Western Cape Archives - Latest News

The St. James Massacre: After 30 years, the church is offering a special service to commemorate the tragedy

St James’s Church in Kenilworth. Thirty years ago, 11 people were murdered at St James’ Church in Kenilworth. The tragedy was called the St. James massacre. And on Tuesday evening, a special service was held in the church in memory of the tragedy. Exactly 30 years ago, Azan People’s Liberation Army gunmen killed 11 people … Read more

The Western Cape is preparing for a drop in temperature ahead of the cold front

The Western Cape expects another cold front. (Photo: Misha Jordan/Gallow Images/File) Residents of the Western Cape are bracing for cooler temperatures ahead of Friday’s cold weather. The South African Meteorological Service said the cold front would precede heavy rain on Saturday, and would also include the Eastern Cape and Western Free State. The service said … Read more

only in | Cape Town implements a load-shedding in Stage 4 at the last minute due to the impact of an error on Stenbras

Cape Town carried out the stage four load shedding at the last minute due to the impact of an error on Stenbras. Several areas of Cape Town experienced unplanned power outages on Tuesday evening. “Unfortunately, the city has had to implement Phase 4 [load shedding] Due to a malfunction affecting a generating unit at our … Read more

Willem Breytenbach considers plea bargain rather than trial

A view of Willem Breytenbach outside Cape Town Regional Court. Jaco Marais/Network24/Gallo Images Former teacher and Media24 employee Willem Breytenbach has made a switch, and intends to enter plea and sentencing negotiations. the sThe sexual assault charges faced by emanatee from podcast, My only story. Breitenbach was arrested in December 2020. Willem Breytenbach, a former … Read more

‘EFF bloodied’: UCLA students furious as controversial anti-gay academic’s speech continues

Protest at the University of Cape Town against a planned lecture by controversial academic, Professor Patrick Lumumba. Staff, students and members of the LGBTQIA+ community have staged protests at the University of Cape Town against a planned lecture by controversial academic, Professor Patrick Lumumba. A confrontation ensues between the students and the Red Berets. EFF … Read more

IEC says 174 residents under the same address in George are ‘properly registered’

The George by-election throws chaos as GOOD DA is accused of fraudulently registering residents online. Photo by Darren Stewart/Gallo via Getty Images The Independent Electoral Commission rejected claims that 174 residents of George were fraudulently registered. According to the IEC, it was a system error. The GOOD Party presented evidence purporting to prove that the … Read more

‘Gut punch to queer people’: Outrage as EFF plans to host Kenyan anti-gay academy at UCT Lecture

EFF leader Julius Malema draped himself in an LGBTQIA+ flag as he led the crowd to the Ugandan Embassy in Pretoria. Many protests are expected by staff, students, and LGBTQIA+ community allies. He is against a planned public lecture at UCT by a controversial academic. Professor Patrick Lumumba is the keynote speaker at the EFF’s … Read more

They do nothing: Wendy attacks the Cape Independent party over separation talks

Western Cape Premier Alan Wende speaks at the Cape Town Press Club. The Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, launched a scathing attack on the Cape Independent party, accusing it of doing nothing for the electorate. Wind was speaking at the Cape Town Press Club on Friday afternoon. The party replied that, although Winde … Read more

The clergy calls for calm after the attack on the child with boiling water

Apostle Zongamele Baliso, Fraternal Secretary to the Ministers of Langa and Apostle of the Community Church of Grace. A 22-year-old woman, Asanda Makalusa, Accused of pouring hot water on five-year-old Unako Kala Bail was denied. She appeared before the Bishop Lavis Magistrates Court on Friday 14 July charged with attempted murder. Eric Ntapazalila, a spokesman … Read more