Hout Bay

ANC to lodge HRC complaint for ‘stupid animals’ post

The Western Cape African National Congress plans to lodge a complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission and police on Monday after a Hout Bay resident apparently called black people “stupid animals” in a Facebook post. “They are like stupid animals. We should tie them to a rope. Too many[…]

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New harbour master has great plans for Hout Bay

The days of thieves and vandals operating in Hout Bay harbour are numbered. The new harbour master intends to transform the precinct into a mini-Waterfront with proper access control and a zero-tolerance approach to crime. Pumla Feni-Gela, 40, says tourists flock to the area with its natural beauty, markets and[…]

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Still no clarity on what caused Hout Bay fire

Police are still in the dark about started the fire which devastated the homes of over 1 000 people and left one man dead in a section of Hout Bay’s Imzamo Yethu on Boxing Day. The fire broke out late on the evening of December 26 and strong winds quickly[…]

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Fire rages through Hout Bay informal settlements

About 20 informal structures have caught fire in Hout Bay, Fire and Rescue services said on Thursday. Fire and Rescue services spokesperson Liezl Moodie told News24 that the fire started around noon, and was currently burning through the Mandela Park and Imizamo Yethu informal settlements. “We have nine vehicles on[…]

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Robbers shop up storm with stolen cards

One day after a pair of uniformed men hit a Hout Bay business and escaped with a week’s wages after holding up staff, the robbers went on a shopping spree for new clothing on an employee’s account. Hout Bay Boatyard office manager Melanie Mozes told News24 the duo spent R2[…]

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New police station planned for Masiphumelele

A satellite police station has been earmarked and was being prioritised for Masiphumelele, Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu said at a public meeting on Wednesday. Community policing forum members and concerned residents from Masiphumelele, Ocean View, Hangberg, Hout Bay and Imizamo Yethu gathered at the Iziko Lobomi Community Hall in[…]

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Gangs taking over Hout Bay, say residents

Over the past few weeks the Imizamo Yethu community in Hout Bay has been plagued by an upsurge in violence where several murders have already been reported over the past few weeks. Mzi Nyaki from the SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco) says that things are improving however the situation is[…]

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Three people die in Hout Bay fire

Three people died on Wednesday evening in a fire in Hout Bay, Cape Town, city emergency management services said. Spokesperson Theo Layne told News24 three wooden structures were destroyed by the fire, with 15 to 17 people displaced. “One adult male, one adult female and one unknown person, who could[…]

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Time to take a stand against Hout Bay gangsters: Sanco

Additional police resources are essential to stop the growing gang culture in Hout Bay, SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco) spokesperson Mzi Nyaki said on Tuesday. Extra police resources have been deployed to Imizamo Yethu since Tuesday, after seven people were arrested for public violence on Monday night. It is understood[…]

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Seven in court for Hout Bay protests

Seven men who were arrested for public violence in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, are expected to appear in court after a night of unrest, Western Cape police said on Tuesday. The group was arrested on Monday night after a number of community members fled to the Hout Bay police station[…]

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