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Geordin Hill-Lewis set to open Durbanville shelter to aid reintegration of homeless people into society

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis is set to open a new safe space shelter in Durbanville on Wednesday to help more homeless people reintegrate into society.

Homelessness has presented an ongoing challenge for the city, where an estimated 14,000 people currently live on the streets.

The mayor promised to spend over R220 million to expand shelters, which offer rehabilitation and reintegration programmes, beyond the CBD over the next three years.

“My focus is on the rest of the city and making sure we have alternative accommodation for all of those people which is dignified, which gives them the care that they need to sustainably get off the street and start to reintegrate and rebuild,” Hill-Lewis explained.

The mayor said the city will soon open a 300-bed safe space in Green Point.

-EWN

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