‘Lion’s Head not safe for the public right now’

Lion’s Head is “more dangerous now than it was before the renovations were done”. Tim Lundy – an accredited mountain and cultural guide and a volunteer with the Wilderness search and rescue unit – checked out the newly reopened hiking trails on Lion’s Head after concerns were raised by hikers[…]

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Metrorail no closer to improving safety for commuters

The DA Western Cape representatives sacrificed the comfort of their cars to travel by train in the early morning peak from Nyanga Train Station to Cape Town Central Station on Friday, to highlight to see first-hand the conditions of Cape Town’s congested rail network. The Cape Town Central line has[…]

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Beachgoers warned of spring tide

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is urging beach goers to be cautious when visiting beaches along the Western Cape, due to the new moon spring tide peaking yesterday. Spring tide happens twice every month, at full moon and at new moon. It lasts for a few days over each[…]

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Police increase presence at malls: Phahlane

Acting national police commissioner General Khomotso Phahlane says officers will monitor various malls across the country to protect shoppers during the festive season. “We made the decision that we are going to increase the police visibility and deploy officers in hotspot areas. We want to create a conducive environment for[…]

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Angling community reeling after attack

Members of the Angling community say safety is a major concern on the popular fishing beaches, Macassar and Monwabisi. This comes after a well-known angler and off duty police sergeant, Jacques Joubert, 38, was attacked and robbed on Thursday by two unidentified suspects. Joubert sustained two stab wounds and remains[…]

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Cape Town ramps up cellphone impounds

The number of cellphones impounded by traffic police in Cape Town is on the rise, says an official. Since 2012, Cape Town traffic police have impounded phones from drivers who are caught using their handsets without legal hands-free kits. And city officials on Tuesday confirmed an increase in the number[…]

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Table Mountain Forum to monitor Rhodes Memorial

The Table Mountain Safety Forum will be increasing safety on the Table Mountain chain, following a series of rapes at Rhodes Memorial involving UCT students. The Forum will be working closely with police and campus security to monitor the area as panic increases over the safety of students walking in[…]

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