ARTICLES RELATING TO JP SMITH

Taxi driver reverses himself straight into trouble

2015-08-17 15:36

One of five motorists arrested for reckless and negligent driving this weekend was transporting a minibus taxi full of passengers when he collided with another vehicle – while reversing down a road in Cape Town to avoid a road block.

Cape Town to spend R40m on more traffic officers

2015-08-12 17:10

Errant Cape Town motorists beware – almost 100 new traffic officers may be recruited by the end of the next financial year, the City says.

Heavy winds shut down Gordon's Bay driving licence centre

2015-07-22 15:07

The Gordon’s Bay driving licence testing centre has been closed temporarily after gale-force winds wreaked havoc with the roof and one of its walls - while a number of roads and passes remain closed.

Trio nabbed for beach robberies released

2015-07-19 08:19

Cape Town law enforcement officers are monitoring a stretch of the False Bay coastline after three teens arrested for a spate of robberies in this vicinity were released from police custody.

Crowd attacks police at Cape Town drag race

2015-06-15 16:25

A crowd has pelted officers with rocks and bottles, smashing the windscreens of six patrol cars, after traffic police tried to intervene in an illegal drag race in Cape Town.

Would-be robbers nabbed in N2 sting operation

2015-05-21 17:09

Two men attempting to rob a seemingly stranded motorist on the side of the N2 in Cape Town have got more than they were bargaining for when their target turned out to be a metro police officer.

Shots fired, threats made in Cape Town taxi saga

2015-04-22 15:05

Two Cape Town metro police officers have been threatened as a result of the ongoing minibus taxi violence in Nyanga, the City of Cape Town says.

Khayelitsha quiet after land grabs violence

2015-04-09 11:17

The chaos that erupted in Khayelitsha earlier this week over illegal land grabs has subsided, with traffic on the N2 now free flowing, Western Cape police have said.

Rain welcomed as firefighters battle blaze

2015-03-04 15:54

The rain in Cape Town is helping firefighters battling the blaze in Muizenberg, the city's disaster risk management centre says.

Two held for kidnap, rape

2014-10-27 22:40

Two men have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping a woman outside a nightclub in Claremont, Cape Town, and raping her.

 

City of Cape Town puts the brakes on stolen vehicles

2015-08-13 17:01

A pair of teenagers were among seven suspects arrested when four stolen cars were retrieved by the City of Cape Town’s law enforcement officers.

Cape Town metro cop among offenders nabbed over weekend

2015-08-03 14:57

A Cape Town Metro Police officer is one of the traffic offenders arrested over the weekend, the City says.

Robbery victims urged to report crimes

2015-07-19 14:20

Victims of street and beach robberies in Cape Town must report the crimes for the perpetrators to be brought to justice, the city says.

Bail for Cape Town licensing officials facing 118 charges

2015-07-15 12:59

Four vehicle licensing officials have been released on R3 000 bail after appearing in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on 118 charges of fraud, corruption and defeating the ends of justice.

Cape Town drag race crash leaves one dead

2015-05-25 15:51

An illegal street race has ended in death for a motorist after an accident in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Smith twins anchor Brumbies scrum

2015-04-23 09:03

SA-born twins JP Smith and Ruan Smith will anchor the Brumbies scrum in their clash against the Highlanders in Canberra.

City of Cape Town slams ‘thuggish’ violence

2015-04-21 16:34

City of Cape Town councillor JP Smith has condemned the transport protests that have taken place in Nyanga, after 2 buses and a large delivery vehicle were set alight.

Land invaders plan to hit several areas at once, says City of Cape Town

2015-04-08 15:26

Land invaders will attempt to hit several areas around Cape Town simultaneously in an attempt to spread police officials too thin, the City of Cape Town’s JP Smith says.

Cape Town fires claim 7 victims

2014-11-21 06:14

Seven people have died and 900 others affected in over 1 000 fires in Cape Town since the beginning of November.

Cape prostitute rescued, others fined

2014-10-13 18:23

A woman allegedly forced into prostitution has been rescued, and another assisted, the City of Cape Town says.

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