Woodstock residents warned over con artist

A concerned Capetonian took to Facebook to share their experience and alert residents in the Woodstock area about a scammer who successfully preyed on their mother. According to the local’s post their mother had fallen victim to a well-groomed con artist posing as an employee of the Tatler Newspaper. The alleged[…]

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Salt River child trafficking ring bust

A neighbourhood watch patrol team, UWatch, who were taking a break at the Groote Schuur Total Garage in the early hours of this morning busted what is suspected to be a child trafficking ring. According to the Western Cape Gangwatch, South African Police Services (SAPS) officers also responded to the[…]

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WATCH: Octogenarian facing eviction in Cape Town

An 80-year-old Woodstock resident is at loggerheads with the City of Cape Town. Kenneth Blaine has been renting a house owned by the municipality since 1976 and now the City wants to sell it to the highest bidder, as part of its redevelopment of properties close to the inner city. Blaine[…]

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Child abuse rampant in WCape, can be prevented

By Anees Teladia Child abuse is rampant in the Western Cape but there are ways to prevent abuse. So says Dr Karen Muller, Chief Executive Officer of Child Witness Institute, in the wake of an investigation into the Al Noor Orphanage Centre in Woodstock which faces serious allegations of physical[…]

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Abandoned Woodstock hospital becomes home to 700 people

Woodstock Hospital is largely unnoticeable from the bustle of Woodstock below. But a constant flow of people move in and out of its gates. Once disused and abandoned, 700 people now call this large state-owned property on Mountain Road home. The hospital was illegally occupied in March 2017 by a handul[…]

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Evicted Gympie Street residents face bleak future

Three families, including four children, are being evicted from their home in Woodstock and don’t know where they will go. The Cape Town Magistrate’s Court ruled on September 10 that the occupants of 23 Gympie Street must leave by January 31, 2019. After one of the previous owners died, the property was[…]

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Woodstock families given 8 months to vacate homes

Families living in a block of apartments on Albert Road, Woodstock, have eight months to vacate the property, Cape Town Magistrate Paul Jethro ruled on July 10, GroundUp reports. Resident Faghmeeda Desiree Ling says she has lived on Albert Road her whole life and now she has to move because[…]

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VOC broadcasts live from Open Streets

Open Streets Cape Town returns to the famous Main Road this Sunday 25th February. Between 9am and 2pm, 3km of the M4 (Main, Victoria and Sir Lowry Roads) through Observatory, Salt River, Woodstock and District Six will become a car-free corridor for residents and visitors to enjoy as shared public[…]

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