Vandals stripping local sports complex

The Hoosain Parker Sports Field has been a constant target of theft and vandalism, which is adversely affecting the Parkwood community that makes use of the facility. Although it is an open public space, its primary purpose is to serve as an amenity for soccer and netball matches. Recreational activity[…]

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Hangberg lambasts City, province

Things in the small fishing village of Hangberg in Hout Bay, are not as bad as is being portrayed. These were the sentiments of many residents living on the hilltop community, who feel Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille is painting Hangberg in a[…]

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WCape to release monthly crime stats

Crime statistics for the Western Cape will be released on a monthly basis, the province’s community safety MEC Dan Plato said on Sunday. “I have instructed my department to specify that the provincial commissioner must provide… regular crime statistics on a monthly basis,” said Plato in a statement. He said[…]

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Athlone business crime worrying: Chamber

The Cape Chamber of Commerce says while it is concerned about the spate of targeted crime on Athlone businesses, it will not speculate that these attacks are the work of gangsters. The recent spate of violence in Athlone has raised the fears of local shop owners who suspect gangs could[…]

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MPlain Town Centre crime concerning

There has been a notable increase in store robberies in the Mitchell’s Plain area, the most recent of which led to the death of a security guard outside a jewellery store at the busy Town Centre on Monday. Speaking to VOC Breakfast Beat, chairperson of the Mitchell’s Plain Community Policing[…]

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Bonteheuwel crime issue ‘blown up’: PB

A group of community members known as Proudly Bonteheuwel (PB) have accused the Bonteheuwel Joint Peace Forum (BJPF) of blowing the crime situation in the area out of proportion. A representative for PB, Jonathan Cupido said that ever since a wave of gang related crime broke out months ago, police[…]

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Crime increase in Walmer Estate

Walmer Estate residents are worried about an increase in criminal activity in the area, following three armed robberies in two weeks. On two occasions, a cigarette delivery van was hijacked and robbed while delivering at local shops. On Sunday late afternoon, a female resident was attacked and her car was[…]

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Business attacks ‘well planned’

The Cape Chamber of Commerce says businesses in the southern suburbs may need to increase their security to curb criminals. Businesspeople in Athlone, Ottery and the surrounds has fallen victim to a spate of criminal attacks, in which a number of Muslim owned businesses have been targeted. Abdul Basier Dramat[…]

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Businesses soft targets

The business community in the broader Athlone, Lansdowne and Rondebosch areas fear they have become easy targets for criminals. This concern follows after three attacks on businesses and owners in the last week. On Saturday, the wife of the owner of Jimmy’s Service Station was shot and killed in an[…]

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