The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

Category: Cape Town

Bellville Woman Convicted of R3 Million Auction Fraud Scheme

Stock photo by Steve Buissinne.

Virginia Dawn Wilscot, 60, was convicted on 25 March 2024 by the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crimes Court for fraud, theft, forgery and uttering. The court heard that between 2012 and 2017, Wilscot posed as a registered agent who could buy houses and vehicles at auction for her victims. She allegedly presented them with fake and […]

Zandvliet R2 Billion Wastewater Upgrade Complete

Photo of Zandvliet Wastewater Treatment Works by Russell Traut.

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis officially marked the completion of the R2 billion upgrade of the Zandvliet Waste Water Treatment Works on Wednesday, March 20. The project represents a major investment in sanitation infrastructure for the city, particularly benefiting lower-income households in the eastern regions. The upgrade expands the plant’s treatment capacity from 72 to […]

Sea Point Telkom Robbery Foiled; Four Suspects Arrested

File photo of a unrelated retail robbery.

A swift response by Cape Town Law Enforcement officers led to the arrest of four armed robbery suspects shortly after they targeted the Telkom store in Sea Point this morning. Officers were alerted to the robbery in progress. Upon patrolling the area, they identified a vehicle matching the witness descriptions and apprehended the suspects. Two […]

Young Golfer Shines: Curro Langebaan’s Jayden Naude Wins SA Kids Tournament

Jayden Naude: Taking home the trophy at the SA Kids Golf Tournament!

DURBANVILLE – Curro Langebaan is celebrating the impressive victory of one of its students, Jayden Naude. Over the weekend, Jayden secured a first-place finish in his age group (9-10 years) at the prestigious SA Kids Golf Tournament held in Durbanville. The school expressed their immense pride in Jayden’s achievement, stating, “We are extremely proud of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Online Portal to Power Cape Town’s Solar PV Boom

A new online portal aims to streamline the solar photovoltaic (PV) authorization process in Cape Town, a city already seeing a significant surge in solar installations. The city reports over 5,000 solar PV systems authorized to date, totalling 126 MVA (mega volt-amperes), with applications tripling between 2021 and 2023. The move comes as part of […]

Coastal Crisis: Cape Town’s “Dirty Secret” Threatens Ocean Health

Milnerton Lagoon, Cape Town. Photo by #ReThinkTheStink.

Cape Town has submitted a report to the Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Environment summarizing the results of a recent 60-day public comment period regarding discharge permits for the city’s marine outfalls. The report includes comments and concerns raised by the public, and the Minister will consider these inputs before deciding on appeals to permits […]

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