Several business owners and stakeholders have formed a Long Street Association in an effort to improve security along the popular stretch of road.
Safety and security on Long Street has been under the spotlight again after the murder of Beerhouse bouncer Joe Louis Kanyona in June this year.
Beerhouse's Randolf Jorberg said the association would tackle issues such as drug dealers, theft and illegal metred taxis outside their establishment's using rent-a-cop services.
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It's about business owners taking the street back and making provisions for additional law enforcement.— Randolf Jorberg, “Head Dreamer” at Beerhouse
The Long Street Association has been welcomed by the City of Cape Town, with Safety and Security Mayco Member JP Smith adding that it is in the public interest.