As South Africans entered its 21-day national lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, there remains uncertainty around whether spaza shops and corner stores are considered essential services to the public. The Government Gazette, which outlines the regulations during the lockdown, states that spaza shops that sell essential products[…]
Police are investigating the attempted sexual assault of an 11-year-old boy at the Sea Point Pavilion swimming pool in Cape Town, authorities said on Thursday. The incident reportedly took place on New Year’s Day. No one has been arrested, police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said. The City’s law enforcement[…]
As South African roads become busier – and more dangerous – during the festive season, the director of Justice Project South Africa, Howard Dembovsky, is critical of local, provincial and national government’s strategies dealing with road traffic management and collisions. His comments comes as transport minister Fikile Mbalula released the[…]
By Aneeqa Du Plessis Chaos erupted on the streets of Bo-Kaap on Monday night as the Kensington All-stars minstrel troup finished their parade for hundreds of eager on-lookers in the annual ‘Voormaakie’ event. Locals filled the streets of Bo-Kaap in anticipation of what they could expect during the annual Tweede[…]
The City of Cape Town’s Mayco member for Safety and Security JP Smith has refuted the claims of a potential safety management crisis in Cape Town, accusing the trade union South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) of having possible political motivations behind their recent outcry. This follows a warning by[…]
Cape Town beaches could face a serious security crisis this festive season if the City of Cape Town and Law Enforcement officers represented by SAMWU fail to reach an agreement. The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) says that the demands of 500-600 Law Enforcement officials represented by them in[…]
A clash broke out in the CBD this afternoon between police and refugees staging a sit-in outside the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Cape Town. Police arrived to remove the refugees, resulting in a battle that brought out stun grenades, tear gas and batons. More than 300 foreign[…]
The City of Cape Town has confirmed it is investigating an alleged assault on what appeared to be a homeless man, which according to a witness saw the person beaten, pepper-sprayed, shoved and thrown to the ground. Executive director for the safety and security directorate Richard Bosman said the probe[…]
Since 2 July 2019, there have been over 43 arrests made in Bonteheuwel. The MEC of Community Safety, Albert Fritz applauds the sweeping successes of the 100 newly deployed Metro law enforcement officers in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town. Increase in police officers presence The newly deployed law enforcement has been discernibly presentand[…]
Monday got off to a bad start for residents in Ottery, as traffic was disrupted due to violent protests. Old Strandfontein road and Olieboom road near Makro was blockaded by residents burning tyres, allegedly over housing concerns. Authorities have confirmed that 20 people, mostly women, have been arrested and all[…]
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