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Cape Town initiates holiday safety plan

The City of Cape Town has launched a strategy to ensure the safety of visitors and residents this holiday season.

A citywide safety and cleansing strategy has been launched in Cape Town to ensure that visitors enjoy a safe summer holiday.

The City of Cape Town said that various departments had joined forces to implement the strategy, including the metro police, traffic services and law enforcement departments.

Councillor Dumisani Ximbi said that this will guarantee a "well-oiled, smooth, efficient service to cater for all eventualities during the holidays".

He added: "The City of Cape Town extends a warm welcome to all visitors and wishes to reassure them that the city will do its utmost to enhance their comfort and safety.

"At the same time, we appeal to visitors and residents to help keep the city clean and safe during the holiday period."

Over a million people are expected to visit Cape Town in the 2007-08 summer season, three per cent more than a year ago.

Tourism revenue flowing into the city is expected to see a year-on-year increase of six per cent to reach 15.6 billion rand (£1.1 billion).

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