The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

Month: February 2024

Cape Town Mobilizes for Missing Joshlin Smith Amidst Delay Concerns

Photo of Joshlin Smith (6) missing since 19 February at around 17:00.

SALDANHA – In a swift response to a plea from Saldanha Mayor Andre Truter, the City of Cape Town (CoCT) has dispatched a team of policing resources to reinforce the search for six-year-old Joshlin Smith, who has been missing for over 10 days. The move comes after concerns were raised about the sustainability of the […]

Chemical Concerns Addressed in R5 Billion Wastewater Reuse Plan

Artistic illustration explores the transformative potential of wastewater: a glass half full or half empty?

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) is moving forward with a controversial R5 billion plan to transform sewage effluent into drinking water. However, environmentalist groups and concerned citizens fear that current water safety standards do not adequately address a wide range of potentially harmful chemicals present in wastewater. Concerns About PFAS and SANS241 The Facebook […]

[WATCH] Firearms Expert Casts Doubt on Accidental Discharge Theory in ‘Rust’ Shooting

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed outside court.

SANTA FE, NM – Testimony by a renowned firearms expert in the trial of ‘Rust’ armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed has raised serious questions about the possibility of an accidental discharge of the firearm that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Lucian C. Haag, a leading expert in firearms reconstruction, took the stand to outline his analysis of the […]

Unrecognizable: How Poor Quality Photos Undermine Missing Persons Investigations

Lost faces, lost lives. These unrecognizable images make it nearly impossible to identify South Africa's missing. Can you help change that?

The disappearance of a citizen, especially a child, is a societal tragedy. It demands a concerted effort to locate the missing person and provide answers to their loved ones. However, more than 2715 missing persons cases in South Africa suggest that the South African Police Service (SAPS) might be failing to fulfil this critical duty. […]

Wynberg Family Festival Returns with Music, Food, and Fun

Get ready! Cape Town's favorite community tradition, the Southern Mail Wynberg Family Festival, is back March 1-3 at Maynardville Park.

Get ready for a weekend of thrilling rides, delicious foods, live music, and lots of family-friendly entertainment as the Southern Mail Wynberg Family Festival returns to Maynardville Park on Friday, March 1, 2024. The festival, a popular Cape Town tradition, features a stellar lineup of local artists, including Jarrad Ricketts, Amy Jones, Mark Haze, Sons […]

Over 500,000 Capetonians Empowered by City’s SmartCape Programs

Alderman Theresa Uys posing for a group photo alongside trainees and staff members of the SmartCape Digital Inclusion program.

The City of Cape Town’s SmartCape initiative has seen over half a million residents benefit from its free digital inclusion programs. The success of these programs was highlighted during a recent visit by the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services, Alderman Theresa Uys, to the Harare Library in Khayelitsha. The visit aimed to both […]

SAPS Headquarters Condemned: Filth and Safety Hazards Force Evacuation

Entrance of SAPS HQ in Pretoria.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) headquarters in Pretoria has been declared unfit for human occupation and evacuated due to shocking hygienic and safety violations. The building, purchased for R900 million just eight years ago, will remain sealed until it passes critical inspections. Solidarity’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) department, accompanied by a Department of […]

Telkom Ditches PortMe Digital: Relive the Glory Days of In-Person Porting

Artistic illustration of a fictional PortMe Office.

If you’re a South African looking to jump ship to Telkom, be prepared for a blast from the past – the super inconvenient, analogue kind. Since 2022, the once-handy “PortMe” service (think porting your number by SMS) has been MIA, leaving users stranded with no digital lifeline. Frustrated customers continue to receive the following SMS […]

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