Philippi

Gunmen attack Prasa security guards

Armed security staff employed by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) to escort train drivers were attacked and shot at by a group of unknown armed men in Philippi, Samora Machel, in Cape Town on Sunday, Prasa said. The driver of the vehicle was shot in the shoulder,[…]

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Philippi councillor accused of fraud

WARD councillor Fikiswa Nkunzana faces charges of fraud after she allegedly duped a Philippi man into paying R80 000 for a house belonging to someone else. Andile Komani said he met Nkunzana, an ANC councillor, in February 2014 when he needed a house for his family. “I met Nkunzana at[…]

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New development in Phillipi denied

The organisers of the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) Food & Farming Campaign appear to be making progress after Heritage Western Cape denied the rezoning application for the U-Vest development. The PHA recently launched a campaign opposing the development of land, which impacts on the Cape Flats Aquifer – a vital[…]

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New hub unveiled in Philippi

An old cement factory in Philippi has undergone a multimillion-rand metamorphosis and has now been launched as ‘The Hub’. This new building will be part of the burgeoning Philippi Village precinct that will, over the next few years, also include a four-storey hotel, a private hospital and an education zone[…]

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Stun grenades used in school protest

Police used stun grenades to disperse a crowd of protesting school pupils outside the Western Cape education department’s offices on Friday, they confirmed. “[Police] members were met with resistance from the learners. Police started to used stun grenades in an attempt to defuse the situation,” Captain FC van Wyk said.[…]

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Zuma goes door to door in Cape Town

President Jacob Zuma began a door-to-door campaign in Philippi, Cape Town, on Tuesday, as part of the ANC’s 103rd anniversary celebrations. Philippi residents started singing old struggle songs as Zuma emerged from his vehicle and walked over to a group of pensioners waiting in line to meet him. Hilda Sekeleni[…]

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