■ The Department of Community Safety launched the Walking Bus programme in Bothasig and Edgemead at Tafelberg School on Thursday September 6. The programme encourages parents and neighbourhood watch groups to voluntary walk groups of children to school and back home in the afternoon. Bothasig SAPS, Bothasig Neighbourhood Watch and Ward 5 Councillor, Helena Carstens were also at the launch. Ms Carstens said the programme has shown a visible reduction of more than 30% in crime in other areas. “I am therefore confident that not only will our schoolchildren be safer, but our suburb will be safer and with parents feeling more confident, traffic congestion around schools should also dissipate,” she said.