Crime

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

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News | 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

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News | 18 July 2024

Islamic Relief hijacked in Philippi while helping flooded residents

The organisation has nonetheless continued to provide humanitarian relief

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News | 17 July 2024

Hermanus magistrate messed up in domestic violence case, judges rule

The High Court set aside the conviction and sentence of a man accused of breaching a protection order

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Law | 25 June 2024

Huge housing project stopped by “masked thugs”

Beneficiaries of Covid Village relocation project in Cape Town marched to Mfuleni police station to demand SAPS take action

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News | 19 June 2024

Philippi satellite police station to open after two-year wait

The community is desperate for more policing

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Brief | 13 June 2024

Appeal court overturns cyber crime ruling

This is a clear message to verify bank account details before paying

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Law | 10 June 2024

Public Protector releases damning report on the handling of gender-based violence complaints

Report says the departments of Justice, Police and Social Development are falling short

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News | 4 June 2024

Durban police brutality case adjourned again

18 officers face trial over death-in-custody of Regan Naidoo in 2018

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News | 1 June 2024

Rainbow flags fill the streets of Nyanga and Gugulethu

In its 11th year, Khumbulani Pride renewed calls for justice for victims of hate crime

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News | 20 May 2024

Children run a gauntlet of muggings and traffic on the way to school

Pedestrian bridges across major Cape Town freeway are favourite haunts for criminals

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News | 30 April 2024

Philippi gangsters say they’ll only stop killing if government pays them

Two security guards escorting City workers were shot dead last week because protection is their business, say extortionists

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Feature | 29 April 2024

It took a year but Tafelsig’s streetlights are back on

1,000 residents needing help with service inquiries also went to a pop-up service hub hosted by the City

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Brief | 25 April 2024

Learners and teachers march for safer schools in Nelson Mandela Bay

SAPS promises more police visibility around schools

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News | 23 April 2024

The Big Issue is secure again

After months of uncertainty the magazine has survived a R600,000 cyber theft

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Brief | 18 April 2024

Extortion rackets disrupt work in Cape Town’s townships

We no longer go to some townships without an escort, says waste collection worker

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News | 16 April 2024