Cape protection rackets accused of casting net wider after lockdown kills nightlife

Until the lockdown, the underworld bosses behind Cape Town’s protection rackets concentrated mainly on nightclubs. But when nightlife shut down and revenue dried up, they allegedly began expanding their intimidation tactics to coffee shops, restaurants, hotels and property owners. Nightclub owners reluctantly paid their monthly “security tax” but business owners[…]

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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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Parliament to probe Clifton beach ‘racism’

Parliament will hold an all-day inquiry into what transpired at Clifton Fourth Beach in Cape Town, where beachgoers were allegedly escorted off the beach by a private security company. The incident was deemed racist by a number of organisations and compared to apartheid-era beach bans. In the wake of the[…]

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Boy’s body found floating at Clifton First Beach

A child’s body washed up near Clifton’s First Beach in Cape Town on Wednesday morning, Western Cape police confirmed. Two members of the public saw the body floating in shallow water at about 07:45 and recovered it from the sea, said police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk. Due to its[…]

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Researcher warns of E-coli at Clifton

Beachgoers have been advised to observe more precaution when visiting the city’s beaches, after a recent study reportedly uncovered high levels of E-coli at the popular Fourth Beach in Clifton. The warning comes at a particularly busy period for Cape Town’s beaches, as tourists and school students flock to the[…]

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