The Cape Navigator

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Brutal Panga Attack Leaves Man Critical in Cape Town

Censored photo of a man critically injured in an alleged panga attack.

WYNBERG, CAPE TOWN – A man is fighting for his life after a vicious panga attack in the bustling Wynberg business district. The horrific incident unfolded in front of the Castletown Centre on Sussex Road, leaving bystanders shocked and horrified. Anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee shared a graphic image of the victim on social media, highlighting […]

[WATCH] Calling All Cadets: 10 Side-Splitting Secrets from “Police Academy”

Stil from the movie, Police Academy.

In 1984, a ragtag group of lovable misfits stumbled onto the big screen in “Police Academy,” a comedy so outrageous it made critics scratch their heads and audiences roar with laughter. Get ready to roll call with hilarious insider facts about this timeless classic – secrets guaranteed to make you howl louder than a police […]

SAPS Warns Public of Fake Reservist Recruitment Ad with “Criminal Record” Requirement

With high crime rates and trust in the police dwindling, this fake SAPS ad hits a nerve. Be vigilant!

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has issued a stark warning about a viral social media advertisement falsely claiming to offer positions in the SAPS Reservists Training Programme. Of particular concern is the fraudulent ad’s requirement for applicants to have a “Criminal Record.” SAPS took to X, formerly Twitter, to alert citizens, stating, “BEWARE! There […]

Ten Family Members Face Fraud, Theft, Money Laundering Charges

Photo of Nelspruit Court by The Citizen.

NELSPRUIT, MPUMALANGA – Ten members of a family appeared in the Nelspruit Magistrates Court on February 21st, 2024, facing charges of fraud, theft, and money laundering. The accused are Carol Ann Avent (51), Ian John Avent (57), Lucy Andrea Du Preez (54), Maria Antoinette Le Roux (53), Kerry Ann Avent (36), Jaco Meinties (48), Pieter […]

CPT Woman Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for R5.3 Million Fraud

File Photo.

CAPE TOWN – Dorene Harrison, 49, was sentenced to fifteen (15) years of direct imprisonment by the Cape Town Regional Court on 20 February. Harrison was found guilty on 16 counts of fraud. The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation unit investigated the case. Harrison, a former administrator in the operations centre at Nedbank Investment Management […]

Grade 10 & 11 Students: Turn Your STEM Ideas into Community Solutions

Grade 10 & 11 Students: Turn Your STEM Ideas into Community Solutions

Samsung South Africa is giving learners in grades 10 and 11 an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in their communities while showcasing their STEM skills. The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition is back for its second year in Africa, inviting students from underserved public schools to unleash their innovation and tackle pressing environmental […]

MISSING CHILD ALERT: Search Underway for Joslin Smith (7) in Saldanha

Photo of Joslin supplied by Western Cape SAPS.

WESTERN CAPE – A large-scale search operation is underway to find missing 7-year-old Joslin Smith, who was last seen on 19 February 2024 near the Diazville Clinic. Joslin was reportedly with an unknown boy at the time of her disappearance. Joslin is described as wearing a light blue t-shirt and denim shorts. Anyone with information […]

Dreams to Reality: Disabled Residents Receive New Homes in Vlakkeland

Photo of beneficiaries supplied.

PAARL – On Monday, 19 February, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde, Minister Tertuis Simmers, and Drakenstein Executive Mayor Conrad Poole brought joy to three families in the Vlakkeland housing development. These families, who had long resided in farms and backyard dwellings, received keys to brand-new homes specifically designed to accommodate their needs. The Vlakkeland development, […]

[WATCH] Stinky ‘Death Ship’ Departs Cape Town, NSPCA Calls for Export Ban

A sick cow aboard the Al Kuwait, its nose running – a sign of the poor conditions on the livestock carrier.

CAPE TOWN – The Al Kuwait, dubbed the “Big Stink” livestock carrier responsible for the noxious odour that enveloped Cape Town, has set sail for Iraq. However, the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) warns the suffering of animals on board such vessels is far from over. NSPCA inspectors endured three days examining the horrific conditions […]

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