Streaming issues? Report here
Kieno Kammies 2019 1500 BW
Today with Kieno Kammies
09:00 - 12:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Xolani Gwala Show
See full line-up
Today with Kieno Kammies
09:00 - 12:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

Police assigned to beef up security on Golden Arrow buses

9 September 2019 10:52 AM
Tags:
Crime
City of Cape Town
Robberies
Golden Arrow
Buses
Safety
public transport
Golden Arrow bus attacks
Golden Arrow and the City of Cape Town have teamed up to boost law enforcement on buses which have recently come under attack.

The City of Cape Town has assigned 20 of its law-enforcement officers to combat crime on Golden Arrow buses.

This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement by the city's law-enforcement department and the bus service.

Golden Arrow drivers and passengers have come under attack in recent months during a spate of robberies.

The law enforcement officials are set to perform stop and search operations, including random searches at predefined bus stops and shelters.

The City's JP Smith advises that the bus service will determine which routes the officers should be deployed to.

He says the officers may be in uniform or in plain clothes.

We will put 20 law enforcement officer on their busses as dictated by them in n terms of times and routes.

JP Smith, Mayoral committee member - Safety and security at City of Cape Town

They [Golden Arrow] know where the threat and risk is the highest.

JP Smith, Mayoral committee member - Safety and security at City of Cape Town

Golden Arrow will provide orientation training to the officers similar to what the rail-enforcement unit on Metrorail underwent, Smith explains.

Listen to the latest developments on Today with Kieno Kammies:


9 September 2019 10:52 AM
Tags:
Crime
City of Cape Town
Robberies
Golden Arrow
Buses
Safety
public transport
Golden Arrow bus attacks

More from Local

Safety tips for homeowners - New crime trends identified

17 September 2019 8:56 AM

Dialdirect's Maanda Tshifularo says burglars have extended their workweek to start on Thursdays and entry points have shifted.

Read More arrow_forward

Dating platform Tinder most downloaded app in South Africa

17 September 2019 8:04 AM

CEO of Socially Acceptable, Nazareen Ebrahim gives details about how the dating apps are ranked by downloads.

Read More arrow_forward

[LISTEN] 2020 Olympic hopeful putting South Africa on the world gymnastics map

16 September 2019 5:34 PM

Caitlin Rooskrantz became the first South African to win a gold medal this year at a recent international gymnastics competition.

Read More arrow_forward

[LISTEN] Simon's Town residents accuse authorities of ignoring lawlessness

16 September 2019 5:17 PM

They say their requests for full-time intervention, management and control of the Seaforth Parking lot are being ignored.

Read More arrow_forward

South Africa needs more medical schools, says Wits professor

16 September 2019 4:43 PM

The yearly cost of training a South African to become a doctor in Cuba is more than double what it would be at a local med school.

Read More arrow_forward

Ramaphosa extends SANDF deployment in Western Cape by six months

16 September 2019 3:58 PM

The army will remain on the Cape Flats for six more months, according to a statement released by the Presidency.

Read More arrow_forward

Rica Act's surveillance laws unconstitutional, court finds

16 September 2019 1:42 PM

The act was used to place journalist Sam Sole under surveillance while he was investigating Zuma's corruption charges in 2017.

Read More arrow_forward

Western Cape premier wants Cape Flats army deployment extended

16 September 2019 1:38 PM

The two-months mandate of the South African Defence Force in the province comes to an end today.

Read More arrow_forward

GUILTY - 'Ninow followed victim with intention of raping her'

16 September 2019 1:26 PM

21-year-old Nicholas Ninow has been found guilty of raping a seven-year-old girl at a Dros restaurant in September 2018.

Read More arrow_forward

[WATCH] Luke Dale-Roberts tucks into his first-ever Cape gatsby from Golden Dish

16 September 2019 12:51 PM

Despite having lived in South Africa for over 15 years, world-renowned chef Luke Dale-Roberts had never eaten a gatsby before.

Read More arrow_forward