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Public to voice opinion on new beach by-law

Cape Town is synonymous with rolling waves, rocky shores, dolphins, whales, and sunsets on pristine beaches. The coastline draws millions of tourists and local visitors every year; it is central to the city’s identity, and gives Capetonians a sense of place and pride. “We also cannot overestimate the importance of[…]

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First SANDF troops seen entering the Cape Flats

The first troops of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) have finally landed in the Cape Flats – with members of the army seen entering the suburb of Manenberg on Thursday. Videos on social media show SANDF vehicles riding through Manenberg roads in Cape Town, while other pictures show[…]

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School vandalism and burglary draining WCED budget

With the evergrowing crime rate in the Western Cape not even schools are safe from vandalism and burglary. Shocking figures reflect that there has been a drastic increase in the amount of school burglary and vandalism cases from January to June last year in comparison to this year. Minister of[…]

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Possibility of snow in the Cape this week

Temperatures are forecast to dip below freezing point in the Matroosberg area from Thursday, which could finally mean snow for those who have had their fingers crossed for a white winter. Matroosberg Nature Reserve recently posted to its Facebook page saying this week could bring the first snowfall for the[…]

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Huge dusky dolphin pod spotted in Chapman’s Bay

Lucky locals became unexpectedly surrounded by cheerful swimming and jumping dusky dolphins in what appeared to be the thousands during a casual sea outing over the weekend. Yesterday, ocean-lover and creator of the Seafari App, which allows users to report marine mammal sightings from around the globe, took to the[…]

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Community calls for support of local sand sculptor

Michael Myekwa has been putting smiles on the faces of locals in Fish Hoek for years with his amazing sand art creations and now the community is trying to give back and support Myekwa in producing his art. Since 2016 Myekwa has been the community’s resident sand artist, creating breathtaking[…]

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Cape Flats blitz nets over 143 suspects in one weekend

A National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJOINTS) operation since the early hours of Thursday morning in the Philippi, Steenberg, and Delft areas in Cape Town have yielded significant successes, the South African Police Service (SAPS) said. “During the NatJOINTS multi-disciplinary integrated high density operations 143 suspects have been arrested[…]

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