Cape Town has twice the murder rate of Johannesburg

According to an analysis of the latest crime stats by the Istitute for Security Studies, the murder rate in Cape Town is almost twice as high as that of Johannesburg.

Lizette Lancaster, a researcher at the Institute, writes: “Between April … Read the rest

‘Dad rapes girl (7) in church tent’

A 47-year-old Cape Town coloured man was arrested for allegedly raping his daughter in a church tent, according to a report on Thursday.

The Mitchells Plain man, who was an employee of the church, and his friend allegedly raped his … Read the rest

Western Cape fights Coloured drug and alcohol abuse

The Western Cape provincial government has budgeted R87 million to fight drug and alcohol abuse, premier Helen Zille said on Monday.

“Our commitment in this regard has led to a doubling of our annual budget for interventions to address substance … Read the rest