The Cape Navigator

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Category: Bellville

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 […]

Joyrides Cut Short as 2 Stolen Fortuners Recovered

One of the Fortuners recovered.

CAPE TOWN – Two stolen Toyota Fortuners have been recovered in separate operations by the Western Cape Police, along with the arrest of two suspects linked to the thefts. The successful recoveries highlight the effectiveness of police efforts to combat motor vehicle theft in the region. The first stolen Fortuner was located in Bellville after […]

Cape Town Residents Urged to Prepare for Planned Water Supply Disruptions from 19 to 23 February

File photo of maintenance to water infrastructure in Cape Town.

CAPE TOWN – The City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate has announced planned water supply maintenance from 19 to 23 February, impacting various areas in and around Cape Town. The essential work aims to improve water supply infrastructure and reduce water wastage, forming part of the City’s Water Demand Management Strategy. Zero-Pressure Tests and Conditional Assessments: […]

International Car Salesman Sentenced for Fraud and Theft in Bellville

Photo by Alex Suprun.

CAPE TOWN – In the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crimes Court, international car salesman Coert Knoetze (56) has been sentenced for fraud and theft after being convicted on January 22, 2024. The court, in a ruling delivered on February 9, 2024, sentenced Knoetze to six years of imprisonment, wholly suspended for four years under the condition […]

Planned Water Supply Maintenance in CPT from 6 to 8 February 2024

Photo by Imani.

In a statement released by the City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate, residents in certain areas of Cape Town are advised to prepare for planned water supply disruptions from 6 to 8 February 2024. The maintenance work is crucial for the enhancement of water supply infrastructure, benefiting customers in the long run. Zero-pressure Tests and Conditional […]

Two Wanted Suspects Apprehend in WC for Illegal Firearm Possession

Photo by Jay Rembert.

BELLVILLE – In a collaborative effort between the Hawks’ National Priority Violent Crime team based in Bellville and the National Intervention Unit, two wanted suspects have been traced and arrested in the Western Cape for the possession of prohibited firearms and ammunition. The arrests were made on 31 January 2024, marking a significant breakthrough in […]

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