Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says the City’s Care Programme budget has been increased to almost R80-million to fight homelessness.

Hill-Lewis, during his first budget speech this week, said he believes Cape Town must become a more caring city that does more to protect the vulnerable.

The Mayor says, like other cities around the globe, Cape Town also faces this complex social issue which is worsened by poverty, drug use, a lack of housing availability, domestic abuse, and mental illness.

Access Hill-Lewis’ budget speech here.

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