Alcohol on beaches still a major headache for authorities

Despite repeated warnings to the public, alcohol use on beaches and other public spaces remains authorities’ biggest headache over the festive season. On New Years’ Day, one of the Cape Town’s most popular beach day, thousands of litres of alcohol were confiscated. It seems locals are trying more creative methods[…]

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Parents urged to be vigilant on beach days

Authorities are urging parents and caregivers to be vigilant when out with children on the city’s beaches over the next two days. Historically, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day are the two biggest beach days in Cape Town. The City’s Recreation and Parks Department will have lifeguards on duty throughout[…]

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Rising sea levels threaten Cape Town’s coasts

Concerns are mounting regarding the Mother City’s coastal properties as rising sea levels caused by global warming could call for a retreat to high lying areas. The Milnerton coast in particular is fighting against being swallowed by the ocean, and stormy weather has lead to heavy erosion of parts of[…]

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45 000 people pack Mother City beaches and pools

About 45 000 people flocked to the Mother City’s beaches and swimming pools for the annual Boxing Day celebrations. The City of Cape Town’s emergency and enforcement services had their hands full as they kept an eye on local and international tourists visiting the different hotspots across the metro. “An[…]

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All hands on deck for the Xmas long weekend

With an increase in local and international holiday makers in Cape Town, authorities are bracing themselves for congestion at the Mother City’s roads and beaches over the long weekend. While Cape Town’s strong south easterly wind has kept visitor numbers down at beaches and swimming pools since the start of December,[…]

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Angling community reeling after attack

Members of the Angling community say safety is a major concern on the popular fishing beaches, Macassar and Monwabisi. This comes after a well-known angler and off duty police sergeant, Jacques Joubert, 38, was attacked and robbed on Thursday by two unidentified suspects. Joubert sustained two stab wounds and remains[…]

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Increase in shark sightings, City warns

Beach and ocean users should expect an increase in in-shore shark activity over the spring and summer months, the City of Cape Town has warned. “Typically, shark sightings start in late August, and continue through to April, with most sightings being reported in mid-summer,” mayoral committee member for energy, environmental[…]

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