The University of Cape Town (UCT) has begun work to help save and restore valuable academic resources, including books, manuscripts, and maps, housed at the institution’s historical Jagger Library. Part of the library was destroyed by the raging fires in Cape Town at the start of the week. The Jagger[…]
A suspect was taken into custody on Sunday night as the City of Cape Town investigates reports about the original blaze being due to arson and of additional fires being started. This was disclosed on Monday by mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith. “There is a lot[…]
A group of hikers were allegedly robbed by three minors on Table Mountain on Friday, November 8, but were quickly apprehended thanks to the quick actions of Table Mountain rangers. The alleged robbers, ages 15, 16 and 17, were immediately arrested and will appear in court soon on charges of[…]
On Sunday morning, a body was found on the Camps Bay side of Table Mountain. Captain FC Van Wyk said to Cape Town Etc that: “Circumstances surrounding the death of a 40-year-old man whose body was found in the early hours this morning at Woody Rivine, Kloof Nek, Table Mountain[…]
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway on Friday, October 4 2019, the Cableway is giving back to the local community with a month long special for all South Africans. From October 1 to October 31, 2019 all locals with a valid South African ID, or[…]
Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has promised that a strategy is “being developed” to help combat crime against foreign visitors to South Africa – but the Tourism Minister has had a very tough time of things from the Freedom Front Plus (FF+), who have condemned her reaction to a spate of violent crimes.[…]
Following a number of attacks on hikers within Table Mountain National Park, a local hiker from Kenilworth has taken the initiative to create a Google map, called Table Mountain Crime Map, for recording crime in the area and preparing those who plan to explore the mountain trails. The recent murder[…]
The recent death of a Ukrainian hiker as well as 14 other attacks reported in the Table Mountain area this year has prompted SANParks to deploy more rangers to bolster security and better ensure the safety of visitors to Cape Town’s iconic landmark. At World Rangers Day, held in Cape[…]
One suspect was arrested and another two are on the run after a Ukrainian tourist was stabbed to death while hiking in Hout Bay on Saturday. The 44-year-old victim was apparently attacked in the Table Mountain park by the three men and robbed of his backpack. He died at the[…]
The Mother City is a beautiful place and has always been. Granted, in times past it was a little easier to see the mountains and a little less crowded on the beach, but Cape Town will always hold the top spot in the hearts of all Capetonians. While we still[…]
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