Authorities at Table Mountain National Park have established that the fire that destroyed vegetation and historic buildings at the University of Cape Town (UCT) was started deliberately. SanParks today released the report following an investigation on the cause of the fire. On Sunday April 18, the fire broke out at[…]
By Tauhierah Salie An elderly Mitchells Plain resident is seeking assistance after her house was the target of an arson attack at the weekend. Pensioner Gadija Cariem, her three sons and their children have been staying at the house in Alberton Road, Portlands, for at least 20 years. A petrol-bomb[…]
A R100 000 reward has been offered for information that will lead to the conviction of four people believed to be behind an arson attack on two trains at Cape Town station last week. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has offered the reward. According to a Prasa[…]
Thousands of patients have been left in limbo after an arson attack led to the total shutdown of a clinic at Nomzamo in the Strand, near Cape Town. The main clinic and the outside buildings were destroyed in the fire on Friday morning. The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee[…]
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has condemned the latest incident of train arson, saying such attacks endanger the lives and livelihoods of residents of the province. On Tuesday night, another train was gutted at Cape Town station, which will result in chaos for commuters. According to a statement from PRASA,[…]
Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has repeated his call for information that could lead to the arrest of those responsible for the attacks on trains in Cape Town last week. Arson attacks damaged six coaches in three separate incidents, his office said. The department of community safety has put up[…]
Repairs to the two platforms at Cape Town station damaged during a fire last week were completed on Tuesday. In a statement, Metrorail said Platforms 15 and 16 were back in business after repairs had been completed and structural engineers confirmed that the integrity of the overhead concrete structures had[…]
A lecture theatre at the Cape Town campus of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) was set alight on Wednesday, after similar attacks at the institution’s Mowbray and Bellville campuses. Security personnel were the first to discover that the classroom had been set on fire, said Western Cape police[…]
Relatives of the Dawabsha family, three of whose members died in an arson attack committed by Israeli settlers in 2015, filed a lawsuit on Monday against the state of Israel seeking compensation for the murders. The high-profile attack sparked outrage in July 2015, when extremist Israeli settlers set fire to[…]
Throwing cigarette butts out of car windows should constitute attempted arson, Western Cape premier Helen Zille said on Friday. Presenting her State of the Province address in Cape Town, Zille outlined the threat fires presented to the economy of the Western Cape. She said 10 years ago, they were dealing[…]
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