Attacks on police members on the increase: Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele says attacks on police members are increasing at an alarming rate. He says last week, in the space of 24 hours, four police officers were attacked in the Western Cape alone. He was addressing the 35th Squadron in Belhar ahead of their deployment for the province’s Operation[…]

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Blaze in Belhar leave several displaced

Twenty people were left displaced after several informal structures were destroyed in a fire in Belhar yesterday afternoon. According to the City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service Spokesperson Jermaine Carelse, local firefighters managed to contain and extinguish the blaze that destroyed approximately seven informal structures. Two women suffered[…]

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City hosts breast cancer awareness month event

The event – a collaboration between City Health and Subcouncil 5 at the Belhar Indoor Sports Complex – sought to raise awareness about breast cancer, but also create a safe space where women could get critical health checks done. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most[…]

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Belhar residents vow to protect sand dunes

By Shakirah Thebus Sand remains an invaluable resource with the demand for it within the manufacturing industry ever increasing due to its availability as well as affordability. Sand mining is the process of extracting sand from open pits, beaches, dunes and oceans and the sand is then used to produce[…]

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2 children killed in Belhar fire

A Belhar family is in shock after a fire claimed the lives of two children in Chestnut way in Belhar. It’s believed a 5 year old boy Ziyaad and one year old girl, Zarah died in the blaze. The baby girl’s mother survived. It’s unclear how the fire started. The[…]

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Drug den to become law enforcement base

One of Belhar’s most notorious drug dens will be converted into a multi-purpose deployment base for the City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Department. Contractors on Thursday demolished the “Little House on the Prairie”, a known problem property on the corner of the Stellenbosch Arterial and Robert Sobukwe Drive. Mayor[…]

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