The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

About The Cape Navigator

Welcome to The Cape Navigator, your trusted community newspaper serving the Cape, Western Cape area. Committed to truth and accountability, we take pride in delivering accurate and reliable news, all while upholding the values of integrity and transparency.

At The Cape Navigator, we firmly believe in the power of community. Our newspaper is by the community, for the community. We understand the importance of local voices and local stories, which is why we strive to amplify the voices of our neighbours, friends, and families within our pages. Together, we can build stronger connections, foster unity, and create a shared sense of identity.

As a sister newspaper to The Kimberley Prospector, our reach extends beyond the borders of the Western Cape. By offering an online platform, we ensure that news and stories from our region can be accessed by anyone, anywhere. We aim to connect individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities, fostering understanding and dialogue that can transcend geographical boundaries.

In an era of rapidly evolving media landscapes, The Cape Navigator remains dedicated to upholding the highest standards of journalism. We adhere to a strict code of ethics, ensuring that our reporting is objective, balanced, and thorough. While we strive to reflect the diversity of our community, we are committed to presenting all perspectives fairly and responsibly.

But we don’t stop at reporting the news. The Cape Navigator is also a platform for community engagement, a space where residents can share their opinions, spark meaningful discussions, and make their voices heard. We actively encourage readers to submit letters, opinion pieces, and stories, because we believe that everyone has a story worth telling.

We invite you to join us on this journey as we navigate together through the Cape, discovering the stories that make our community unique and vibrant. Together, let’s celebrate our achievements, address our challenges, and embrace the power of community journalism. The Cape Navigator: Your compass, your guide, your pathway to the heart of the Western Cape.

About The Cape Navigator Team

Meet our Founding Editor, Michael Hawthorne

Michael Hawthorne, an independent investigative journalist with a passion for uncovering stories that matter, serves as the Founding Editor of The Cape Navigator. With a rich and diverse media background, Hawthorne has dedicated his career to shedding light on untold narratives and amplifying the voices of communities.

Before his role at The Cape Navigator to focus on Cape Town and the Western Cape, Hawthorne spent over four years as the Founding Editor at The Kimberley Prospector, where he honed his skills in investigative journalism. During this time, he played a pivotal role in bringing attention to significant issues and events in Kimberley and the Northern Cape, establishing himself as a respected figure in the media landscape and the local community.

Hawthorne’s journey also includes two years as a journalist with FiND iT in Kimberley, where his media journey began, expanding his expertise and contributing to vibrant storytelling in his community. Notably, he was involved in covering impactful initiatives, such as the Kamfers Dam Flamingo Rescue, showcasing his commitment to making a positive difference through journalism

Now, with The Cape Navigator, Hawthorne has set his sights on the dynamic and diverse community of Cape Town and the Western Cape. He believes in the power of community support and actively seeks the involvement of the vibrant Cape Town community in bringing forth stories that deserve attention. Hawthorne’s dedication to independent community journalism is evident through his work, and he continues to be a driving force behind the mission of The Cape Navigator.

To learn more about Michael Hawthorne and explore the stories he uncovers, visit his personal website at Join us on this journey as we uncover the heart of Cape Town’s untold narratives and bring them to the forefront.

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