FILE: Cold and homeless. Supplied

CAPE TOWN – With shelters for the homeless in Cape Town filled to capacity, any further relief would be welcomed.

The City of Cape Town will on Tuesday open what it calls a “safe space” for people sleeping rough.

The municipality’s JP Smith explains: “Effectively here you have a scenario where you have a place to sleep, it’s roofed and secure. There are toilets and showers… And we have repurposed council services like the health department and others.”

The pilot project is a first for Cape Town and aims to provide overnight shelter for up to 230 street people at a facility underneath the Culemborg Bridge on the Foreshore.

http://ewn.co.za/2018/07/03/city-of-ct-to-provide-overnight-shelter-for-up-to-230-homeless-people

https://omny.fm/shows/the-kieno-kammies-show/the-space-homeless-given-an-area-in-culemborg

https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/opinion/dannys-diary-the-space-in-culemborg-is-open-a-first-for-our-city-15804774

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