Man drowns after being swept off rocks in Hermanus

One of three men swept off rocks in Hermanus was declared dead after being brought ashore on Tuesday. National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) duty coxswain Jean le Roux said the duty crew and police were mobilised after 5pm after eyewitness reports of the men being swept by waves into the[…]

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Bodies of two sisters recovered after drowning in Hermanus

Rescue divers have recovered the bodies of two sisters aged 60 and 61,  after what is believed to have been caused by drowning at the Hermanus harbour in Overberg, in the Western Cape. National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson, Craig Lambinon, says eyewitnesses alerted the Agencies about two bodies floating in[…]

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Western Cape fire not contained yet

The two firefighters who were injured on Sunday have been treated for an ankle injury and smoke inhalation. Overstrand Fire Chief, Lester Smith, says strong winds could cause more flare-ups in the fires in the Western Cape region on Monday. He says the main area of concern is Hermanus where[…]

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More negotiations to get underway following Hermanus protests

Relative calm has been restored in Hermanus with fresh negotiations expected after clashes between authorities and the community earlier on Friday. We are about to clear the last road. The community has agreed to go back to the negotiation table on Monday,” police spokesperson Brigadier Donovan Heilbron said on Friday.[…]

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11 Hermanus land protesters back in court in bid for bail

Eleven people, who face public violence charges related to protests that followed an attempted land claim in Hermanus last month, are to appear in the local Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday to apply for bail. On Tuesday, Menzi Fokazi, Sive Bophani, Qhawe Bawdeza, Fezile Mzimeli, Mncedisi Ntantala, Deyiti Ntshono, Mthuthuzeli Thembani,[…]

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Firefighters battle Hermanus blaze

Around 20 firefighters were busy containing a vegetation fire in Hermanus on Tuesday morning, an official said. Ground crews were tackling hotspots in the Hemel and Aarde Valley, said Overstrand chief fire officer Lester Smith. The fire started in Fernkloof on Sunday. “On Sunday afternoon, one house was in danger,[…]

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