131 reported rapes in Mitchells Plain between March & Dec, zero convictions
The Western Cape Community Safety Department said the latest crime statistics, show there were 131 rape cases reported to the Mitchells Plain and Lentegeur police stations between March to December 2020.
CoCT taking legal action against EFF, Gatvol Capetonian over protest damage
The City of Cape Town has launched a R1.4 million civil claim against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Gatvol Capetonian for damage to public property during violent protests in 2019.
Two people arrested in WC for possession of crayfish tails worth over R450,000
Two people have been arrested for being in possession of a large number of crayfish tails in Moorreesburg.
WC Health Dept expects to vaccinate 60% of its health workers with Sisonke jabs
Head of Health Dr Keith Cloete said they were preparing to scale up vaccinations this month to complete Phase 1, with the expected arrival of Pfizer doses by mid-April.
Cele reveals more than 100 arrests made related to CT extortion rackets
Police Minister Bheki Cele said that three police officers were being investigated for extortion, including the deputy Defence minister's protector, who was arrested for kidnapping to extort in March.
3 cops among those arrested in connection with CT extortions - Cele
The minister has also revealed 106 extortion cases have been opened in the city since January this year.
Cele: 106 extortion cases opened in CT since January
Concern around extortion across communities grew last year and an extortion priority committee was established.
Taxi subsidies remain a concern, says Competition Commission
Commissioner Tembinkosi Bonakele released the final recommendations of the 2020 Public Transport Market Inquiry report on Wednesday.
Commission recommends uniform regulations for e-hailing services, metered taxis
The Competition Commission said that the entry of e-hailing services into South Africa disrupted the business model of metered taxis and that the growing popularity of e-hailing services also caught regulatory authorities off-guard.
SA’s public transport system lacks integration, Competition Commission finds
Commissioner Tembinkosi Bonakele on Wednesday released the final recommendations of the 2020 Public Transport Market Inquiry report.
Public health expert urges caution as people return home from Easter break
Professor Alex van den Heever, a health and social security systems specialist, said that the movement between provinces did not necessarily drive a wave unless they were going into a context where super spreading was very risky.
CoCT halts sewage services in Samora Machel after worker shot, crew robbed
As a result, the municipality said water and sanitation services have been temporarily withdrawn from the area until further notice.
MSF working around clock to help Mozambicans displaced by insurgency violence
Thousands have fled, seeking refuge in recent days following violent attacks by insurgents.
AfriForum launches Centre for Local Government
AfriForum said the centre would investigate local self-governing options for communities.
Doctors Without Borders dealing with 450 queries per day around Pemba
Doctors Without Borders project coordinator Luiz Guimaraes in Mozambique said the situation was serious and teams were doing their best to assist those who have been hurt during the conflict.
Woman arrested for kidnapping baby girl in Knysna
It's alleged that the woman, a friend of the child's mother, visited her on Saturday and made off with the three-month-old girl under false pretences.
Repairs to vandalised sewage pump stations expected to cost R30m, says CoCT
Twenty-five sewage pump stations have been vandalised or impacted by theft.
Sewage pump stations across numerous CT communities affected after vandalism
The City of Cape Town said it estimated that the operating costs, including repairs and hiring of mobile equipment to minimise sewer overflows, could cost approximately R30 million.