A fire has broken out on the mountain slopes in Simon’s Town in the Cape Peninsula. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Jermaine Carelse says the fire area has been divided into three divisions to make operations more manageable. He says two Oryx helicopters were requested from Ysterplaat Air Force base to[…]
By Shakirah Thebus Do not disturb the dead! This was the collective sentiment shared by ex-Simons Town residents at a public meeting held on the 7th September. The meeting was called for by the Phoenix Committee, a group devoted to those who were forcefully removed from Simon Town during the[…]
A property development project in Simon’s Town has been brought to a halt after it was discovered that the project was taking place on a burial ground that dates back nearly 300 years. The remains of the deceased are currently being exhumed and are reportedly planned to be re-buried at[…]
Diggers were left in shock after they unearthed what appears to be a shallow grave in Simon’s Town. The discovery was made during the construction of a new block of flats in the area, where more than a hundred bones were reportedly found. The bones are estimated to be close[…]
Two locals had a whale of a time snorkelling in Simon’s Town when a Humpback decided to join their expedition and swim alongside them, leaving them stunned by its beauty and peaceful nature. The friendly whale swam right up to the snorkellers. Local photographer Riaan Coetzer captured the magical moments[…]
The City’s Fire and Rescue Services remained on the scene of the Gordan’s Bay fire throughout the night, but have managed to contain the blaze. Yesterday five residential properties were destroyed by the blaze, which spread in the direction of Rooi Els. City Fire and Rescue spokesperson Theo Layne says[…]
While devastating flames were still blazing across Simon’s Town slopes, a savvy investigator was picking up clues to figure out its cause. There was a lot at stake. The fire along Cape Town’s southern peninsula last Wednesday and Thursday destroyed a number of homes and holiday cottages. Some residents were[…]
A SA National Parks spokesperson says there are suspicions the fire that engulfed the southern Cape peninsula this week may have been started deliberately. Table Mountain National Parks fire chief Philip Prins told News24 on Friday that early signs from the investigation into the fire’s cause indicated that foul play[…]
Some light rain had begun falling in Simon’s Town, Cape Town, on Thursday night where firefighters have been battling a fire on the mountain. The rainfall began at around 21:00. Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson, Theo Layne, said the fire was less aggressive because the winds had died down. It[…]
A Simon’s Town guesthouse owner has told of how he managed to keep his home safe from the blaze by watering down the back of his house. Napthali Lodge owner Rob McLean told News24 between coughs on Thursday afternoon that he was able to save his house thanks to buckets[…]
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