Cape Town hill may be lit up for security

2013-05-02 10:53


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Cape Town - The City of Cape Town is exploring ways to light up Signal Hill, in central Cape Town, without affecting ships at sea, it was reported on Thursday.

Ward councillor Dave Bryant told the Cape Times the efficacy of a CCTV camera in the Signal Hill parking area depended on the quality of lighting.

However, the port authority had raised concerns about the visual impact of lighting on ships in the distance.

Bryant told the newspaper a follow-up meeting would be held to finalise details about improving the lighting and refurbishing the camera.

A request for access control along two roads was also being considered.

"At the end of the formal notice period, the implementation of the controlled access mechanism may be undertaken, subject to there being no strong objection," he told the Cape Times.

A 19-year-old Norwegian exchange student was raped and she and her boyfriend were robbed there last month.

Bryant told the newspaper ways were being sought to reduce crime resulting from squatters in the old military base in Tamboerskloof and criminals operating in Strand Street, Bo-Kaap.
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