Civic duty honoured

Mark Rossouw, Gavin Walbrugh, Monica Elizabeth Petersen and Kevin Southgate.

The Protea Sub-council last week handed civic awards to residents who have made outstanding contributions to society.

The citizens have been nominated by ward councillors, community organisations or the public, and the awards are in accordance with the City of Cape Town’s civic honours policy. From sport and security to outreach, commitment and dedication, the recipients had a passion for their cause, said sub-council chairman Ian Iversen at the event at the Alphen Centre.

Ward 72 councillor Kevin Southgate presented activist Monica Elizabeth Petersen with an award for helping several initiatives in her community, particularly in launching the Lakeview Neighbourhood Watch as well as the Lakeview Residents’ Association.

Gavin Walbrugh also received an award for being a dedicated servant of the community for a number of years.

“His passion and commitment to service has been unwavering. When no one was prepared to take up the position of secretary of the Steenberg CPF because of its demands, Gavin made himself available and has since served the organisation with impeccable fortitude,” said Mr Southgate. He has also neighbourhood watch activities and been elected CPF chairman.