The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper


Four Questioned in Connection with Joshlin Smith’s Disappearance

Photo by eNCA.

As the search for six-year-old Joshlin Smith from Diazville in Saldanha Bay continues, Western Cape detectives are zeroing in on a crucial phase of their investigation. The spotlight is now on four individuals who are currently undergoing intense questioning in connection with the ominous disappearance that has gripped the local community. The investigative team has […]

Cape Town Mobilizes for Missing Joshlin Smith Amidst Delay Concerns

Photo of Joshlin Smith (6) missing since 19 February at around 17:00.

SALDANHA – In a swift response to a plea from Saldanha Mayor Andre Truter, the City of Cape Town (CoCT) has dispatched a team of policing resources to reinforce the search for six-year-old Joshlin Smith, who has been missing for over 10 days. The move comes after concerns were raised about the sustainability of the […]

Unrecognizable: How Poor Quality Photos Undermine Missing Persons Investigations

Lost faces, lost lives. These unrecognizable images make it nearly impossible to identify South Africa's missing. Can you help change that?

The disappearance of a citizen, especially a child, is a societal tragedy. It demands a concerted effort to locate the missing person and provide answers to their loved ones. However, more than 2715 missing persons cases in South Africa suggest that the South African Police Service (SAPS) might be failing to fulfil this critical duty. […]

SAPS Headquarters Condemned: Filth and Safety Hazards Force Evacuation

Entrance of SAPS HQ in Pretoria.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) headquarters in Pretoria has been declared unfit for human occupation and evacuated due to shocking hygienic and safety violations. The building, purchased for R900 million just eight years ago, will remain sealed until it passes critical inspections. Solidarity’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) department, accompanied by a Department of […]

Plumstead Residents Fear Rising Crime Amid Streetlight Outages

File photo from Facebook.

CAPE TOWN – Plumstead residents are expressing growing fears over rising incidents of crime, allegedly exacerbated by extended streetlight outages in the area. A frustrated resident took to social media to warn neighbours, stating: “Two young males were threatened with a gun by individuals walking in Leonard Street… Street lights have been out in Rule […]

Bheki Cele’s Chopper Joyride: Abuse of Power or Political Necessity?

Photo of Bheki Cele boarding SAPS chopper at ANC Manifesto Launch.

The recent use of a South African Police Service (SAPS) helicopter to transport Minister of Police Bheki Cele to an ANC manifesto launch has sparked a fiery debate. Critics like Ian Cameron, a public safety consultant, decry the move as a blatant misuse of public resources for political gain. Meanwhile, supporters defend the Minister’s actions […]

SAPS Warns Public of Fake Reservist Recruitment Ad with “Criminal Record” Requirement

With high crime rates and trust in the police dwindling, this fake SAPS ad hits a nerve. Be vigilant!

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has issued a stark warning about a viral social media advertisement falsely claiming to offer positions in the SAPS Reservists Training Programme. Of particular concern is the fraudulent ad’s requirement for applicants to have a “Criminal Record.” SAPS took to X, formerly Twitter, to alert citizens, stating, “BEWARE! There […]

Homeless Man Allegedly Found Murdered at Table View Communal Parking Area

Communal Parking near Flamingo Square. Image from Google Street View.

TABLE VIEW, CAPE TOWN – In a shocking turn of events, an alleged well-known homeless man was found dead in a communal parking area at Flamingo Square on Blauwberg Road, Table View. The circumstances surrounding the death are uncertain, with speculations ranging from a possible stabbing to strangulation. Residents are growing increasingly concerned as details […]

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