The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

Day: March 18, 2024

Hermanus High Student Shines in Karate Championships

Black belt, champion, and on his way to the South African Championships! Congratulations, Juan Streicher!

HERMANUS – Juan Streicher, a Grade 10 student at Hermanus High School, continues to make waves in the karate world. After earning his Black Belt in November 2023, Juan showcased his skills at the Western Province Championships on March 9th, 2024. Juan’s hard work and dedication paid off, as he secured a Gold Medal for […]

Hermanus Woman Missing Since 2021

Please share! Martha Wakeford is missing from Hermanus. Let's spread the word and help locate her.

HERMANUS – Authorities are appealing for public assistance in locating a woman who has been missing since July 29, 2021. The woman, referred to as Martha Wakeford, was last seen by her son in Hermanus. Her current whereabouts remain unknown. Martha is described as being of slender build, approximately 1.5 meters tall, and weighing around […]

Mixed Fuel Price Outlook for April, Consumers Remain Under Pressure

Stock photo by Bruchin Noeka.

South African motorists should expect a slight increase in petrol prices this April, according to unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF). However, the Automobile Association (AA) notes that the same data suggests a slight decrease in diesel and illuminating paraffin prices. The AA acknowledges that while the fuel outlook is mixed, any relief […]

South African Municipalities Spent Half Their Budget, But Struggle to Collect Revenue

Artistic illustration of Municipalities' difficulty collecting revenue.

South Africa’s National Treasury released a report on local government finances, revealing that municipalities spent nearly half (46.3%) of their total budget by the end of December 2023. However, revenue collection fell short, with municipalities only collecting 50.3% of their budgeted income. This mismatch between spending and revenue collection raises concerns about the financial health […]

President Ramaphosa Faces Parliament on Jobs, Land Reform, and Gender-Based Violence

File photo by Reuters.

South Africa’s Parliament is buzzing with activity this week as President Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to answer tough questions on Tuesday. Lawmakers will grill him on the government’s plans for job creation, land reform strategies, and updates on public official lifestyle audits. It’s anticipated he’ll also discuss intensifying the successful Employment Stimulus program. Key Highlights: Before […]

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