People are still not allowed to walk on beaches.
This is the Cape Town metro’s answer to the questions of upset residents who say they then see other people walking on the beach.
Mayor Dan Plato’s spokesman Greg Wagner said in response to Plato’s questioning on May 29. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, wrote and asked that national regulations be amended to allow beaches, as well as the municipal parks that are still closed, to be opened to the public.
These are wide and open spaces which, because of their nature, allow a safe distance between people.
Unfortunately, no response has been received from the national government, Wagner says.
The regulations have not been revised or amended and therefore beaches are still prohibited.