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Closure of WC taxi routes extended

Western Cape Transport MEC Daylin Mitchell says the B97 minibus taxi route between Mbekweni in Paarl and Bellville will today, be closed for a further three months. Mitchell says mediation efforts to quell tensions between taxi operators have failed. “I took the decision to extend the closure of the route[…]

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WC police warn against new car sales scam

Western Cape police have warned against buying cars advertised on social media. Officials have picked up on a new fraud trend where criminals target those looking to by second-hand cars. Vehicles are advertised at low prices to lure customers, who are then asked to pay a deposit to secure the[…]

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WCED urges parents to remain patient amid placement backlog

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has reminded parents to ensure their children are school placed for the 2022 academic year. Parents are often left anxious and stressed by backlogs in learner placement, which the department is persistently trying to reduce. An admissions portal allows parents to apply online, with[…]

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Illegal CPT rehabs under spotlight amid torture allegations

The Social Development Department has thrown the spotlight on illegal rehab facilities amid allegations of torture in Cape Town. In the first incident; the body of missing 35-year-old Igshaan Philander was discovered in a mortuary last week shortly after informing police he was assaulted. This included allegations that his hands[…]

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