Cape Town

Coetzee pleased with ‘step up’

2015-02-01 21:40

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee is pleased with his team's 'step up' during their 39-31 pre-season win over the Cheetahs.

New parly rules unlikely before Sona

2015-02-01 19:06

It is highly unlikely that new parliamentary rules aimed at preventing Economic Freedom Fighters MPs from interrupting President Jacob Zuma during the State of the Nation address, will be introduced in time.

ANC slams 'false allegations' against Fransman

2015-02-01 15:43

A report that ANC Western Cape chairperson Marius Fransman has been implicated in a "votes for cash" scandal is a fabricated allegation, the party in the province says.

Western Cape ANC leader in cash-for-votes scandal

2015-02-01 07:43

Marius Fransman, leader of the ANC in the Western Cape, has been implicated in an alleged cash-for-votes scandal that has backfired after he failed to keep his end of the bargain.

Outrage over J&B Met tweet after Simba Mhere death

2015-01-31 18:28

There has been a barrage of criticism on social media after what has been called a tacky, trashy display of insensitivity by J&B Met 2015 after the death of Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere.

No arrests in Stellenbosch axe murders

2015-01-31 14:40

No one has been arrested in connection with an attack on a family in Stellenbosch in which three people were killed, Western Cape police say.

Stormers down Cheetahs in friendly

2015-01-30 20:52

The Stormers have beaten the Cheetahs in their pre-season friendly clash at Newlands.

De Lille: CT wants new energy future

2015-01-30 12:46

The City of Cape Town is willing to engage with prospective IPPs, partners and stakeholders to explore how it can accommodate its future energy needs.

Parly refers Dramat request to speaker

2015-01-30 10:49

Parliament's police committee has opted to refer Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko's request for it to start proceedings to remove suspended Hawks head Anwa Dramat from office to the Speaker of Parliament.

Cape cops to be tried for extortion

2015-01-29 20:58

A trial date has been set for two police officials, charged with extortion, corruption and defeating the ends of justice, in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town.


Every year a number of juvenile loggerhead turtles are washed up on Cape Town beaches. These turtles are then rehabilitated and released into the warm Indian ocean off the coast of Durban. Watch.

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Cape Town train derails

2015-01-29 15:18

A train has derailed near Brackenfell station in Cape Town, the city's fire and rescue services say.

Uber in bid to meet Cape Town permit requirements

2015-01-29 14:22

Ride-sharing app Uber is trying to meet metered taxi permit requirements in Cape Town in the short-term as protests against the internet service kicked off in the city.

Henri van Breda to get any professional help needed - lawyer

2015-01-29 12:10

All necessary professional help will be provided for Henri van Breda following a vicious attack on his family that left his parents and brother dead and his sister critically injured.

Cape Town's street renaming disgrace

2015-01-29 08:12

It is ironic that during a period when Cape Town is at its peak with racist incidents that the DA wants to honour the last president of a racist regime, says Esethu Hasane.

'Corrupt' cops in the dock

2015-01-29 06:09

Two police officers are expected to appear in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town on charges of extortion, corruption, and defeating the ends of justice.

Chaos at City of Cape Town meeting

2015-01-28 18:09

Chaos has broken out during the City of Cape Town’s first full council meeting after ANC councillors were locked out, according to reports.

Dasnois papers: Survé made rants and threats

2015-01-28 16:59

Former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois has revealed details of Iqbal Survé’s “rants and threats” at her disciplinary hearing last year.

EFF hard hats can be used as weapons - ANC

2015-01-28 15:18

The EFF should be banned from wearing hard hats in Parliament because they can be used as dangerous projectiles, ANC Deputy Chief Whip Doris Dlakuda says.

Van Breda daughter critical but stable

2015-01-28 12:43

A 16-year-old girl whose family members were attacked on a golf estate in Stellenbosch is in a critical but stable condition.

Cape Town race case postponed

2015-01-28 11:45

The sentencing of a man who called his ex-girlfriend's domestic worker a 'kaffir' has been postponed in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

'They were the most loving family'

2015-01-28 10:17

“They were a stunning, stunning family,” says a friend of the Van Breda family who were viciously attacked at their home on a luxury golf estate in Stellenbosch.

Questions, shock over golf estate murders

2015-01-28 07:56

Neighbours and friends are reeling in shock after members of a popular family were apparently killed with an axe in their home on an exclusive golf estate near Stellenbosch.

Former attorney appears for fraud

2015-01-27 22:19

An attorney struck from the roll 11 years ago, but who allegedly continued to practise as a "legal adviser", has appeared in a Cape Town court, facing five counts of fraud.


'Disco king' swaps jol for jail

2015-02-01 19:06

As the "big daddy" of South Africa’s electronic dance party industry, Dave Forbes is most accustomed to glow sticks, Tiger Balm and water slides heaving with bikini-clad beauties.

Eskom warns of glitch at Koeberg

2015-02-01 19:01

Eskom has warned that the power system may be vulnerable overnight after Unit 1 of the Koeberg power station went unexpectedly out of service.

Stellenbosch attack victim stable - family

2015-02-01 12:57

Marli van Breda, who survived an attack on her family in Stellenbosch, during which her parents and a brother were killed, is in a stable condition in hospital.

Five held for cellphone theft

2015-01-31 22:06

Five men have been arrested for allegedly robbing a cellphone store in Cape Town, Western Cape police say.

Audio clip emerges of son describing Stellenbosch axe attack

2015-01-31 16:34

An audio clip has emerged of the phone call Henri van Breda placed to emergency services describing the attack on his family in their Stellenbosch home.

Etzebeth injury scare for Stormers

2015-01-31 09:00

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee is holding his breath after three key players left the field injured against the Cheetahs.

Stellenbosch axe murders: What we know so far

2015-01-30 17:36

As residents of the Cape winelands reel from the dramatic axe murders of a family at an upmarket golf estate, more questions than answers seem to have emerged. News24 looks at what we know so far.

Cape Town shooting suspect out on bail

2015-01-30 11:01

The man accused of killing Toufieq Joseph at a busy Cape Town petrol station has released on bail after being denied bail a day earlier.

Boland v Stormers at CT Stadium

2015-01-30 10:46

Boland will host the Stormers at Cape Town Stadium when the two teams play their annual pre-season friendly clash.

Illegal taxis have cost industry 50% of turnover - council

2015-01-29 19:02

Illegal taxis have impacted growth, employment and improved service delivery, the Western Cape Metered Taxi Council says in its petition to the transport department.

Uber fan: Cape Town must listen to the people

2015-01-29 17:23

A Fin24 reader has accused the City of Cape Town of not listening to the needs of the people, who he says wants the Uber transport service just the way it is.

V&A shows double digit retail growth again

2015-01-29 14:35

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has contributed R33.4bn to nominal GDP in 2014, almost three times the R10.37bn contributed in 2002, a study shows.

CT airport sets new passenger record

2015-01-29 13:45

Cape Town International Airport has recorded its highest number of passengers last year, says a spokesperson.

Close family barred from seeing Marli van Breda

2015-01-29 11:12

Even close relatives have been barred from seeing 16-year-old Marli van Breda, one of the victims of a brutal axe attack that left three of her family members dead.

Electric fence may stop sharks from taking a bite

2015-01-29 07:58

Dozens of people are attacked by sharks every year. A new underwater electric fence - developed and tested in Cape Town - aims to stop sharks from getting close to bathers.

FW de Klerk Boulevard gets the nod

2015-01-28 19:40

Table Bay Boulevard was renamed on Wednesday after former president FW de Klerk, despite fierce opposition.

Defence committee denies being lazy

2015-01-28 17:41

Parliament's joint standing committee on defence has denied it was "lazy" in dealing with the Defence Review.

Murdered Stellenbosch man had extensive business interests

2015-01-28 16:39

Martin van Breda, who was found murdered at his home on an exclusive golf estate in Stellenbosch along with his wife and eldest son, was a successful businessman who had directorships in at least 25 companies.

Police: No arrests yet in Van Breda murders

2015-01-28 13:30

No arrests have been made following the killing of a family in their private golf estate home in Stellenbosch, Western Cape police say.

Yengeni awaits feedback from NDPP

2015-01-28 12:27

ANC national executive committee member Tony Yengeni will have to wait another few months to find out whether his drunk driving charges will be withdrawn, the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court hears.

Jag’s 250kW XF R-Sport on the prowl

2015-01-28 09:40

Jaguar’s XF becomes the first model to adopt the automaker’s R-Sport moniker. The automaker says its new XF R-Sport makes owning an R-badged Jag in SA that 'much more attainable'.

Stormers clear up Turner report

2015-01-28 08:00

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has rejected a report stating that English wing Matt Turner had signed with the Cape franchise.

Cape Town race accused 'attacked from all sides'

2015-01-28 06:15

The prosecutor in the sentencing of a Cape Town salesman who called his ex-girlfriend's domestic worker a "kaffir" has suggested community service, with a possible placement in the ANC Women's League, arguing that this would be a way for him to learn to get along with women and black people.

Officials, media meet over Parly TV

2015-01-27 20:56

Parliamentary officials have met media organisations to discuss the broadcast feed from the National Assembly ahead of next month's State of the Nation address.

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