Cape Town advises residents to store water as it embarks on critical infrastructure repairs

The City of Cape Town’s water and sanitation maintenance teams will embark on mass repair works. (Manolo Guijarro/ Getty Images) The City of Cape Town’s water and sanitation maintenance teams will be out in full force as the City embarks on mass repair works, including pipe and valve installations, repairs and replacements, which will affect … Read more

Eskom urges patience as teams work to resolve major backlogs in parts of Cape Town

Eskom has urged customers to be patient after a major backlog of faults has affected multiple Cape Town areas. (Rodger Bosch/AFP) Eskom has urged customers to be patient after a major backlog of faults has affected multiple Cape Town areas. In a statement on Monday, Eskom said it was experiencing “a major backlog of faults … Read more

333 children treated for gunshot injuries in the Western Cape this year, says health department

The Western Cape health department said it has recorded 58 gun-related deaths among children in 2024. (Graphic: Sharlene Rood/News24) Every year, around 200 children are killed in the Western Cape. Many of those are victims of the gunshots fired as part of gang violence playing out across the province, experts say. Hanover Park, Manenberg, Eerste … Read more

WATCH | Against the clock: Penguin conservation organisation looks to expand chick & egg rescue efforts

Sanccob is looking to double the number of eggs and chicks it cares for by expanding its chick-rearing unit. (Luke Daniel/ News24) “Every single penguin that needs to be rescued counts.” With the conservation clock counting down for African Penguins, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds’ (Sanccob) rehabilitation manager Romy Klusener … Read more

Western Cape reports its first mpox patient as SA cases increase to seven

The Western Cape has recorded its first case of mpox. (iStock) The Western Cape province has recorded its first case of mpox, increasing the number of cases in the country to seven. The latest confirmed case is a 39-year-old man, who was admitted at a local private health facility in Cape Town over a week … Read more

COALITION NATION | ‘It’s about the nation, not ministerial positions’, says PA’s Gayton McKenzie

PA leader Gayton McKenzie says he will wait for ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa to assign him any Cabinet position. PA leader Gayton McKenzie says as the wheeling and dealing continues to form a government of national unity on the sidelines of Friday’s first sitting of Parliament in Cape Town, he will wait for ANC president Cyril … Read more

‘So help me God’: What to expect in National Assembly’s first sitting

It’s all systems go for the first sitting of the National Assembly of the seventh Parliament on Friday morning. (@ParliamentofRSA/X) The first sitting of the seventh Parliament will take place on Friday and it has four items on the agenda: the swearing-in of MPs, and the election of a speaker, a deputy speaker and the … Read more

Wilgenhof beacon of SU’s ‘racist history’ but alumni say closing it is serious mistake

A report by a panel appointed to investigate the contents of two secret rooms at Stellenbosch University concluded the ritual by the Nagligte (unofficial disciplinary committee) invoked symbols and practices associated with white supremacy. (Image by News24, Pictures supplied) A former Stellenbosch University student, still traumatised by past initiation practices at the Wilgenhof men’s residence, … Read more

Cape Town cyclist, 17, dies after crashing into stationary vehicle

17-year-old Calib de Kock from Bonteheuwel died in a tragic accident. (Calib De Kock/Facebook) A Cape Town cyclist has died after he collided with a stationary vehicle in Beach Road, Sea Point, on Tuesday afternoon. Western Cape police spokesperson Anelisiwe Manyana said the 17-year-old from Bonteheuwel was riding his bike when he crashed into the … Read more

Two men die at sea after boat capsizes off Sea Point beach

National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson Craig Lambinon. (Supplied/NSRI) Two men died and one was hospitalised after their rubber duck boat capsized at Saunders Rock Beach in Sea Point, Cape Town, on Thursday. National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson Craig Lambinon said rescue swimmers were able to reach the 29-year-old survivor and brought him to shore where … Read more