FESTIVE SEASON/
HOLIDAY SEASON
PREPAREDNESS
Purpose
Ensuring safe and inclusive environment
Focused on both locals and visitors during festive season
Introducing meas...
Disaster Risk Management Centre
Deployment of staff and volunteers at beaches and swimming pools
Provide support to lifegu...
Law Enforcement and Specialised Services

Collaborating with national provincial police forces
Deployment of Neighbourhood...
Traffic Services
Roll-Out of Operation Exodus: free vehicle safety checks of busses
and minibus vehicles that will travel ...
Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)

Focusing on:
Driver and vehicle fitness
Drunk driving
Enforcement
Transportation and...
Fire and Rescue Services

Enhancing operational capacity dealing with increase of
fire emergencies
Deployment of 120 seaso...
City Health Services

City clinics to function over Festive Season
Primary Health Care Clinics opened on weekdays
Western ...
Solid Waste Management (Cleansing)
R10.5 million budgeted for cleansing
Uninterrupted refuse removal over festive season
2...
Social and Early Childhood Development

Partnering with City’s Displaced People’s Unit and NGOs reducing
people living on ...
Sport, Recreation and Amenities
1,500 holiday programmes running daily (5 December – 15 January
Deployment of 180 temporar...
Sport, Recreation and Amenities
Deployment of Lifesaving Western Cape; NSRI and medic helicopter
Beach wheelchairs availab...
MyCiti
Extending services by 30 minutes (9 – 24
December 2013) (except the Airport route)
31 December: all services extend...
Events
Free Public Concert (Grand Parade): 01 December
Switching on of Festive Lights: 01 December (evening)
Cape Town Sum...
Emergencies
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Ensuring safe and inclusive environment Focused on both locals and visitors during festive season
Introducing measures to minimise risk to public safety Support domestic and international tourists
Operations focused on attractions during summer holiday season
Integrated approach to Festive Season
Ensuring proactive measures through visible policing

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Festive season Preparedness 2013

  1. 1. FESTIVE SEASON/ HOLIDAY SEASON PREPAREDNESS
  2. 2. Purpose Ensuring safe and inclusive environment Focused on both locals and visitors during festive season Introducing measures to minimise risk to public safety Support domestic and international tourists Operations focused on attractions during summer holiday season Integrated approach to Festive Season Ensuring proactive measures through visible policing
  3. 3. Disaster Risk Management Centre Deployment of staff and volunteers at beaches and swimming pools Provide support to lifeguards and law enforcement Deployment at tourist destinations Ensure crowd control Roll-out of IdentiKidz programme at 26 beaches Public awareness campaign regarding fires, beach safety and general education. 24/7 Dedicated Festive Season and Tourist Emergency/Hotline HOTLINE: 021 597 6003 / 080 911 HELP (4357)
  4. 4. Law Enforcement and Specialised Services Collaborating with national provincial police forces Deployment of Neighbourhood Safety Officers (NSO) at tourist destinations Citywide Deployment of 33 Volunteer Axillary Law Enforcement Officers at tourist destinations Additional staff to be deployed Citywide to ensure crime prevention and law enforcement
  5. 5. Traffic Services Roll-Out of Operation Exodus: free vehicle safety checks of busses and minibus vehicles that will travel on highways reducing road death toll at following Public Transport Interchanges: Joe Gqabi Bellville/Parc Du Cap Mfuleni Langa Du Noon Cape Town Station R27 and Epping Check points and speed checks Deployment of officers at special events across the City Free vehicle safety checks for motorists undertaking holidays on major routes across City and outside Western Cape Province
  6. 6. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Focusing on: Driver and vehicle fitness Drunk driving Enforcement Transportation and dealing of illegal narcotics Focused patrols and deployment at: Places of entertainment Routes to and from major shopping centres Business and residential areas Combatting property crimes Visible policing along main routes Visible policing at popular beaches
  7. 7. Fire and Rescue Services Enhancing operational capacity dealing with increase of fire emergencies Deployment of 120 season fire-fighters (Nov – Dec) 24/7 Operationalization of 30 fire stations Citywide Deployment of 75 reservist fire-fighters Public awareness campaigns regarding fire safety
  8. 8. City Health Services City clinics to function over Festive Season Primary Health Care Clinics opened on weekdays Western Cape Government Community Health Centres (day hospitals) open on weekdays; weekends and public holidays City Environmental Health Department and Water and Sanitation (Scientific Services) monitoring quality of drinking water and recreational water Increased monitoring of: food premises accommodation establishment Public facilities Special Events
  9. 9. Solid Waste Management (Cleansing) R10.5 million budgeted for cleansing Uninterrupted refuse removal over festive season 2,353 extra cleansing staff appointed Focused on cleaning in business districts, scenic routes and beaches
  10. 10. Social and Early Childhood Development Partnering with City’s Displaced People’s Unit and NGOs reducing people living on streets Facilitating holistic developmental and integrated approach to working with street people Programmes preventing migration of people to streets Prevention programmes focused on life skills and education
  11. 11. Sport, Recreation and Amenities 1,500 holiday programmes running daily (5 December – 15 January Deployment of 180 temporary play leaders (EPWP) boosting staff capacity at beaches, swimming pools and play parks Deployment of 250 trained and accredited lifeguards between 10:00 – 18:00 on beaches.
  12. 12. Sport, Recreation and Amenities Deployment of Lifesaving Western Cape; NSRI and medic helicopter Beach wheelchairs available at 10 beaches 226 lifeguards at City’s 36 swimming pools All public pools will be opened between (10:00 – 17:00 daily) Deployment of 26 shark spotters along False Bay coastline
  13. 13. MyCiti Extending services by 30 minutes (9 – 24 December 2013) (except the Airport route) 31 December: all services extending until 1AM of the morning of 01 January 2013 (except the Airport route) Time tables and route maps available online www.myciti.org.za 0800 65 64 63
  14. 14. Events Free Public Concert (Grand Parade): 01 December Switching on of Festive Lights: 01 December (evening) Cape Town Summer Market: 14 – 30 December Reconciliation Day Celebrations: 16 December (Fan Walk) New Year’s Eve Bash: Grand Parade Tweede Nuwe Jaar Parade: City Centre (04 January) CHAN 2014 (African Nations Championship): 11 January – 1 February (City hosting opening and closing ceremonies and Bafana Bafana Home Base
  15. 15. Emergencies
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