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Jozi Trails Crime Prevention Campaign

Jozi Trails Crime Prevention Campaign

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We need your help to make the Spruit safe again! There has been a drastic increase in crimes and muggings of walkers, dog walkers, and cyclists using various trail sections along the Braamfontein Spruit over the past four months. Jozi Trails and the Spruit community are frustrated and deeply concerned about the safety of residents and all trail users. But we will not allow these spaces to be ruined by crime, Jozi Trails has a plan. We are implementing a strategy that will include setting up a Safe Route that will allow people to use the trails and Delta Park with peace of mind.

This Safe Route will have community volunteers, supported by on-call local private security service providers, patrolling along this dedicated route at specific times of the day. The initial safe route will include the perimeter of Delta park and nearby sections of the Spruit.  Based on the success of the route, the route can be expanded to include other sections of the trail.

While Jozi Trails is negotiating for this to be as low cost as possible, we need to raise funds to pay for the costs that the service providers and volunteers can't absorb, and that's where we need your help. Some of the costs involved:

  • Security guard patrols
  • Central call center and linked panic buttons
  • Trail bikes
  • Security equipment and uniforms
  • Refreshments for end of shifts
  • Cameras and drones along the trail to improve prevention and reaction capacity

This strategy is a short-term solution to give trail users a safe space and time to enjoy the Spruit. This short-term strategy allows us to implement a more capital-intensive, longer-term, sustainable solution. We all know that this shouldn't be our job or responsibility, but the power is in the Spruit communities' hands to take back our greenspaces so we can enjoy them safely for years to come.

About Jozi Trails

Jozi Trails is a non-profit NGO that develops and maintains 37km of public trails and green space along the Braamfontein Spruit watercourse in Johannesburg. This includes Delta park, one of the city's flagship green spaces.

Follow us on our social media pages to stay up to date with the latest news:
https://www.facebook.com/jozitrails

https://www.facebook.com/groups/208002479780351 

https://twitter.com/JoziTrails

To make a one-off donation or to donate towards Jozi Trails every month please visit: http://jozitrails.co.za/donate/, to volunteer for the Security patrols please email [email protected]

 

Donations

  • Apr 16, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Spruit is riding great, lets keep it safe!" - Kieron

  • Apr 15, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Thanks for the great work guys, setup recurring" - Kyle Le bron

  • Mar 30, 2021 - R 212.00
  • "Thanks for keeping us safe " - Elke

  • Mar 30, 2021 - R 106.00
  • "The Spruit adds immeasurable value to the lives of its users. Keep up the important work, thanks. " - Michael Harty

  • Mar 26, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for keeping us safe " - Elke

  • Mar 18, 2021 - R 750.00
  • "

    B School contributor

    " - Anonymous

  • Mar 17, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Thanks for caring and acting!

    " - Harald

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good initiative, we appreciate it." - Clive

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done all of you" - Greg

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thanks guys well done" - Clucs

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck with the effort" - Bill C

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thanks , what a great effort." - Patchy

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck - great initiative" - Raubs

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thanks for all your hard work" - Vincent

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Here you go! " - Jonathan Parkinson

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Great initiative. Hope we get the results. " - George

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good cause. Thanks" - Tubby

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "B School MTN biker" - S Mac

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Good job thanks guys for the hard work " - Mandy Langebrink

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thanks and well done. " - Greg

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done and thank you !" - Grant

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Many thanks for your efforts!" - James W

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Keep it up" - Anon

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thank you for your continued efforts" - Anonymous

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Great work, thank you!" - Jason Hoff

  • Mar 14, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done" - OT

  • Mar 13, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thank you for all the hard work and effort! " - Flinders Family

  • Mar 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Time for less talk and more action" - Rajkumarie Naicker

  • Mar 12, 2021 - R 150.00
  • "Beautiful place to ride" - Brian Bucknall

  • Mar 09, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you" - Tine

  • Mar 08, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck and thank you" - Barry

  • Mar 08, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "We love the spruit and want to help to make it a safe space for years to come." - Alida Wilson

  • Mar 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep it safe! " - Mitch

  • Mar 03, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "

    Please keep up the good work in keeping the Spruit safe. I know it's not much but I'll try to do age when I can.

    " - Alastair Stedman

  • Feb 28, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Great initiative" - Laurens

  • Feb 28, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "The Spruit adds immeasurable value to the lives of its users. Keep up the important work, thanks. " - Michael Harty

  • Feb 27, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "I am not a user of the trails but I feel really strongly about this initiative. Thanks for the hard work!" - Peter C

  • Feb 27, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "We’ve had to many close calls......." - Marc

  • Feb 27, 2021 - USD $ 66.96
  • "It’s our backyard, let’s take it back" - Mark

  • Feb 27, 2021 - USD $ 33.48
  • "Fingers crossed this initiative makes all the difference, Delta is my fave morning walk" - Zoe Farquhar

  • Feb 27, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "My daughters grew up cycling on the Sprite. Love this initiative " - Cecil Thokoane

  • Feb 27, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Thank you to people like you - Jozi needs the spruit " - Cheryl Fussell

  • Feb 27, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "We appreciate all of your hard work." - Wayne Wundram

  • Feb 26, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "#takeback" - Steven

  • Feb 26, 2021 - USD $ 13.50
  • "Thanks for taking action!" - Marli

  • Feb 26, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Delta is my special place " - Carolyn C

  • Feb 26, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you!" - M

  • Feb 26, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep up the good work! " - Steve

  • Feb 26, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "NA" - PYGA - FTW

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 28 718.05

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00
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Stretching along 37km of municipal parkland, it is the largest urban forest in the world and, like the thousands of Jozi dwellers who spend time there each year, we love it!  However, it’s in urgent need of some TLC and Jozi Trails is leading an upliftment project that will make it safer, easier and more fun for everyone to use.