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[…]
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[…]
Western Cape authorities are on standby to deal with any weather-related emergencies following a gale-force wind warning. The Level 8 warning for damaging winds is accompanied by a Level 2 alert for damaging wave and is expected to last a few days. South-easterly to easterly winds between 70 -80km/h with[…]
The Faure Kramat Family Funday has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions forecasted for this weekend. Heavy rain and strong winds are predicted to hit the Western Cape, with City of Cape Town officials on standby to deal with emergencies. The Nurul Latief Islamic Association made the announcement in[…]
Capetonians gathered in Blue Downs on Wednesday at the launch of the Western Cape’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children. Western Cape Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen Thembisile Patekile was among numerous speakers who urged all citizens to tackle GBV issues with determination, particularly men. He[…]
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[…]
Police are appealing to the public to come forward with information following a fatal shooting in Retreat on Sunday night. A 38-year-old woman and three others, aged between 16 and 60, were left injured. It is understood the woman suffered nine bullet wounds. Suspects in a white vehicle opened fire[…]
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[…]
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) have expressed concern over xenophobic sentiments on social media, following the death of several children allegedly as a result of eating instant noodles. Five children, between the ages of 4 months and 13 years old, are alleged to have died shortly after consuming[…]
The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has called for an urgent restructuring of the South African Police Service (SAPS), saying police stations in the country are no longer safe for the public. It comes after at least ten heavily armed men robbed a police station in Limpopo of[…]
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