The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

Category: South Africa

Parklands Woman Stabbed in Cellphone Robbery

Stock photo by Thanh Tran.

TABLE VIEW – Police were called to a brutal crime scene at the corners of Gie- and Circle Road in Parklands shortly before 20:00 on Sunday, March 17th, 2024. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unidentified woman suffering from multiple stab wounds. The officers’ immediate focus was securing medical help for the victim, who was rushed […]

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 […]

Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member Accused of Censoring on Public Safety Page

Cape Town MayCo Member Accused of Censoring Local News Outlet

A Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member’s office is under fire for blocking a local news outlet from a Facebook page disseminating critical safety information, raising accusations of media censorship. Mayoral Committee Member (MMC) for Safety and Security JP Smith is facing scrutiny after his official page, “JP Smith – @JP4Safety,” blocked The Cape Navigator. The […]

City Clamps Down on Illegal Stormwater Discharges, 12,580 Properties Inspected

Sinawo Mfolozi from the Water Pollution Control team issues a contravention notice to a business owner, observed by Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, Councillor Zahid Badroodien, and Ward Councillor Moosa Raise.

The City of Cape Town’s Water Pollution Control (WPC) team is cracking down on illegal connections and discharges into the stormwater system. They are also advising property owners in Witsand and Atlantis on how to rectify the issue. Councillor Zahid Badroodien, Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, joined the team for inspections conducted between […]

Overstrand Municipality Secures Essential Services with 11 New Backup Generators

One of the newly installed generators at Stanford KVE01 Production Borehole.

Overstrand Municipality has taken a major step toward safeguarding water and wastewater services from the disruptive effects of load shedding. As of February 2024, 11 new backup generators are now operating at critical facilities. These generators were strategically installed at locations including Mosselrivier SPS, Hermanus Wastewater Treatment Works, Kleinmond Tennis Court SPS, Kleinmond Palmiet Raw […]

Shoddy Swings Spark Safety Concerns in Cape Town Playgrounds

Infrographic calling community action to report any dangerous swings.

Mark Jackson, a concerned resident of Sea Point, has raised an alarm on The Atlantic Seaboard Community Forum Facebook group regarding the poor quality and potential safety hazards of newly installed swings in Cape Town’s playgrounds. Jackson’s post, accompanied by an infographic titled “City of CAPE TOWN – Play-park SWING FAILURE!”, highlights several issues with […]

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