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CapeTownlogoEWN reports that the City of Cape Town has set aside R45 million to appoint more metro police and traffic officials.  The safety and security directorate has been allocated more than R110 million under the terms of the city's 2018/2019 budget.  

The city's JP Smith said that increasing staff numbers was part of ongoing efforts to expand the municipality's policing and emergency resources.  “The move for more visible policing was further highlighted by the public inputs about the levels of crime, violence and lack of road safety submitted by the public during the budget comment period.  We have, however, emphasised that this alone will not stem the tide, and so we call on the criminal justice system to help secure successful convictions,” Smith stated.  The directorate also plans to expend just over R27 million for the ongoing construction of fire stations in Masiphumelele and Sir Lowry's Pass.  About R5 million will also be spent on adding and replacing CCTV equipment.

  • This short report by Shamiela Fisher is at EWN

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