Attacks on Cape Town firefighters afftects ability to deliver effective service

The City’s Fire and Rescue Services has spoken out over the spate of violent, and verbal attacks on its staff that is impacting its ability to provide an effective service. Spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said the department wants to set the record straight and let it be known that they are not the enemy. Carelse said […]

3 Eastern Cape men sentenced to 5 life terms for rape

Detectives from the Eastern Cape are being praised for securing the conviction and sentencing of three rapists to five life terms and 20 years’ imprisonment. In a statement, provincial police spokesperson Captain Khaya Tonjeni said the detectives’ hard work had paid off as the men were sentenced earlier this week. Tonjeni said the three rapists, […]

Bheki Cele orders cops to protect Cape Town’s women & children at all cost

Police Minister Bheki Cele has told the 200 officers deployed to the Western Cape that their presence in the province “must yield results”. Cele was speaking at a parade of the newly deployed officers, who are members of visible policing, crime intelligence, forensics, and detective services. They have been placed in crime hotspots across Cape […]

Eastern Cape police commissioner condemns killing of 4 people at Kwazakele tavern

No arrests have been made in connection with the killing of four people at a tavern in Kwazakele, in the Eastern Cape over the weekend. The province’s police commissioner, Liziwe Ntshinga, has condemned the murders and has urged the community to come forward with any information that could help with the case. Police spokesperson Priscilla […]

Cape Town baby twins, mother and dad killed in fire tragedy

Baby twins and their parents were killed when a shack in a yard in Cape Town’s Delft South went up in flames on Saturday night. When the City’s fire services arrived, the shack was already destroyed. However, as they tried to extinguish the flames, they came under attack from some residents. The City’s fire services […]

Brothers and friend save 2 men from drowning in Western Cape

Two men averted a drowning in Rooi Els, Western Cape, on Friday morning, according to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI). In a statement released on Saturday, NSRI Kleinmond spokesperson Tania Meiring said the local duty crew were activated at 7.18 am on Friday following reports of a drowning in progress in Rooi Els. Two […]

Jonathan Ball dies in Cape Town

Jonathan Ball, who established the publishing house carrying his name in 1976, has died in Cape Town of cancer. He was 69. Eugene Ashton, chief executive of Jonathan Ball Publishers, confirmed Ball’s death to a local publication. Asked for comment, Ashton said: “Jon hated soundbites. But he will be missed.” Ball rocked the political establishment […]

Photos: Nadia Nakai and her American bae Vic Mensa loved up in Cape Town

Rapper Nadia Nakai stands on necks with her new American lover, Vic Mensa, and the question is – Are they the next power couple? The South African star confirmed dating the international rapper on Friday with a cozy snap, but some persons claimed it was just a music video shoot. Slamming those who are yet […]

Eastern Cape man arrested after teen he was in relationship with found dead

Police detectives in the Eastern Cape have arrested a 37-year-old man in connection with the murder of a teenage girl near Qonce. Police said the suspect was apprehended on Thursday night. The man was believed to have been in a relationship with the minor. He’s believed to have fled after the 15-year-old girl’s body was […]

Cape Town police and law enforcement grilled over plans to tackle gang violence

Police and municipal law enforcement have been asked to explain how they were tackling gang violence in Cape Town. Senior officials on Wednesday briefed the Western Cape Legislature’s Standing Committee on Community Safety. There’s growing concern over the impact of gang warfare on communities after 10 people were killed in Mfuleni, while five people – […]