There remains strong police and army presence at the Strandfontein Sports Grounds after a group of homeless people were involved in an altercation with police on Tuesday. About 1000 homeless people are living in a temporary shelter set up by the City of Cape Town to keep them off the[…]
Image courtesy: Johann du Plessis This week is a significant week for Capetonians, as they mark 54 years since the forced removals of District Six. More than 66,000 people were evicted over the course of 15 years and relocated to the fringes of the Cape Flats as the colourful area[…]
The regulations around the Heritage Protection Overlay Zone (HPOZ) will have an impact on all of those who own property in the Bo-Kaap, in particular as it relates to new developments, restorations, and the maintenance and alteration of properties. The HPOZ was approved by the City of Cape Town’s council[…]
Calls for a thorough investigation to be intensified continue to mount after eight people were killed in an explosion in Macassar near Somerset West on Monday night. A community meeting was held in the area Tuesday night to lend support to the victims of the explosion disaster at the Rheinmetall[…]
By Loushe Jordaan Emotions were high at the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s court on Wednesday as the suspect in the Stacey Adams murder case made his first court appearance. The suspect, Christopher Lee Brown, portrayed had a stone cold face and at one point smiled, as he stood in the dock.[…]
By Wardah Wilkinson It appears that the City of Cape Town’s plans to develop affordable housing in Salt River will see some upheaval from residents, intent on keeping the suburb exclusive to middle class residents. A flyer has been in circulation on social media calling on residents to ‘make their[…]
Small scale fisherman in Hangberg feel marginalised as by national government, who they claim have failed to fulfil promises over fishing permits. Many angered residents gathered at the local community hall to meet with the department of fisheries officials but the officials postponed the meeting to Sunday just two hours[…]
By Ra-ees Moerat Manenberg is not an epitome of crime and gang violence, according to the residents who attend the SANZAF institution in the community. The facility, located in the heart of Manenburg, incorporates social development programmes in the form of educational classes. The eleven-year-old standing facility is home to a[…]
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille is on Wednesday expected to announce further plans to deal with the city’s water shortage. The “Water Resilience Plan”, which will be tabled in the city council, is expected to include increased measures to avoid acute water shortages. A chief resilience officer had been[…]
A body of young child was found a shallow grave in Epping on Saturday, suspected to be that of three year old Courtney Pieters. The toddler went missing last Thursday while playing with friends outside her home in Elsies River. Police will need to conduct forensic tests to confirm the[…]
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