Cape Town’s water crisis: driven by politics more than drought

Cape Town is hurtling towards “Day Zero”: the day taps run dry. This is expected in mid-May, just weeks after the city’s new water supplies are due. Cape Town is quite used to surviving dry years. Water restrictions get it through and then dams refill, thanks to the wet years that usually follow. But this […]
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Three arrested – Cops uncover drugs laboratory in Cape Town

“Milnerton police members followed up on information they received from the community about drug activities at a house in Diluta Road, Sunset Beach, Milnerton, and arrested three suspects on drug-related charges,” Captain FC van Wyk said. Police in Milnerton, Cape Town, following up on information received from the public, uncovered a drug manufacturing laboratory and […]
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More guns seized in ‘underworld’ firearms clampdown in Cape Town

Firearms have been seized from the owner of a Cape Town security company – the latest in a string of actions clamping down on apparent underworld activities. The firearms were confiscated from the owner of the company, whose name is known to News24, in Bellville on Tuesday. Bruce Hendricks, who heads up Hassan-Harmse Attorneys, confirmed […]
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Kaapse Klopse-karnavalvereniging kry geen befondsing vir beoogde Kaapstadse Straatparade

MISKIEN ’n bietjie déjà vu? Want hier gaan ons al weer. Die stadsvaders van die Stad Kaapstad en die organiseerders van die Cape Minstrel Carnival stamp vir die soveelste keer koppe omdat die Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association (CTMCA) ongelukkig is nadat die Stad sy aansoek om befondsing afgekeur het. Dit volg op verlede week […]
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Kaap ontsoutingsproses verloop nie vlot

Kaapstad sal hul eerste ontsoutingsaanleg gereed hê net voordat damme in die stad gaan opdroog. Dit aldus Xanthea Limberg van die stad se burgemeesterskomitee rakende water en energie sake. Verbruikers sal egter moet saamleef daarmee dat water nie meer ‘n goedkoop kommoditeit gaan wees nie. Die skielike bekendmaking dat die ontsoutingsaanleg binnekort gereed gaan wees, […]
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Kaapstad wil Metrorail-treinstelsel oorneem

Kaapstad wil die bestuur van die Metrorail-treinstelsel in die stad oorneem uit vrees dat die hele openbare vervoerstelsel, wat grootliks op treindienste staatmaak, in duie kan stort. Brett Herron, burgemeesterskomiteelid vir vervoer en stedelike ontwikkeling, het op ’n mediakonferensie gesê al hoe minder pendelaars gebruik die treindienste omdat treine laat is, mense onveilig is en […]
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Philippi Community Threatens To Take Matter Into Own Hands After Fatal Shooting

This follows the fatal shooting in the Marikana informal settlement in Philippi East last week in which 11 people were killed. Some Philippi and Nyanga community members say they will take matters into their own hands to fight crime. This follows the fatal shooting in the Marikana informal settlement in Philippi East last night in […]
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KAAPSE DA HET GROOT PROBLEME – RAADSLID BRYNARD DRAAI HAAR RUG OP PARTY

Raadslid Carin Brynard van die DA in Kaapstad het haar rug op dié party gedraai en in die middel van haar derde termyn as Raadslid bedank. Brynard sê sy is moeg vir die nepotisme en diktatoriale manier van Patricia de Lille en die toksiese atmosfeer in die koukus. Bowenal sê sy dat sy as Christen […]
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Kleinmond word spookdorp agv voortslepende betogings en protesoptogte

Na ‘n dag van geweld en brandstigting en ‘n rustelose nag, met vrese dat die polisie nie die situasie kan beheer nie, is Kleinmond vandag ‘n spookdorp. Skole en besighede is gesluit en verkeer het tot stilstand gekom. Die inwoners van dié vreedsame Overbergse dorpie is vir alle praktiese doeleindes gyselaars in hulle eie huise. […]
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