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Supermarket in Khayelitsha goes up in flames

A Shoprite store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town went up in flames on Tuesday morning as South Africans went shopping for essentials ahead of the national lockdown President Cyril Ramaphosa announced to the nation on Monday night. It is understood that the fire started before 08:00 when the store was still[…]

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Man arrested after Cape Town boy, 12, goes missing

A 23-year-old man is expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town on Monday in connection with the disappearance of a 12-year-old boy from Hout Bay. The boy was last seen on Wednesday. Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said in a statement: “The investigation, which is at[…]

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Attorney shot in his car in Cape Town

A civil attorney was shot and wounded in his car in Gardens, Cape Town, on Wednesday morning. News24 understands that a vehicle pulled up next to Jakes van der Merwe’s Toyota Land Cruiser in Constantia Road and fired two shots, wounding him in the neck. A colleague, who did not[…]

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SA hosts first Blind Cricket tournament

In a historic first, the Mother City is hosting the first international Blind Cricket series. The series consists of five T20 matches and two one day international matches which will run up until 14 February. Blind cricket is a version of the sports of cricket adapted for blind and partially[…]

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Man, 75, killed during home invasion in Cape Town

A 75-year-old man was killed during a robbery at his home in Kraaifontein, Cape Town, on Friday, Western Cape police said. Two unknown men gained access to his house in Conifer Street, Northpine, at around 04:20, said police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk. “The 75-year-old owner … was assaulted,” he[…]

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Weather warning urges beachgoers to be cautious

Many have been commenting on how odd the weather has been across the Cape in recent weeks – it has shifted from sweltering heat to overcast with drizzle and sharp winds. As a result, it comes as no surprise to Capetonians that the SA Weather Service has released a weather[…]

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Drownings in Cape Town increase year on year

Bathers and beachgoers are being urged to be more cautious while visiting the ocean as the City has already recorded more fatal drownings this year than last year’s festive season. Two more teenagers fatally drowned and 56 children were lost and reunited with their family at the beach over the[…]

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‘District Six’ set for return to Cape map

On Tuesday the national Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, finally approved the renaming of Zonnebloem to District Six and local maps are set to see the change very soon – to the delight of many. The approval has been published in the Government Gazette and may very well[…]

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