About 20,000 vehicles a day are expected to move between Gauteng and the Western Cape during the festive season, with another 15,000 heading from Gauteng to the Eastern Cape. Throw in the anywhere between 20,000 and 30,000 vehicles that travel between Gauteng and Limpopo a day, and it’s clear to[…]
By Tauhierah Salie As the festive season makes its appearance alongside fears of a second covid-19 wave in South Africa, the City of Cape Town launched its Safer festive Season campaign in Phillipi at the weekend. A particular focus will be placed on Covid-19 compliance and roadblocks, to ensure drunk[…]
Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security in the City of Cape Town, JP Smith, says law enforcement agencies will focus on enforcing compliance of alcohol laws over the festive season. He was speaking in Philippi during the launch of a safer festive season campaign. Smith says they have strengthened[…]
With increasing visitors and residents heading to beaches during the festive season, the City of Cape Town has bolstered its resources to ensure the safety of beachgoers. On Saturday, MMC for Safety and Security JP Smith and staff inspected beaches along the False Bay coast in a helicopter. It’s a pilot project[…]
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is appealing to beachgoers to only swim at beaches protected by lifeguards. “NSRI are appealing to parents and caregivers to ensure that while their children are swimming they have responsible adult supervisors that are not distracted and are dedicated to supervising the children while[…]
Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health Zahid Badroodien has urged Capetonians to be mindful of noise and respectful of others this festive season. Badroodien warned that those refusing to cooperate with the City and who fail to abide by the City’s bylaws could have fines issued on their[…]
The festive season is meant to be a happy time of year, where everyone has finished work and is able to reconnect with their families. Unfortunately, many do not make it back home when the festive season ends, as this is also the time of year where there are the[…]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – but also the “most expensive”, according to experts. During the December festive season, many people incur additional expenses – including in the spirit of giving and rewarding themselves after a long year. Financial planner and author Sylvia Walker urged South Africans[…]
The City of Cape Town has warned that there will be more “boots on the ground” as it ramps up its public safety plan for the festive season. Next to drunk driving, offences like theft, robbery, possession of stolen goods and drugs account for many of the arrests made last[…]
More than 10,000 people have lost their lives on South African roads during the festive season in the past six years, according to figures from the Road Traffic Management Corporation. According to the RTMC, there is a 30-day waiting period between the provisional and final death toll number presented to[…]
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