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Tweede Nuwe Jaar Celebrations postponed to June 2021

Cape Town will join numerous cities around the world in cancelling mass events this festive season, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tweede Nuwe Jaar celebrations are among those that have been postponed to 2021, as a result of an increase in infections recently. Held annually on the second day of[…]

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Cape Town commits millions to 2020 Minstrel event

The City of Cape Town will provide funding and support worth more than R5.8 million for the 2020 Minstrel event. The amount includes cash and costs for City-owned venues. Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith says the funding will support six associations, including the Tweede Nuwe Jaar[…]

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DA’s JP Smith faces motion of no confidence

Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security and Democratic Alliance deputy caucus leader in the City of Cape Town, JP Smith, is expected to face a motion of no confidence on Monday. The motion has been brought by two fellow DA councillors, Courtney Van Wyk and Steven Vuba. In a letter[…]

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“We will do it again!”: G@tvol Capetonian

The leader of the controversial pressure group G@tvol Capetonian has accused the City of Cape Town of using “strong arm tactics” to silence the movement. Leader Fadiel Adams is facing criminal and civil charges after the #TotalShutdown protests organised for 8 August resulted in damage to public and private property[…]

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WC violence and gangsterism is a “crisis’

Over 1600 people have been killed in serious crime in the Western Cape over the past six months, most of them in gang-related violence. Following several urgent calls for the government to address escalating gang violence and crime on the Cape Flats, government structures agree the situation is in a crisis[…]

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