Western Cape

Western Cape motorists urged to abide by the rules

Western Cape traffic authorities together with various other law enforcement agencies will be conducting integrated operations on the province’s roads over the Easter weekend. The operations form part of plans to keep residents and visitors safe on Western Cape roads during the busy holiday period. Officers will be checking vehicle[…]

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11 dead in two Western Cape road crashes

Eleven people have died in two separate vehicle crashes on Western Cape roads. Provincial Minister of Mobility, Ricardo Mackenzie, says the one incident on Friday involved three vehicles on the R43 near Villiersdorp in which six people died including four children. He says the second crash occurred on the N1 between[…]

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Western Cape records 8.6 percent increase in murders

Capacitating the anti-gang unit with more members is among the plans of police in the Western Cape to address what it calls an unsettling crime picture in the province. Six police stations in the province, including Mfuleni, Gugulethu, Nyanga and Khayelitsha are among the top 10 for reported murders nationally.[…]

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Western Cape sees significant rise in dam levels

The Western Cape is experiencing a significant increase in dam levels. The province is basking in the aftermath of a wet and rainy season. Currently, the average dam level in the Western Cape is sitting at 90%. This has brought a sense of relief and optimism to residents and authorities alike. The[…]

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Western Cape police tightening the grip on extortion

National Police Commissioner Fannie Masemola says their specialised team in the Western Cape is ready and available to deal with extortion cases that are reported. This as various extortion incidents have halted work at several construction sites in Cape Town delaying service delivery and the provision of critical infrastructure. Masemola[…]

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Police officials arrested six suspects in the Western Cape

By Kouthar Sambo Police officials in the Western Cape arrested six suspects on charges of possession of unlicensed prohibited firearms and ammunition in isolated incidents yesterday.   Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi further highlighted additional criminal activities that took place yesterday in another area. “The Boland K9 police members[…]

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