A church was set alight during a violent protest in Kalkfontein near Kuils River on Sunday evening, Western Cape police said.
“It’s confirmed that the church has been set alight. Apparently it appears it was set alight by protestors,” said … Read the rest
The Democratic Alliance wants to change the names of schools named after Afrikaner public figures in the past in the province it is currently ruling, the Western Cape. According to IOL, “This announcement was made by Education MEC Debbie Schäfer … Read the rest
A fellow angler was shot dead in front of a friend while coming to his rescue during a horrific attempted robbery on Strandfontein beach.
Alvin Allies, from Northpine, was killed instantly after being hit by a bullet in the pancreas … Read the rest
A black couple are being investigated for child neglect after their three-year-old daughter was raped while they were out at a party.
The child was left alone with her five-year-old sister in Langrug, Franschhoek on February 15 when the attack … Read the rest
The Department of Education in the Western Cape says its lawyers are studying a court order by Equal Education forcing it to provide armed guards to five schools affected by gang violence on the Cape Flats.
The order was issued … Read the rest
A 17-year-old boy was expected to appear in the Parow Magistrate’s Court on Monday, in connection with a possible satanic murder.
Western Cape police said the teenager was arrested in Ravensmead, Cape Town on Saturday after a beheaded body was … Read the rest
Two police officers were killed and another seriously wounded in a shoot-out during a police operation in Siqala informal settlement in Philippi, Western Cape police said on Thursday.
Lt-Col Andre Traut said officers searched residences in the area on Wednesday … Read the rest
A man was shot and wounded outside the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town on Wednesday, police said.
Lt-Col Andre Traut said the 31-year-old man, from Table View, was shot in the face and shoulder around 1pm. A 21-year-old … Read the rest
A coloured police constable accused of statutory rape was expected to appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said.
The constable from the Grassy Park police station, in the Western Cape, was … Read the rest
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
A seven-year-old boy was shot dead when he and his mother were caught in crossfire in Atlantis, Cape Town, Western Cape police said on Saturday.
“The young victim was accompanied by his mother when criminals opened fire, supposedly at another … Read the rest
The month of activism against the abuse of women and children is not off to a good start. This past weekend in Ceres in the Western Cape, a 7 year-old boy and a 4 month-old baby were raped by the … Read the rest
The coloured parents of 3-year-old Olivia van Voeght have been arrested for child neglect, Western Cape police said on Thursday.
Colonel Thembinkosi Kinana told Eyewitness News that Olivia’s parents were arrested after they were taken in for questioning following her … Read the rest
A policeman was shot dead and another was wounded while on patrol in Nyanga, Western Cape police said on Tuesday.
The policeman was shot in the head by two men he and a partner stopped to search on Monday night, … Read the rest