Capetonians voice support for Zonnebloem renaming back to District Six

Cape Town - Residents of Cape Town have come out in support of the call to officially change the name of Zonnebloem back to District Six.

Bonita Bennett, director of the District Six Museum, said: “We received overwhelming support from Capetonians over the past few days and I am amazed because …

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Cape Safety MEC says townships now a gang war zone

Cape Town - Gangsterism is now evidently in all “our” townships, including African townships where they did not previously exist, says Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz.

His comment followed a spate of murders in townships and suburbs on the Cape Flats.

Fritz called on the Anti-Gang Unit to also be deployed …

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#FarmMurders: Farmers use drones, AI to take security into their own hands

Cape Town - As the provincial government scrambles to set up structures to improve rural safety, farmers are looking to technology to boost security in the face of recent farm attacks and related agricultural crime.

Drakenstein Farm Watch (DFW) chief executive Daan van Leeuwen Boomkamp said on Sunday that drones – which …

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Off-peak Huguenot Tunnel closures that drivers need to be aware of

Cape Town – Following extensive research and planning, The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has put together an operations plan for the much needed upgrades to the Huguenot Tunnel.

After 31 years of continuous and safe operation, the electrical and mechanical systems have neared its end of life, and are …

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Winde escalates resource dispute with police minister

Cape Town - Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has initiated the next step in the intergovernmental dispute process on police resourcing, after national Police Minister Bheki Cele failed to respond to the declaration notice sent to him more than a month ago.

The provincial cabinet declared the intergovernmental dispute with Minister …

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State wants life sentence for convicted wife killer Rob Packham

CAPE TOWN - The State has called for a life sentence for convicted wife killer, Rob Packham, describing his actions as cold-blooded, callous and selfish.

"The accused simply removed her from his life, as she in all probability no longer fitted in with what he wanted", senior State prosecutor Susan Galloway …

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Shock as 'speedster’ kills Cape student teacher

The pretty young woman was interning at Northwood Primary School in Woodlands and was on her way to work when she was hit by an allegedly speeding driver.


According to witnesses, Asheka Buziek of Hanover Park had been crossing the intersection at Eisleben Road and Snapdragon Street in Woodlands …

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Cape's rail unit in jeopardy as contract up for renegotiation

Cape Town - The future of the much-vaunted Rail Enforcement Unit (REU) is in jeopardy as the 12-month contract between the City of Cape Town, provincial government and Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) is up for renegotiation.

Transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela last week held a meeting with the City, Prasa …

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