somerset west

Drowning at Cape adventure park raises safety concerns

Locals are raising concerns regarding a lack of safety measure at the Blue Rock Adventure Park in Somerset West following yet another drowning incident that took place at the facility this past week. On the afternoon of Friday, December 13, a 28-year-old man drowned in a quarry at the popular[…]

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Two due in court for uncut diamonds

Two unknown suspects aged between 36 and 56 are due to appear in the Somerset West Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for alleged possession of uncut diamonds. Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said the pair were arrested on Tuesday after police received a tip off from community members. “Acting on a tip[…]

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Woman nabbed in Somerset West mega drug bust

A second suspect was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a R8.9m drug bust in Somerset West in the Western Cape last week. The 45-year-old suspect is believed to be the lessee of the storage facility in Somerset West Business Park where large quantities of tik, heroin and mandrax were[…]

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2 die on WCape roads

A pedestrian has died after crossing the N2 near the Mew Way exit near Khayelitsha. City traffic spokesperson, Maxine Bezuidenhout, says the deceased is believed to be about 35 years old. The right hand lane of the N2 outbound was closed for some time to give officials an opportunity to[…]

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Somerset West fires cause over R50 million in damages

The fires which raged around Somerset West over the last three days have caused damage worth over R50 million. Seven houses and other dwellings were gutted. Mayoral Committee Member for Safety in the City of Cape Town, JP Smith, says fire fighting vehicles were also caught up in the fire.[…]

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Somerset West fires still burning

Thick smoke from fires raging in the Somerset West area covered the Cape Peninsula on Wednesday morning. Helicopters and fixed-wing planes were back on the scene in the early morning hours, while firefighters were on duty overnight to douse the flames on the upper slopes of the mountain in Somerset[…]

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Breakthrough in Somerset West festival dates

An agreement has finally been reached between traders and the South African Police Services (SAPS) that will ensure the provision of security for the Somerset West Night Market over the coming festive season. As a result, the respective parties have agreed to host the popular Festival under the Lights from[…]

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Somerset West festival discussions deadlocked

Negotiations between the South African Police Services (SAPS) and organisers of the popular Festival under the Lights in Somerset West remain at a deadlock, facilitator Taj Akleker has confirmed. Informal traders have spoken out over a proposed change in dates for the annual festival from the 15th-23rd to the 2nd-14th[…]

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City to meet SAPS over SWest nightmarket

The City of Cape Town will meet with SAPS next week to discuss the policing and safety needs for the annual Somerset West Festival Under the Lights. This comes after an outcry over the possible change in dates for the festival, due to the lack of policing resources over the[…]

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