Save Our Spruit

A call to action

Save Our Spruit(SOS)

Welcome to SOS, where we passionately advocate for community unity and environmental preservation. Our mission is to unite Resident Associations, addressing the challenges posed by displaced individuals impacting the green spaces along the Bramfontein Spruit.

Guided by unwavering commitment and anchored in our core values of Community Solidarity, Environmental Stewardship, and Inclusivity, we aim to make a lasting impact.

Join us in fostering harmony, preserving nature, and creating positive outcomes for both the public and the displaced individuals.

Together, let’s build a stronger, more resilient community.

Our Engagements

Our Collective is not about supporting one single location or initiative.  The aim is to support various hotspots in the greater Bramfontien spruit area.

We are supporting the following hotspot areas, more will come on board as we grow and get more support from the residents in the areas.

Keith Flemming Park

The Braamfontien spruit runs through Keith Flemming Park which is rapidly becoming a dump site for discarded plastic. The WastePreneurs are dumping unwanted plastic which they can not sell in the river.

This makes the area inaccessible to bird watchers, Mountain bikers and anyone who wants to go for a walk along the river.

Linden Community Policing Forum Sector 2 chairperson Annalise Tichaner estimated that there were between 30 and 50 people living in the park.”

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Tana Park

We have assisted the local stakeholders in the successful submission to the City of Johannesburg for “Adopt a Park” campaign of Tana Park.

Old Parkhurst Bowling Club

Attention all stakeholders and residents of Johannesburg,

We are thrilled to announce that our collective efforts have paid off! We successfully brought together the fragmented parties involved and coordinated a highly successful petition. This petition was sent out in December last year and officially submitted to the City of Johannesburg in January 2024.

Our mandate has been fulfilled, and we couldn’t have done it without the support and cooperation of everyone involved. This achievement is a testament to what can be accomplished when we work together towards a common goal.

Thank you to all who contributed to this important cause. Let’s continue to work together towards positive change in our city.

Get involved, make a difference

Experts needed

We are looking for residents to assist us as experts in their field of work. We need:

Town Planners,
Environmental Engineers,


Join us in spreading the word and promoting our cause!

Give us a like on social media to show your support. Together, we can make a difference.


In order to make a difference, we need funds to compel the council to execute its mandate and serve and uphold the law in the community.

By donating, you are making a difference to your “Back yard“. 


Our Story

With the City of Joburg presenting numerous issues such as infrastructure problems, safety concerns, and lack of resources, and now the displaced people in the Parkhurst Bowling Club area something needed to be done. SOS Save our Spruit aims to assist Residents’ Associations (RA’s) to come together with a common goal – to unite against the challenges facing our communities.

One of the key realizations that has emerged from their collaboration is the need for IT skills in the distribution of information. In an age where technology plays a crucial role in communication and advocacy, the RA’s recognize the importance of harnessing digital tools to reach a wider audience and amplify their message. By leveraging SOS’s IT skills, we can effectively disseminate important updates, rally support, and engage with residents in a more efficient and impactful manner.

To further strengthen our reach, we have created a central website as a hub for information and resources. This website will serve as a one-stop destination for residents to access updates on important issues, progress and most importantly the announcements that impact residents in an easily digestible manner. By centralizing the efforts through a shared platform, we aim to foster collaboration among members and present a unified front in their advocacy efforts.

Displaced persons living in the spruits

increase on a monthly basis

Affected residents

How You Can Help


Help us make a difference by giving us a like on social media and getting involved in our mission to create positive change. Together, we can make a real impact!


 Your donations help the cause, get things done, and contribute to the betterment of our community.

Join us in making a positive impact and creating a cleaner safer public space. 
Every donation counts – make yours today!


Are you looking to make a positive impact in your community? Join us as a volunteer and help support causes that matter to you. From community clean-ups to advocacy work, your help is needed. Be an activist and get involved today!

Our Mission

Our mission is to unite Resident Associations (RAs) to address the challenges posed by the influx of displaced individuals residing in and adversely impacting the green spaces along the Bramfontein Spruit.

Guided by our unwavering commitment to this mission and anchored in our core values, we aim to forge a collective effort that not only safeguards our environment but also provides positive outcomes for both the public and the displaced individuals.

Through collaborative initiatives, we aspire to make a lasting and impactful difference in restoring harmony to the community and preserving the integrity of our cherished natural spaces.

Core Values

Community Solidarity:

We value the strength of unity and believe in fostering solidarity among Resident Associations. By working together, we can effectively address the challenges presented by the influx of displaced individuals, creating a supportive and resilient community.

Environmental Stewardship:

We are committed to being responsible stewards of the environment. Our actions are guided by a deep respect for the natural spaces along the Bramfontein Spruit. 

Inclusivity and Empathy:

In our collective efforts, we prioritize inclusivity and empathy. We recognize the diverse needs of both the public and displaced individuals and seek solutions that promote understanding, compassion, and positive outcomes for all. 


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