Table Mountain Visitor and Tourism Safety Project
Partner name: South African National Parks
Project name: Table Mountain Visitor and Tourism Safety
Funding round: CFP 1
Funding: Jobs Fund grant R3 061 500
Matched Funding R3 809 500
Window: Work seekers
Location: Table Mountain National Park, Western Cape
Partners: City of Cape Town and South African Police Service
Problem statement:
Crime on Table Mountain creates the perception that the mountain is dangerous, resulting in visitors feeling unsafe and questioning the ability of authorities to ensure their safety.
South African National Parks (SANParks) manages a system of parks that represents the indigenous fauna, flora, landscapes and associated cultural heritage of the country. For this project, it has partnered with the City of Cape Town and the South African Police Service.
To ensure the safety of visitors on the mountain, SANParks will employ 50 unemployed young people as rangers. It will train the candidates in basic field ranger duties, field ranger resources guardianship and crime-prevention tactics. The trained rangers will be deployed to Table Mountain as permanent staff.
Expected results:
New permanent jobs 50
Training completed 50