Another community doctor within the Muslim community has succumbed to the dreaded coronavirus. On Monday, well known Salt River doctor Ebrahim Kahn, 70, passed away of COVID-19, following weeks of hospitalisation. Dr Kahn had been placed on a ventilator but his health deteriorated about a week after he was admitted[…]
Police say Salt River in Cape Town is calm for now as they trawl through CCTV footage of the brazen murder of former gang boss Rashied Staggie. Staggie was shot on Friday, on the same road his brother was killed 23 years ago. WATCH: Rashied Staggie to be buried next week There are now[…]
A neighbourhood watch patrol team, UWatch, who were taking a break at the Groote Schuur Total Garage in the early hours of this morning busted what is suspected to be a child trafficking ring. According to the Western Cape Gangwatch, South African Police Services (SAPS) officers also responded to the[…]
The Salt River housing project faces more controversy after being halted by the DA-led municipality. Former Mayoral Committee member for Transport and Urban Development, Brett Herron, last month announced his resignation at the Salt River Market, stating that the halting of the project was “the final straw” for him. The[…]
Open Streets Cape Town returns to the famous Main Road this Sunday 25th February. Between 9am and 2pm, 3km of the M4 (Main, Victoria and Sir Lowry Roads) through Observatory, Salt River, Woodstock and District Six will become a car-free corridor for residents and visitors to enjoy as shared public[…]
Police in Woodstock are looking for information following the alleged kidnapping of businessman Sadeck Zhaun Ahmed. He was allegedly abducted yesterday evening by three unknown males in front of his business in Victoria Road in Salt River. It is believed the 71 year old businessman and his driver were busy[…]
By Ashraf Hendricks Designer and graffiti artist Quasiem Gamiet has lived in Salt River for more than 20 years. Gamiet has been spray painting murals and other artwork across Cape Town for the past ten years. Earlier this month, Gamiet took GroundUp on a guided tour of some of Salt[…]
Concerns are being raised among residents in Maitland and Salt River after a decomposing buried woman was discovered in a nearby abandoned building. The discovery was made on the 2nd August in Voortrekker Road, Maitland. The discovery is as an indicator to residents that derelict buildings are becoming hotspots for[…]
Woodstock and Salt River residents are growing frustrated with the increase in new commercial developments in the area and are now mobilizing to fight ruthless property developers. Amid increased concerns around gentrification in the city centre, a group of residents under the banner of Reclaim The City have called for[…]
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Monday condemned the burning of 19 Metrorail train coaches at the Salt River depot in Cape Town. The coaches were set alight on Sunday afternoon forcing Metrorail technicians to work through the night to reconfigure replacement sets. According to Peters, the arson attack led to[…]
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