Wednesday, April 23, 2008

CCTV cameras to be installed around the city

By Rhodé Marshall
23 April 2008

The Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) network is to be expanded as part of a five year safety and security plan. Doctor Martin van der Merwe, Director of the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) says the safety and security plan is open for public comment.

“The IDP sets the City’s budget priorities until 2012 and each year citizens and stakeholders are invited to help review the strategy. There are difficult choices to make, we need to match the amount of rates and tariffs we charge with the level of service needed,” says van der Merwe.

He says the City of Cape Town has plans to establish a Multi – Disciplinary Advisory and Technical Team under the Metro Police which will develop a new CCTV plan.

“The City will continue to work with the South African Police Services in combating drug trafficking, vehicle theft, improving safety in high crime areas, combating taxi and gang violence and crime against women and children,” says van der Merwe.

The public has until 30 April 2008 to provide comments. Written submissions can be posted to the City Manager at Private Bag X9181; Cape Town 8000 or you can also fax it to 021 400 1332.

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