Cape Town tackles Table Mountain safety issues

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Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis and Mayco Member for Safety and Security JP Smith will this morning be hiking on Table Mountain to highlight issues of safety.

They will be hiking with the tourism safety officers.

There have been several attacks including armed robberies of tourists, hikers, athletes and cyclists on Table Mountain and surrounds, leading to various organisations calling for more urgent interventions.

Table Mountain National Park says special operations are conducted in partnership with SANParks, the South African Police Service and City of Cape Town law enforcement.

VIDEO | Calls for urgent intervention to ensure safety around Table Mountain:

SANParks crime prevention 

Last month, SANParks launched its first annual safety and awareness campaign of the festive season at Table Mountain National Park.

Twelve rangers are on duty in the northern section daily, along with environmental and tourism monitors.

Park authorities say they are also focusing on fire safety and other park-related issues.

VIDEO | SANParks announces safety plans to boost security on Table Mountain: