Thousands of police-issue guns – the made-in-South-Africa 9mm Z88 – have been sold to Cape Town gangs since the mid-2000s to early 2015. The flood of guns to gangs saw the murder rate in the city climb from a low of about 41 per 100,000 people in 2009, to about 63 per 100,000 by 2015.… Read more
Our artists need us, and, honestly, we need them more. They are capable of doing something else to survive if needs be, but we aren’t capable of distilling our society through a creative lens and communicating our shared humanity like they can.… Read more
Our wine columnist Sadé Allcock is relocating to Jozi to manage a boutique hotel in Houghton, but don’t worry, this is a brief hiatus, she’ll be back to fill you in on the best plonk to purchase as our world renowned Cape wines are available in the big smoke.… Read more
Our efforts to sample the high-end cuisine at Steenberg Farm’s Bistro Sixteen82 were almost stopped in their tracks at the gated entrance to the estate.
Instead of the usual filling out of names and contacts on clipboard, the security guard demanded my driving license.… Read more
In trying to be ‘world-class’, City may be hoodwinked by slick sales pitch.
The electric version of the Formula 1 Grand Prix – Formula E – will be racing around the streets of Green Point and Mouille Point in February next year, and the City is ponying up R48m to make it happen.… Read more
The rosy-cheeked, fresh faced young man who is likely to be Cape Town’s next mayor, looked and sounded out of place as he launched his campaign from behind a blue DA-branded lectern set up in the middle of a frayed street in Bonteheuwel on Sunday 29 August.… Read more
We interview Roberto Quintas as he gets into the driving seat.
When City of Cape Town Speaker Felicity Purchase congratulated Councilor Roberto Quintas on being appointed as the new mayoral committee member for transport during the full council meeting of 19 August, she commented that he has big shoes to fill.… Read more