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NC police promote safer schools campaign as learners return for term 3

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The deputy provincial commissioner for policing in the Northern Cape SAPS, Major-General Luntu Ngubelanga, extended well wishes to learners and educators on their first day of the third term.

The Northern Cape SAPS promoted the Back to School and Safer Schools campaigns. Picture: SAPS

THE DEPUTY provincial commissioner for policing in the Northern Cape SAPS, Major-General Luntu Ngubelanga, delivered an impactful address to approximately 400 high school boys at Kimberley Boys’ High on Tuesday. The focus of his message was the protection of children, emphasising that it remains a top priority for the SAPS.

Accompanied by key officials, including the provincial public relations officer of the provincial Community Police Board, Temba Gomba, the SAPS provincial head of Pro-Active Policing, Brigadier Irene Kopeledi, and the provincial head for Corporate Communication and Liaison, Brigadier Mashay Gamieldien, Ngubelanga underscored the importance of safety, discipline and responsibility.

Provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Sergio Kock said that Ngubelanga extended well wishes to learners and educators on their first day of the third term. He encouraged them to approach their studies with productivity, discipline, and a results-oriented mindset.

During his address, Ngubelanga also addressed critical issues affecting schools, including bullying, cyberbullying, sexual offences, substance abuse and general safety. He reminded learners of their rights – to be protected, treated with dignity, and to attend school without fear. Additionally, he urged the boys to respect females and reject derogatory actions, emphasising the fight against gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF).

Ngubelanga emphasised that learners should begin the new term with enthusiasm and aspiration. He told them to “dream big” and to always believe in themselves to achieve success in life.

Kock said that the campaign, which forms part of the Back to School and Safer Schools Programme, aims to create awareness and empower learners. Similar events will take place across the Province.

The learners were reminded to “break the silence on crime” and to contact the police at 08600 10111. For additional support, they can reach out to the Childline hotline (116) or the Department of Social Development command centre (0800 428 428).

The Northern Cape SAPS promoted the Back to School and Safer Schools campaigns. Pictures: SAPS

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