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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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‘We are tired of the promises”: Parkwood

Desperate and frustrated – this is how the chairperson of the Parkwood Backyard Association in Parkwood, Dominique Booysen, described how some residents feel about the lack of housing in their community. Fresh demonstrations erupted in Parkwood and Ottery on Monday, after illegally erected shacks were dismantled. Residents resorted to burning[…]

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Philisa Abafazi Bethu empowers abused women

Many women who are caught in the web of social or domestic abuse will soon be empowered. The Philisa Abafazi Bethu (PAB) organization, which means “Heal our Women,” will be offering their services to the women of Ottery and surrounding areas. While women in all communities across the Cape Flats[…]

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Metro Police working well with SAPS at ground level

The Metro Police’s specialised Gang and Drug Unit has yielded positive results in areas like Hanover Park and Ottery in recent months, part of a City of Cape Town-led clampdown on gang activity on the most crime-ridden communities across the city. Hanover Park and Ottery in particular have experienced an[…]

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Shop owner shot dead in China Town robbery

A 70-year-old man was killed in an armed robbery at China Town in Ottery, Cape Town on Sunday, the latest in a spate of robberies targeting shopping complexes recently. Western Cape police told News24 the robbery happened at around 15:00. “Four unidentified suspects robbed a shop and shot and fatally[…]

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CT arrest a ‘significant blow’ to drug trade

A foreign national has been nabbed in Ottery with a stash of drugs estimated to have a street value of R4m. Western Cape police said the discovery and his arrest on Wednesday morning was a “significant blow” to the province’s illegal drug trade. The 32-year-old raised the suspicions of officers[…]

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Army, cops descend on Cape Town suburb

It will take more than one major crackdown to clean the crime-ridden streets of Ottery. This was the sentiment of frustrated locals who watched South African Police Service, defence force and metro police officers raid crime hotspots in the Grassy Park police precinct in Cape Town on Friday. The integrated[…]

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