Streaming issues? Report here
money-show-thumbnailjpg
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 19:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: SportsTalk with Buhle Madulini
See full line-up
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 19:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local
arrow_forward
Politics

W Cape traffic chief: Stay close to other motorists on N2 to stay safe

20 August 2019 7:21 AM
Tags:
Western Cape Traffic Department
Cape Town Traffic Department
N2
Sir Lowry's Pass
W Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says private security working with the department is helping curb the stonings on the highway.

Hijackings and stone-throwing on Cape Town's N2 have become so frequent that numbers of motorists choose alternative routes rather than travel the N2.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa attended a meeting which included MEC Albert Fritz, SAPS, department of community safety, and members of various to discuss potential strategies in tackling the challenges the N2 faces.

Kieno Kammies talks to Kenny Africa about the plans to improve safety on the highway dubbed 'the hell run'.

Africa agrees the stretch between Cape Town and Sir Lowry's Pass has become notorious but says the area around the Gordon's Bay turn-off down to Somerset West is also becoming a dangerous site.

We are picking up problems of people throwing stones at motor vehicles and petrol bombs thrown into vehicles.

Kenny Africa, Traffic Chief - Western Cape

He outlines a plan that has been implemented in that area where security guards are assisting the traffic department in patrols.

Since we started with this process two weeks ago there have been no incidents on the N2.

Kenny Africa, Traffic Chief - Western Cape

He says the combined presence of security guards, Saps and provincial traffic are able to stop any dangerous incidents immediately on the scene.

He says it is essential to bring the private sector on board to help and ensure visibility on the N2.

Private security assisting traffic department is the way to go.

Kenny Africa, Traffic Chief - Western Cape

He says a traffic officer had a rock thrown through his car window and was robbed of all his devices on Sunday morning and. He was taken out of his vehicle but fortunately was not badly hurt.

The people have got no respect for law enforcement officials and no respect for traffic officials.

Kenny Africa, Traffic Chief - Western Cape

Africa drives the N2 every morning between 4.45 and 6.30am

Every single day of my life, I will be driving that road for the next year.

Kenny Africa, Traffic Chief - Western Cape

His advice to motorists when driving on the N2?

Always make sure you follow the vehicles in front of you.

Don't try and pass those vehicles...rather stay with other motorists on the road.

Kenny Africa, Traffic Chief - Western Cape

The all-hours number to call for assistance from the City of Cape Town is 021 480 7700 and Western Cape Provincial Traffic 021 946 1646.

Listen to the interview below:


20 August 2019 7:21 AM
Tags:
Western Cape Traffic Department
Cape Town Traffic Department
N2
Sir Lowry's Pass

More from Local

refilwe-and-tarryn-tomlinsonjpeg

Differently abled Tarryn Tomlinson is climbing Kilimanjaro for a worthy cause

6 December 2019 11:14 AM

Tarryn developed rheumatoid arthritis at age 18 and is dedicated to helping create accessible spaces for wheelchair access.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Clifton Beach Cape Town coastline 123rflocal 123rflifestyle 123rf

W Cape Premier Alan Winde says province and city are geared up for the season

6 December 2019 7:30 AM

Safety and security during tourism season in the Cape is everybody's responsibility, says Winde.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Absa-Standard-Bank-Capitec-FNB-Nedbank-banking.jpg

SA banks ARE trying harder to lower fees - Solidarity

5 December 2019 6:38 PM

The Solidarity Research Institute's Monica Mynhardt gives insight into the union's tenth annual Bank Charges Report.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

humpback-whales-photographer-dave-hurwitz-simons-town-boat-company-facebookjpg

Humpback super-groups near Saldanha Bay 'look more like salmon than whales'

5 December 2019 5:24 PM

Dave Hurwitz of Simon's Town Boat Company describes the remarkable sight of massive super-groups of whales near Saldanha Bay.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

131022 .jpg

Heartlands Angel Campaign: help raise Christmas funds for vulnerable children

5 December 2019 4:22 PM

Heartlands Baby Sanctuary in Somerset West cares for little ones who are ill. abandoned, neglected or have special needs.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

relaxation-massage-spa-aromatherapy-686392-960-720jpg

Cape healing centre touching lives with unique massage therapy treatments

5 December 2019 4:16 PM

The centre trains visually impaired people to become massage therapists, impacting both clients and employees in a remarkable way.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191128powerjpg

Eskom rolls out stage 2 load shedding

5 December 2019 3:31 PM

Load shedding is back. Eskom will implement stage 2 load shedding from Thursday afternoon.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

man-on-cell-phone-stressed-anxious-pexels-free-photojpeg

SA still among top spam-plagued countries, 40% of spam calls made by scammers

5 December 2019 1:31 PM

Truecaller Insights report ranks South Africa second in the world for sms spam, ninth for spam calls.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Judge courts justice judgment law legal 123rflegal 123rflaw 123rfpolitics 123rf

Alleged sex offender gets R50k bail, NPA confirms more charges could be added

5 December 2019 1:28 PM

Willem Breytenbach currently faces two charges, one of indecent assault and one of sexual assault.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

img-20190821-wa0016-2jpg

Police unit opens case against CapeNature over lion cub euthanasia

5 December 2019 11:02 AM

CapeNature has come under fire after it emerged that it euthanised the lion cub which was rescued from an Athlone home in August.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Politics

Tshwane City Hall Pretoria 123rfpolitics 123rflocal 123rf

Government places City of Tshwane under administration

6 December 2019 1:06 PM

Gauteng MEC for Local Government, Lebogang Maile says the intention of the intervention is to stabilise the city.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Terrorist attacks ion South Africa terrorism  123rfpolitics 123rf

Hawks arrest 5th National Christian Resistance Movement suspect in Cape Town

6 December 2019 12:46 PM

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi says the man appeared in court and has been released on R1,000 bail.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Refilwe Moloto 2019 B&W

I feel quite strongly that the DA is not much different from ANC ,says Refilwe

6 December 2019 10:04 AM

Refilwe Moloto takes a stab at the current chaotic state of politics, especially in major metros across South Africa.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cyril Ramaphosa grinning smiling

'SAA’s collapse plays nicely into hands of a politically constrained Ramaphosa'

6 December 2019 9:35 AM

After dithering for fear of spending political capital, SAA is now out of the President’s hands, says Pieter du Toit (News24).

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Clifton Beach Cape Town coastline 123rflocal 123rflifestyle 123rf

W Cape Premier Alan Winde says province and city are geared up for the season

6 December 2019 7:30 AM

Safety and security during tourism season in the Cape is everybody's responsibility, says Winde.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

rapid-john-3jpg

[WATCH] John finds Ace Magashule's remarks about the ANC laughable

5 December 2019 5:46 PM

Beloved Afternoon Drive host John Maytham couldn't help but laugh at Magashule's reasons for why people come back to the ANC.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Tshwane City Hall Pretoria 123rfpolitics 123rflocal 123rf

More trouble for DA as EFF calls for motion of no confidence in Tshwane mayor

5 December 2019 2:14 PM

ANC Tshwane chair, Dr Kgosi Maepa, confirms that the party will support the EFF at a special council meeting.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Judge courts justice judgment law legal 123rflegal 123rflaw 123rfpolitics 123rf

Alleged sex offender gets R50k bail, NPA confirms more charges could be added

5 December 2019 1:28 PM

Willem Breytenbach currently faces two charges, one of indecent assault and one of sexual assault.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191205geoffgif

DA members who voted for ANC's Geoff Makhubo 'sell outs' - Gauteng DA

5 December 2019 12:40 PM

Gauteng DA chair Mike Moriarty says party in-fighting isn't why some DA members voted with the ANC to elect Geoff Makhubo.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Refilwe Moloto 2019 B&W

No excuses, but some understanding for GBV, says Refilwe

5 December 2019 9:09 AM

Refilwe Moloto says women are collectively being asked to do the emotional labour of understanding, which is re-victimisation.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward