safety

Child kidnapping cases increase yearly in SA

In light of the recent attempted kidnapping of a child at a restaurant in Johannesburg, Missing Children SA is appealing to parents to be incredibly vigilant with their children. The NGO warns that they see a yearly increase in children going missing. Last week, South Africans were shocked by a[…]

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Cape Town schools demand security guards and metal detectors

Hundreds of residents, teachers and pupils marched to the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Thursday to hand over a memorandum demanding measures to make their schools safer. The protest, organised by the Khayelitsha Education Forum (KEF), called for the Western Cape Department of Education to install metal detectors at all schools[…]

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Don’t underestimate the mountain, says hiking expert

A hiking expert has warned the public to be extra-cautious when venturing out onto the Mother City’s mountain hiking trials. A 21-year-old Cape Town woman is in a serious condition in hospital after she fell 13 metres while hiking up Lion’s Head. It’s believed that CPUT student Mieshka Dollie fell[…]

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Shark spotters in action at Fish Hoek Beach

Following a shark warning issued on Friday last week at Fish Hoek Beach, visitors were advised not to enter the waters and one local managed to capture a video of shark spotters in action, keeping locals and visitors safe. Shark Spotters usually deploy nets at beaches notorious for shark activity[…]

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A complete guide to stay safe in Cape Town

As the summer is knocking on our door, locals and tourists alike are keen to get out and fill their weekends and evenings with all that Cape Town has to offer. There is never want for things to do. However, recent news headlines are bound to mute excitement in exchange[…]

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Record number of South Africans plan to emigrate

As South Africa’s news headlines fills with reports of violent crimes and femicide more and more locals are losing faith in their country and apply to live elsewhere. Immigration firm Xpatweb says that they have seen a 364 percent increase, since 2018, in the number of South Africans applying for[…]

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Tourists cancel SA trips

There are concerns that the current violence in which foreign nationals and their businesses are being targeted will negatively affect South Africa’s tourism sector. Tourism has grown to be a major social and economic force which contributes significantly to the country’s Gross Domestic Product and the creation of employment. A[…]

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Maritime workshop unpacks horrid conditions of fishermen

By Zahraa Schroeder Delegates from Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines are gathering in Cape Town for a week-long conference on issues facing the maritime industry. Their aim is to learn from the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) and the South African fishing industry on how best to improve the[…]

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Woman warns of new hijacking method

Susannah Leigh (40) was travelling from Hout Bay to Camps Bay one evening on July 22 when a couple possibly saved her life after telling her they saw a man climb into the back of her bakkie when she stopped. A couple who were travelling behind Leigh took a video[…]

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