The South African Sunday Times has done a “snap survey” and found that “a quarter of a century after beach apartheid was scrapped, South Africa’s bathing spots are still mainly segregated”. The newspaper says that “most lovers still flock to … Read the rest
Four gun-toting black children held up 17 Swedish tourists in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
The robbery occurred on Monday when the tourists were visiting the Iliso Care Society, which runs programmes including a project to address unemployment, a day-care centre and … Read the rest
Despite a personal apology from the manager and an invitation to return to one of South Africa’s leading luxury hotels, Tumi Mpofu isn’t interested in a free meal.
Mpofu and her family claim staff at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and … Read the rest
The white man who allegedly attacked a gardener with a sjambok in Claremont may be a local dentist, according to threats he levelled at his victim early on Sunday.
Gardener Muhammed Makungwa claims to have been late for work in … Read the rest
Cable theft at Cape Town station left countless commuters stranded on Friday morning after trains coming into the city were delayed for hours as the damage was repaired.
Frustrated passengers, stuck on stalled trains just outside the terminal, resorted to … Read the rest
Two sites in Athlone and Crawford were still being combed for clues on Friday after a car caught fire and a Woolworths shop window was smashed – possibly both after explosions.
A VW Golf caught fire at around 11.15pm in … Read the rest
A coalition of grassroots activists have launched a daily picket campaign outside Parliament, to protest against events unfolding in Gaza.
The campaign is organised by the Action Forum in Support of Palestine, based in Cape Town, which has also run … Read the rest
A Black South African Navy chef has taken a Cape Town police officer to the Equality Court following a racial altercation, The Times reported on Wednesday.
Phila Mnyanda claimed Sergeant Zelda Bussey, who arrested him for suspected drunk driving in … Read the rest
Residents of Mitchells Plain say they are fed up with the drug trade, gang rivalry and complicit cops.
Cape Town in the Western Cape has become a major crime hub.
People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) said they will take … Read the rest
Two Cape Town coloured men have been convicted for murdering their German employer, then throwing his body down the mountainside.
Erich Poll, 46, was strangled at his business premises in Woodstock, not far from the Old Biscuit Mill, … Read the rest
Alvin Allies, from Northpine, was killed instantly after being hit by a bullet in the pancreas … Read the rest
It happened on March 4, but the school failed to notify the girl’s parents. Only during … Read the rest
Few outsiders understand the ethnic dynamics of South Africa. Foreign journalists come here and imagine that we are some kind of remake of the USA, transposing American ethnic categories (and Hollywood movies) onto us. Of course, … Read the rest
In another of South Africa’s ongoing spate of sadistic crimes committed by blacks and mixed-race coloureds, a Cape Town man no longer wishes to apply for bail, fearing reprisals from the public and even fellow criminals. He is being accused … Read the rest