SA astronomer’s research may one day stop catastrophe

Cape Town – An astronomer from the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) was part of an international team that worked on a way to...

UCT engineers design device to help asthma sufferers

Cape Town – Biomedical engineers from the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Medical Devices Laboratory have designed a device that could potentially help asthma sufferers. The...

Maimane slams EFF, ANC on land reform

Cape Town – Mmusi Maimane has come out strongly against land expropriation without compensation, saying that national government only intends for land reform programmes...

R450 000 made available to help street people

Cape Town – R450 000 will be made available to seven organisations that will be taking part in the winter readiness campaign for street people...

No freedom without jobs and education, says Ramaphosa

Cape Town - Much more remains to be done to address the racial and gender distortions of the past, according to President Cyril Ramaphosa. He...

De Lille loses vote of no confidence

Cape Town - Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has compared her fight with the DA to a boxing match after 70% of councillors...

Saftu to march against minimum wage

Cape Town - On Wednesday 25 April, South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu), its affiliates and its allies in civil society, will be...

Gigaba announces the “war on queues”

Cape Town – Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, has announced a campaign targeting the long queues that plague home affairs offices nationwide. “This will...

UCT study tests new TB vaccine strategy

Cape Town - A recent University of Cape Town (UCT) study tested and confirmed the safety and feasibility of a new tuberculosis (TB) vaccination strategy...

MyCiTi buses at a standstill due to strike

Cape Town – As of Wednesday, no MyCiTi buses will be operating due to the looming nationwide bus drivers’ strike action. “The strike will have...

Refugee Office to reopen in Cape Town

Cape Town – The Department of Home Affairs has announced on Tuesday that they will reopen a Refugee Reception Office in Cape Town. “The department...

Satellite developed by CPUT to get send-off

Cape Town - Africa’s largest and most advanced cube satellite is getting an official send-off on Tuesday, 17 April, for its eventual launch into...

Malema calls on ANC to rename Cape Town International Airport

JOHANNESBURG - The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema, made a call to the African National Congress to rename Cape Town International...

De Lille is not going to be charged for EFF appearance

Cape Town - The Democratic Alliance has refuted reports that the party has taken a decision to charge Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille...

DA wants de Lille to provide an explanation for attending Winnie’s...

CAPE TOWN - Mayor Patricia de Lille is required to give an explanation to Democratic Alliance leaders as to why she attended a Winnie...

Gigaba to tackle long queues at Home Affairs

Cape Town - Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has directed his department to prepare a comprehensive report and strategy on managing the long queues...

Two prison wardens stabbed at Goodwood prison

Cape Town - Authorities are closely monitoring a situation in which two wardens from the Goodwood correctional facility were seriously injured after they were...

DA prepares to vote as its Federal Congress approaches

Cape Town – This coming weekend, the Democratic Alliance (DA) will hold its Federal Congress, which they claim is the largest and the most...

Western Cape dam levels dropping, despite rains

Cape Town – Despite some rainfall over the long weekend, the Western Cape Water Supply System’s six dams that mainly serve the City of...

Fuel prices jump as VAT takes effect

Cape Town - After an unwelcome increase in VAT, South Africans have also been hit with a big jump in fuel prices, effective from...

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died

Cape Town - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an ANC stalwart and struggle veteran, passed away on Monday at the age of 81. Madikizela-Mandela had been in hospital...

Hermanus calms down as Human Settlements Minister visits

Cape Town - South African Human Settlements Minister, Nomaindiya Mfeketo, addressed community members at Zwelihle Stadium in Hermanus on Wednesday as protests subsided and...

De Lille proposes a 26.9% increase in water rates

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town has proposed a water and sanitation rates increase of 26.9% across the city during this financial...

Political parties may need to disclose private donations

CAPE TOWN – The National Assembly has approved the Political Party Funding Bill, which proposes to regulate private donations made to political parties and...

Zuma summoned to court for April 6

Cape Town – Former President Jacob Zuma has finally been served with a summons to appear in court on April 6. The South African crime...

De Lille hearing postponed indefinitely

Cape Town - The disciplinary hearing of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille was postponed indefinitely after one of the Panel members, Pogiso Monchusi,...

Capetonians march for land on Human Rights Day

Cape Town - Political parties took up the issue of land on Human Rights Day, while hundreds of Capetonians marched through the streets under...

Helen Zille’s tweet misses the mark, again

Cape Town – On Tuesday, Western Cape Premier Hellen Zille received severe criticism after tweeting about the compensation awarded to families of the psychiatric...

Watch: EFF deputy President assaults journalist

CAPE TOWN - Deputy leader of the EFF, Floyd Shivambu, was seen on camera assaulting a journalist outside parliament on Tuesday. WATCH: @Netwerk24 Multimedia journalist...

Dam levels drop as Water Month kicks off

Cape Town – The Western Cape’s average dam level has dropped to under 19%, which is down 7% compared to the same period last...

Jacob Zuma will be facing criminal charges

PRETORIA - The National Prosecuting Authority head Shaun Abrahams has confirmed that former President Jacob Zuma will be facing corruption charges. In a 12 minute...

NPA chief Shaun Abrahams scheduled to announce decision on Zuma Charges

Johannesburg - The decision on whether or not former president Jacob Zuma will face criminal charges is to be announced this afternoon by NPA...

Bill criminalising hate speech approved

Cape Town - On Thursday, the South African Cabinet approved the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill of 2018, which...

“We will not allow land grabs” – Ramaphosa

Cape Town – On Wednesday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa warned that illegal land invasions would not be tolerated by authorities. "We will not allow...

Life sentences for murderers of Winnie Rust

CAPE TOWN - Two men from Wellington were sentenced to life in prison for the murder of author Winnie Rust. Johannes and Nigel Plaatjies both...

SA drought declared a national disaster

Cape Town – The water crisis that has been gripping multiple provinces in South Africa, including the Western Cape, has been declared a national...

Six prisoners escape from Pollsmoor

Cape Town - Six prisoners escaped from Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town late on Sunday, all six of whom have already been sentenced. According to...

Death toll in the Cape Cycle Tour rises to three

CAPE TOWN - The Cape Town Cycle Tour have confirmed the death of a third person connected to the race on Sunday. The 40th edition of...

Second cyclist dies in Cape Cycle Tour

CAPE TOWN - A second cyclist has died in the Cape Town Cycle Tour today. Following earlier reports of a 40 year old male who...

40 year old cyclist killed in collision at Cape Cycle Tour

CAPE TOWN - A 40 year cyclist has died in a collision at the Cape Argus Cycle Tour. The Cycle Tour confirmed that the incident...

Cape celebs and drifters back the Man Up campaign

CAPE TOWN - Legendary DJ Ready D and his wife, Malikah Daniels, have joined the Man Up campaign in a bid to spread the...

Robert Packham granted bail

CAPE TOWN - Robert Packham who was charged with the murder of his wife, has been granted bail. The R50 000 bail, has strict conditions...

The DA “created” the water crisis, says MP

Cape Town - The Democratic Alliance (DA) has been accused of creating Cape Town’s water crisis by National Freedom Party (NFP) MP Ahmed Shaik...

Malusi Gigaba not feeling well

CAPE TOWN - In a scheduled question and answer session in Parliament today, Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba was a no-show. Speculation regarding minister Gigaba's...

Family and friends pay tribute to Gill Packham

Cape Town - Christ Church Constantia was filled to capacity as mourners came to pay their respect for Gill Packham on Tuesday. Relatives and loved...

Walking with the President

The one thing that many have come to know about our new President, is that he is not a lui-broek. President Cyril Ramaphosa has...

Gill’s husband charged with murder

Two weeks ago, Packham's body was found in the boot of her burnt out car at Diep River train station. CAPE TOWN - The husband...

Listeriosis outbreak linked to polony

The Enterprise Foods factory in Polokwane has been implicated as the source of the listeriosis outbreak. Health mninister Aaron Motsoaledi made the announcement on...

Here is the status of Cape Town’s water supply projects

City promises to engage with UCT scientists over concerns about drilling into the Table Mountain Group aquifer Although seven of the City of Cape Town’s...

Looters Target Homes of Fleeing Knysna Residents

As knysna residents flee for their lives, criminals use the disaster to enrich theirs. CAPE TOWN – Homes that have been evacuated in Knysna -because...

Franziska’s Rapist and Murderer Sentenced

Double life sentence handed to Franziska Blochliger's killer. CAPE TOWN - Today in the Western Cape High Court, Franziska Blochliger's rapist and murderer received two...

De Lille threatens to sue professor over Bo-Kaap spat

Fabio Todeschini accuses mayor of causing “crass development-at-all-costs culture” Mayor Patricia de Lille has threatened to sue architect and UCT emeritus professor Fabio Todeschini after...

Elderly Farm Workers Face Eviction

Some have worked on the Grabouw farm for more than 35 years Six elderly people who have worked for over 35 years on Die Erf...

Tafelberg study a breakthrough, say activists

270 units proposed for low-income households on Sea Point property According to the Western Cape government, 270 residential rental units for households earning under R7,500...

[BREAKING NEWS] Eskom’s Brian Molefe Resigns

Cape Town - The CEO of Eskom, Mr Brian Molefe, has just announced he is resigning from his post. Mr Molefe stated that he...

LIVE: Watch The #NoConfidence Debate

Cape Town - The motion of no confidence taking place in parliament today, has already provided the usual frenzy South Africans have grown accustomed...

No-Confidence Debate Under Way

CAPE TOWN - The third motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma -in the past two years- is taking place in Parliament today....

Reprieve For Bromwell Street Families

Cape Town - The Bromwell Street families from Woodstock, who face eviction, have been ordered to apply for social housing before returning to court...

Proposed Wolwerivier Expansion is Disastrous For Woodstock Tenants

Removal plans to be laid bare in Bromwell Street court case on 9 November Cape Town - The City of Cape Town aims to move...

Three MyCiti Buses Involved in Collision

Cape Town - Over 20 passengers sustained minor injuries when three MyCiti buses were involved in a collision at the Civic Centre Bus Terminus...