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Changing the city with a new lick of paint

A collaboration between various stakeholders of the Church Square Revival Project (CSRP) resulted in the city’s iconic Square receiving much-needed attention last week. Since the public-private partnership was formed last year, the Square has seen a transformation through various cleaning initiatives, making it more accessible for daily users and tourists.

 

We brought Kansai Plascon on board, who donated paint and paint stripper. It has been a team effort between City Property, City of Tshwane staff, contractors Mian Industries and Valcer Construction to paint the existing kiosks and remove the graffiti around the Square.

Our managing director Jeffrey Wapnick said this just goes to show what you can achieve when you bring the skills and passion of people and companies together. “This is a perfect example of how public-private partnerships can work and what a difference we all can make if we put the right people in touch with each other.”

We have worked with Kansai Plascon for decades and we thank them for their donation. A big thank you also to our suppliers who’ve made some of their staff available to assist and supplied consumables such as paint brushes and rollers, sanding paper, paint scrapers, etc., and of course our staff who coordinated this effort.

We see ourselves as community builders, and under the watchful eye of the paint supervisors of our contractors, important skills were transferred to the team from City of Tshwane who assisted with the painting. We believe that by doing small things, we make a positive change to our city.

This is an ongoing initiative from the CSRP and future interventions are in the pipeline.