Task team calls for action on homelessness

CATEGORY: Economic Performance and Development
DATE: 8 August 2019
AUTHOR: Berea Mail

Raymond Perrier acknowledged the great work done by the municipality in commissioning research, however the Task Team’s ideas weren’t being put into practice.

ETHEKWINI Municipality has been criticised for not acting decisively to deal with homelessness in the region.

Chair of the eThekwini Multi-Sectoral Task team, Raymond Perrier, said that while the city was to be commended for commissioning research into the problem and bringing in officials from Cape Town and Johannesburg to share how those areas were dealing with the issue, it had done little else to actively make an impact on the lives of the homeless.
The Task Team, which was convened earlier this year by acting mayor, Fawzia Peer, is made up of municipal officials and includes 13 elected representatives from NGOs, academia, business and the homeless community itself.

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