Social Justice Coalition calls on CoCT to improve lighting in Khayelitsha

Deputy of Safety and Security programme at Social Justice Coalition, Dalli Weyers, says the level of lighting in Khayelitsha and Nyanga townships is not ideal.

He argues that inadequate lighting in the townships is leaving residents vulnerable to crimes. He says these townships have high-mast lighting installed but they often cast shadows because they are too high.

The predicament in Khayelitsha is severe given the fact that the lighting servicing in the area is this high-mast lights.

Dalli Weyers, Senior Researcher at the Social Justice coalition

The problem is that the lighting technology doesn't actually assist with the sole purpose of public lighting to increase safety.

Dalli Weyers, Senior Researcher at the Social Justice coalition

Dr Les Rencontre, director of Electricity Services at the City of Cape Town acknowledges that the two townships are lit by high-mast lights which have a problem associated with shadowing.

He also acknowledged that the technology used in lighting these areas is inappropriate and inadequate.

Rencontre says the city usually engages with the community in deciding on the kind of lighting to be used and most often the communities prefer high-mast lighting to normal street lights.

We are doing studies to see how we can improve the lighting particularly in those high access routes.

Dr Les Rencontre, director of Electricity Services at the City of Cape Town

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