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Family killed in Stellenbosch

A family was killed in their home on a private golf estate in Stellenbosch on Tuesday morning, Western Cape police said. It is believed the father, 55, mother, 54, and 22-year-old son were attacked in their home in the De Zalze Golf Estate in the early hours of the morning,[…]

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WCape MEC impersonator fails to appear in court

A speedster who attracted a lot of media attention after claiming he was a Western Cape MEC failed to appear in a Johannesburg court on Wednesday. Initially, the man was expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on a charge of reckless or negligent driving. Court officials on Wednesday[…]

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Premier honours top WCape matriculants

One of the winners at the prestigious Western Cape National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2014 Awards Ceremony, Yaseen Martin believes 2015’s Matric candidates will look at the class of 2014 as a benchmark. Martin was one of several Matric students who scored some of the highest average marks in the province[…]

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Western Cape denies MEC’s arrest

The Western Cape provincial government on Tuesday denied that one of its MECs had been arrested for speeding along the N1 South in Midrand. Western Cape Transport MEC Donald Grant said there was “absolutely no truth” to the reports. Johannesburg metro police said the man was caught driving at 207km/h[…]

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ANC welcomed in WCape

The ANC received a warm welcome across the Western Cape by residents, ahead of its birthday anniversary on the weekend, it said on Wednesday . Residents of Lwandle township in Strand were happy to see African National Congress national chairwoman Baleka Mbete, the party said. “It went well, we had[…]

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ANC must take back WCape: Zuma

The ANC must reclaim the Western Cape, President Jacob Zuma told residents of Nyanga in Cape Town on Tuesday. “We must take back this province,” Zuma told commuters at the Nyanga Junction train station. Zuma went on a walkabout in Nyanga and Philippi on Tuesday to promote the African National[…]

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WCape delay in results helps learners

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) said the delay of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) results in the province is meant to help Grade 12 learners. Basic education minister Angie Motshekga is expected to announce the results at 6pm on Monday evening, however learners in the Western Cape will have[…]

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Boy, 7, killed in WCape shack fire

A seven year old boy was killed on Sunday when a fire tore through four shacks in Wallacedene, the Cape Town disaster management said. Ten other people were left homeless as a result, spokesman Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said in a statement. In a separate incident, 270 people were displaced when a[…]

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WCape roads deaths down in December

There was a slight decrease in the number of road fatalities in the Western Cape during the first 14 days of December, compared to 2013, the province’s transport MEC said on Monday. “Comparative road deaths are down 14 percent from 57 in 2013 to 49 deaths so far this December,[…]

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Festive season traffic plan launched

Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant on Thursday launched the Integrated Provincial Traffic Operational Plan for the Festive Season 2014/2015. Grant said the plan has been divided into five operational phases which include pre-season, start of the holiday season, holiday, end of holiday and then the[…]

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