The air was charged with excitement as 30 car guards and 4 car washers gathered in Overstrand’s Auditorium for an official capping ceremony and the issue of uniforms that would set them apart to service the CBD area in Hermanus.
The brand-new lime green bibs and caps, sponsored by AfriForum, will ensure the guards are easily identifiable. Added to that, they have also been issued with identity cards bearing their names, ID numbers and photos which must be displayed at all times during the execution of their duties.
According to Law Enforcement’s Sr Insp Zingani Tshefu, champion of the programme, training has been afforded in basic first aid, customer service and the ability to assist tourists with any queries that may arise.
Operating times for the car guards will be between 16h00 to 23h00 during the week, 13h00 to 23h00 on Saturdays and all day on Sundays. The four car washers can be found at the parking lots at Clicks, Gearing’s Point, Market Square, Bientang’s Cave and Mitchell Square (behind Jet Stores) between 08h00 and 17h00 on a daily basis.
Should members of the public encounter persons other than the stated car guards and car washers, or if there are any complaints or queries relating to the programme, they can contact Law Enforcement on 028 313 8111 to inform of same.