The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

Day: February 19, 2024

Mother, Son (10), and Pets Found Dead in Bergvliet Home

Google Street View of Bergvliet Sign on Main Road.

BERGVLIET, CAPE TOWN – Residents of Bergvliet were shocked to learn of a tragic discovery on Sunday morning. Police have confirmed that the bodies of a woman, a young boy, and several pets were found inside a residence on Main Road. Kirstenhof police arrived at the home at approximately 11:00 on 18 February after receiving […]

Vaal River Under Siege: Rand Water Deploys “Chemical Weapons” Against Water Lettuce

Photo showing aerial spraying of the herbicide glyphosate on the water lettuce in the Vaal River.

The battle against the invasive water lettuce choking South Africa’s Vaal River has taken a disturbing turn. In a desperate bid to regain control, Rand Water has controversially begun spraying the plant infestation with glyphosate, a potent herbicide notorious for its potential health and environmental risks. This dramatic escalation from Rand Water’s initial “integrated approach” […]

Pearly Beach Hit With Urgent Water Restrictions

File Photo of Pearly Beach.

GANSBAAI – The Overstrand Municipality has been forced to implement urgent water restrictions in the areas of Pearly Beach and Eluxolweni. The restrictions will remain in place until further notice. This decision comes as dam levels drop drastically due to an ongoing heatwave and increased water consumption. Despite residents being warned about the high water […]

Merrydale Avenue Upgrade Brings Delays to Lentegeur

Image indicating where resurfacing will be done.

Motorists using Merrydale Avenue in Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain, are warned to expect delays as major road resurfacing gets underway. The City of Cape Town’s Urban Mobility Directorate announced today, 19 February 2024, that the essential maintenance project will last until Monday, 18 March 2024. Work crews will operate along Merrydale Avenue, between Highlands Drive and […]

Saxdowns Road Extension Kicks Off in Kuils River

Image of the road extension supplied by CoCT.

CAPE TOWN – Kuils River residents, get ready for some traffic relief! The City of Cape Town’s Urban Mobility Directorate has started extending Saxdowns Road from Langverwacht Road to Van Riebeeck Road. This long-awaited project is part of the City’s strategy to ease traffic woes in the area. “The Saxdowns Road extension will create a […]

‘Death Ship’ Stench Raises Alarm in Cape Town

The "Death Ship" Al Kuwait docked in Cape Town Harbour.

CAPE TOWN – A sickening stench, described by residents as a mix of raw sewage and ammonia, has blanketed parts of Cape Town, leaving locals alarmed and speculating on social media. The City of Cape Town initially suspected a fault in their pump stations but has since shifted focus to a ship docked at the […]

Empowering Entrepreneurs: Seda and SANParks Launch Business Development Programme in Celebration of 30 Years of Democracy

Stock photo of Knysna by Meelan Bawjee.

Garden Route – In commemoration of South Africa’s 30 years of democracy, the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) and South African National Parks (SANParks) have joined forces to introduce a groundbreaking Business Development Programme. This initiative aims to empower and uplift a total of 110 small commercial operators, concessionaires, and Biodiversity Social Projects (BSP) contractors […]

Trio Arrested for Chain Store Theft in Garden Route District

Photo of the stolen good supplied by SAPS.

GARDEN ROUTE – In a significant breakthrough, the Garden Route District Crime Combatting Team has apprehended three women suspected of involvement in a spate of thefts at various chain stores across the district. The trio is slated to appear in the George Magistrates’ court on Monday, 19 February 2024. The arrest unfolded on Thursday, 15 […]

Smooth Commutes Ahead as City Launches Road Resurfacing Project in Newfields

File photo of Newfields, Cape Town by Ashraf Hendricks, Daily Maverick.

ATHLONE – In a bid to enhance road safety conditions and ensure a smoother driving experience, the City of Cape Town’s Urban Mobility Directorate has officially kicked off the resurfacing of roads in Newfields, located in the Athlone area. The ambitious project is set to commence today, 19 February 2024, and is expected to conclude […]

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