Enhancing the SAPS Back to Basics principle on the Policing of major events, over 80 additional police officers from within the Eastern Cape Province including K9 have been deployed to police the National Arts Festival. This is to ensure that locals as well as our guests from all over the globe feel safe whilst enjoying the internationally recognised festival.
Several measures have been put in place to make access to the SAPS easier should any need arise.
The following 7 mobile points will be accessible as reporting points:
- Village Green;
- High Street;
- Church Square;
- Fiddlers Green;
- Fingo Square at the Fingo Festival and
- Noluthando Hall at the Joza hub.
As with the previous festivals the most commonly reported crimes have been thefts. The festival goers are once again urged follow a few simple safety tips to prevent becoming a victim.
- Ensure that your vehicle is indeed locked before you leave it.
- Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
- Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
- Always be cautious and aware of your surroundings.
The SAPS Eastern Cape Band and SAPS EC Choir will be showcasing their talents at the Official Opening at the National Arts Festival with the National Anthem, African Union anthem and various renditions.
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