update (17 March 2014): Cape Town's city council has made funding available to secure Signal Hill, but the project has been put on hold until all the relevant parties can be in agreement on who will be on duty at the access points.
The City of Cape Town approved the introduction of access control on the Tafelberg and Signal Hill roads between 10pm and 5am daily, following a spate of muggings and hijackings in the area. It is intended to place access control points at the southern end of the last main lower parking area on Tafelberg Road and mid-way on Signal Hill Road, opposite the view point. The control measures will be implemented as soon as possible, but most likely not before the start of this year's festive season. According to Brett Herron, the mayoral committee member for transport, it will take some time to conclude protocols with Table Mountain National Park with regard to erecting appropriate signage and manning the new gates. The gates also still have to be manufactured and installed.
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