“Securing What Matters”, the Betafence tagline that says it all and Green Point Stadium as one of South Africa’s most prestigious projects to date, certainly matters. The significant amount of references Betafence has in the area of supplying major developments, both locally and internationally, played an important role in the awarding of this prestigious contract. Betafence SA has been manufacturing and supplying quality fences for major high-security installations such as the Union Buildings in Pretoria, airports and various prisons around the country since it’s inception in 1993, and now with the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup around the corner, finds that the commercial, sports, infrastructure and hospitality perimeter security sector is really starting to pick up. 

The unique corrosion resistant coating, as well as an anti-corrosion product guarantee of 10-years, is just some of the reasons why the Cape Town based company was chosen as the fencing supply -partner for this prestigious contract. Several tourist and commercial facilities such as Club Mykonos in nearby Langebaan; Rose Hill Mall in the Eastern Cape; Mercedes Benz Complex also in the Eastern Cape; V&A Waterfront in Cape Town and La Lucia Ridge Office Park in Umhlanga KwaZulu Natal have already benefitted from the unique corrosion-resistant fencing systems supplied by the company. 

The dominant aspect for the security of the entrances to Green Point Stadium was the design of a total solution, giving a perfect answer to the specific requirements of the project, balancing visibility and aesthetic design with stadium perimeter protection. The product supplied was the vandal and climb proof 358 Dublo® mesh with unique Zincalu Super coating. 

The innovative use of the mesh to form part of the walkways at the entrance as well as the parking area window grids elevates the overall design to a new level of aesthetics, combining architectural “chic” with practicality and security. The unique use of the Betafence product can be accredited to the OVP Architect team based in Cape Town. Jan van Pappendorf and his team decided that security and functionality need not negate on aesthetic design and so formulated a world-class design.