City unveils new CCTV cameras

Carol Botha in her garden at her Boston home, with her R0 water bill.

The City of Cape Town last week unveiled new CCTV cameras in Parow at a cost of R5 million.

JP Smith, mayoral committee member for safety and security, unveiled the cameras in Fransie van Zyl Drive on Wednesday October 5. It’s hoped they will improve public safety in an area seen as a crime hot spot.

Metro police will be able to monitor the area remotely and deploy resources more effectively, says the City.

The money for the cameras came from the Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme (MURP) as well as R197 000 from ward allocations.

Mr Smith said: “These new devices will also help us to keep an eye on student movement from the medical campus at Tygerberg Hospital. The devices will also help to increase the response time to car accidents and monitor traffic flow in the area.”