The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

Cape Town

Calling for Support: Local Newspaper Sets Sail to Make 2024 the Year for Cape Town

Editorial Staff

In an endeavor to make 2024 a landmark year for Cape Town, independent investigative journalist Michael Hawthorne, Founding Editor of The Cape Navigator, has reached out to the vibrant Cape Town community for support in bringing forth stories that matter.

With a rich background, including over four years as the Founding Editor at The Kimberley Prospector and two years as a journalist with FiND iT in Kimberley, Hawthorne has been part of impactful initiatives, such as the Kamfers Dam Flamingo Rescue. Now, he sets his sights on uncovering and sharing the untold narratives of Cape Town.

In his message to the Cape Town Community, Hawthorne outlines various ways individuals and businesses can contribute to this journalistic journey:

  1. Read the News: Stay informed about the latest in Cape Town by visiting
  2. Support Our Advertisers: Contribute to the growth of community journalism by exploring products and services from advertisers.
  3. Become an Advertiser: Businesses, services, events, and causes can promote themselves through a range of advertising options, including Sponsored Articles, Website Banners, Social Media Posts, Push Notifications, and more.
  4. Discover Deals: Exclusive deals from affiliated partners can be found at
  5. Share Your Story: Individuals are encouraged to share their experiences, events, and news at
  6. Become a Navigator: Support community journalism by joining as a Navigator for just R1 once-off at

Furthermore, Hawthorne is initiating the “Random Acts of Kindness” challenge to cultivate positivity within the community. The challenge encourages residents to perform small acts of kindness and share their experiences using #CapeTownKindness.

To kickstart this uplifting initiative, Hawthorne is offering five small home-based businesses or entrepreneurs one month of complimentary advertising. In return, they are encouraged to pay it forward through any act of kindness, fostering a ripple effect of positivity.

Residents are urged to participate in the “Random Acts of Kindness” challenge, as Hawthorne aims to create a community-wide movement. The focus is not on the scale of the act but on the heartfelt intention behind it.

Hawthorne expresses his gratitude to the community for their support, stating, “Your support means the world to me, and together, we can make Cape Town’s stories heard. Let’s make 2024 a year to remember for our community.”


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