Voice of the Cape


Stage 1 load shedding starts at 6am

Eskom said on Friday it regrets to announce that Stage 1 load shedding will be implemented from 06:00 until 22:00 today.Eskom said in his latest System Status Bulletin released on Thursday that the electricity system remains significantly constrained, but the situation is expected to improve slightly going into the weekend,[…]

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Would-be robbers nabbed in N2 sting operation

Two would-be robbers got more than they bargained for when they tried to rob an undercover metro police officer on the N2 near Cape Town on Thursday morning. The plain-clothed cop had been stationed at the roadside in a bait car in a planned operation on the so-called N2 “hell[…]

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Cyclist’s crazy journey comes to end in CT

Adventure cyclist, Mark Beaumont, has broken the coveted Cairo to Cape cycling world record after arriving at the Green Point lighthouse on Thursday, just 42 days after setting out on the 10 000km journey. The Scotsman started his adventure on 10 April with the original aim of reaching Cape Town[…]

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Manenberg criticises Operation Fiela

While Operation Fiela brought some relief to the hostile situation in Manenberg on Thursday, residents feel the crackdown will not be effective in curbing violent gang shootings in the long-term. Manenberg was flooded with police, metro police and army officials, as the crime operation was rolled out in the early[…]

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Witness protection vital for prosecution

The Western Cape Department of Community Safety are calling for more accessibility for witnesses to the country’s witness protection programme, after recent reports highlighting South Africa’s dismal prosecution rate. Of 3100 gang related murders and attempted murder in the last three years, only 85 cases have seen successful conviction The[…]

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Maintenance non-payers to be blacklisted

Maintenance defaulters may soon be at risk of credit blacklisting after MPs within the Justice Portfolio Committee adopted several new amendments to the Maintenance Act this week. Should the bill acquire approval from the National Assembly, defaulters may see their informational passed onto credit suppliers for blacklisting. The move is[…]

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IRR adds voice to call over new visa rules

South Africa’s tourism industry is on tenterhooks as the deadline for the country’s new travel requirements for children looms. The new rules, instituted by the department of home affairs, requires an unabridged birth certificate for all children travelling to, through or out of SA as of 1 June. Now the[…]

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Court told of Jayde murder ‘dry runs’

Christopher Panayiotou was eager to kill his teacher wife and her hitmen had several dry runs before the actual murder, the court heard on Thursday. The Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court was given chilling details about a plan to kill Jayde Panayiotou, allegedly master-minded by her husband Christopher. State prosecutor Marius[…]

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