City responds to 'selective' beach clean-up claims

CapeTalk listeners voiced their concerns that the beach near Sunrise Circle only gets cleaned up to the river mouth but is left neglected on the other side of the river.

City of of Cape Town coastal manager Gregg Oelofse says they have an area they try hard to keep free of kelp because when it is dry, it can become sharp and dangerous to beachgoers.

He says solid waste management ensures that the beaches are kept free of kelp and in the rainy season, they clean up the litter that washes offshore.

We have these little areas that are denoted on the map for the solid waste people, which we say are kelp-free zones and they do remove the kelp to make it pleasant for people who use the beach. In other areas, we keep kelp on the beach.

Gregg Oelofse, City of of Cape Town coastal manager

There is no instruction and no lack of litter picking across the entire coast line.

Gregg Oelofse, City of of Cape Town coastal manager

My colleagues from solid waste pick litter up across the entire coastline at minimum, once a week. If there is an increase in litter, they do more than that.

Gregg Oelofse, City of of Cape Town coastal manager

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