ARTICLES RELATING TO JP SMITH

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”.

Crime down on N2 - Western Cape authorities

2015-09-17 19:33

The number of violent and criminal incidents on the N2 has been dramatically reduced since the recent establishment of a priority committee, according to a joint statement.

Missing dog 'sold for R50' while owner surfed

2015-09-14 09:02

A Cape Town man is desperately searching for his Boxer dog Pluto, who was reportedly stolen while he was surfing.

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.

 

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.

New start for Cape Town's former drug den building

2015-09-21 21:12

It was once one of the most notorious blocks of flats in the CBD. Now, Senator Park has finally been removed from the City of Cape Town’s list of problem buildings.

Cape Town enlists more 'eyes' on crime

2015-09-14 12:16

The City of Cape Town is monitoring the location of private security cameras that look out on public spaces so it can assist with criminal investigations.

Don't stop on N2, City warns

2015-09-01 20:11

More than 100 Cape Town Metro Police and SAPS officers have been deployed to seven N2 on-ramps and off-ramps, in a safety drive to warn motorists of the dangers of pulling over on the notorious national road.

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.

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