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Robberies on the rise

2015-10-06 06:00

Residents in Athlone have experienced an increase in robberies at gun and knife point in the past year. The annual release of the national crime statistics has revealed 590 cases of common assault...

Slow start to service plan

2015-10-06 06:00

A plan to privatise some services in Lansdowne is struggling to get off the ground.

Robbers on the prowl

2015-10-06 06:00

Rondebosch Community Improvement District (RCID) urges child minders and domestic workers to walk in groups when they go to work. This follows several reports of nannies and domestic workers being...

Murder rate increases

2015-10-06 06:00

Grassy Park police station has reported an increase of 68% in attempted murder cases in the past year. According to the latest crime statistics, 94 cases of attempted murder were reported in the last...

Tests on sewage sites

2015-10-06 06:00

Tests will be carried out on the City of Cape Town’s marine sewage outfall sites, as part of an investigation of the City’s permit application for the pipes. The permit is a new requirement by the...

Camps Bay Drive closed until late November

2015-10-06 06:00

Camps Bay Drive will remain closed to general traffic until late in November, until the major roadworks that have been going on since April are finished. Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport...

Healthy hearts get tested

2015-10-06 06:00

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa (HSFSA) recently screened the Old Mutual sports club soccer players and their guests to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. Community...

Amateur teams match up

2015-10-06 06:00

With the aim of reintroducing provincial soccer at local soccer association level and to develop amateur soccer in the region, the Goodwill tournament is about to showcase the wealth of talent across...

Rondebosch runner rules hills

2015-10-06 06:00

Siviwe Nkombi from Itheko running club in Rondebosch won the Karoo 80km ultra-marathon in Laingsburg on Saturday.

Police have new chief

2015-10-06 06:00

The Steenberg Police Station has a new head and he “has a no tolerance attitude towards crime”. Lieutenant-Colonel Jan Alexander, new station commander, says he is ready to tackle any and all issues...

Cup road leads to Athlone stadium

2015-10-06 06:00

All roads lead to Athlone stadium on Saturday when Safa Cape Town’s richest, most lucrative amateur soccer knockout competition – the Coca-Cola Cup – reaches its climax.

Museum for ‘water heritage’

2015-10-06 06:00

Around R3m will be pumped into a museum at the City of Cape Town’s first power station. Dubbed the Graaf Heritage Facility in the utility services budget, the money will be used to refurbish the old...

Violent crime ‘is personal’

2015-10-06 06:00

The City Bowl has experienced an increase in violent crime, according to the latest police statistics released last week. Murder cases have increased by seven incidents to a total of 12 during the...


Mixed report for police

2015-10-06 06:00

The national crime statistics released last week show that the Mitchell’s Plain and Strandfontein policing precincts have seen a drop in most crimes in the past Financial year while the Lentegeur...

Crime clampdown

2015-10-06 06:00

The Wynberg police cluster, which comprises eleven police stations ranging from Mowbray to Ocean View, has reported a noticeable decrease in most of its crime categories. This was revealed in the...

Murder attempts double

2015-10-06 06:00

Murder attempts in the Steenberg police precinct have doubled in the past financial year. About 40 more cases of attempted murder were reported to the police, compared to the total of 39 cases listed...

Historic sites honoured

2015-10-06 06:00

Fish Hoek will receive two blue plaques to commemorate historical sites in the town. The new plaques, which identify historical sites and bring them to the attention of visitors, were celebrated at a...

Security boost after theft

2015-10-06 06:00

F ollowing a second burglary at the Kensington Day Hospital, the facility is set to have security guards. The break-in, which took place on Wednesday 23 September, was discovered on Friday morning...

Let your young star shine

2015-10-06 06:00

You have a few days left to enter your favourite young sport star for the People’s Post/Let’s Play Sport Star of the Month competition for September. Entries close on Thursday at 17:00.

‘Robbery a risky business’

2015-09-29 06:00

Robbers want one thing – your money or property – and they want it quickly. This is according to a guide on robbery prevention and responding to robbery. These tips on crime prevention were put...

Let your young star shine

2015-10-06 06:00

You have a few days left to enter your favourite young sport star for the People’s Post/Let’s Play Sport Star of the Month competition for September. Entries close on Thursday at 17:00. You have a few...

Signal system supported

2015-10-06 06:00

An application for a telecommunications base station to be hosted near Lansdowne train station has been supported. People’s Post previously reported on the proposal for the base station (“Comms...

CPFs call out crime stats

2015-10-06 06:00

A lack of crime reporting is skewing crime statistics, local Community Police Forums (CPFs) believe. Ocean View, Simon’s Town and Muizenberg CPFs have independently expressed concern that crimes are...

Thaqib karting to F1 future

2015-10-06 06:00

A schoolboy from Greenhaven has set his sights on being the first South African Formula One racing driver since Jody Scheckter in 1980.

Classes get field time

2015-10-06 06:00

Teachers and Grade 7 pupils of Groote Schuur­ Primary School had an opportunity to play sport against each other and learn from one another last week. The event was the first of its kind at the school...

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