The Western Cape Police Ombudsman, Johan Brand, has resigned from his position after two years at the helm to pursue other career opportunities. Brand, who succeeded former National Prosecutions Authority Director of Public Prosecutions, Vusi Pikoli, has been described as diligent and thorough in his work. Among the high-profile investigations[…]
The reform of South Africa’s taxi industry was at the forefront of discussions at a three-day National Taxi Legotla which drew to a close in Johannesburg on Saturday. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula expressed optimism that the engagement between the various stakeholders would see the sector regulated and subsidized in coming[…]
With the country just coming out of heritage month, and residents encouraged to relish in the traditions, history and memories of their forbearers, the Western Cape Heritage Council has approved the classification of five new heritage sites in the province. The sites include Freedom Square in Bonteheuwel; Gugulethu 7 Memorial;[…]
South Africa is not a particularly earthquake-prone country – compared to the likes of China, Iran or Japan – but it does have the unique distinction in that the majority of its seismic activity is caused by deep level mining. More than 80% of seismic events recorded in South Africa[…]
The Western Cape MEC for Agriculture Ivan Meyer has announced that an inter-ministerial committee for rural safety hopes to use technology to curb attacks and murders on farms in the province. “These structures incorporate key stakeholders involved in overseeing an integrated response on rural safety,” he said, as reported by IOL.[…]
The Western Cape MEC for Community Safety, Albert Fritz has written to the National Prosecuting Authority to inquire about the release on bail of an alleged hit-man last week. The twenty-year-old suspect was released on a one-thousand-five-hundred-rand bail after he allegedly shot and killed a nineteen-year-old man in a gang-related[…]
The Western Cape cabinet and provincial heads of department have received a detailed report at a bosberaad on the nature of a second pandemic expected in the wake of the COVID-19. Unemployment and poverty Premier Alan Winde says the hard interventions taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 will lead[…]
A high-cost development planned for Bo-Kaap came to a grinding halt after Heritage Western Cape (HWC) granted provisional and provincial protection for two addresses under inspection. Locals said the iconic heritage and surroundings would be under threat should the development proceed at 148 and 150 Butiengracht street. The association called[…]
The Western Cape Government cabinet says it will push for the safe opening of all businesses and the domestic sale of alcohol, together with smart interventions. The provincial government acknowledged that the number of trauma cases declined when alcohol sales were banned in the country, but it cautioned that this[…]
The Western Cape government has defended its decision to award a R38 million contract to a construction consortium that supplied over two million surgical masks to a single provincial department. The province’s personal protective equipment (PPE) procurement disclosure report reveals the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW)[…]
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