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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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Zonnebloem officially reverts to District Six

Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, approved the renaming of Zonnebloem back to District Six on Tuesday, December 17. The approval has been published in the Government Gazette. The District Six Museum had applied for the renaming of the suburb earlier this year. In September, the Western Cape Minister[…]

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Drowning at Cape adventure park raises safety concerns

Locals are raising concerns regarding a lack of safety measure at the Blue Rock Adventure Park in Somerset West following yet another drowning incident that took place at the facility this past week. On the afternoon of Friday, December 13, a 28-year-old man drowned in a quarry at the popular[…]

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Mystery surrounds body found on Clifton beach

An unidentified male body washed up on Clifton’s First beach during the late afternoon of December 17, 2019. The incident is shrouded in mystery as no missing people or drownings have been reported close to the time of discovery. Law Enforcement and SAPS are on the scene. The man is[…]

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More Cape pools to open for festive season

The City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department has increased the number of public swimming pools that are open to the public to 28. Initially, 16 facilities were opened in September, while others were still undergoing repairs and maintenance. Currently, 28 of the 35 public swimming pools are open.[…]

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Cape Town airport free parking limit to be reviewed

The long-awaited upgrade at Cape Town International Airport will soon be underway, bringing about a number of changes that locals can look forward to, including a review of the Pickup and Go area parking time limit. The R7-billion renovation is expected to boost the economy once completed, and will take[…]

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