Some matric learners at Spes Bona High School in Athlone on the Cape Flats say the fear of contracting the coronavirus has increased the pressure they feel as they make final preparations for their exams. The class of 2020 will start their matric exams in earnest on Thursday. Over 95[…]
The City of Cape Town is inviting the public to comment on the proposed draft informal trading plans for Gatesville and Athlone. The public has until Friday, 31 July 2020 to submit their comments. The coronavirus pandemic has prompted changes in trading dynamics and the need to review the current[…]
A police officer in the Western Cape has tested positive for Covid-19, says national police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo. “I can confirm that a warrant officer at the Athlone police station in the Western Cape has tested positive for Covid-19. This is the first police officer in the province to[…]
A police breakthrough will see two people appear in court on Monday for the vicious stabbing and murder of a Cape Town gay person days after the annual Pride festival. Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said the 30-year-old was stabbed to death in Athlone on 3 March. Two people[…]
In August 2019, three suspects were arrested for being in illegal possession of a lion cub that was dubbed Simba. The little lion was found in a house in Athlone, on the Cape Flats, and Sulaiman Effendi, Shurud Jacobs and Moegamat Simons were charged with the illegal possession of an[…]
Acclaimed Hollywood actor Forest Whitaker has decided to take the youth of Athlone under his wing after experiencing the trauma and contention of having a disabled family member become addicted to drugs and alcohol. Now the actor, who is also a humanitarian and social activists, feels it his responsibility to[…]
The Western Cape Government’s Department of Human Settlements has indicated that all arrears accumulated until 31 August 2019 by residents of the Gatesville Rental Housing Complex in Athlone will be written off. Provincial government has also indicated that annual rent increases will be frozen for pensioners living in the complex.[…]
Residents of the ‘the Vlei’ informal settlement in Vygieskraal in Athlone will have to start over after a fire wreaked havoc on Monday afternoon. Two people died in the blaze and approximately 1200 people were displaced. The raging fire destroyed over 300 informal structures. The Gift of the Givers Foundation[…]
An alleged gang boss was shot dead in Athlone, Cape Town, on Wednesday. Western Cape police spokesperson Sgt Noxolo Rwexana said the shooting happened at about 5.25pm. “It is alleged that a 47-year-old was shot and fatally wounded by unidentified suspects,” said Rwexana. “The suspects entered a liquor store and shot[…]
An Organised Crime Investigation (OCI) was launched by detectives on Wednesday following a tip-off that a lion cub had been smuggled from Thabazimbi in Limpopo to the Western Cape. Various addresses in the Athlone area were searched, according to SAPS spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana, to find the little cub. Eventually the[…]
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