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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How to identify (and escape) a potential rip current

While it seems that strong winds, excessive wave heights and higher than normal high tides are likely along the Cape coastline over the next few days, Capetonians have been cautioned to be vigilant and to avoid getting caught in rip currents. Helen Jordaan, the professional officer for the City of[…]

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Drownings in Cape Town increase year on year

Bathers and beachgoers are being urged to be more cautious while visiting the ocean as the City has already recorded more fatal drownings this year than last year’s festive season. Two more teenagers fatally drowned and 56 children were lost and reunited with their family at the beach over the[…]

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How to ensure your child’s safety at the beach

In the past week, five children have died in water across the Cape. This has become a source of concern for authorities, and the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has released a list of safety measures for parents to follow to ensure children have fun at the beach, and remain[…]

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Nine-year-old drowns in Kleinmond

While Capetonians are still reeling from shock after four children drowned at Rocklands Beach on Sunday, yet another life has been claimed by the seas. The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) released a statement on Tuesday evening saying a 9-year-old boy swimming with his friends was reported missing in the[…]

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Bodies wash up on Cape beach

The extended search for two missing people who were presumed to have drowned may finally be at an end after two bodies were discovered washed up on Mnandi Beach today, November 21. NSRI has been combing the sea to find two male swimmers aged 17 and 25 who went missing[…]

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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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Watch your kids around water: NSRI

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has urged parents to ensure their children have responsible adult supervision at all times around water, after a child drowned at Wilderness Lagoon on Saturday. The child is believed to be around nine or 10, NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said. NSRI Wilderness duty coxswain,[…]

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