City of Cape Town to launch festive safety plan

The City of Cape Town will release its safety plan for the festive season on Tuesday.

There will be focus on road and beach safety, as well as the City’s continued efforts to manage water consumption during the busy times when tourists will be visiting in their numbers.

CapeTalk's kKieno Kammies spoke to Alderman JP Smith, Mayco for Safety and Security at City of Cape Town.

Here is a list of additions to the City's festive season safety plan, according to JP Smith:

  • 120 seasonal casuals, especially for the vegetation fires

  • City's firefighters are on duty 24 hours a day

  • New firefighter recruits

  • Additional resources to fight vegetation fires

*Overtime budgets for the busy season to control the roads, special emphasis on drunk driving

We're bringing on board a lot of law enforcement that we have been training since July so we are able to increase our presence at many venues.

JP Smith, Mayco Member for Safety and Security

To hear the rest of the of the conversation, listen below:


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