City gets own crime-fighter comic book

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town is launching a crime comic booklet that will feature a crime-fighting superhero called Vision.

The comic will been named City of Cape Town VISION, or CCTV, and will have a superhero called Vision who “never sleeps” and watches for crimes in the city.

The project is a joint initiative between the city, various NGOs, communities and The Safety Lab, a company that designs and conceptualises programmes that enhance safety and security. The company’s director Noah Maltz said he was confident the project would be a success.

Strategically placed around the city are 350 CCTV cameras. The project will use still images from the cameras, block out the identities of alleged perpetrators and the images will be published as an informational comic booklet and distributed at intersections, malls and train stations and can also be downloaded online.