Season’s greetings

Blue letter

Mark Kleinschmidt, Ward 60 councillor, Kenwyn

This year will go down in history as the most challenging and devastating year of the century.

The global Covid19 pandemic has so far claimed more than 1.5 million lives, including some 22 300 in South Africa, and over 4 800 in the Western Cape.

The human and economic toll is threatening to surge during the second wave, and must be stopped at all costs.

Thanks to the many individuals and civic organisations for participating in the Klipfontein Corridor Covid-19 webinar hosted by Social Development MEC Sharna Fernandez and Dr Keith Cloete, head of health in the Western Cape, keeping us abreast of the latest developments and strategies to stop the spread of the virus.

Let’s all remain committed to stop the spread.

Our civic organisations who collectively spearheaded the successful appeals to the Demarcation Board must also be commended for their inputs in preparation for next year’s local government elections.

And thanks to all who helped with the myriad beautification projects to uplift our parks and communities despite the challenges of this year.

I also want to thank the ward committees, community based organisations, neighbourhood watches, faith-based and religious bodies and the many families, individuals and organisations for assisting with food distribution during our most vulnerable period of lockdown.

Your spirit of ubuntu and outreach is commendable and greatly appreciated.

Season’s greetings from all of the City’s 24 sub-council chairpersons, councillors, managers and line departments.

Wishing you a blessed and safe festive season as we anticipate 2021 with a renewed optimism and hope for prosperity and health.