Today's Big Stories

Beach safety a top concern as festive season approaches

Safety and security at Cape Town's popular beaches has come to the fore as the festive season approaches.

(Also read our article: Clifton in Cape Town is the 2nd best beach on Earth – National Geographic)

With thousands of people expected to visit local shores, there are challenges in ensuring the safety of the public from both a crime and water safety perspective.

National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesperson, Craig Lambinon has urged the public to be alert to rip currents and lifeguards on duty.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town's Richard Bosman said beach-goers can rest assured that the presence of authorities will be strong, following reports that lifeguards have abandoned their posts due to criminal activity at busy beaches.


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

NSRI calls for better education after teen presumed to have drowned at Camps Bay

NSRI calls for better education after teen presumed to have drowned at Camps Bay

The NSRI highlights water safety importance following the news that a boy has been presumed dead after he went missing at sea.

Child drowning puts the spotlight on water safety and education

Child drowning puts the spotlight on water safety and education

The news of a toddler who died after being found face down in a pool in Milnerton has raised concern for many parents and groups.

The 'Burb tour' - a reversal of the classic township tour

The 'Burb tour' - a reversal of the classic township tour

Reverse township tours video went viral showing three friends filming people in Camps Bay doing their daily business.

Clifton in Cape Town is the 2nd best beach in the world – National Geographic

Clifton in Cape Town is the 2nd best beach in the world – National Geographic

The magazine describes Cape Town as a city flanked by stunning beaches and calls it “The African Capital of Cool”.

Popular articles
Idols judge Unathi Nkayi gets intimate - opens up about money, beliefs about it

Idols judge Unathi Nkayi gets intimate - opens up about money, beliefs about it

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Nkayi about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

VBS gave Zuma R8.5m before any security was provided for loan - News 24 journo

VBS gave Zuma R8.5m before any security was provided for loan - News 24 journo

News 24 investigative journalist Kyle Cowan reports that Zuma was granted the loan despite the fact that he could not afford it.

'The VhaVenda King is very pained by what happened to VBS and people's money'

'The VhaVenda King is very pained by what happened to VBS and people's money'

The VhaVenda King's spokesperson Mathivha Makonde says the King is calling on authorities to help him correct the wrong.

'All those responsible for Sunday Times "tainted scoops" should be accountable'

'All those responsible for Sunday Times "tainted scoops" should be accountable'

Sanef's Katy Katopodis says the Sunday Times saga has done great damage to our society, democracy and to journalism.

Let your nose decide if docci claims into perfume industry are true

Let your nose decide if docci claims into perfume industry are true

Claims have been made that the perfume industry don't want consumers to know the real cost of making these products.

WATCH: Monkey takes the wheel, and Trump says climate change will "change back"

WATCH: Monkey takes the wheel, and Trump says climate change will "change back"

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

Snakes season is here and if the crawlies visit you, here's what to do

Snakes season is here and if the crawlies visit you, here's what to do

Snake handler Willem van Zyk of Blouberg Snake Rescue says he's already being kept busy with callouts.

'VBS stolen money bought the most useless things like Ferraris and helicopters'

'VBS stolen money bought the most useless things like Ferraris and helicopters'

Deputy editor at Finacial Mail Sikonathi Mantshantsha says it is mind-boggling why no one has been arrested in the VBS saga.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.