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Woman arrested in Sea Point to approach HRC

A 23-year-old Blue Downs woman is considering suing the police after she was arrested while sitting on a bench in Sea Point and locked in a cell for the night, GroundUp reported. Esethu Mcinjana was in Sea Point last Sunday for a job interview at a hotel at 10:45. She[…]

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Pit bull mauls elderly women, dogs in Sea Point

A dog owner faces charges under the animal by-law after his pit bull mauled two elderly women and two dogs on the Sea Point promenade on Friday morning. Ward councillor Jacques Weber told News24 the pair, believed to be in their late 70s, have been taken to the New Somerset[…]

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Cape father bemoans ‘illegal evictions’

Cape Town father Pieter Louw says his family and others have become the latest victims of unchecked arbitrary evictions in the Sea-Point/Green Point precinct, despite arbitrary evictions being illegal, according to South African law. Arbitrary evictions are defined as forced evictions acted out upon tenants without the support of a[…]

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Palestinian pickets continue

While a ceasefire been Israel and Hamas remains in tact for now, South Africans are still keeping the conflict in Gaza firmly on the national agenda. In Cape Town, activists from various organisations have taken it upon themselves to picket every Sunday for the past four weeks. The weekly picket[…]

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Why are we profiled, asks activist

One of five pro-Palestinian demonstrators arrested on Sunday says they were profiled and questioned by police and the Hawks without being given any indication to the reasoning behind their arrest. Abdul Gani Sahib, one of the five arrested on Sunday says they were innocently holding up flags and signs nearby[…]

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Palestine supporters released

Five pro-Palestine activists were released from police custody on Monday, a day after being arrested during a motorcade in Buitenkant Street. The five, including four men and one female, were allegedly arrested for being part of an illegal gathering. However, state prosecutors threw out the case, stating that the suspects[…]

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5 pro-Palestinian supporters arrested

Five pro-Palestinian demonstrators were held overnight at the Cape Town central police station after they were arrested for allegedly staging an illegal protest on Sunday afternoon. The five people were pulled over by police near Gardens after they had left a picket at the Sea Point Pavillion, which drew a[…]

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