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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Body discovered in Hermanus

Western Cape police are appealing for assistance in identifying the body of a man which washed up at Whale Rock Estate in Hermanus on Sunday. Police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said: “The deceased was dressed in black pants and a dark jersey, has tattoo marks on his chest and is[…]

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Two drown near Hermanus

Two people drowned by Hawston beach, near Hermanus in the Western Cape on Sunday, the National Sea Rescue Institute said. “It was reported that lifeguards had entered the water to attempt a rescue. Law enforcement were already on the scene, and the SA Police Services and WC Government Health EMS[…]

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