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Cape Town ready for weekend as temperatures soar and matrics celebrate

Cape Town Safety and Security said it is expecting a busy weekend as the public is expected to flock to public spaces across the metro.

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The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate, said on Thursday, 20 January, that it is gearing up for what could be a busy weekend as hot weather is expected and the Class of 2021 matric results are likely to be a cause for celebration.

CAPE TOWN PREPARING FOR HOT AND BUSY WEEKEND

The MayCo Member for Safety and Security in Cape Town, Alderman JP Smith, said the City expected people to flock to public spaces this weekend.

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) warned that a strong upper air high-pressure system would result in a warmer and drier end to the week and weekend for the whole of South Africa, however, the Western and Northern Cape was singled out for “extremely hot” temperatures expected in the provinces.

The mercury in Cape Town is expected to hover between 30 and 35 degrees Celsius from Friday to Sunday, while elsewhere in the province highs of 45 degrees Celsius are expected.

“We’re also mindful that the matric results are being released tomorrow and while it will be cause for celebration for many, we urge our young people to do so responsibly,” said Smith.

Smith warned residents against drinking in public – as per usual – but added that confiscation statistics over the past festive season showed “a very high level of disregard for the law.”

“Our staff have confiscated 12 366 bottles of alcohol, amounting to just under seven thousand litres.

That’s just 754 bottles fewer than what was confiscated in the 2019/20 festive season, before the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Smith.

The MayCo Member said the City of Cape Town appeals to residents to be vigilant and abide by the law.