The City of Cape Town has had to set aside a large amount of its budget to combat the vandalism of critical energy infrastructure.

About 40 million Rand is earmarked to curb and prevent vandalism in communities.

The City says the number of incidents remains high in several parts of the Metro.

The money will be spent during the new financial year, which will start next month.

It will focus on boosting security patrols in hotspot areas – as well as permanent security deployments to strategic energy infrastructure.

Mayoral Committee Member for Energy Beverley van Reenen says they’ll also embark on a vandalism awareness and education drive.

“We call on residents to stand with us to help protect community infrastructure, as this support really pays off. Where community members are active partners with the City, we do see reducing numbers.”


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