Not enough resources on the beaches for the holiday season
With temperatures set to rise over the next few days it's likely we'll see high numbers of people heading to Cape Town's beaches to enjoy the warmer weather.
But are lifeguards ready for summer and what's the state of play in terms of safety on our beaches?
NSRI CEO Dr Cleeve Robertson says there aren't enough resources on the beaches and as a result, there's been a number of drownings reported in the past week.
He says the presence of lifeguards on the beaches is not as prevalent as it should be. Read: Blue Rock drowning reignites calls for tighter municipal regulations
I think parents and teachers have to take responsibility in ensuring that kids are supervised and are swimming in lifeguarded areas...or else be kept away from the water.Dr Cleeve Robertson, NSRI CEO
You have to know where your kids are when you are at the beach, you can't let them out of sight for a second because drowning happens so quickly.Dr Cleeve Robertson, NSRI CEO
There aren't enough services in the beaches, there's a lot more be done.Dr Cleeve Robertson, NSRI CEO
To hear the rest of the conversation with Dr Cleeve Robertson, listen below:
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