Table Mountain remains an iconic tourist attraction
By Ilhaam Hoosain
31 August 2007
Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane says it is the responsibility of all to ensure that Table Mountain stays as a tourist attraction, remains an icon and a source of providing employment to local South Africans.
The Minister attended a stake holders meeting, which he convened to address concerns over reports of tourist muggings and attacks on the mountain.
“This meeting unanimously agrees that there’s no crisis on Table Mountain. We have agreed that there will be an integrated approach that we will take in addressing the security concerns on Table Mountain,” says Ramatlakane.
The meeting was attended by the South African Police Service, representatives of the Table Mountain National Parks, the South African National Parks management and volunteer community organisation on Table Mountain.
“I am encouraged that all of us in this meeting agree that there’s no crisis on Table Mountain,” says Ramatlakane.
He adds that they all agreed that the police will continue to take control of the joint command centre in policing the Mountain and that they will also be directing all operational plans on policing the mountain.