COCT offers R5k reward for tip off on library vandals

The City of Cape Town is urging the public to help stop the ongoing vandalism at its libraries. The desperate call follows a series of attacks at facilities in recent weeks. According to the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community services and Health, Zahid Badroodien at least seven libraries have[…]

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Five classrooms gutted in Holy Cross fire

A fire that broke out at Holy Cross RC Primary School in the Cape Town CBD has gutted five classrooms, including plans for a new library. Firefighters were called out to the school on Thursday afternoon after plumes of smoke were seen emanating from the premises in Keizersgracht Street. “There[…]

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Calls to reinstate library security

Complaints have surfaced over the removal of security at public libraries on the Cape Flats due to a lack of funding, with one community activist demanding that security services be reinstated. In an open letter written to Mayor Patricia De Lille, Imraahn Mukaddam from Elsies River said the decision to[…]

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