A suspect was taken into custody on Sunday night as the City of Cape Town investigates reports about the original blaze being due to arson and of additional fires being started. This was disclosed on Monday by mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith. “There is a lot[…]
Seven people have been arrested in connection with a robbery at a Stellenbosch supermarket. Police said it happened earlier on Saturday. It’s believed the armed suspects posed as police officials. The Western Cape police’s Novela Potelwa said: “Several suspects, some wearing police uniform, entered a supermarket at 8:45. Once inside,[…]
Cape Town Mayor, Dan Plato, has appealed to residents to observe adherence and do everything to flatten the second peak of infections to avoid the City being declared a COVID-19 hotspot. In wishing residents a safe festive season, Plato says while beaches in the City remain open, residents must respect[…]
Metrorail has seen a 76% drop in reported crime within rail precincts over the past three months in the Western Cape. This follows a number of joint security enforcement operations ahead of the festive season. The rail agency said that safety and security would also be beefed up over the[…]
A 49-year old man has been arrested in Cape Town on charges of dealing in drugs worth an estimated R100k. Police spokesperson FC van Wyk says members of the central police station were doing visible patrols, stop and searches and focusing on Long Street night clubs for extortion, when they[…]
A 37-year old Sergeant has been arrested on charges of corruption during an operation at the Bellville Police station. Police spokesperson FC van Wyk says an agent attached to the Anti-Corruption Unit Western Cape approached the sergeant, who agreed to take items to a prisoner in the cells, for payment.[…]
Having a driving licence has become an essential requirement from most prospective employers in South Africa, prompting the Cape Town city council to launch a learner driving programme for its jobless youth. In a statement on Thursday, Cape Town mayoral committee member for urban management Grant Twigg said 50 young[…]
Six members of Cape Town’s notorious Terrible Josters gang were sentenced in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. The case, which initially had 12 accused, saw the group face 71 charges including multiple counts of murder, attempted murder, illegal possession of a firearm and charges under the Prevention of[…]
Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) have arrested at least 30 people on various charges in the Nyanga Cluster of Cape Town. Western Cape police spokesperson, Captain FC van Wyk said on Monday that the arrests came from crime prevention operations conducted in the cluster. He said various[…]
A Cape Town duo are determined to bring change to the lives of young people from the Western Cape’s impoverished, gang-ridden areas. Friedl Gertse, who was born and raised in Kuils River, about 32km from Cape Town, attended De Kuilen Primary and Sarepta Secondary schools and now manages the digital[…]
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