EXCLUSIVE: Cape Town's Bree Street brothel or turf war?

A complaint by a concerned property owner has erupted into a social media war, with allegations of a bar on Cape Town's trendy Bree Street fronting as a brothel. Is the establishment running illicit trade? News24 investigates. Watch.

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De Lille blames 'EFF thugs and gangsters' for Dunoon violence

2016-04-19 13:34

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has pinned the blame for recent violence in Dunoon on "EFF thugs and gangsters".

4 held after pics of Cape's 'most wanted' projected onto walls

2016-02-19 18:54

Projecting the pictures of Steenberg's most wanted criminals onto the walls of apartment blocks in neighbouring areas has led to four arrests in less than 24 hours, the City of Cape Town says.

Special training for Cape Town officers after 'alarming' attacks

2016-02-15 13:46

Cape Town officers, who have increasingly come under attack, are to undergo specialised training to more effectively deal with stressful and highly dangerous situations.

SA cop-shooter suspect in custody

2016-02-05 14:31

The brazen criminal who shot a Cape Town officer at point-blank range during a routine traffic stop along the N2, has been apprehended, says City of Cape Town Alderman JP Smith.

City of Cape Town warns against building on firebreaks

2015-12-28 15:57

Building over firebreaks and and the extreme density of illegal structures is behind some of the fires that have left at least nine people dead around Cape Town, safety and security spokesperson JP Smith says.

180 Cape Town taxis, buses found to be unroadworthy - in just 4 days

2015-12-14 18:55

Four days into the City of Cape Town’s festive season road safety initiative, 180 public transport vehicles have already been found to be unroadworthy.

Learner driver pays R3 500 for licence

2015-11-04 15:55

A licensing official and a driving school instructor have been arrested in a sting operation after taking a R3 500 bribe from a driver's licence applicant.

Motorist so drunk cops thought breathalyser was broken

2015-10-26 14:20

A Cape Town motorist was so drunk when he was arrested that officers on the scene thought there was something wrong with their breathalyser.

R50m safety boost for 18 high risk schools in Western Cape

2015-10-01 17:04

Eighteen "high risk" schools in the Western Cape are to benefit from a R50m project aimed at increasing safety. School resource officers will be armed and have powers of search, seizure and arrest, mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith says.


Roadblocks in Cape Town: 'He who controls the road controls crime'

2016-04-28 06:57

'If we are doing effective control on the roads, a lot of other crimes will be under control,' says Alderman JP Smith, Cape Town's Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security, regarding roadblocks in the Western Cape. Do you agree?

R1.2m abalone bust on long distance bus

2016-04-06 20:46

Abalone worth R1.2m has been discovered in a long distance bus headed for Pretoria at Cape Town station.

How Cape Town's new Roadblock Unit really works

The City of Cape Town's Roadblock Unit targets drunk driving, car thieves and illegal racers, but the City's Alderman JP Smith explains there'll be more officers on the roads and a focus on cellphone impounding.

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WATCH: Are Killarney's Robot Races curbing street outlaws?

2016-02-08 13:23

The City of Cape Town launched its Robot Racing events late in 2015. Is it effective at curbing illegal street races? City Alderman JP Smith responds.

Cape Town to donate impounded cellphones

2016-01-27 11:45

City officials have decided to give away cellphones impounded from motorists rather than auctioning them off.

No injuries in Cape Town station fire

2015-12-27 17:57

No one has been injured or has died in a fire at the Cape Town railway station, the city has said.

Cape Town traffic cop shot on N2

2015-11-17 12:03

A traffic officer has been shot by a gunman who opened fire on him and a motorist on the N2 highway, the City of Cape Town has confirmed.

Legal to use Apple Watch while driving - for now

2015-10-27 13:56

South Africans eager to use their new Apple Watch can use it while driving – at least for now.

SAPS to be summonsed to court over 'illegal' Cape Town imbizo

2015-10-19 19:58

The City of Cape Town says it will serve police top brass with a notice to appear in court for breaching the Regulation of Gatherings Act.

Crime 'hotspots' may be declared disaster zones in Cape Town

2015-09-27 11:23

The City of Cape Town has taken the first step towards declaring “crime hotspots” as disaster zones, amidst what they described as an “on-going failure of policing”.

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