The first consultative meeting discussing a framework for the establishment of a Rapid Response Unit in Buffalo City Metro was held at Osner Hotel on 16 May 2019.
This is a collaborative initiative between Masimanyane, the South African Police Services, Social Development and other state departments.
The State of Urban Safety in SA reported on the heightened levels of sexual crimes in Buffalo City Metro.
This report identifies Buffalo City as having the highest rate of sexual crimes as compared to all other Metropolitan Municipalities in South Africa.
Addressing this problem requires a concerted multi-sectoral response in Buffalo City, which can act quickly and effectively to monitor cases of sexual violence reported to it.