The VRCID Clean Needle Project

Social Development Manager at the VRCID, Wilma Piek spoke to BushRadio to give more insight into their Clean Needle Project. In the project, the VRCID partnered with the non-profit organisationTB HIV Care to carry out the project. Drug users often share needles which spread HIV rapidly. The Clean Needle Project, also known as The Step […]

Voortrekker Corridor Improvement District partners with local NGO in Clean Needle Project

Read the full IOL article here.  Cape Town – Ahead of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on Sunday, the Voortrekker Corridor Improvement District (VRCID) and partner non-profit organisationTB HIV Care are highlighting the need to work together to destigmatise substance use disorder in the Bellville CBD. According to data from the International […]

VRCID street clean-up radio interview

Last month, the VRCID partnered up with Universal Change for Albinism Nobles and GROW – run by Mould Empower Serve, to raise awareness for those with Albanism with a street clean-up in Bellville’s CBD.   Our Social Development Manager, Wilma Piek, and Deputy Social Manager, Tinashe Mhangara, were recently interviewed on Bush Radio and Tygerberg […]

TB HIV Care: marginalised populations have needs, too

TB HIV Care is a non-profit organisation that places care at the heart of responding to TB, HIV and other major diseases. They work to prevent, find and treat TB and HIV in South Africa, addressing the needs of marginalised, at-risk populations, like inmates, sex workers and drug users. Preventing TB and HIV transmission Ultimately, […]

VRCID: Precinct Manager Job Posting

JOB TITLE: PRECINCT MANAGER REPORTS TO: CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER Position Overview The VRCID is one of 46 City Improvement Districts (CIDs) in Cape Town. Its goal is to maintain a clean, safe, and sustainable environment within a specific geographical area – in this instance, Bellville and Parow CBD areas. An opportunity exists to fill one […]

VRCID: Precinct Manager Job Posting

JOB TITLE: PRECINCT MANAGER REPORTS TO: CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER   Position Overview The VRCID is one of 46 City Improvement Districts (CIDs) in Cape Town. Its goal is to maintain a clean, safe, and sustainable environment within a specific geographical area – in this instance, Bellville and Parow CBD areas. An opportunity exists to fill […]

Spike in street people

As the dust of the festive season is starting to settle, the spike in vagrants in certain areas is concerning. This is according to irate residents in Sanddrift, Brooklyn and Sunningdale who are claiming that homeless people in these areas are increasing at an alarming rate. Connie Osbourne, a resident, says she has been complaining […]

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Social Development Manager

The VRCID is a non-profit company with the goal to maintain a clean, safe, and sustainable environment within a specific geographical area (Bellville and Parow).  The Social Development arm is responsible for the coordination and integration of Social Development Services towards adults and children living, working, and begging on the streets.   The VRCID Assistant […]

Why do people sell sex?

For decades now, sex work has been a topic of controversy and legal debate as conversations around it continue to be shrouded in biases, myths, and generational misconceptions.  The term “sex worker” recognises that sex work is work. Prostitution, on the other hand, has connotations of criminality and immorality. Many people who sell sexual services […]