Strandfontein pair drown in rip current

Two men from Belhar drowned while swimming in the sea of Mnandi beach near Strandfontein on Sunday. NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said that volunteers had responded to a report of the pair being in difficulty in a rip current. The man were both in their twenties. “There was a light breeze[…]

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Strandfontein Forum to establish special crime task team

Residents in Strandfontein packed a public meeting this weekend in a bid to address the recent consecutive murders of young people, gang activity and drug houses in the area. The meeting was called by the Strandfontein Social and Economic Development Forum with the community and governmental role players. The Forum’s[…]

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Baron murder-accused apply for bail

Three men accused of kidnapping and murdering a Strandfontein man, who died without regaining consciousness, were remanded in custody after making a brief appearance in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. Ricardo Jackson, Romano Jenniker and Warren Challen appeared in the dock where they made a formal bail application.[…]

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Ceasefire project blamed for Strandfontein murder increase

There has been a drastic rise in crime in the Strandfontein community over the past five years, according to the area’s Social and Economic Development Forum. The declaration comes as residents lament the tragic murder of aspiring English teacher, Chad Barron who was hijacked, assaulted with a brick, and stabbed[…]

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Man shot dead on CT beach

A man was shot dead metres from his car which was stuck in the sand at Blue Waters Beach in Strandfontein on Monday morning. Provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut confirmed the victim was a 26-year-old man. “No one has been arrested as yet,” he said. The motive for[…]

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Strandfontein residents butt heads with City

Residents and community members from the Strandfontein community held a protest march this past weekend, against a perceived lack of communication by the City of Cape Town towards decision making in the area. The march, which was organised by the Strandfontein Social and Economic Development Forum, highlighted numerous problems currently[…]

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