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Social Services


The Coronation Park measures 16.9 hacters has a children's play area, tennis courts, swimming pool and squash court. It also has some park benches and tables, 4 braai areas and the parks section's offices. It is the main park in the city.

The whole park can be used for public gatherings, picnics, church services, leisure and relaxation on top of the games and recreational facilities. Permissions to use has to be sought for these other events.

Children's Play Area

The children's play area has 4 sets of swings, 2 seesaws, one slide, two maxi jungle gyms, a sand pit and one merry go round.

The Swimming Pool

The swimming pool at the Coronation Park has a shallow end of 0.95 meters and a deep end of 2 meters. The length and width are 22.8 meters and 7.5 meters respectively, making the pool to have a volume of 252225 liters. It is well used by school children.

Within it is five braai areas, seven sets of park benches and tables, a rondavel and off course the pool. It also serves as a meeting area of facility for private functions or gatherings.

Tennis, Basketball and Multipurpose Courts

The Courts situated at the Coronation Park, accommodates tennis, volleyball, netball and basket ball games. In total there are three courts. They are mostly used by teams for training and hosting of tournaments. To book the courts people need to collect a booking form, depending on availability and then pay the stipulated fee at the Municipal Head Office.

AMICAALL - The Alliance of Mayors Initiative for Community Action on AIDS at the Local Level

The Alliance has developed a strategy: Alliance of Mayors' Initiative for Community Action on AIDS at the Local Level (AMICAALL), reflecting the importance of locally led, multisectoral action which complements supportive national policies.

The AMICAALL strategy is inclusive (involving a broad range of stakeholders); responsive (reacting to locally articulated needs and brokering dialogue among local people, municipalities, policy-makers and decision-makers); gender sensitive (responding to the different experiences of men and women in terms of vulnerability, response and impact); and dynamic (local action informs national policy which in turn supports a more enabling environment for sustained responses; strengthened management and financial systems at the local level provide the foundations for scaling up responses to the epidemic).

Most importantly the actions of the Alliance and its members represent concrete examples of how local governments, working in partnership with civil society and local communities, are beginning to translate principles and goals into concrete action in African cities, towns and communities. Mechanisms are being developed to facilitate rapid disbursement of funds to communities in need and to help countries diversify their sources of funding to address the epidemic. Action-oriented monitoring and reporting tools are being developed to promote understanding of what is working, and what is not, and to make the necessary adjustments.