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Family fun day in Buccleuch

Community spirit displayed by Buccleuch community through lively fun day.

It was a day for games, joviality and community in Buccleuch on May 11, when the Buccleuch Residents and Ratepayers’ Association (BRA) hosted a Family Fun Day at John Street Park.

Thuli Sibanda, Tanya Mende, and Letwin Mangwiro with Michael and Donald Mende.


The event was characterised by picnicking residents, volleyball and 6-a-side soccer – as well as two jumping castles, and swing ball – for the young ones, and small community stalls.

Families connect in Buccleuch: Mandisa, Swelihle and Anesu Duma, joined by Sindi Memela, Mla Mavundla, Anele Vundla – with Siyanda and Owabo Mavunda, as well as Vezi and Ibanathi Gabuza. Photos: Lebogang Tlou
Unathi and Lunje Hina.

BRA chairperson Lauren Nightingale briefly spoke about the process followed to put the event together behind the scenes.

Brendon Wiskin, Lilani and Ansie Strydom with Hendrik van Loggerenberg.

“We followed the legal process, and had Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo’s approval for the fun day,” Nightingale said.

Yung Sivikelwe Mtolo and mom Philile Dlamini, joined by Owethu Ndika and Bulelwa Mhlontlo, with Azalondwe Mtolo; as well as Mso Mtshobeni and Likuwe Ndika.
Back: Abongwe Mbanjwa, Leo Detlis, and Micah Manqele. Front: Thandeka Mbanjwa, Micayla and Minnie Manqele.

Sandton police also had a stall, where they were distributing information about community safety, security and intervention programmes available to residents and community members across Sandton.

Lunathi and Sihle Mtetwa.
Yvonne David with Scott and Valerie Manickum.

“Sandton police were embracing and supporting community activities which also give police a platform to raise awareness of crime prevention, and share essential information to the public regarding safety tips, and crimes happening in the precinct,” said Sandton police local spokesperson Captain Bheki Xulu.

A creative (K2reative) stall: Back: Kaylin Hurri and Theo Chetty. Front: Tina and Vishal Hurri.
Lesley Heywood supports the Naidoo family stall, operated by Jarita, Nishen and Rohenie.

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