Row over safety on Table Mountain

2013-04-11 11:20


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Cape Town - An action group in Cape Town has sought legal advice to see if Table Mountain crime victims can take class action against SA National Parks and the city, it was reported on Thursday.

More than 270 people have fallen victim to crime on the Table Mountain range, reported the Cape Times.

If class action was not feasible, the group would turn to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, said Andre van Schalkwyk, head of the Table Mountain Safety Action Group.

This action followed the rape of a 19-year-old Norwegian exchange student on Signal Hill at the weekend.

No arrests had been made.

"There's liability here. There needs to be some kind of class action for people who were hurt in these incidents," said Van Schalkwyk.

He said he was acting out of "sheer desperation and anger".

A closed meeting between SANParks, the city, police, Cape Town tourism and other authorities was held to discuss the latest attack and decide on security measures.

According to the report, SANParks had applied to the city to control access to Signal Hill road and Tafelberg Road after hours.

Up to three SANParks members would man the control point.

Other measures included refurbishing an existing CCTV camera and installing licence plate recognition cameras.

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