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[LISTEN] Concerns raised about 'aggressive' begging in CT

| CapeTalk host John Maytham interviews the City of Cape Town’s JP Smith about the matter.

CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town says complaints about “aggressive” begging has increased recently.

JP Smith, mayco member for safety and security in Cape Town, says they’ve increased resources to assist homeless people.

“We need to be clear, the by-law does not prohibit begging. The City of Cape Town street and public places by-law will be up for review and the public will be able to make comments.

"The only provision that is prohibited is aggressive begging which is defined as following: the person continues to demand something once a person has indicated that they are unwilling to donate.”

Listen to the audio above for more.

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