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A change agent is a person who initiates a process
of change and work with the community for the better!  

Change Agents achievements over the last few years

In 2011

  • The construction of the 410 houses in the Kleinmond Housing Project was completed and by end of 2011 all these houses were occupied by the beneficiaries.
  • The Uitsig neighbourhood-watch of the Caledon change agents, ensured that crimes - such as rapes; illegal selling of alcohol and drugs; assaults and robberies - in this community drastically decreased ( feedback from SAPS).
  • A 2010 graduated CA is the chairperson for the neighbourhood watch.
  • The Caledon CA's are providing soup and bread to at least 100 children from Uitsig community every Wednesday - they started this initiative in 2010.
  • Mount Pleasant CA's worked together with local government and community policing forum in their fight against shebeens (illegal alcohol selling) and to date 12 shebeens have been closed down in the residential areas.

In 2010

  • Housing is a major problem in the Kleinmond area (as identified by our Change Agents) and through their campaigning and lobbying, the Municipality has committed to provide low cost housing units to 410 households. This is currently in progress.

In 2009

  • The Overstrand municipality added 16 blocks of communal toilets to the Transit Camp settlement.
  • Storm water pipes were put in at the Mandela informal settlement also in Zwelihle.
  • The Mandela informal settlement now has gravel roads.
  • During 2009, the municipality also identified new shacks-plots in Mandela informal settlement.


In 2008

  • Through the intervention of the Change Agents, a School bus was organized to transport learners from Proteadorp & Overhills in order for them to attend the High school in Hermanus as Kleinmond does not have a high school. The School bus is still transporting learners to and from school every day.
  • The people of Transit Camp, an informal settlement within Zwelihle, finally received access to electricity. The municipality also put storm water control pipes in Transit Camp during this year.


In 2007

  •  3 Change Agents were voted in the ward committee structure, by the overwhelming majority of community members which made them majority in the ward structure (Kleinmond).
  •  Change Agents started Bidding group in Kleinmond.


In 2006

  • A soccer field and a community hall were identified and given to the Overhills Community.
  • There was a need for Xhosa language teachers at Kleinmond Primary School and the first teacher was appointed in 2006. The school has appointed 1 teacher every year thereafter.
  • Change Agents is representative within the Ward Committee, representing Overhills & Proteadorp and still members of the committee.

 

In 2005

  • Savings groups schemes for Low Cost Housing were established - Vukani in Overhills & Saambou in Proteadorp.
  • They've started a cleaning-up campaign in Overhills which is still active to date.
  • The Change Agents get representation in the Child & Welfare Committees in Kleinmond area (still active members).