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newsPretoria News reports that months of hard work and determination paid off for 40 informal car guards this week when they received certificates after completing a course in crime prevention.  

The guards, who operate in the Hatfield area and around the University of Pretoria, were awarded their certificates during a graduation ceremony at the university.  The certificates were handed to them by Brooklyn Police Station commander Brigadier Kushie Nair, who took the initiative by establishing a car guard forum in January this year.  The guards attended crime prevention meetings and training on Thursday mornings, which were presented by the university’s community engagement department.  The training sessions covered numerous life skills subjects, including anger management, leadership skills, dress for success, how to budget, substance abuse and basic hygiene.  The guards have elected their own president and chairperson, who represent them on the Brooklyn Community Police Forum (CPF) where they actively take part in crime prevention discussions.

  • Read this report by Zelda Venter in full at Pretoria News
  • Read too, How much money we tip car guards in SA: poll, at BusinessTech

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