Cape Town City prepares for Boxing Day beach crowds

Mayco Member for Safety and Security JP Smith talks about the plans in place.

He outlines what has been prepared to manage crowded beaches and fire safety preparation.

Metro Police, Traffic Police, Solid Waste, Disaster Management, Social Development, Fire Rescue are all on standby and involved in the operations.

Cape Town City by-laws state no one may bring glass or alcohol onto the beach.

There are few things nastier than little children incurring cuts from broken glass while playing on the beach.

JP Smith, Mayco Member for Safety and Security Cape Town

The alcohol is the root of so many of the rest of our headaches - anti-social behaviour, attacks on other people, drownings, motor car accidents after going to the beach.

JP Smith, Mayco Member for Safety and Security Cape Town

He says many try to get away with breaking the laws.

For many, it is about gaming the system. it is to see if you can outmanouver the traffic cops.

JP Smith, Mayco Member for Safety and Security Cape Town

He says, unfortunately, this attitude has spilled over into all the law enforcement agencies and takes away from the understanding that these agencies are there to ensure safety for all.

Smith discusses complaints about the behaviour of private security firms and says he has received reports about this from across the city.

Listen to what JP Smith has to say below:


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