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If CID personnel will be reliant on municipal support, as is the case now, how will this most important aspect of what the CID is being set up to achieve be handled, or will we be faced with much of the same as at present? What assurances will there be that “we are still waiting for SAPS/Metro/Ambulance etc” responses be lessened?

The CID will continue to work with municipal and private suppliers. It is a firm principle of the CID set-up and governance that it provides a professional mechanism for coordinating all municipal and private resources, as well as adding to these resources. This professional coordination is key: although much has been achieved with volunteer resources, it is no longer sustainable. In our experience, “we are still waiting for…” often means “no one is talking to each other…”. Professional coordination will go a long way to solve this.