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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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'...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Zuma Says He’s Not Afraid of Prison

Cape Town - Following the release of the State Capture Report, most South Africans were already celebrating what seems to be the final demise...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...