Investigation underway after 14 Delft pupils fall ill

Speculations is rife amongst the Delft community after several learners fainted at a local primary school on Thursday. At least 14 pupils at Masonwabe Primary school in Delft were rushed to nearby health facilities on Thursday after they fainted, with some displaying signs of seizures. Residents rushed to school to[…]

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Breaking the Cycle: Part 1

By Loushe Jordan-Gilbert This story is part of a series focusing on former gang members who changed their lives for the better Convicted for hijacking and after spending a decade in jail, former gang member Chad Kingsley* said he had to make a change to be a father to his[…]

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Violent crimes on the Cape flats reaches crisis point

By Loushe Jordaan Gilbert With the continued outcry over the bloodshed on the Cape Flats, the Mitchells Plain CPF cluster believes violent crimes on the Cape flats have reached crisis point. Members of various CPF’s gathered at Gardendale High School in Athlone on Saturday for a crime summit to formulate[…]

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Eight month old rape victim removed from home

The Department of Social Development has confirmed that an eight-month-old baby has been removed from her Bonteheuwel home and placed into the care of social services. The infant was allegedly raped and sexually assaulted over the weekend in Bonteheuwel. Police spokesperson FC Van Wyk earlier said an investigation into the[…]

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Grassy Park residents fed-up with poor policing

The Metropolitan Evangelistic Church in Lotus River was filled to capacity last night as frustrated residents engaged the Grassy Park Community Policing Forum (CPF) in a meeting to address the sporadic increase of crime. Grassy Park CPF spokesperson Phillip Bam said residents were left frustrated when the South African Police[…]

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UNTU plans national strike over poor train services

The United National Transport Union (UNTU) plans to hold a national protected strike to highlight the continuous issues linked to ailing parastatal Prasa. This decision follows almost 10 months after the Public Protector announced that she would conduct an investigation to determine the causes behind the countless attacks on Metrorail[…]

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