The highly infectious Delta variant of Covid-19 has been detected in wastewater at 25 treatment plants in the Western Cape. SA Medical Research Council (SAMRC) scientists said they made the discovery after obtaining reagents to test for the Delta variant. “[The team] detected it as the dominant variant in towns[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Newly emerged footage of the BMW crash that took place on the N1 near Century City last Monday, shows a second person in the car at the time of the crash. The footage, allegedly taken by the mystery passenger, showed the driver of the vehicle Taufiq Carr racing alongside another[…]
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[…]
Five people, including a baby, were wiped out in an early morning crash between a car and a passenger bus on the N1 on Friday, Western Cape Traffic Services have confirmed. The collision, which took place at about 01:00, occurred on the Beaufort West side of Leeu Gamka, spokesperson Kenny[…]
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[…]
The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has begun Phase 1 of its N1 road upgrade. The project commenced earlier in February 2016 and is expected to be completed by February 2019. Once completed, this R487-million project will include the addition of an extra lane to parts of[…]
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[…]
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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