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Establishing a neighbourhood watch: What you need to know

As crime levels in the Western Cape remain a serious cause for concern in many communities, neighbourhood watch groups are an essential tool in fighting the scourge of crime within residential areas. However, while the City does provide various forms of support to established and accredited neighbourhood watch groups, members[…]

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Rhodes High matrics raise havoc ahead of final exams

Videos circulating showing violent and destructive school students at Rhodes High School in Mowbray last Wednesday have sparked serious concern and drawn widespread condemnation. The students were seemingly celebrating the end of their schooling careers ahead of their final matric examinations when things got out of hand. Students can be[…]

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All systems go for Gordons Bay masjid construction

The construction of the Gordons Bay Masjid is fast approaching, with the Gordons Bay Islamic Society having recently received approval for the rezoning of the land proposed for the development. The construction plans, which may now be submitted by the Islamic Society to the City Council, are expected to be[…]

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Former Boks coach’s niece resigns over alleged sexual affair with Bishops boy – reports

The teacher who resigned amid allegations of a sexual relationship with a pupil at the Bishops Diocesan College in Rondebosch is the niece of former Springbok player and coach Nick Mallett, Sunday Times reported. Fiona Viotti, 30, reportedly left Bishops with immediate effect last week. The school reportedly appointed an attorney to investigate what[…]

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ConCourt rules Stellenbosch University to use English first

The Constitutional Court has ruled that Stellenbosch University’s policy that makes English the institution’s main language is reasonable and must remain in place. During the ruling, the university said it had initially made the move to provide equal access to all its students and promote a multilingual culture. The language[…]

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Extension of school hours on the cards

More local schooling bodies are being encouraged to consider extending school hours to include after-school programmes to keep impressionable kids in a positive environment rather than exposing them to boredom or free time that could lead to crime or bullying. A Harvard University study found that peak times for victimisation[…]

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‘Petty admin’ preventing some WC fishermen permits

‘Petty administrative reasons’ may have prevented some Western Cape fishermen from getting permits. That’s the admission from government. The process is so difficult that many small-scale fishermen have either given up trying or are fishing illegally. READ: The solution to hidden hunger lies just offshore Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy, has[…]

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Bush cockroaches infest Cape homes

Western Cape homeowners have been warned to keep a lookout for unwanted guests as summer approaches. Bush cockraoches have been spotted in homes from the city to Bredasdorp, and are regarded as “super roaches”. According to Sebastian Seelig, managing Director of Pest Free SA, bush roaches are a hybrid between[…]

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9 Western Cape wonders

When thinking of the words to describe Cape Town and the Western Cape, ‘unique’ is usually at the top of my list. Nowhere else compares to our beautiful home. From the diversity of Cape Town’s cultures, to the impressive displays that Mother Nature created, living in this city is truly[…]

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