Drug Bust at old Woodstock Hospital

In early hours of Friday morning Metro police along with law enforcement, traffic and several units within SAPS and other City departments pulled off an integrated warrant operation at the old Woodstock Hospital known as Cissie Gool House. Countless complaints of drug and gun related activity were received by the[…]

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Cause of explosions in Woodstock yet to be established

Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services says the cause of a fire and subsequent explosions in Woodstock has not yet been determined. Two people suffered serious burn wounds during the incident on Thursday night. The fire had broken out at a business premises which caused a series of secondary explosions due to[…]

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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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