Muslim Enclaves of the Cape: Strand

By: Aneeqa du Plessis With the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, Heritage Month bears even more significance as people embrace and celebrate what was inherited or bequeathed to us by our forefathers. For 81-year-old, renowned historian Ebrahim Rhode, the best memories all include frolicking along the Strand. “I was born[…]

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Three people die in Strand fire

Three people, a woman and two children, died in a fire in the early hours of Sunday morning in Strand. The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service responded at 3.30am to an alert that an informal structure was alight in the TV-Section, off Onverwacht Street. The fire crews[…]

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City rolls out tag system for kids on beaches

The City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development is making its way to the beach with its Identikidz project. The project, which provides children on beaches with identification tags to help them be located in case they get lost, has become an important element of the festive[…]

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R50 000 reward for info on clinic arson attack

The City of Cape Town has called on the public to come forward with information on Friday morning’s fire at a clinic in Strand. The Ikwezi Clinic in Nomzamo were set alight at 2:30am, resulting in extensive damage to the roof and the clinic interior, including the pharmacy and records[…]

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Alert Elsie’s River residents help nab ATM robbers

A tip-off by alert residents in Elsie’s River, Cape Town, led to the arrest of five men and a woman suspected of having robbed an ATM in the Strand area on Friday, police said. Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said residents became suspicious about a vehicle in their[…]

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