Seventeen suspects have been arrested in Manenberg on public violence charges after unrest broke out when law enforcement agencies arrested a suspects for drugs. Police spokesperson, Novela Potelwa, says they were busy loading the suspect into a police vehicle when the community began pelting officials with stones. She says members[…]
By Loushe Jordaan Gilbert Unrest erupted across several communities on the Cape Flats on Tuesday, in what many believe is the start of worse things to come as a result of the national lockdown. A business robbery at Modacks in Manenberg caused widespread damage to other businesses in surrounding areas,[…]
Western Cape police have reinforced deployments in several townships on the Cape Flats after several incidents of burglary, looting of grocery stores and public violence on Tuesday afternoon. According to police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa, a group of about 16 people stormed a supermarket in Gatesville at about 14:40 on[…]
Despite Manenberg’s bleak social and economic conditions, one woman is determined to make the local library a place of learning and skills sharing. Yumna Alexander, a second-year student at the Two Oceans Graduate Institution (TOGI) said she wants to help people do well for themselves and to prosper. Through the[…]
By Shakirah Thebus A Manenberg family of seven have been forced to live in a single room container after their council flat was left gutted in a blaze seven months ago. The container was given to them by the City of Cape Town as a form of alternative accommodation until[…]
A man who was wounded in a shooting in Manenberg, Cape Town, has died. The victim and another person were apparently caught in a gun battle between suspected gangsters and police on Thursday morning. Police and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate were investigating whether the men were shot by officers. Community leader[…]
The demolition of two Manenberg schools to make room for a new hospital has not gone uncontested. While the Manenberg community is believed to be on-board after being promised a “skills school”, other stakeholders have questioned the validity of the plans. The phasing out of pupil intake at Sonderend Primary[…]
The demolition of two Manenberg schools to make room for a new hospital has not gone uncontested. While the Manenberg community is believed to be on-board after being promised a “Skills School”, other stakeholders have questioned the validity of the plans. The phasing out of pupil intake at Sonderend Primary[…]
The Western Cape Education Department has raised concerns following a stabbing involving two learners at Manenberg Primary School. Two learners have been stabbed during an altercation on Monday at a Manenberg school. According to Education MEC spokesperson Jessica Shelver the two pupils are Grade 6 learners. Shelver said the caretaker of the school[…]
By Loushe Jordaan Manenberg has been identified as a priority area for upliftment by the Western Cape government and City of Cape Town, given how deeply and tragically this suburb is affected by urban decay, and the resulting crises of drug abuse and gangsterism. With plans set in place, Manenberg[…]
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