By: Aneeqa du Plessis The Mother City is slowly running out of burial space, especially for Muslims. The Islamic Society in Gordon’s Bay approached the city last month, urging them to make more land available for their burials. But the city argues it has provided sufficient burial land in the[…]
LOCAL Over 140 burial plots were allocated to the muslim community at the Rusthof Cemetery in Strand on Wednesday. Members of the MJCSA and local Islamic societies were among those who attended an official opening ceremony, and ensured the designated graves faced qibla. It grants relief to nearby suburbs, given[…]
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[…]
The number of coronavirus infections continues to rise, so has global uncertainty over safety and security. Global markets have plummeted, and economies have hit an all-time low. Not only have big companies been feeling the pinch, but informal traders are now beginning to face challengers of their own. Several precautionary[…]
An alleged armed robber has been shot dead and another wounded following an armed robbery at a shop in Strand Main Road in Strand, Cape Town, paramedics said on Sunday. ER24 paramedics, along with another service, arrived on the scene at 10am on Saturday morning to find the local authorities[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
A 17-year-old teenager and a man in his late 20s have drowned in separate incidents on Sunday afternoon, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said. The teenager drowned at Strand near Cape Town and the other victim drowned at Kariga River mouth, Kenton-On-Sea, in the Eastern Cape. They both drowned[…]
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