COCT offers R5k reward for tip off on library vandals

The City of Cape Town is urging the public to help stop the ongoing vandalism at its libraries. The desperate call follows a series of attacks at facilities in recent weeks. According to the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community services and Health, Zahid Badroodien at least seven libraries have[…]

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R1.4bn plan to get CT’s central line on track

A R1.4bn “mega project” has been presented to Khayelitsha community stakeholders to resuscitate its practically defunct rail service, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa said on Thursday. Newly appointed administrator Bongisizwe Mpondo and several of his technical team reported back to local leaders two weeks after an initial meeting,[…]

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SA mobile networks are being targeted by vandals

Mobile operators Vodacom and MTN have warned that South Africans may suffer network problems as a result of vandalism on cellphone towers. Thieves have targeted cellphone base stations to steal expensive batteries and diesel fuel used to power the mobile network infrastructure – especially during rolling blackouts. Eskom announced an[…]

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MPlain school shutdown after toilets vandalized

By Aneeqa Du Plessis Appalled parents shut down Alpine Primary School in Mitchells Plain on Wednesday after 1300 children were expected to share two toilets. Alpine primary has been the target of continuous vandalism incidents. Several complaints were reported to the province’s Safe School Call Centre during the holidays. In[…]

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Johnston road cemetery vandalised (PHOTOS)

Johnston road cemetery in Belgravia has been targeted by vandals who stole the copper piping overnight. A caretaker said the night-shift security guard saw four men with pickaxes jump over the vibracrete wall at 3am on Wednesday morning. When the day-shift security guard took over at 6am, he found the[…]

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Vandals hit Cape Town photo exhibition exploring whiteness

Less than a week after a series of photographs were erected in Cape Town, they have been vandalised. The series – Un/Settled by Sydelle Willow Smith – was erected at the Company’s Garden, the historic park in central Cape Town, on Thursday. The photos were vandalised on Monday, just four days later.[…]

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