The City of Cape Town’s services are gearing up for an increase in traffic, busier recreational spots and more visitors out and about ahead of the long weekend.
Human Rights Day this year falls on Sunday 21 March, the public holiday date is Monday, 22 March.
Due to the expected increase in traffic volumes, Traffic Services will conduct high visible patrols on all the major highways.
“The upcoming long weekend is the first of the year, with many people taking the opportunity to take a break and enjoy the freedom that comes with the lowering of the Covid-19 national alert level. The rules have not been thrown out of the window and road users are encouraged to be responsible and obey the law.”
“An increased volume of traffic is expected as holiday makers leave the city and Traffic Services will conduct high visible patrols on all the major highways,” said the City of Cape Town’s Mayco Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.
Law Enforcement and Metro Police officers will also be deployed to beaches and other public attractions to ensure a visible presence, and to ensure adherence to disaster regulations.
Alcohol is not permitted on City beaches and will be confiscated.
Additionally, the City’s Public Emergency Communication Centre (PECC) is ready for a possible influx of calls, with additional staff on standby.