When property developer Anver Essop bought land in Cape Town’s gang-ridden Cape Flats area, people laughed at him for considering it an investment. Now, 12 years later, the Watergate Estate is a sought-after refuge that will soon be donned with solar panels funded through an online leasing platform, making it,[…]
On the day South Africa commemorated its one year anniversary of the hard lockdown that was put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease, the death toll from the virus had reached 52 602. According to the National Health Ministry, the total number of Covid-19 cases for[…]
Gatvol Capetonian and the Cape Coloured Congress leader Fadiel Adams has taken on an ambitious campaign to bring all rival gangs together in an effort to bring peace to the Cape Flats. Gang violence continues to cause devastation across various communities, with hundreds of people losing their lives daily. Ahead[…]
Residents came out in their droves in the New Woodlands and Bonteheuwel areas at the weekend. The respective communities have joined hands in the fight against gang activities, drugs, crime and social ills. Last week Friday, the New Woodlands area in Mitchells Plain hosted an interfaith meeting. Chairperson of the[…]
The Western Cape has appointed 500 Learner Law Enforcement Officers (LLEO) to ensure the safety of the citizens of the Cape Flats. With the crime rate being the highest in the country, short term measures as part of a broader safety plan are urgently needed. “The deployment of the first[…]
by Tauhierah Salie Its all systems go- parents and adolescents are back at work and children have commenced the 2020 academic year. But, after a year of horrific headlines detailing violence perpetrated against children, how confident are we that our kids will be safe behind school gates? The days leading[…]
A new study that examines how former South African gang members understand and make sense of ceasing gang involvement, focusing on exiting gang life and maintaining a reformed lifestyle despite the possible challenges and temptations to relapse, has made a great contribution into the subject, which until now has been[…]
More than 1,300 extra officers will be part of a R1.75bn escalation of the war against violent crime in Cape Town’s gang hotspots. The city council mayoral committee was due to meet on Thursday to give the go-ahead for a three-and-a-half-year “law enforcement advancement plan” – dubbed Leap – that[…]
Some community-based organisations in Cape Town have objected to recent auctions of vacant land by the City. Pressure group G@tvol Capetonian is demanding that vacant land throughout the city be used for housing and reintegration, while community leaders, such as the founder of the Bonteheuwel Walking Ladies, are simply unhappy[…]
Local religious leaders in the City of Cape Town are planning a second big inter-faith prayer service for healing and peace on the Cape Flats. The event is earmarked to coincide with the 16 Days of Activism and the start of the festive season. The faith leaders have also come[…]
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