A mother and child killed in a fire in Cape Town

A woman and her child have died after a structure caught alight at Kensington in Cape Town. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Jermaine Carelse says the victims were trapped inside the structure when the fire broke out. He says three other people were also left homeless. Carelse says the cause of[…]

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CT Fez maker takes his final bow

With little pomp and a heavy heart, 76-year-old Gosain Samsodien, Cape Town’s last traditional fez maker takes his final bow, or rather, sews his final thread, after more than two decades of service to the local and global Muslim community.   “This is my passion. I’ve been doing this for[…]

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Police search for Kensington Day Hospital burglars

Police are searching for the remaining  suspects after two arrested were made in connection with the burglary and vandalism of Kensington Day hospital. The facility was temporarily closed down after being ransacked last weekend and the lack of equipment has left it under strain. The police’s Noloyiso Rwexana reported that[…]

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Four wounded in Kensington

While the festive season should bring joy and peace, Kensington residents received a bloody welcome to the season. The Kensington Community Policing Forum (CPF) has condemned shootings which saw four people wounded at the weekend, saying they will not allow gangs to keep the community hostage. Just last week, the[…]

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Concerns over attempted mob justice by Facreton residents

The social media world was filled with mixed emotions over the weekend after a video surfaced of Facreton residents allegedly attacking the police for trying to arrest an alleged rapist. According to public relations officer of the Community Policing Forum (CPF) Chesslyn Steenberg, a 46-year-old male sexually assaulted a 15-year-old.[…]

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