Oudtshoorn municipality placed under administration

2015-07-31 16:15

The troubled Oudtshoorn municipality in the Western Cape will be put under administration, the department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs says.

Dead woman found floating in Mossel Bay waters

2015-07-25 18:07

A body has been spotted floating near the Mossel Bay harbour, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Teen injured while sand boarding

2015-07-15 21:12

The 13-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after suffering torn ligaments to his left leg, says the NSRI.

Man dies on Mango flight

2015-07-03 17:05

A Mango flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town has been diverted to George after one of its passengers had a heart attack.

Toddler hospitalised after being beaten with a belt

2015-07-01 16:59

A man is set to appear in the Mossel Bay Magistrate's Court for allegedly beating his 2-year-old daughter with a belt.

Plett rescuer responds to shark attack call, son the victim

2015-06-28 14:08

A Plettenberg Bay man who has worked as an NSRI rescuer for 41 years was shocked when he was called to a shark attack scene and found his son was the victim, a report says.

Teen surfer loses leg in Buffels Bay shark attack

2015-06-27 18:30

A 19-year-old surfer has been rescued by fellow surfers at Buffels Bay after losing his leg in a shark attack.

Toilets set alight in Knysna protest - witness

2015-06-20 07:18

A service delivery protest has closed a portion of the N2 outside Knynsa with burning portable toilets and tyres blocking the road.

Tsitsikamma residents 'shocked' by tourist's rape

2015-06-17 11:14

Residents of the Garden Route are in shock after the rape of an American tourist in the Tsitsikamma National Park.

Rangers step up search for escaped lion

2015-06-11 17:06

Flying in a helicopter and armed with tranquillizer guns, game rangers are intensifying the search for a young lion that escaped from Karoo National Park.


Reward offered for info on Plett businessman’s murder

2015-07-28 12:18

No arrests have been made yet following the fatal shooting of 66-year-old Plettenberg Bay businessman John Barnes, who was found dead next to his dog in a bedroom.

Kannaland mayor praises municipality as oversight visit raises ‘grave’ concerns

2015-07-22 18:35

How well Kannaland municpality is performing depends on who you ask. Kannaland Mayor Jeffrey Donson is "very happy and satisfied", but officials have raised several concerns.

3 rescued off rock after being trapped by high tide

2015-07-05 12:31

Three people, including two children, have been rescued after the spring high tide left them trapped on a rock at Pacaltsdorp, near George, the NSRI says.

Chaos at Oudtshoorn council meeting

2015-07-02 09:01

The national department of co-operative governance and the Western Cape local government have to step in again to sort out issues in Oudtshoorn after a municipal council meeting descended into chaos.

Missing lion spotted 20km from home

2015-06-29 08:34

The 3-year old lion which escaped from the Karoo National Park has been spotted about 20km from home, SANParks says.

Fransman re-elected as Western Cape ANC chair

2015-06-28 11:45

Marius Fransman will serve for a second term as the ANC’s Western Cape provincial chairperson.

Plettenburg Bay surfer survives shark attack

2015-06-26 20:14

A surfer has been bitten by a shark while surfing off Look Out Beach in Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Garden Route artist brutally assaulted by 5 teens

2015-06-18 10:36

A Garden Route artist has suffered a crushed cheekbone, skull fracture and torn eyelids in a brutal attack by five teenagers who escaped from a shelter for minors awaiting trial.

Tourist raped in national park

2015-06-15 14:44

An American teacher's holiday next to the Garden Route's Tsitsikamma National Park turned into a nightmare when she was overpowered and raped, allegedly by two illegal fishermen, a report says.

Pre-school handyman arrested for sexual assault of boy

2015-06-11 10:58

The Plettenberg Bay community has been rocked by yet another alleged sex crime against a child, after claims surfaced that a school handyman sexually assaulted a 6-year-old boy at a popular pre-school.

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