On behalf of the City of Cape Town, I would like to extend my wishes to all residents and visitors to have a blessed Easter weekend.
As we observe this holy period for the Christian community, may we be mindful of the true meaning of Easter.
May you enjoy this weekend’s celebrations with your family and friends in a safe and responsible manner.
Many people will also be travelling to and from Cape Town over this time and I appeal to all travellers to please take care on the roads.Make sure your vehicle is safe, buckle up all passengers, take regular breaks during long journeys, and please abide by the rules of the road including adhering to speed limits and not drinking and driving.
This happy period of the year is often marred by dozens of road fatalities and this unnecessary loss of lives simply cannot continue.
Please take care of your lives and the lives of your loved ones and work with the City of Cape Town to make this a safe Easter weekend for all.
Our Safety and Security Directorate will be out in full force to ensure that the roads are safe. Their enforcement plan includes a sharpened focus on drunk driving and other traffic transgressions, patrols along major routes like the N2, safeguarding beaches and other public areas, and doing duty at the many events that take place over this period.
The City’s Traffic Service will also join forces with the Western Cape Traffic Department on Operation Exodus to ensure vehicle and driver fitness – particularly in the long-distance transport sector.
The City’s Metro Police, Law Enforcement and Traffic Service will continue their regular operational duties including stop and search operations, warrant executions, and general crime prevention patrols.
Members of the public can call the 107 Public Emergency Communication Centre to report emergencies and their call will be relayed to the appropriate agency. Callers must dial 107 from a Telkom landline or 021 480 7700 from a cellphone (enter the number on your cellphone as a speed dial).