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.

Golden Arrow withdraws bus service after attacks

2014-09-01 11:15

Golden Arrow has withdrawn its bus service from the Philippi, Nyanga, and Crossroads areas after several buses were set alight and its drivers injured.

Cape official surprised by poo protesters' ruling

2014-07-16 20:48

The acquittal of seven people charged with transporting faeces and plotting to dump it at the Western Cape legislature is "surprising", a Cape Town official says.

Yengeni in court for drunk-driving

2014-06-03 08:42

It's crunch time for ANC national executive committee member Tony Yengeni who is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrates Court for drunken driving.

Man dies in Cape Town fire

2014-01-14 15:47

A man who was burnt in a shack fire in an informal settlement in Masiphumelele, near Fish Hoek, has died.

Pranksters holding up emergency calls

2013-12-20 22:39

Since the beginning of December the 107 call centre in Cape Town has received 27 536 calls and 30.7% of them were prank calls.

More police called ahead of Cape protest

2013-11-27 19:20

Additional police are expected to arrive in Cape Town ahead of a protest planned by a group that led a violent march to the city centre in October.

Officials deny 'targeting' Tony Yengeni

2013-08-13 10:19

City of Cape Town authorities have denied "targeting" ANC NEC member Tony Yengeni by arresting him for alleged drunken driving.

Man offers bribe for learner's licence

2013-05-28 19:09

A Cape Town man was to appear in court for allegedly trying to bribe a traffic official.

Cape Town skater won't be prosecuted

2013-02-13 09:48

A Cape Town skateboarder filmed hurtling down a steep main road will not be prosecuted, the city’s traffic department says.

'Dialling-drivers' to fork out R1 500

2012-09-11 12:21

Drivers bust in Cape Town while “driving and dialling” will soon have to fork out at least R1 500 to get their cellphones back.

Cape Town to sue destructive protesters

2012-08-22 09:35

The City of Cape Town will sue those responsible for damaging council property in recent protests where an estimated R6m will have to be spent on fixing property.

Lamoer: Police responded to Cape Town plan

2012-06-05 10:05

The SA Police Service has rubbished a claim by the City of Cape Town that it is unresponsive to a plan to train law enforcement reservists for local communities.

Cape Town limits fireworks sites

2011-12-29 18:00

The City of Cape Town has made available eight sites where fireworks may be used on New Year's Eve, and says it will have a "zero tolerance" approach to the illegal discharge of fireworks.

Aarto 'nightmare' for W Cape

2010-06-03 14:30

Authorities in the Western Cape say they will face a logistic nightmare if they have to implement new traffic legislation without proper preparation.

Time limit put on barking dogs

2009-06-04 14:18

Cape Town dogs that bark more than six minutes an hour could find themselves in the dog box with law enforcement officials, in terms of a draft by-law.


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 to test drones

2014-09-11 11:59

JP Smith, the City's Mayco Member for Safety and Security, says that the City aims to test drones within the next two months.

Police not using Khayelitsha CCTV to catch criminals

2014-08-27 16:05

Police have made use of CCTV footage to catch criminals in Khayelitsha just five times in the last 10 years, according to an official report.

Yengeni in court for drunk-driving

2014-06-03 15:09

It's crunch time for ANC national executive committee member Tony Yengeni who is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrates.

SA-born Smith faces Stormers

2014-03-20 07:55

Cape Town-raised Jean-Pierre Smith will get his first start in Super Rugby for the Brumbies when they tackle the Stormers.

Cape fire deaths on the decrease

2014-01-08 22:08

The City of Cape Town says the number of deaths as a result of informal settlement fires in the Cape metropole has almost halved in the past eight years.

600 litres of alcohol seized on Cape Town beaches

2013-12-18 22:19

More than 600 litres of alcohol have been seized on Cape Town's beaches since the start of December.

Cape Town to sue protest instigators

2013-10-30 17:24

The City of Cape Town plans to sue councillors said to have instigated the violent protest that caused chaos in the CBD.

Outrage as blind busker dragged away

2013-07-09 09:05

An incident in which a blind busker was forcefully removed from St George's Mall in central Cape Town is to be investigated.

Cape Town city officials fight over skating

2013-03-25 11:05

A fight is brewing between Cape Town city council members over a new skateboard policy for the city.

80 jump red lights each day in Cape Town

2012-12-05 11:08

More than 80 motorists are fined every day in Cape Town for jumping red traffic lights, but the city reportedly can't install more cameras as courts don't have the capacity to prosecute additional offenders.

Cape Town to remove carrier wreck

2012-09-10 10:26

The wreck of the Seli 1 in Table Bay, Cape Town, will be removed before next winter and is expected to cost about R40m to get rid of.

Cape Town cellphone law in effect

2012-07-02 07:36

A new bylaw has come into effect in Cape Town that will see motorists caught talking or texting on their cellphones fined R500 while their phones will be confiscated for a day.

Cape Town tries to take action on wreck

2012-02-02 11:52

The City of Cape Town is reportedly declaring an intergovernmental dispute over the removal of the Seli 1 shipwreck from Blouberg, after government departments allegedly failed to attend a meeting called to resolve the issue.

Hout Bay 'victims' not so innocent

2010-09-30 14:25

Photos show that some of people injured during the violent protest in Hout Bay who claim they were "innocent bystanders", were throwing rocks at police.

ANC spokesperson 3x the legal limit

2010-03-11 13:32

ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu was three times over the legal limit when he was arrested for drunken driving - but still gave a telephone interview, in which he sang the "kill the boer" song.

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