Atlantis

CoCT eyes dagga economy, frees land to grow its own

Vacant land in Atlantis, Cape Town, has been freed up for the production of medical cannabis, the City of Cape Town announced on Thursday. The City approved the decision, “which will set the foundation to unlock Cape Town’s potential in this untapped sector”. “This positive move by the City gives[…]

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Water cuts expected in Atlantis

Water supply will be affected in the Atlantis area on Wednesday following a stern warning from the City of Cape Town on Tuesday which advised residents to fill containers for domestic use as pipe maintenance work will affect water supply throughout Wednesday. In a statement the City said the maintenance[…]

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Residents protest over service delivery in Witsand, Atlantis

Protest action by residents in Atlantis turned violent last week, following demands for service delivery. Clashes between community members and the police saw protestors burning tyres and police retaliating with stun grenades and rubber bullets. As a result, seven people were arrested for alleged public violence. There was a heavy[…]

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Department investigating ‘sex list’

Authorities are investigating a so called ‘sex list’ being circulated on social media. The list containing the names of 31 of children, believed to be from Atlantis, went viral on social media with the victims accused of being promiscuous. Western Cape department of social development spokesperson, Sihle Ngobese, says they[…]

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Mom and her 2-year-old child found murdered in Atlantis

A woman and young child have been found murdered in bushes adjacent to Thambo Street, Atlantis, Western Cape police said on Wednesday. They were found on Tuesday. The motive for the murders was unknown and no arrests had been made, Lieutenant-Colonel Andrè Traut said. The 22-year-old woman was believed to[…]

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Suspects lead to missing policeman’s body

Two suspects have led police to the body of one of their own policemen who was reported missing on Christmas Eve on Tuesday morning in Atlantis. Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said the two suspects were found in possession of the policemen’s vehicle, a white BMW. “After they were[…]

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Atlantis parents protest for new primary school

The parents of a primary school in Atlantis, north of Cape Town, have vowed to block any schooling until they are given a date for when they will get a new school building. “We want it on black and white,” said Shane Jennicker, chairperson of the Avondale Primary School’s School[…]

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Atlantis girl’s body found

The body of an 11-year-old Richtersveld Primary student being found in the backyard of someone known to her family is a lesson for police in dealing with missing children. This is according to Atlantis ward councillor Barbara Ras, who aided in the search for the pre-teen who went missing on[…]

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