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How our local businesses have survived lockdown

Our national lockdown has been extremely challenging for most businesses locally and globally, and its impact is likely to be felt long after the lockdown ends. We spoke to two business owners in our area, from Clowns Hobbies and Fabulous Wear, to find out how they have been affected by the pandemic, yet managed to […]

Download information regarding COVID-19

The VRCID, in partnership with all our service providers, both from an operational and social upliftment point of view, have put specific measures in place to make members of the public and staff aware of the seriousness of COVID-19. Please distribute the informational posters below and make them freely available to all.   [btn text=”Download […]

Students: stay safe with these pro tips

Student life is often fast paced and filled with activity. From studying and writing tests, to attending social events and parties. For many, this is the first time away from home and there is a lot to take in; a new environment, new people, a new way of doing things. Sadly, students are targeted by […]

Jeanne Preston leads our fight against crime

As you know, we exist to make the Bellville and Parow community safer and more secure. We offer 24/7 supplementary services and assistance to Improve Cape Town’s largest geographical CID, which is no small task! As Operations Manager, Jeanne Preston is the lynchpin of our safety and security team. We chatted to him about his […]

10 effective ways to help someone in need without handing out money

There are roughly 7 000 homeless people in Cape Town. With South Africa’s unemployment rate at 26.5% for the first quarter of 2017, the numbers don’t look good for the Mother City. There are countless opportunities to help those less fortunate, but how can you be part of sustainable solutions? Giving money can contribute to […]


Many of us want to make a difference to the lives of those who are less fortunate than ourselves. However, the age-old question of where our money or donations go can cause worry. As you may know, the VRCID passionately supports the donation of time and goods to help others, instead of handing out money. […]

Stay safe in Cape Town with these four tips

The collaboration and hard work from the VRCID, the City of Cape Town, SAPS and Safe2Park has resulted in a drop in Northern Suburbs crime rates. Thankfully, in many areas Cape Town is also enjoying fewer incidents. Cape Town and its surrounding areas have industrialized areas and modern services for crime prevention. The problem is, […]

Drought crisis warning: Use water only for drinking, washing and cooking

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COMMUNICATION SERVES AS A CRITICAL WARNING TO ALL WATER USERS IN CAPE TOWN Dam levels are now at 21,2% (storage levels), which is 0,8% down from a week ago. With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at 11,2%. The latest consumption has jumped up again […]

Safety at Home

Here are some important tips to remember about home safety: Never allow strangers into your house – always confirm their legitimacy Invest and utilize a good overall security system Adequate lighting around the perimeter of your house acts as a good deterrent Trim shrubs around windows and entrances so they cannot conceal intruders When you […]

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