An alleged armed robber has been arrested on Signal Hill in Cape Town a few hours after two people were robbed at knife-point of their valuables this weekend, the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the Western Cape said on Sunday. “Cape Town Central Police Station’s B Relief shift members[…]
A 36-year-old man believed to be a foreign national has sustained serious burn wounds and is recovering at the Tygerberg hospital. The man known as Hamza is believed to be a caretaker at the kramat located on the signal bridge where the late Shaykh Mohamad Hassen Ghaibie Shah is buried.[…]
The environmental affairs department on Friday, sent a contingent of about 1000 firefighters from its Working on Fire (WoF) programme to assist with disaster management officials in containing fires raging across the Western Cape. “The fire crews, bolstered by aerial support, have been busy at multiple fires in Somerset West,[…]
Whilst the property value of housing in Bo- Kaap might tempt residents to sell, the area is becoming a tourist hub and creating opportunities for the people residing in the colourful community, Osman Shaboodien, chairperson of the Bo-Kaap Civic Association. With Bo-Kaap poised to become a conservation area, developers are[…]
There are approximately 23 kramats (shrines or tombs) in the Cape Town region that hold the remains of pious Muslim men known by some as the ‘friends of God’. These men have been laid to rest in the kramats because of the contribution that they made to Islamic identity in[…]
Firefighters are working to contain a fire that broke out on Cape Town’s Signal Hill on Thursday, the city’s fire and rescue department said. “We are dealing with a large vegetation fire,” spokesman Theo Layne said. Earlier, a helicopter was used to water bomb the blaze. Firefighters on the ground[…]
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