The Cape Navigator

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Day: January 29, 2024

Impersonator Alert: Fake Medical Doctor Operating in Cape Town

Photo by National Cancer Institute.

In a shocking revelation, a criminal impersonating a local Cape Town medical doctor is being sought for conducting consultations and distributing sick notes under the guise of a well-known local General Practitioner. The legitimate Dr Laylah Fayker took to social media to warn the public, expressing her anger at the imposter’s audacity. According to Dr […]

Rising Smash-and-Grab Incidents Prompt Warning in Elsies River Area

Rising Smash-and-Grab Incidents Prompt Warning in Elsies River Area

CAPE TOWN – In response to a surge in smash-and-grab incidents and theft from motor vehicles, the South African Police Service (SAPS) has issued a cautionary advisory for residents in the Elsies River area. Motorists are urged to exercise heightened caution at specified intersections following an increase in criminal activity, with a particular focus on […]

Sivuyile Residential Facility Devastated by Fire

Photo by Josh Appel.

In a commendable display of efficiency and resilience, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is currently assessing the extensive damage caused by a fire at its Sivuyile residential facility. The incident unfolded at 10 am on Thursday, impacting two buildings and prompting a rapid response to ensure the safety of all 110 residents, […]

Cape Town Celebrates Clean Audit Success and Impressive Service Delivery in 2022/23

Photo by David Ritchie.

In a significant achievement, the City of Cape Town has once again received a clean audit for the financial year 2022/23, reinforcing its commitment to fiscal responsibility and good governance. Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis expressed his satisfaction with the Auditor General’s positive opinion, emphasizing its crucial role in effective service delivery. The City’s draft annual report […]

Planned Water Supply Maintenance to Affect Gordon’s Bay: City Urges Residents to Prepare

Photo by Nicola Dreyer.

GORDON’S BAY – In a recent media statement, The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Directorate has announced additional planned water supply maintenance that will impact certain areas in Gordon’s Bay on January 31 and February 1, 2024. This crucial maintenance work is aimed at improving the water supply infrastructure and ensuring the long-term […]

Advancements in River Health Monitoring: CoCT’s Scientific Services Now Better Equipped

City's Scientific Services Team

In a significant stride towards preserving the ecological integrity of Cape Town’s water bodies, the City’s Scientific Services branch, situated in Athlone, has bolstered its capabilities to assess river health. Ten adept staff members from the City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate have successfully undergone accreditation testing, enabling them to employ the South African Scoring System […]

Cape Town Metal Theft Unit Recovers 53 Kilometres of Stolen Cable

MTU officers inspect a bucket shop.

In a resounding victory against the escalating issue of metal theft, the City of Cape Town’s Metal Theft Unit, popularly known as the ‘Copperheads,’ has successfully recovered a staggering 53 kilometres of stolen cable during the first six months of the current financial year (July to December). The recovery comes amidst a surge in arrests […]

Cape Town Encourages Residents to Embrace Composting and Food Gardening in 2024

Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg at a community garden.

In a bid to combat food waste and promote sustainable living, the City of Cape Town’s Urban Waste Management Directorate is urging residents to embark on a journey of self-sufficiency in 2024. The call is for residents to explore the benefits of composting and food gardening to divert food waste from landfills. Aimed at reducing […]

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