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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This year, the City will spend R61.5 billion on doing more for Capetonians – more for safety, more for basic services, more for a growing economy.
— Geordin Hill-Lewis (@geordinhl) March 31, 2022
Comment on the City’s draft 22/23 budget and new draft Integrated Development Plan.
We are Doing More for Safety, Services, and Jobs.
— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) March 31, 2022