ELDERLY CAPE TOWN BUSINESSMAN’S KIDNAPPERS MAKE CONTACT

News24

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

 

 

CAPE TOWN – The family of a Cape Town businessman kidnapped a week ago say they are relieved that contact has been made with the suspects involved in Continue reading

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NEW CAPE TOWN ELECTRICITY TARIFFS ENFORCES FURTHER SEGREGATION IN ALREADY BIG-TICKET PROPERTY MARKET

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CAPE TOWN – From one day to the next my electricity costs doubled. My household is one of the reportedly 44,000 that the Cape Town City Council forcibly migrated from the (cheaper) lifeline to the domestic tariff by introducing a R400,000 property value qualifying threshold. Those like middle-class moi can absorb the cost. But others? In Cape Town, where house and apartment prices and rentals rampage ever higher, the new electricity cost structure throws up yet another barrier to affordable housing near employment and education in central Cape Town and surrounds, in a city with a reputation for being lily-white and segregated.

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MORNING TRAFFIC: OVERNIGHT CAPE FIRES DISPLACE HUNDREDS, LEAVES ONE DEAD

Sunday Times

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CAPE TOWN – More than 200 people have been left homeless and one man has died after fires ripped through informal settlements in Cape Town on Saturday evening well into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Cape Town fire and rescue spokesperson Theo Layne said altogether 80 structures have been destroyed‚ 280 people left homeless and one person died as a result of the fires.

“One adult male sustained fatal burns in Indada Street at 04:30 Sunday morning” Layne said.

“At 23:00 on Saturday evening in Nomzamo Freedom Park‚ Strand‚ 25 structures were destroyed and 60 persons displaced. No injuries or fatalities were reported‚” he said.

Just after midnight officials again responded to another fire in Philippi where 120 people were displaced after 30 structures burnt down in Weltervreden Road‚ Layne said.

In Walacedene at 2am on Sunday a further 100 people were displaced when 25 structures went up in flames in Command Street.

“No injuries or fatalities were reported. The cause of all mentioned incidents I have not been able to determine at present‚” he said.

– TimesLIVE

PHOTO: City of Cape Town. File photo. Image: Cape Town Tourism shot by Craig Howes