Cape Town is launching a new Highway Patrol Unit in order to improve road safety.

Cape Town has begun to take traffic management seriously, with the launch of a 24-hour traffic service. The first move towards infrastructure that takes into account the needs of car owners in Cape Town before the festive season. To help reduce crime in the area and crack down on drivers who speed or break trafficContinue reading Cape Town is launching a new Highway Patrol Unit in order to improve road safety.

Activists have called out the City of Cape Town for delays in the development of affordable housing on the Green Point bowling green.

The Western Cape Bridge Union Club, which is located on the disputed Green Point Bowling Green, will also be rented. The City has repeatedly said it plans to use the well-located bowling green as a site for affordable and mixed-income housing. The non-profit organization said in a statement that the City was renting out theContinue reading Activists have called out the City of Cape Town for delays in the development of affordable housing on the Green Point bowling green.

An entire school in Cape Town was stolen brick-by-brick

How do you eat an elephant? Ever heard the famous quote by Desmond Tutu? “There is only one way to eat an  elephant: a bite at a time.” That’s true for much of life, and that’s also true for stealing an entire school. You can’t accomplish anything without taking it one bite at a time.Continue reading An entire school in Cape Town was stolen brick-by-brick

The Red Bull Box Cart Race will be held this weekend

If there’s one thing everyone knows about the Mother City, it’s that Cape Town’s calendar is packed year-round. Whether it’s local, international, annual or first-time, the city hosts a variety of events and this weekend is no exception. It starts with the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Elite 16 final, which takes place in theContinue reading The Red Bull Box Cart Race will be held this weekend

Another vehicle just plunged off the notorious Voëlklip Road cliffs.

Following the shocking Voëlklip disaster, the body of one of the victims has been recovered. Yesterday another vehicle plunged over the cliff on the notorious Voëlklip Road in George. Police believe that a mystery vehicle went over the ledge of a cliff in the early morning hours on Tuesday. “Earlier today, a rescue operation wasContinue reading Another vehicle just plunged off the notorious Voëlklip Road cliffs.

Two off-leash dogs that killed 19 endangered penguins were confiscated by authorities.

In response to the recent killings of African penguins, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA’s Animal Control Unit has confiscated two husky dogs from a residential property in Simon’s Town. A person went for a jog on a beach early in the morning, and found dead and dying penguins. A spokesperson for the SPCA saidContinue reading Two off-leash dogs that killed 19 endangered penguins were confiscated by authorities.

We don’t want to give away any more free electricity, rent, or water. It’s not cool.

Public housing remains a pipe dream for many people. How about government giving individuals free access to electricity and water, as well as subsidized rental payments like in the Ministerial Handbook? President Cyril Ramaphosa revised the Ministerial Handbook for 2022 following public outcry. The handbook released in April was meant to be an update ofContinue reading We don’t want to give away any more free electricity, rent, or water. It’s not cool.

Cape Town is facing a water crisis. Large parts of the city will be impacted by disruptions today.

Due to today’s drill, water supplies will be disrupted throughout the City of Cape Town. This is associated with a 915mm diameter water supply and the Water and Sanitation Directorate. Due to lower water pressure, there could be some disruption in the water supply in areas including Lotus River, Ottery, Parkwood Estate, Grassy Park andContinue reading Cape Town is facing a water crisis. Large parts of the city will be impacted by disruptions today.

BANFF mountain film festival returns

The world’s most epic film festival is back. Creatives from around the world have gathered in Cape Town to celebrate some of the greatest minds in adventure film at this year’s BANFF Center Mountain Film Festival. The festival runs from October 28 to November 6 and is the 19th year that Cape Union Mart hasContinue reading BANFF mountain film festival returns

A heroic man died trying to save three teenagers in a rip current at Mnandi Beach.

Activists and other people who are willing to help those in need often risk their lives when doing so. If the story which is circulating on social media about a man from Mitchells Plain who died while saving three teenagers caught in a rip current holds true, this might be an example. The story beginsContinue reading A heroic man died trying to save three teenagers in a rip current at Mnandi Beach.