Hout Bay

CT steps up fight against derelict buildings

Council will on Wednesday be asked to approve the demolition of the notorious ‘White House’, identified as a problem building in Hout Bay, Mayor Patricia de Lille said. Earlier this month, some residents took matters into their own hands and set the building alight as they believed their calls for[…]

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City blaze likely to continue for next few days

One of the worst fires to hit the Cape Town since 2005 is wrecking havoc on the slopes of Muizenberg and Noordhoek mountains. The blaze has engulfed 3000 hectares of natural vegetation so far but has endangered many lives and forced hundreds to evacuate their homes. By late Monday afternoon,[…]

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Hangberg homes not big enough: residents

Even though they were promised new homes, some Hangberg residents say what they’re getting is not the dream the City of Cape Town sold to them. The City on Tuesday announced that its CRU [Community Rental Units] had passed the halfway mark in their construction. In a press release ,[…]

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Parents up in arms over graduation rules

As the final 2014 school year comes to an end, parents at Disa primary school in Hout Bay were met with disappointment after they were hoping to share the last celebrations with their children at the school graduation ceremony on Tuesday. But one parent who was looking forward to seeing[…]

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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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Violent protests in Hangberg

A violent service delivery protest erupted in Hangberg overnight after the arrest of three residents. Three cars were reportedly torched, buildings were set alight and the Hout Bay market was also targeted. No injuries were reported.  While things remain calm at present, Hout Bay police are monitoring the situation. “Cars[…]

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