Sbonela Mthembu is seen here sweeping a portion of the pavement on Gordon Rd. Sbonelo is part of the UIP sidewalk monitor programme. In October 2015, the UIP rolled out the Florida Rd Sidewalk Monitor Programme, with the support of the eThekwini Municipality, Metro Police and SAPS Berea, as a way to counter the roads challenges.The monitors are extra eyes and ears on the road, alerting the UIP patrol and/or the authorities to any criminal activity or bylaw infringement, and adding another layer to the crime prevention initiatives undertaken by the UIP. Additional duties include litter picking their area of operation, removal of outdated advertising boards and the reporting of faults along the public open space. To read more about the side walk monitor programme read here.

 

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