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Cape programme to protect kids on beaches a success

Beachgoers say they're impressed with the level of security on beaches this festive season.

Siblings show off their brand new IdentiKidz armbands. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town's IdentiKidz programme is proving to be a hit with many parents at beaches around the city.

The Disaster Risk Management Centre has set up stations at the various beaches where parents can get plastic tags put around their children's wrists in case they get separated.

While Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay beaches weren’t as busy on Wednesday, law enforcement officers could be seen on almost every corner.

Beachgoers say they're impressed with the level of security on beaches this festive season.

Several parents could be seen lining up at the Disaster Risk Management stations to get their children tagged in the programme.

Aisha Daniels, a mother of two, says her five-year-old son alerted her to the station because he wanted one of the brightly coloured tags.

“I think it’s a great idea because if your child goes missing they’ll know where to find you.”

More than 1,600 enforcement staff have been deployed across the Cape metro for the festive season.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)