Saturday, October 27, 2007

City donates R3million to summer beach lifesaving campaign

By Marthe van der Wolf
27 October 2007


The City of Cape Town donates R3million to a summer beach lifesaving campaign. With the festive season coming up, the City wants to commit itself to provide the best life saving services on its beaches.

The city will launch this weekend the summer season beach life saving programme at Strandfontein beach. They will do this in partnership with the Western Province Lifesaving Association.

ā€œIn previous years, the co-operation has resulted in more effective beach management and a reduction in beach fatalities. This year, there will be 165 lifeguards on duty at 44 beaches,ā€ says Councillor Grant Haskin.

The city will also donate a jet ski. Several drownings in 2006 were prevented by the jet ski the city donated last year.

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