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...

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...

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...

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...

British Athlete Says Running Against Caster Semenya Is Unfair

After her triumphant performance to win gold in Rio and be crowned the WOMEN'S Olympic 800m champion, the backlash against Caster Semenya has already...

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'...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

“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...

State Capture Report 2016

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma has been instructed by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to set up a commission of enquiry into state...

[BREAKING] Judges Order State Capture Report to be Released Today

A deadline for the release of the "State Capture" report has been set for no later than 5pm today. The Public Protector was just...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Battle Over Different Visions For Bo-Kaap

Residents association wants market forces that are gentrifying the area to be replaced with co-operative housing The historical Bo-Kaap area on the border of the...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...