, because they don’t have skills to compete” says 37-year- old Arita Van Rooyen who is a mother of three daughters and they all not working.

Community Development Supervisor Doctor Nkuna said it was important for the department to come and honour the promises they made to the people of Rustervaal during the visit by the former MEC.

“We uncovered so many challenges the last time we visited this place, so we realised that bringing different government departments in one place will bring some relief and help minimise some of this challenges the community is facing, during our door-to-door we found out that there are people who have no Identity Documents and was a serious concern.”

Nkuna stressed that many people in the area are unemployed and level of illiteracy is high amongst other challenges. Substance abuse and gangsterism is the order of the day among young people, high teenage pregnancy and lack of access to information.

“We are happy with the turnover even though we had some challenges because many people expected Home Affairs to come with their mobile truck, but we still hope this will make a huge difference to this community.”

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