GONUBIE Protect Neighbourhood Watch are hosting a music festival this Saturday to raise funds for the installation of security cameras around Gonubie.
The volunteer crime-prevention team of Gonubie Protect have been operating for one year, patrolling the streets late at night, working in partnership with SAPS and the Community Policing Forum (CPF).
The festive family event features successful local artists, including Freight Train, So be it Union, Nasine van Rensburg Boltt, Michael D’Angelo, Gregg Harris, Phoenix Rising, as well as Jason Stone on the turn-tables.
Headlining the event will be Serotonin, a Gonubie rock group that opened for Johnny Clegg in December. The energetic rockers will be sure to get the crowd in high spirits.
There will also be a kids’ zone with games, colouring-in and jumping castles to keep the children entertained.
Tickets cost R50 and children under 12 have free entry. Gates open at 1pm at the Gonubie Sports Club, with the show starting at 3pm until late.
Gonubie Protect chairman Andries Grundlingh said: “As per the CPF meetings, crime has dropped significantly during the times we do our patrols.”
Community liaison officer Daniel Ellis said security cameras will form a vital part of surveillance and crime prevention.
It costs R11000 per pole with two IP cameras on it.
“Everyone will be able to enjoy some good music and food at the festival,” Grundlingh said.