Family of three die in Khayelitsha blaze

By: Aneeqa du Plessis A family of three, including a minor, has died in an early morning blaze in an informal settlement in Khayelitsha. According to the City’s Fire and Rescue Service, officials were alerted at about 05:10 that a structure was on fire opposite the Chuma Primary School in[…]

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Ten families displaced in Delft fire

About ten families have been displaced following a fire that engulfed backyard structures at Delft in the early hours of this morning. City Fire and Rescue Services personnel were deployed to extinguish the blaze. In another fire, one person died and another sustained serious burn wounds in Gugulethu. This, after[…]

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Cravenby man found safe

The family of Abdul Waheed Ismail from Cravenby have confirmed that he has been found and is safe. However, the circumstances surrounding his disappearance remain unclear. Ismail went missing on Friday night, leaving his cellphone at home. There was no sign of forced entry. He returned home on Tuesday morning.[…]

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Preserve your family history, urges historian

“It is said that people without a history are people without a future”. These are the words of Dr Adiel Bassier from the Boorhaanal Movement ahead of Heritage Day on Saturday 24 September, in urging South Africans to dig deeper in understanding their social and cultural identities. While Heritage Day[…]

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Holding onto Jehaan

The scent of incense sticks filled my nostrils as I stood in the modest wendy house that Nashrullah Leonard rents in her mother-in-laws backyard in Belhar. She was overwhelmed to see me and ushered us to sit down on the seats that she quickly cleared out to make our stay[…]

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Missing mother murdered, says family

Family of missing Kuils River mother Zara Hector believe she is dead and are adamant she has been murdered even though police are tight-lipped about a body they have found. On Saturday night members of the Hector family were in mourning. Police discovered a woman’s body on a farm in[…]

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