The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

Day: February 1, 2024

Buffeljag Wildfire Escalation: Pearly Beach Resort Under Evacuation Orders

Photo by Overstrand Muncipality.

PEARLY BEACH – In a concerning development on the fourth day of the Buffeljag wildfire, Overstrand Municipality has issued a precautionary evacuation order for Pearly Beach Resort as the flames breach the R43. The escalating situation prompts urgent action, and residents are advised to stay vigilant and comply with authorities for their safety. Buffeljag Fire […]

Intense Battle Against Wildfires Rages On in the Cape Winelands

Photo by CapeNature.

In a relentless battle against raging wildfires, the Cape Winelands District Municipality‘s (CWDM) Fire Services and collaborative teams are facing multiple challenges as they strive to bring the situation under control. Fire Update – 16:00, 1 February 2024 The CWDM Fire Services, alongside various teams, have made progress on some fire lines, but others continue […]

Emergency Crime Line Meltdown: CPT Residents Left in the Dark as 10111 Down for Days

Minister of police, Bheki Cele. File photo by Ashraf Hendricks.

In a startling revelation, it has been reported that the South African Police Service’s emergency number, 10111, has been non-functional in the Cape Town area for several days, leaving residents unable to report emergencies using the dedicated 10111 service. This concerning information was brought to light by prominent journalist Yusuf Abramjee in a social media […]

A Remarkable Turnaround: Gary’s Journey from Homelessness to Hope

Gary's infectious smile lights up the room as he celebrates his 62nd birthday.

ST HELENA BAY – In a heartwarming update shared by Bernado Oosthuizen on The Atlantic Seaboard Community Forum, the community has rallied behind Gary Barnsley, who recently celebrated his 62nd birthday, marking a significant milestone in his journey from homelessness to hope. The funds raised through the Back a Buddy campaign are set to transform […]

EMERGENCY UPDATE: Pearly Beach and Pringle Bay Residents Evacuated Amid Escalating Wildfires

EMERGENCY UPDATE: Pearly Beach and Pringle Bay Residents Evacuated Amid Escalating Wildfires

In a rapidly evolving situation, wildfires continue to wreak havoc in the Overberg area, specifically impacting the coastal towns of Pearly Beach and Pringle Bay. The latest updates from various sources shed light on the severity of the situation, necessitating immediate action and cooperation from residents and authorities alike. Road Closures and Poor Visibility As […]

Abalone Bust: Two Suspects Arrested on N2

Image Supplied: Excellent photographic skills on display.

In a successful operation conducted by the Harare Crime Prevention Unit, two suspects were apprehended in the Western Cape for possession of abalone. The arrests were made during a stop and search operation on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. The police members acted on operationalized information about a Silver Toyota Etios allegedly transporting abalone. At approximately […]

UCT Welcomes 4500 Fresh Faces for the 2024 Academic Year

Photo by Joshua Gaunt.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) welcomed a cohort of 4,500 first-year students as they embark on their academic journey at the institution. The eagerly anticipated First-Year Campus Reception (FYCR) took place from January 27 to January 29 at the Sports Centre on the upper campus. The FYCR introduced a few years ago, plays a […]

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