The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

Day: March 5, 2024

Help Bring Home Dean Francois Benade: Missing Since November 2022 in PE

Photo of Dean Francois Benade.

GQEBERHA – The community is urgently asked to help locate Dean Francois Benade, an adult male who has been missing from Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) since November 9th, 2022. Benade was last seen upon his release from the Provincial Hospital. Benade is 1.80 meters tall with a well-built frame, blond hair, and blue eyes. It is […]

Facebook Hit By Widespread Outage; Users Report Automatic Logouts and Login Failures

Facebook users are unable to log in.

WORLDWIDE – Facebook appears to be experiencing a major outage across the globe, with numerous users reporting sudden logouts and an inability to sign back into their accounts. Facebook is back online. #FacebookDown — The Cape Navigator (@CPTzaNet) March 5, 2024 Social media has been flooded with complaints, with users expressing frustration and confusion. One […]

NSRI Rescues German Family from Gorge and Assists Charter Vessel with Engine Failure

Photo by the NSRI.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has received commendation for their quick actions in two separate rescue incidents in Plettenberg Bay and Knysna. German Hikers Rescued from Gorge In Plettenberg Bay, NSRI coast watchers from Nature’s Valley were alerted to a German couple and their toddler who were stranded in a gorge along the Kalanderkloof […]

Global Road Safety Alliance Convenes in Cape Town, City Highlights Safety Innovations

File photo of congested traffic.

CAPE TOWN – The Global Alliance of Cities for Road Safety (ACRoS) has gathered in Cape Town, a city recognized as a leader in road safety initiatives within South Africa. Councillor Rob Quintas, in his welcoming address, highlighted the city’s multifaceted efforts to improve safety for its nearly five million residents who walk, cycle, use […]

Petrol Attendant Accused of Stealing R400 000 with Skimming Device

File photo of a skimming device.

MIDDELBURG, MPUMALANGA – A 32-year-old petrol attendant, a citizen of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), is set to appear today before the Middelburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court. He faces charges of contravening South Africa’s Cybercrime Act 19 of 2020. The arrest took place on Monday, March 4, 2024, at Ultra City N4 Middelburg. It was carried out […]

Good Samaritan Charged After Confronting Hit-and-Run Driver

Stock image.

An act of good citizenship took a violent turn when a concerned citizen was arrested after attacking an alleged hit-and-run driver in Cape Town over the weekend. The arrest is one of 213 made by the City’s Law Enforcement and Traffic services in the last week. The incident occurred just before 22:00 on Saturday, March […]

WC Makes First Payout in Illegal Firearm Reward Program

File photo of an unlicensed .38 Revolver confiscated by SAPS.

A citizen in the Gansbaai area received an R3000 reward on February 28, 2024, for reporting an illegal firearm in December 2023. This tip led to the confiscation of a .38 Revolver, ammunition, and the arrest of a suspect. The payout marks the first under the Western Cape’s illegal firearm reporting program. The Western Cape […]

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