The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

Category: Missing Persons

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 […]

Help Find Dorah Tebogo Mashamaite, Who Disappeared from Temba, Gauteng

Photo of Dorah from Temba, Gauteng.

GAUTENG – The community of Temba is grappling with unanswered questions as Dorah Tebogo Mashamaite, an adult female, has been missing since August 31, 2023. The circumstances surrounding her disappearance are perplexing, with Dorah leaving her home without informing anyone of her destination and not being seen since. On the day of her disappearance, Dorah […]

Community Demands Justice for Abducted Child; Suspects Face Trafficking Charges

Community member holding up a poster demanding Justice for Joshlin.

VREDENBURG – In a dramatic turn of events, the mother of missing child Joshlin, along with three others, is facing charges of human trafficking and kidnapping. The suspects, Kelly Smith, Jacquine Appolis, Steveno van Rhyn, and Phumza Sigaqo made a brief appearance in Vredenburg Magistrate Court today. Emotions ran high as a large crowd from […]

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 […]

MISSING CHILD ALERT: Search Underway for Joshlin Smith (6) in Saldanha

Photo of Joslin supplied by Western Cape SAPS.

WESTERN CAPE – A large-scale search operation is underway to find missing 6-year-old Joshlin Smith, who was last seen on 19 February 2024 near the Diazville Clinic. Joshlin was reportedly with an unknown boy at the time of her disappearance. Joshlin is described as wearing a light blue t-shirt and blue denim trousers. Anyone with […]

Public Urged to Assist in Locating Missing George Woman

GEORGE – In a plea to the community, Pacaltsdorp police are urging the public to provide any information they may have regarding the disappearance of 63-year-old Benit Joy Brink-Lawrence, affectionately known as “Bonny.” The missing woman was last seen leaving her residence at Delville Park in Pacaltsdorp, George, on 15 January 2024. According to reports, […]

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