CT extends lifeguard service
The city says lifeguards will be deployed to 24 beaches over December.
CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town has assured holidaymakers all major beaches will have lifeguards at key times during the busy festive season.
The city has put in place an extended service at 24 beaches over the holidays.
The municipality's Belinda Walker has appealed to the public to listen to lifeguards.
"They're not kill-joys, they are just trying to keep people safe. If they say swim in a particular place it's because some parts of the beach may not be safe."
In September, two teenagers on a school trip to Cape Town drowned just off Camps Bay Beach.
At the time, there were no lifeguards on duty.