Increased shark activity with the arrival of spring

The City appeals to all beach and ocean users to be aware of the expected increase in in-shore shark activity over the spring and summer months. Typically, shark sightings start in late August, and continue through to April, with most sightings being reported in mid-summer. ‘White sharks are present in our waters all year round and beach users should be aware that there is a...
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Fire Rages in Cape Town’s Deep South

Firefighters are still trying to extinguish the blaze which is burning in the Far South. According to a report from City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Theo Layne, the fire started on Sunday afternoon in Muizenberg and has spread all along the mountain slopes to Noordhoek. He says four helicopters were deployed on Monday morning as most of the flam...
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Volunteer Dies Fighting Kommetjie Blaze

Our prayers to the family of Andrew Janntjies, of Fish Hoek Disaster Management Volunteer Corps, who died at the Kommetjie blaze which ripped through Slangkop in Kommetjie. The fire broke out just before 19:00 on Wednesday along Slangkop Road. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DymNlszY1vQ At 19:10 clouds of smoke could be seen from Kommetjie Road. Several fire trucks lin...
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Beware of Fraud in the Rental Market

The public is urged to be aware of a bogus rental scheme that is taking place around the country. This seems to work so well it has been gaining popularity!  Individuals pretend to be estate agents and target unsuspecting potential renters. They post details of rental properties online and then ask interested parties to secure the flat by paying a deposit, either in cash or vi...
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