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Search for missing Muzeinberg lifeguard continues

The search for a missing lifeguard off Cape Town’s Muizenberg coast is continuing. City Councillor, Zahid Badroodien, says the 23-year-old and a senior lifeguard launched a jetski to help three kite surfers in distress on Saturday afternoon. Badroodien says a senior lifeguard was operating the ski while the young seasonal[…]

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Strandfontein ratepayers accuse City of double standards

Strandfontein residents are reeling after it was alleged that the City of Cape Town allowed film companies to openly destroy the surrounding flora and fauna. Earlier this month startled residents happened to stumble upon a development which they thought was a promised expansion. On further inspection, the Strandfontein Ratepayers and[…]

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Woman arrested in Sea Point to approach HRC

A 23-year-old Blue Downs woman is considering suing the police after she was arrested while sitting on a bench in Sea Point and locked in a cell for the night, GroundUp reported. Esethu Mcinjana was in Sea Point last Sunday for a job interview at a hotel at 10:45. She[…]

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Beachgoers warned of spring tide

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is urging beach goers to be cautious when visiting beaches along the Western Cape, due to the new moon spring tide peaking yesterday. Spring tide happens twice every month, at full moon and at new moon. It lasts for a few days over each[…]

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Several people drown on New Years Day

New Year’s day celebrations turned to tragedy for some South Africans. Several drownings were reported across the country. At least six people died along the Eastern and Western Cape beaches on Sunday. A 32-year-old man drowned in Muizenberg after efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. Three people drowned in separate[…]

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Beware of new moon rip currents: NSRI

Bathers have been urged to be extra careful due to super-strong rip currents that come with the new moon on Thursday. Visitors to Cape Town beaches on Wednesday would have noticed that the high tides were higher than normal, and the low tides were lower than normal, with rip currents[…]

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‘Racist’ Saldanha Bay mayor must be suspended: ANC

Saldanha Bay Mayor Marius Koen must be suspended immediately following apparent “racist” remarks concerning beach access, the ANC’s West Coast branch said on Monday. “The people of Saldanha Bay are no drunkards, vandalist or noisy [sic],” said the regional branch’s spokesperson Sammy Claassen in a statement. “We reject the mayor’s[…]

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Boy’s body found floating at Clifton First Beach

A child’s body washed up near Clifton’s First Beach in Cape Town on Wednesday morning, Western Cape police confirmed. Two members of the public saw the body floating in shallow water at about 07:45 and recovered it from the sea, said police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk. Due to its[…]

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