The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate is committed to keeping visitors safe this festive season.
The City has, over many years, devised an operational plan that serves as a blueprint and guides enforcement efforts, but also general public safety priorities and other demands on the administration over this period, like cleaning services, traffic congestion and Events.
A summary of the operational plan is available here.
Mayor Dan Plato has thanked safety and security staff for working over this period:
‘In just a few weeks, Cape Town will usher in the festive season with the traditional switching on of the lights event on the Grand Parade. This is one of the biggest events on our annual calendar, and but one of the many demands on our City services over the period. Apart from boots on the ground to ensure safety and security, there are road closures to manage, public safety assessments from a disaster risk perspective and even post-event clean up. Many of us will be enjoying some downtime after a long year, and we would like to express our gratitude to the thousands of City staff who will be working very hard behind the scenes to keep us safe.’
The City reminds the public to please save the number for the Public Emergency Communication Centre on their cellphones. The number to dial from a cellphone in the event of an emergency is 021 480 7700 (standard rates apply), and 107 from a landline.