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Four ‘hijackers’ arrested

2015-06-02 06:00

Four men have been arrested for possession of stolen goods and hijacking. The Mitchell’s Plain police arrested the men, aged between 32 and 58 years, for presumed stolen property and hijacking at a...

Two taken for drugs in house

2015-06-02 06:00

Two men were arrested for illegal possession of drugs in Mitchell’s Plain on Monday last week. At 16:40 the police were on patrol when they received information that drugs were being sold at a house...

Woman and accomplices rob their neighbour

2015-06-02 06:00

A woman and three men have been accused of robbing a resident at a Tafelsig home on Monday. At 23:15 police were notified of a robbery at a Perdeberg Street home. According to the complainant a...

Gun tracking is ‘impractical’

2015-06-02 06:00

A section of the Firearms Control Act Amendment Bill is in the firing line. The amendment proposes a new tracking system for guns by rolling out the use of microdots and ballistic sampling. Within a...

Rowdy march shouts for peace

2015-06-02 06:00

Blaring sirens in the back and a loud hailer in the front?.?.?. And so the residents marched forward to bring peace and unity to the streets of Woodlands. Following an increase in gang tensions and...

Less time for crime in sports

2015-06-02 06:00

Seven police stations and 28 sports teams came together in a sports tournament aimed at combating crime. NGO Sport Against Crime and the Mitchell’s Plain police cluster held a seven-a-side netball and...

See local music in all its colourful glory at Artscape

2015-06-02 06:00

Capetonians can look forward to enjoying and celebrating Cape Town’s rich musical heritage with the second instalment of Kaapse Musiek in Colour. Directed by Alistair Izobell, Kaapse Musiek in Colour...

Get radios, cameras, City urges watches

2015-06-02 06:00

“Neighbourhood watch members do make a difference to the crime and grime.” This is according to councillor JP Smith, mayoral committee member for safety and security. Smith was the guest speaker at...

Property gets green light

2015-06-02 06:00

An application for the development of apartment complexes, semi-detached homes and duplexes in Heathfield has been approved. The development at 38a Rochester Road will be constructed at a cost of...

Power up, but mind the neighbours

2015-06-02 06:00

With more episodes of loadshedding looming, the City of Cape Town has outlined the conditions for residents who are thinking of buying a generator. According to Ernest Sonnenberg, mayoral committee...

‘Neighbours ruined our street’

2015-06-02 06:00

For more than 20 years the residents of Milner Road in Maitland have lived together peacefully, until a drastic change which has left them wary to be at home. Five years ago things turned...

Pupils finally get textbooks I am not satisfied with the lack of follow-up. “

2015-06-02 06:00

Following a march to the department of education last week by pupils of Maitland High School demanding textbooks, the department has finally acted. When the pupils marched the department promised to...

Please complain, pleads councillor

2015-06-02 06:00

Residents are urged to report everything that is faulty or a concern for them in their community. Ward councillor Lisa Mcbride has asked residents to use the City’s complaints system to report...


12 arrested after business robbed

2015-06-02 06:00

Twelve suspects have been arrested after a business robbery in Tafelsig for possession of stolen property. The police arrested five men – aged between 18 and 30 years – on the scene of a business...

Rescuer Robin rewarded

2015-06-02 06:00

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) honoured crew member Robin Fortuin this month as he was formally awarded with the Gallantry Award, silver class in a ceremony at the NSRI Strandfontein rescue...

Local singers prepare for starlight finale

2015-06-02 06:00

After weeks of battling it out on stage, five finalists will “sing it” one last time for the finals of this year’s Starstruck Voice ­Search. The competition, which tests contestants’ music business...

Burglars hit women

2015-06-02 06:00

An elderly Eastridge woman is fed up with three people who steal from the homes of single women. The woman has asked to keep her identity a secret as she fears for her safety after numerous break-ins...

Kids see fun in ‘emergency’

2015-06-02 06:00

Children were at the forefront of a free community event organised to bring families together. With a sandwich and a party packet in hand children were intrigued by many interactive displays at the...

‘Bushes hide more bodies’

2015-06-02 06:00

After the gruesome discovery of a body in dense bush in Strandfontein and a second body was found dumped in Woflgat Nature Reserve, community structures have renewed their plea for the removal of bush...

Taxi robbers found

2015-06-02 06:00

In an effort to curb crime in taxis, which has recently affected Mowbray, the police arrested three suspects last weekend. Captain Angie Latchman, spokesperson of the Wynberg policing area, says two...

Chappies closed since weekend

2015-06-02 06:00

The Chapman’s Peak Drive and Toll Plaza have been closed until further notice due to major mudslides that occurred at the Noordhoek end of the drive during the early hours of Sunday...

Singers shine for starry win

2015-06-02 06:00

After weeks of battling it out on stage, five finalists will “sing it” one last time for the finals of the Starstruck Voice ­Search. The competition, which tests contestants’ music business sense as...

Local entrepeneurs can win big prizes

2015-06-02 06:00

Local entrepreneurs are encouraged to enter the Sanlam/ Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year awards. The competition, which closes on Tuesday 16 June, rewards South African entrepreneurs....

Truck robbed of cigarette stock

2015-06-02 06:00

A British American Tobacco driver was held up at gunpoint and robbed of cigarettes in Southfield. The incident occurred on Friday at 12:40 as the driver was doing a delivery to a shop in Victoria...

Special bird tastes freedom again

2015-06-02 06:00

World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park recently released a blue crane which was injured and had been stuck in a barbed wire fence on the R44. Hendrik Louw, World of Birds’ hospital general...


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