At a special meeting convened after the tragic death of David Lilienfeld in Kogel Bay, the City of Cape Town has agreed to implement a shark spotting system at Kogel Bay. There are already shark spotter programs in six other Cape Town beaches including Muizenberg, St James/Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Noordhoek at a cost of ZAR1 million per annum.
A permanent shark spotter will be employed and positioned on a mountain at Kogel Bay during daylight hours and will be in place for 12 months. After 12 months a review of the system will be conducted and a decision made as to its continuation. “We will try to implement the programme as soon as possible. There is also the process of identifying and training shark spotters.” Said Gregg Oelofse the Environmental Policy Head for the City of Cape Town.