Van Breda trial: DNA expert questioned on following procedures
The prosecution against Henri van Breda has argued the defence’s DNA expert is only willing to adhere to standard operating procedures as far as it suits her.
Court dismisses application to drop charges against Mafevuka murder accused
Sinoxolo Mafevuka’s body was stuffed in a communal toilet in the SST Section, Khayelitsha, in March 2016.
Van Breda trial: Prosecution defends testing of DNA evidence
State witness and SAPS chief forensic analyst Sharlene Otto tested 216 DNA samples that had been found at the Van Breda family home.
Van Breda murder trial: Key defence witness faces more tough questions
DNA expert Antonel Olckers has been facing rigorous cross-examination by the State over her qualifications and her testimony.
State rips DNA expert’s CV apart in van Breda murder trial
Doctor Antonel Olckers last week testified that most of the results of the DNA tests conducted by a State forensic expert were invalid.
Van Breda murder trial: State questions DNA expert’s report
Dr Antonel Olckers has been testifying on the validity of a report done by SAPS chief forensic analyst Sharlene Otto.
Cape firefighters battle Signal Hill fire
The fire, on the Green Point side of the mountain, is close to residential property.
Aerial crews help fight Twelve Apostles mountain fire
On Thursday night, the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa has to be evacuated when the flames moved down.
SANParks: Twelve Apostles mountain fire still going strong
The 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa had to be evacuated on Thursday night amid an encroaching fire.
NICD: SA has plans in place for pneumonic plague outbreak
More than 340 people have been infected and 42 have died following an outbreak of the disease in Madagascar.
Cape Town International is now Africa’s leading airport
It’s been voted Africa’s leading airport at the 2017 World Travel Awards Africa, which was held in Rwanda earlier this week.
Strong winds hampering Oudekraal firefighting efforts
SanParks' Merle Collins says firefighting efforts will bolstered if need be.
Man caught trying to smuggle millions out of SA
The suspect was stopped at Cape Town International Aiport on Wednesday.
Cape officials confident of taking over Metrorail services
On Tuesday, the city announced it will propose plans to take over management of the network in Cape Town at the next council sitting on 26 October.
Police Ministry hopeful of seeing SANDF deployed in crime fight soon
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has requested the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) to step in to help the South African Police Service in crime-plagued areas in the Western Cape and Gauteng.
2 killed in separate attacks in Cape Town
A woman was shot and killed in Manenberg last night while a man was stabbed to death at a court.
Zille wants SANDF deployed in WC to help fight crime
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille wants to meet with provincial police bosses as well as national ministers to again ask the army to be deployed.
Van Breda trial: 'State's DNA evidence technically can't be deemed valid'
DNA expert Dr Antonel Olckers has told the court during her analysis of Otto's report, she discovered the Forensic Science Laboratory didn't always follow standard operating procedures.