The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

Tag: Crime

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 […]

High-Speed Chase Leads to Arrest of Two Suspects Linked to Gang Violence

CAPE TOWN – In a relentless pursuit of curbing the surge in gang-related violence, law enforcement efforts in the Western Cape led to a high-speed chase resulting in the arrest of two suspects, aged 16 and 27, on Thursday, January 25, 2024. Members attached to the Public Order Police were on patrol near Heideveld, on […]

Surge in Smash-and-Grab ‘Window Shopping’ Prompts Urgent Call for Greater Vigilance

The City of Cape Town is grappling with a concerning surge in smash-and-grab incidents along the notorious Jakes Gerwel Drive, with intersections such as Bluegum, Bofors, Jakkalsvlei, and the N2 identified as hotspots. Recent statistics from the Metro Police Strategic Surveillance Unit reveal a notable increase in these crimes, sparking a renewed call for motorists […]

Sunset Snafu: Sunset Pickpockets Pestering Signal Hill

Image by Firefly The Travel Guy –

Heed the horizon, not handbags: Signal Hill sunset turns sour for some as pickpockets lurk beneath the beauty. The iconic panorama of Cape Town bathed in golden light draws locals and tourists alike to Signal Hill’s grassy slopes. But amidst the breathtaking sunsets, a less picturesque trend is emerging – stealthy thefts marring the experience. […]

Back to top