The City of Cape Town’s Sport,
Recreation and Amenities department has invested just under R10 million to
light up soccer pitches and sports fields.
The City says, this investment
will help improve safety and allow for the use of these facilities until much
later in the evenings.
In addition the City says, the
new lighting system will make it virtually impossible for vandals to damage the
City’s Mayoral Committee
member for Community Services and Special Projects, Belinda Walker said, “We
need lighting on many of our sports field. We wound get many more playing hours
and the AstroTurf pitches that we have put in are designed specifically for
long playing hours.
Unfortunately vandalism and
theft make it very difficult to do this but now we are moving in the direction
of vandal proof lighting. We are through a new technology. Some of it will be
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