Muslim Enclaves of the Cape: Claremont

At the tail end of heritage month, former Claremont resident, 79-year-old Abdullah Abdullah shared his glorious childhood memories and what has moulded into his heritage with VOC journalist Aneeqa du Plessis. A nostalgic Abdullah travelled back in time to Stegman road in Claremont, 60 years ago before apartheid and all[…]

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Claremont teen missing

Nineteen-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana from the Claremont area has been missing since the afternoon of August 24. She was last seen at approximately 1.30pm that afternoon, and no one has been able to get a hold of her for the past 48 hours. Mrwetyana lives at Roscommon House in Claremont’s Main Road,[…]

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Claremont land claims suffer delays

The mistaken transfer of a tennis court is having undue consequences for the restitution process in Claremont, according to the Claremont Beneficiary Trust. Claimants whose families were forcibly removed from the area as a result of the old Group Areas Act have been forced to endure a further delay of[…]

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Woman killed as car crashes into shop

A woman in her 30s has died after the vehicle in which she was travelling crashed into a shop front in Claremont in the early hours of Friday morning. “We think it was a furniture shop. Most of those shops there all are windows [have window fronts]. The car collided[…]

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First look at MP-Claremont MyCiti route

VOC News joined Mayoral member for Transport Councillor Brett Herron and a few journalists on a bus ride along the MyCiti Mitchell’s Plain-Claremont bus route on Friday morning. The proposed bus routes form part of Phase 2 of the MyCiti service to the metro-south east. This proposed route was developed[…]

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Urinating student ‘was being funny’: Report

University of Cape Town student Djavan Arrigone told the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court that he thought he was being funny when he urinated off the balcony of a nightclub, Saturday Star reported. Arrigone, 20, reportedly said he did not care if his urine landed on someone. He has been charged with[…]

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