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My Park My City

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Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo in partnership with safety and security stakeholders, non-governmental organisations, media partners and various tiers of government including the Department of Public Enterprise will launch the My Park, My City campaign on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 at the newly revamped Diepsloot Park in the north of Joburg.

The campaign is aimed at driving public focus on gender violence by helping communities take ownership of their neighbourhoods in a fun and healthy project. My Parks My City builds towards safer, fitter and healthier communities and is set against the backdrop of unacceptable levels of violence against women and children. The projects aim to encourage women to nurture healthy lifestyles by using public parks as sites of activism.

Apart from leisure facilities, Joburg’s parks are designed with well-equipped free-to-use public gyms in areas where access to traditional gyms is limited due to financial constraints.

The high profile event led by poet and gender activist, Ms Lebo Mashile and fitness guru with access to over 200 fitness trainers, Mr Ronald Abvajee, includes classes in self-defence and a motivational talk.

The programme to be hosted at various parks in the City over the 16 days will symbolically commence in Diepsloot due to the recent spate of violence and culminate with Generations actress Anga Makubalo, leading a Guinness Book of World Records attempt for the most number of people simultaneously participating in a self-defence class.

The record breaking event takes place on the lawns of Zoo Lake in Saxonwold on Saturday, 7 December from 10:00 to 12:00 and partners are urging residents to come out in their numbers to combat gender-based crimes. A target of 3000 participants is required to break the world record.
The programme will also take place on the following dates and parks

Thu 28 Nov 2013
MUSHROOM FARM PARK
10am to 12pm
Sandton
Sandown, Sandton

Fri 29 Nov 2013
JUSKEI PARK 1
EAST BANK
9am-12pm
ALEXANDRA
Alfred Nzo, John Brand street
X:26° 6' 8.747" S
Y:28° 6' 23.032" E

Sat 30 Nov 2013
PROTEA GLEN EXT 11

P
7am-3pm
Protea Glen Boulevard Sun

1 Dec 2013
JBGARDENS
EMMARENTIA ext 1 – ENVIRO CENTRE

Cnr Beyers Naude & Thomas Bowler street
X-26° 9' 25.683" S
Y; 28° 0' 4.290" E

Mon 2 Dec 2013
CIVIC THEATRE GARDENS
1pm – 4pm

Tue 3 Dec 2013
JOUBERT PARK
9am-12pm
JHB
King George & Klein Street
X:26° 11' 44.805" S
Y:28° 2' 48.985" E Wed

4 Dec 2013
PETRUS MOLEFE PARK
9am-12pm
DHLAMINI ext 5
Livuvhu street
X:26° 16' 20.193" S
Y:27° 52' 56.433" E

Thu 5 Dec 2013
KREMETAT PARK
ELDORADO PARK ext 3
9am-12pm
Kremetart &Banksia street
X:26° 17' 52.577" S
Y:27° 54' 47.086" E

Fri 6 Dec 2013
ORANGE FARM EXT 1
10am-1pm
X:26° 29' 40.674" S
Y:27° 52' 46.887" E

Sat 7 Dec 2013
ZOO LAKE
9am-2pm
SAXONWOLD
Cnr Lower Park & Jan Smuts
X:26° 9' 33.390" S
Y:28° 1' 51.667" E


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