Chairperson, I hereby move without notice:
That the Council -
1) notes with the utmost concern that, 10 years after tik exploded on the Cape Flats, the effects on children whose mothers used the drug while pregnant are beginning to show, with many of these children suffering several behavioural and mental health problems akin to foetal alcohol syndrome;
2) further notes that various schools in the Western Cape, particularly on the Cape Flats, have expressed their concern that some of these children may not even make it to high school due to the severity of the effects of tik;
3) acknowledges that these concerns require urgent intervention from government, specifically the departments of education, to put in place programmes to support many of these children and launch a robust programme to raise awareness about the dire consequences of tik for children; and
4) takes this opportunity to call on all communities and families to lend a hand to fight drug abuse and rise against those who continue to peddle drugs in our communities.
Motion agreed to in accordance with section 65 of the Constitution.