BUILDING relationships Between government and the Private sector is one of the Most sustainable solutions To ensuring an improved Quality of life for all residents.
With this in mind, cement Manufacturing company Afrisam, is doing their bit to Improve the community by Funding the revitalisation of Beacon Park in ward 65, to The value of R1 million. Details Around the donation were Outlined in a report tabled at a Full Council meeting held on 26 June.
The park is located in the Vicinity of the company’s Coedemore Quarry. The revamp will include
fencing, an information map, five concrete braai stands, five six-seater picnic benches and tables, five recycling rubber bins, signage boards, two three-seater swings, a merry go round and a slide. In addition, AfriSam will also provide eighteen outdoor fitness and gym equipment which will include a Taji wheel, triple space walker, double rowing machine and a mountain walker.
Deputy Head of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Unit Sibusiso Mkhwanazi said the City welcomes the donation. “Business plays an important role in assisting the Municipality and Afrisam has definitely stepped up.” Mkhwanazi said the surrounding community will greatly benefit. “The park previously did not have any attracting factors and now that this partnership has been accepted, we are confident that the community will enjoy the facilities.” Betty Masinge, Community Development Manager at Afrisam said: “The project is part of a continued relationship between AfriSam and eThekwini Municipality.
There was a high demand for a fully fledged park that will greatly benefit the local community. This space will change from a high crime zone to a fun-filled family and recreational space.