WCG and City to launch units aimed at tourism safety | Western Cape Government



WCG and City to launch units aimed at tourism safety

28 November 2022

On Tuesday, 29 November 2022, the Western Cape Government (WCG) and the City of Cape Town (CoCT) will jointly launch their respective Tourism Safety Units.

Tourism is a major contributor to both Cape Town and the Western Cape’s economy and provides significant job and skills development opportunities for residents.

           The separate units will respectively be focused on:

  • ensuring that residents and visitors receive important safety information about tourist attractions and services available,
  • as well as coordinating the optimal emergency deployment of resources and technology, in tourism hotspots areas frequented by both local and international tourists.

The Provincial Ministers of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen and Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Mireille Wenger will represent the WCG.

Representing the City’s unit will be the CoCT’s Executive Mayor, Geordin Hill-Lewis, along with the Mayoral Committee members for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith and Economic Growth, Alderman James Vos.

There will be opportunities for photos and interviews.



Date: Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Time: 14:00

Venue: Kloofnek Parking Area, Table Mountain

Media Enquiries: 

Marcellino Martin
Spokesperson for Minister Reagen Allen
082 721 3362 (m)