Lawyer accused of racially motivated vandalism wants case to be dismissed

Gary Trappler is on trial in the Cape Town Magistrates Court, charged with slashing the tyres of his neighbour’s car


News | 19 July 2024

Gugulethu volunteers clean up dump sites on Mandela Day

“Now that the area has been cleaned we are grateful. We will look after it and prevent illegal dumping.”


Brief | 19 July 2024

Vandals and gangs have ruined Cape Town sports field

The City says it spent more than R2.5-million on repairs and maintenance for Avonwood Sports Ground in the 2023/24 financial year


News | 18 July 2024

Islamic Relief hijacked in Philippi while helping flooded residents

The organisation has nonetheless continued to provide humanitarian relief


News | 17 July 2024

Possible site for Muizenberg homeless shelter sparks alarm

But City of Cape Town says no decision has been taken yet


Brief | 17 July 2024

Batten down the hatches: Cape Town families shovel sand to fend off further flooding

We don’t know how we are going to get through this disaster, says Siqalo resident

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News | 16 July 2024

Latest science confirms plummeting penguin population

New model forms the basis for an urgent recommendation to change African Penguin’s conservation status from endangered to critically endangered


Science | 15 July 2024

Masiphumelele leaders ask for help in face of relentless storm

“I can only cook meals for a few people. There are so many more people needing food.”


Brief | 12 July 2024

Shelters scramble as heavy rain continues

Besides a lack of space some shelters are also dealing with flooding


News | 12 July 2024

Winelands families battle flooding: “For three days people have not slept”

Relentless rain hampers relief efforts

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News | 12 July 2024

Gale rips off roofs in Cape Town suburb

Residents of Wynberg were assessing the damage on Thursday morning


Photo Essay | 11 July 2024

Appeal Court rules that City of Cape Town acted unlawfully

Ruling clarifies what constitutes lawful “counter-spoliation” when it comes to land occupation


News | 11 July 2024

Red tape delays Dunoon housing project

The housing project was first announced to residents in 2018, and construction won’t be starting anytime soon


News | 11 July 2024

Western Cape storms: “worse is still to come”

Schools to close across the province as another storm hits, with about 15,000 people already severely affected by floods and damaging winds

By Sandiso Phaliso, Vincent Lali, Marecia Damons, Ashraf Hendricks, Liezl Human and Peter Luhanga

News | 10 July 2024

Thousands of homes flooded as violent storm batters Western Cape

Roads closed, schools and clinics damaged, rivers burst their banks

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News | 9 July 2024

City of Cape Town buys occupied Marikana land seven years after landmark ruling

Last week Eskom disconnected over 300 illegal connections in the settlement. Hours later people connected them again.


News | 8 July 2024