Streaming issues? Report here
CapeTalk logo 2017 1500 x 1500
Best of Talk
00:00 - 03:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Weekend Early
See full line-up
Best of Talk
00:00 - 03:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics
arrow_forward
Local

Ministers of tourism and police launch joint tourist safety initiative

12 December 2019 2:37 PM
Tags:
Tourism
Crime levels
police and tourism joint safety initiative
The tourism minister says the two departments are "excited" to work together over festive season, and also on a longer-term plan.

The tourism sector makes a critical contribution to the economy of South Africa and there are concerns that high levels of crime affect the number of visitors choosing the country as a travel destination.

On Thursday, the ministers of tourism and policy announced they're launching a joint initiative on tourist safety over the festive season.

RELATED: South Africa ranked as least safe country for solo women to travel

Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says the two departments are "excited" about working together after months of planning behind closed doors.

Among the key elements of the plan are the identification of hot spots, including airports where there's been a growing incidence of visitors being followed by criminals.

She says the SAPS will be deploying officers to support tourism monitors.

We're not specialists in terms of safety... The police are saying to us as tourism, 'tell us where there have been incidents, where you think there will be a high number of visitors, so that we can help'.

Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, Minister of Tourism

She says the police are also working on a long-term strategy around tourist safety.

Listen to the conversation with the tourism minister below:


12 December 2019 2:37 PM
Tags:
Tourism
Crime levels
police and tourism joint safety initiative

More from Politics

180321rabadajpg

[VIDEO] Rabada banned from next Test for celebrating dismissal of Joe Root

17 January 2020 1:59 PM

Kagiso Rabada can't be faulted for what he did in the SA vs England Test series, says sports journo Stuart Hess.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191020mmusi

Zille: DA and UDM aren't having specific talks about NMB coalition yet

16 January 2020 1:47 PM

The DA's Helen Zille confirms that she's been engaged in discussions with UDM leader Bantu Holomisa after a recent trip to Germany.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Homeless unemployed poverty

Telkom to retrench 3000: 'Unemployment now worse than during Great Depression'

16 January 2020 11:32 AM

We’re starting to see capitulation [by companies giving up on the economy recovering], says Nedbank Chief Economist Dennis Dykes.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190717 Jacob Zuma state capture4

Medical team to brief Zondo on Zuma's undisclosed illness

16 January 2020 10:18 AM

After Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has been briefed, he will determine the dates when Zuma is called to testify.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

saps-at-maponya-funeralpng

[WATCH] SAPS officers mess up salute at Richard Maponya's funeral

15 January 2020 2:05 PM

Four senior police officers at the graveside marched into each other seemingly not knowing left from right.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

iamstayingmovementpng

Why #Iamstaying is crowdfunding to pay staff

15 January 2020 12:20 PM

Founder of the Facebook forum and non-profit company Jarett Petzer explains what the core team does to justify being paid salaries.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Air pollution power plant energy electricity 123rfbusiness 123rfpolitics

'Deloitte’s contracts with Eskom seemingly corrupt and part of State Capture'

15 January 2020 10:56 AM

Longsuffering taxpayers may have a reason to be furious with UK-based Deloitte, one of the largest accounting firms in the world.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Children pupils back to school Grade 1 123rfeducation 123lifestyle 123rf

Community (and parent) involvement is key for school safety - experts

15 January 2020 10:21 AM

W Cape schools are back on Wednesday and questions of school safety rear their head. Education specialists discuss.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

jzscday320190717-0103jpg

Zuma won't return to state capture inquiry - for now - due to health reasons

14 January 2020 4:49 PM

Zuma's legal team argued that he will be undergoing intense medical treatment overseas and won’t be available before March.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Zuma1

Witnesses refusing to appear before Zondo may face jail time

14 January 2020 12:13 PM

New regulations will provide a means to deal with a witness being deliberately obstructive and refusing to cooperate.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Local

171024-uberedjpg

Why some CT ride-hailing drivers are working without operating licenses

18 January 2020 5:43 PM

The City responds after complaints from drivers about perceived delays in granting licenses and explains how the process works.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

the-galley-fish-hoek-on-facebookjpg

Drive to shut down Fish Hoek's Galley restaurant divides False Bay residents

18 January 2020 11:12 AM

A number of Fish Hoek residents have started a petition to close the beach-front restaurant, claiming service is "appalling".

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200117enockgif

Heads must roll after tragic death of Enock Mpianzi, says Pippa Hudson

17 January 2020 5:06 PM

The body of the missing Parktown Boys' High school pupil was found on Friday. He drowned during a water activity on Wednesday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

abba-show-2019jpgsunimage1400730jpg

[WATCH] ABBA tribute show comes to GrandWest for one-night-only

17 January 2020 2:22 PM

Acclaimed impersonators from the international act ABBAsolutely fABBAulous will bring their magic and high energy to the stage.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

saps+police+gun+badge+xgold+2012+south+african+police+services.png

Police watchdog investigates after bystander killed in Alexandra shootout

17 January 2020 1:19 PM

A woman was shot and killed on Wednesday when a shootout ensued between police officers and suspects in Alex, north of Joburg.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Jackass penguins at Boulders Beach Cape Town tourism 123rflifestyle 123rf

Selfie-obsessed tourists threaten survival of Boulders Beach penguin colony

17 January 2020 1:10 PM

Disrespectful tourists are jumping barriers to touch Cape Town’s penguins and take selfies. The fine? A mere R500!

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200117sapsdiversjpg

Grade 8 boy who went missing during school camp found dead

17 January 2020 11:49 AM

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi confirmed that the missing Parktown Boys' High pupil Enock Mpianzi was found dead on Friday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200117 Beaufort West transport2

Beaufort West scholar transport temporarily reinstated after parents block N1

17 January 2020 11:34 AM

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer says district officials will meet with community members and conduct an assessment.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

131231Cableway.jpg

103 km/h gusts force closing of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain cable car

17 January 2020 10:09 AM

Weather services predict strong winds - currently gusting at 103 km/h, according to "Cape Town Hiking" – for the next five days.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Women drinking and relaxing on the beach

70 000 litres of alcohol confiscated on Cape Town beaches over festive season

16 January 2020 1:54 PM

“Beach users are very clever how they hide their alcohol, whether it’s in watermelons or the sand,” says Zahid Badroodien.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward