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Cape Town police warn against stone-throwing criminals

Criminals have been targeting motorists along the freeways of Cape Town, hurling stones at cars travelling the busy highways at night, according to local law enforcement. In Simonsvlei, a woman driving her husband’s car was last week killed after someone threw a brick that hit the vehicle, triggering the fatal crash. READ: Four killed[…]

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Rock thrown at car kills Paarl teacher

A woman has died after her car was hit with a big rock in the early hours of Thursday morning on the N1. Michele Pietersen, a former teacher at Secondary School New Orleans in Paarl and her husband, Anton were on their way back home from Cape Town when the[…]

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Should trucks be banned off our roads?

Calls are increasing on national government to ban trucks on the N1 during peak hour traffic, amid public outcry over the continued carnage on our roads. The debate has resurfaced following yesterday’s horrific truck crash on the N1 at the Koeberg interchange, in which a truck container flattened a motor[…]

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Heavy traffic expected as holidaymakers return home

Heavy traffic is expected on Monday on major routes around the country, as many holidaymakers return home from the coast or inland resorts. Many companies and businesses will re-open on Tuesday after the festive season break. The N1 from the Western Cape to inland provinces and the N3 from KwaZulu[…]

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Tik worth R900 000 confiscated in N1 drug bust

A man arrested with a tik haul worth R900 000 will appear in the dock once he has been formally charged, Western Cape police confirmed on Wednesday. The bust took place at about 15:00 on Tuesday afternoon, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said in a statement. “Members of the[…]

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Man killed in Cape Town highway crash

A man was killed and six others seriously injured when the vehicle they were travelling in lost control on the N1 near Bellville in Cape Town on Saturday afternoon. The vehicle crashed into the barrier near the Jip de Jager offramp, said Cape Town traffic spokesperson Maxine Jordaan. Officials closed[…]

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