ANC Women’s League suggests rapists be castrated

Cape Town - The ANC Women's League announced yesterday that it would like for Parliament to adopt laws whereby convicted rapists can be chemically...

EFF to open case against radio presenter Sasha Martinengo for calling...

Cape Town - Whilst being live on air on Tuesday morning, Hot 91.9 FM presenter Sasha Martinengo called Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema...

Petrol price to increase at midnight

Cape Town - Energy minister Jeff Radebe announced that the price of petrol will be increasing on Wednesday. In their statement, the Department of Energy says...

Metrorail services under threat following loss of coaches

Cape Town - Last Friday six Metrorail coaches were destroyed after being set alight at the Mbekweni, Firgrove and Cape Town stations in what...

Bheki Cele attends meeting in Bonteheuwel after Total Shutdown

Cape Town - On Wednesday Police Minister Bheki Cele met with residents at the multi-purpose centre in Bonteheuwel following the Total Shutdown on Tuesday....

Cape Town shut down by concerned community members

Cape Town - On Tuesday morning many communities in Cape Town will join together in protest against the crime, poverty, and unemployment affecting residents....

Tony Ehrenreich wants ‘coloured’ term to be scrapped

Cape Town - In an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, former COSATU Western Cape leader Tony Ehrenreich has requested that the term 'Coloured'...

New language, coding and marine sciences to be introduced to school...

Cape Town - Department of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced that Kiswahili will become part of the curriculum by 2020. The department is...

Patty to be replaced by Danny

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town's next mayor is set to be Dan Plato who is currently the Western Cape Community Safety MEC. After meeting in...

ConCourt legalizes the private use of weed

Cape Town - This morning the Constitutional Court announced the decriminalisation of the use, possession and cultivation of weed for private use. In the Western...

Petrol price to increase in October

Cape Town - The Central Energy Fund's mid-month unaudited data indicate that the petrol price could be increased by R1.12 in October. This increase will...

City of Cape Town relaxes water restrictions

Cape Town - City of Cape Town deputy mayor, Ian Neilson, announced that water restrictions will be changed from Level 6B to Level 5...

Bain and Co to pay back R164m received from SARS

Cape Town - Multinational consultancy firm Bain and Company released a statement on Sunday saying it would pay R164 million inclusive of VAT and...

Governments says recession should not be feared

Cape Town - Statistics South Africa announced that South Africa was in a technical recession. This recession was caused by a further 0.7% decrease...

Commission of Inquiry into SARS commences today

Cape Town - The Nugent Commission of Inquiry started in Pretoria where the leadership of suspended South African Revenue Services commissioner Tom Moyane will be...

City of Cape Town wants water restrictions lowered

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town and Department of Water and Sanitation held a meeting on Friday where the City requested the...

KenFac residents close roads in peaceful protest

Cape Town - This morning community members of Kensington and Factreton in Cape Town have blocked off a section of Voortrekker Road in peaceful...

Inquiry into state capture begins today

Cape Town - The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture starts in Johannesburg today. The proceedings will be led by Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond...

EFF wants central bank state-owned

Cape Town - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Chief in Command, Julius Malema, put forward an amendment bill for the central bank to be nationalized. Furthermore,...

Gordhan says state-owned enterprises must be cleaned up

Cape Town - Public Enterprises minister, Pravin Gordhan, announced on Wednesday that it would take more than six months to regulate state-owned enterprises (SOEs)...

Author’s alleged suicide raises suspicion

Cape Town - Co-author of The Lost Boys of Bird Island Mark Minnie was found dead in Port Elizabeth on Monday just one week after...

AfriForum’s farm list raises panic

Cape Town - AfriForum released a list of farms who would allegedly be targeted for land expropriation without compensation over the weekend; however lobby...

Fisherman allegedly killed by anti-poaching officials

Cape Town - The harbour in Hout Bay was shut down on Sunday 12 August following the protest against the disappearance of a fisherman, believed...

SAICE CEO keeps position despite sexist remarks

Cape Town - Following the emergency board meeting held by the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE), it was announced that CEO Manglin...

School applications to go digital

Cape Town - The Education Department will implement online applications for Grades One and Eight from 2019. The Gauteng Education Department already implements this system. MEC...

SAICE CEO bashes women in engineering

Cape Town - In the July edition of the Civil Engineering magazine, the CEO of the South African Institute for Civil Engineering (SAICE) Manglin...

Kathu Solar Park to generate electricity through salt melting

Cape Town - Salt melting for the purpose of generating electricity has started at the Kathu Solar Park in the Northern Cape. A solar field...

Taxi associations go on strike

Cape Town - On 6 August the Mini-bus Taxi Industry Task Team (MTITT) in the Western Cape will go on strike as they call...

Uber South Africa now insures drivers too

Cape Town - This week Uber South Africa announced its partnership with insurance company Chubb would secure protection for drivers and Uber Eats delivery-partners...

Public hearings on land expropriation reach Western Cape

Cape Town - The Parliamentary Review Committee will be hosting public hearings into land expropriation around various locations around the Western Cape. A potential review...

March against gender-based violence

Cape Town - On 1 August, women and gender non-conforming people will join in the #TotalShutdown movement in a nationwide march to various governmental...

Eskom warns of potential load-shedding

Ongoing wage negotiations between Eskom and unions has led to increased pressures on the power supply which could lead to load-shedding. Following the decision by...

Programme uses insects to curb invasive plants

Cape Town - More than 243 000 biocontrol insects, also known as agents, have been reared for release into the environment to destroy alien...

CT drug programme celebrates 10 years

Cape Town – On Tuesday, the City of Cape Town’s Health Department celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Matrix® Programme, which improves access to...

Local lecturer and team grab global sustainability award

Cape Town - A lecturer and his team from the University of Cape Town (UCT) have won an international sustainability competition with their self-sustaining...

City tackling water losses with free leak detection and repairs

Cape Town – The City of Cape Town has accelerated the roll-out of its Water Leaks Project to indigent properties with free leak detection...

New medicine shows reduction in TB mortality cases

Cape Town – There has been a reduction in TB mortality cases from drug resistant Tuberculosis (DR - TB) in South Africa through the...

New coal power plants will cost SA billions

Cape Town – Newly built coal power plants will add billions to South Africa’s power bill over the course of their lifetime, a study...

City assists feeding scheme as Ramadaan comes to an end

Cape Town – On Thursday, the City of Cape Town responded to a request to donate protective goggles and masks to hundreds of volunteers...

City cuts congestion with new roads

Cape Town – In an effort to reduce congestion in the City of Cape Town, five new roads have been added to the City’s...

Strong cold front hits Cape Town

Cape Town – The South African Weather Service has alerted the Western Cape to a strong cold front, expected to hit on 14 June...

Dam levels jump after heavy rains

Cape Town – The combined average dam level for the Western Cape Water Supply System (WCWSS) is at 31.51% as compared to 20.97% at...

City to spend R2,1 billion on new housing

Cape Town – In response to the immediate need for housing in Cape Town, the Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) will spend R2,1...

UCT’s child nursing team recognised with international award

Cape Town – A team from the University of Cape Town (UCT) has been awarded for their outstanding contribution to the development of paediatric...

Spotlight on plastic pollution on World Environment Day

Cape Town – To mark World Environment Day on Tuesday, South Africans were urged to eradicate plastic pollution, beginning with small, individual actions such...

Strategy to save Western Cape bees and create jobs

Cape Town - The Department of Agriculture, together with bee associations in the Western Cape, has released a new strategy aimed at ensuring the...

“Draft Tobacco Bill has the potential to initiate change”

Cape Town – The City of Cape Town has voiced its support for the Draft Tobacco Bill which is currently out for public comment. In...

SALT astronomers make an exciting discovery

Cape Town - The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) in Sutherland has discovered a binary star system in the Hourglass Nebula, one of the...

Cape Town saving water while dams rise

Cape Town – Despite dam levels having increased by 2,9% to 24% due to the good rains over the past week, Cape Town’s average...

UCT biomedical engineers develop device to help people with allergies

Cape Town - Biomedical engineers from the Medical Devices Lab at the University of Cape Town (UCT) have developed a device to assist people...

Staff traumatised after Library gets vandalised

Cape Town – The staff and library users of Gugulethu Library were traumatised after it was ransacked by a group of attackers on Tuesday. A...

SA celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity

Cape Town - On Tuesday, South Africa joined the world in celebrating 25 years of action for biodiversity during the International Day for Biological Diversity...

Henri van Breda found guilty

Cape Town – Henri van Breda was found guilty of the murder of his parents and brother and the attempted murder of his sister,...

Cape Town woman scores R58 mil jackpot

Cape Town – A 56-year-old Cape Town woman won the R58 million LOTTO jackpot on Saturday 12 May. “After seeing the estimated jackpot prize, I...

City expo connecting the youth with careers

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town recently hosted an event which attracted 480 young people from across the city and gave them...

100 years of the Noon Day Gun remembered

Cape Town – On Monday, Minister Anroux Marais of Cultural Affairs and Sport presided over the centenary of the introduction of the first two-minute silence in...

A science festival in a bar

Cape Town – The University of Cape Town (UCT) is bringing science to the public by hosting a three-day science festival in a bar,...

Walking bus initiative aims to make learners safer

Cape Town – A new initiative called the Walking Bus will see approximately 150 parents of Henry Gwala Secondary, Chris Hani Secondary, Impendulo Primary,...

Checkers roasted by Twitter for Mother’s Day mishap

Cape Town - Shoprite Holdings has issued an apology in response to what seemed to be an offensive Mother's Day display that drew harsh...

CT motorists can now settle warrants online

Cape Town – In an attempt to make the payment of traffic fines easier, the City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service will now allow...