Stad Kaapstad in die spervuur

Tender onreëlmatighede, dissiplinêre stappe teen senior personeellede en die sluiting van ’n forensiese ondersoek is bespreek tydens ‘n spesiale raadsvergadering van die DA beheerde Kaapse Stadsraad. Daar is gevra dat ondersoek heropen moet word rondom korrupsie bewerings teen Melissa Whitehead, die kommissaris van stedelike beplanning. Die DA burgemeester, Patricia de Lille en raadsbestuurder Achmat Ebrahim […]
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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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Rape of resources, R5 million of abalone recovered, Brackenfell

A joint intelligence driven operation on Tuesday 31 October 2017, by members of the Hawks’ Marine group, Department of Agriculture Forest and Fisheries (DAFF) and Dog unit resulted in the arrest of two suspects aged 39 and 42 for running an illegal abalone processing facility. The team followed up on information about a suspicious vehicle […]
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UCT, CPUT students to descend on Parliament over Fees Commission report

University of Cape Town (UCT) and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) students are set to march to Parliament on Wednesday to demand that President Jacob Zuma release the Fees Commission report. This comes as Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivers his medium-term budget statement to the legislature. – Mini Budget site Zuma received the Fees […]
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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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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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Premier Helen Zille’s colonialism tweets forced her out of the Western Cape legislature on Thursday

During a debate on the impact of gang violence on service delivery in the Western Cape‚ Zille protested to speaker Sharna Fernandez when EFF MPL Bernard Joseph said gangsterism was a result of colonialism‚ “which the premier says is a good thing”. The premier said: “No one may wilfully and knowingly mislead this house. And […]
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Stellenbosch University is likely to become an English medium institution

The University of Stellenbosch is likely to become an English medium institution after years of struggle to retain it as an Afrikaans university. It appears that a confidential conversation about the university’s language policy between the already controversial rector, Prof. Wim de Villiers, and a councilor leaked and can now end up in the courts. […]
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