‘Authorities must act swiftly on elderly abuse’

A video depicting an elderly Strandfontein woman being harassed for money by her drug-addicted grandson has caused outrage on social media, highlighting the often-unspoken scourge of elderly abuse. The video shows a frail woman known as Mrs Koelman in a state of fear and distress as the young man begs[…]

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Strandfontein ratepayers accuse City of double standards

Strandfontein residents are reeling after it was alleged that the City of Cape Town allowed film companies to openly destroy the surrounding flora and fauna. Earlier this month startled residents happened to stumble upon a development which they thought was a promised expansion. On further inspection, the Strandfontein Ratepayers and[…]

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Baby shark bodies dumped at Blue Waters

Images of mutilated baby shark bodies were posted to the Proudly Strandfontein Facebook page. The pictures show the pile of bodies cut up with their heads and fins missing. “City Law Enforcement officers were on Sunday morning 15 December at about 09:00, alerted to a large number of fish lying[…]

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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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Strandfontein residents call for police commanders removal

Disgruntled Strandfontein residents and safety community groups have called for the removal of their station commander David Malong’s resignation saying they cannot afford further resignations by officers, while others have requested transfers due to “incompetence” and “victimisation” under his leadership. The group led by the Community Policing Forum (CPF) held[…]

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Child injured during Cape Peninsula Guy Fawkes activities

A 10-year-old boy has been hospitalised after sustaining facial injuries during Guy Fawkes activities at Strandfontein in the Cape Peninsula. Details surrounding the incident are unclear at this stage. Mayoral Committee Member for Safety in the City of Cape Town, JP Smith, says they were also forced to close designated[…]

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