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Reports of spaza shops being closed despite govt regulation

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[…]

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Justice Project SA criticises road traffic management, proposes restorative justice strategy

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[…]

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Chaos in Bo Kaap as minstrels parade turns ugly

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[…]

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City denies risk of potential security crisis after SAMWU warns of Law Enforcement refusing overtime this festive season

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[…]

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Violent clash between police and refugees in CBD

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[…]

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100 new officers in Bonteheuwel bring over 43 arrests

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[…]

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Ottery demonstrators block roads over housing concerns

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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