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  • New DA Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela calls for party unity

    Bonginkosi Madikizela was elected as the DA’s leader in the Western Cape in a virtual conference held on Saturday. Madikizela is also the MEC for...

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    Bonginkosi Madikizela was elected as the DA’s leader in the Western Cape in a virtual conference held on Saturday. Madikizela is also the MEC for transport and public works in the provincial legislature. Claims of a murder plot levelled against him surfaced days before the party’s provincial election, but were rejected as untrue by the...
  • Western Cape cop nabbed for alleged corruption

    A Bellville South sergeant attached to the Belville South visible policing unit was arrested on Friday evening, on charges of corruption. The Western Cape’s anti-corruption...

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    A Bellville South sergeant attached to the Belville South visible policing unit was arrested on Friday evening, on charges of corruption. The Western Cape’s anti-corruption unit conducted an operation at Belville South SAPS, with an agent approaching the sergeant, asking to take dagga and a cellphone to a prisoner in the cells. He was ‘bribed’...
  • Western Cape Sassa told to improve its communication strategy

    The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) in the province needs to up its game as far as communication with grant recipients is concerned, according to...

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    The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) in the province needs to up its game as far as communication with grant recipients is concerned, according to a senior official. Sassa regional executive manager Henry de Grasse said: “Sassa’s communications strategy could do with improving both within Sassa and more especially within the Western Cape rural areas.”...
  • Man fakes his own death in order to dupe woman he owes over R400 000

    Members of the family, friends, and community members were devastated when they heard the news of their relative’s death. Some family members came as far...

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    Members of the family, friends, and community members were devastated when they heard the news of their relative’s death. Some family members came as far as the Western Cape upon hearing about his sudden demise. But the tears and sorrow were all for nothing – because he’s very much alive and on the run! He...
  • Close to 700 children kidnapped in Western Cape in past 5 years

    The chief whip for the Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape legislature, Mireille Wenger, has released alarming findings on kidnappings in the province. In a...

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    The chief whip for the Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape legislature, Mireille Wenger, has released alarming findings on kidnappings in the province. In a statement released on Monday, Wenger said the statistics were released after she posed questions to the provincial Community Safety MEC, Albert Fritz, in the provincial parliament on how many kidnappings...
  • Man arrested over 5 441 crayfish tails found in back of hearse

    There have been some bizarre places in which people have tried to smuggle lobster or crayfish – like on a plane. A hearse can now...

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    There have been some bizarre places in which people have tried to smuggle lobster or crayfish – like on a plane. A hearse can now be added to one of the more creative – albeit unsuccessful – ideas. No less than 5 441 smuggled crayfish tails were found in the back of a hearse in...
  • Man stabbed to death while wife tied up in bedroom during house robbery

    A 65-year-old man was stabbed to death during a home invasion in Stilbaai in the Western Cape. His 61-year-old wife’s hands were tied behind her...

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    A 65-year-old man was stabbed to death during a home invasion in Stilbaai in the Western Cape. His 61-year-old wife’s hands were tied behind her back, after which she was locked in a bedroom. According to police, the couple was attacked in their home by three unknown suspects, just after midnight on Tuesday. “Preliminary information...
  • Call for investigation of health facilities in the West Coast district

    The ANC in the Western Cape is considering asking the health ombudsman to investigate issues at community health-care clinics and facilities in the West Coast...

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    The ANC in the Western Cape is considering asking the health ombudsman to investigate issues at community health-care clinics and facilities in the West Coast district following a standing committee on health oversight visit that uncovered “a lot of issues”. Committee member Rachel Windvogel said: “Most clinics in the municipality don’t have adequate space for...
  • About 100 000 pupils across Western Cape to write NSC exams

    Close to 100,000 candidates across the Western Cape will be writing the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams this month. Exams kick off on Thursday and...

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    Close to 100,000 candidates across the Western Cape will be writing the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams this month. Exams kick off on Thursday and will conclude in mid-December. 95,427 pupils will partake in this year’s examinations, compared to nearly 64,465 for the same session last year. Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer said: “The...
  • Two men shot and killed in separate incidents in Cape Town

    Western Cape police have launched a manhunt for those responsible for gunning down two men. The victims were killed during two separate shootings. Authorities were...

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    Western Cape police have launched a manhunt for those responsible for gunning down two men. The victims were killed during two separate shootings. Authorities were yet to determine the motives behind either killing. Police spokesperson Frederick van Wyk said the suspects opened fire on a man in Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay at the start...
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