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"Glitz and glamour" sums up Thursday's night's Fashion and All that Jazz Gala Dinner, which formed part of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival programme. Jazz festivities are in full swing in the city. They started with a free community concert on Tuesday at Greenmarket Square, where the likes ...
SOPHIATOWN - Vumatel is currently in talks with the SOPHIATOWN Residents Association in order to reach an agreement. 2 days ago. SOPHIATOWN Neighbourhood Watch chairperson Dauw Steyn addresses residents' concerns regarding the installation of fibre poles. Members of the community opposed to the installation ...

On Monday morning, African Diaspora Forum (ADF) Chairperson Marc Gbaffou, told a crowd of about 50 people gathered outside Sophiatown Residence, that ADF would be sending letters of demand to the police and the University of Johannesburg (UJ). This comes after a Tanzanian Economics PhD ...
The seven-month project, which costs approximately R38 million, is part of the Empire Perth Corridor, non-motorised transport programme to get residents out in the streets walking and connecting to public transport easier. The City says residents around Westdene, Sophiatown, Auckland Park and ... Dam
A University of Johannesburg PhD student was killed by a taxi driver outside its Sophiatown residence, colleagues said this week. The police have confirmed a case of culpable homicide was under investigation; while the university said it would issue a statement later on Friday. Colleagues of Baraka ... Dam
Sophiatown police are investigating a house robbery after a woman was allegedly overpowered by an armed man and his accomplices on her property. The robbery took place in Meyer Street, Sophiatown between 10.30am and 11.30am on 26 February. Spokesperson for the Sophiatown Police Station, ... Dam

The Westdene-Sophiatown Residents' Association has gone back to basics and is raising funds for the Westdene Recreation Centre while simultaneously giving business people in the community a platform. The beloved rec centre which, is home to the association's veggie patch, is not in the best condition ... Dam
Sophiatown Police Station Commander Brigadier Susan Crafford is happy with the reduced crime in her precinct. The Sophiatown Police Station is actively working towards reducing crime in the precinct. Commander for the station, Brigadier Susan Crafford said the number of crime incidents from last year ... Dam
Cop impersonator arrested in Sophiatown. It's understood the suspected fraudster produced a fake letter stating police had given him permission to use the blue lights. Picture: @crimeairnetwork. Cop impersonator · Blue lights vehicle · Fake police officer. Email; ...
SOPHIATOWN - The SOPHIATOWN police flats' water has been restored but residents still face major challenges on the property. October 22, 2017. A water puddle in ... While their water issues were recently resolved, residents of the SOPHIATOWN police flats are still living in squalor. Northcliff Melville Times visited the ...
... sections in urban areas. In healing the scars of the past brought upon by this law, the families that were forcefully removed from areas like Sophiatown were given a chance to claim back their land. Meadowlands is one of the areas in Soweto that originated because of the forced removals in Sophiatown.
The Westdene-Sophiatown Residents' Association has gone back to basics and is raising funds for the Westdene Recreation Centre while simultaneously giving business people in the community a platform. The beloved rec centre which, is home to the association's veggie patch, is not in the best condition ...
Sophiatown Police Station Commander Brigadier Susan Crafford is happy with the reduced crime in her precinct. The Sophiatown Police Station is actively working towards reducing crime in the precinct. Commander for the station, Brigadier Susan Crafford said the number of crime incidents from last year ...
Sophiatown Neighbourhood Watch chairperson Dauw Steyn plans to implement strategies to improve residents' quality of life. ... Sophiatown Neighbourhood Watch chairperson Dauw Steyn said with the increase of crime, especially in the Westdene area, that will be one of their main focuses for other ...
“The suspect‚ who calls himself Brian‚ has been operating for quite some time and extorting monies from residents whose water bills were in arrears in places like Brixton‚ Westdene‚ Aucklandpark‚ Sophiatown‚ Bosmont‚ Riverlea‚ Westbury and Newlands. He reconnected water supply to houses that were ...
Gone are the days of alienating students from the community said the Westdene-Sophiatown Residents' Association (WSRA) as well as the Brixton Police Station. WSRA chairperson, Dauw Steyn, said the community should take students under their wing as they are some of the softest targets in the area.
Being the kind of communities Westdene and Sophiatown are, residents took it upon themselves to collect clean water to be taken to Cape Town to assist in the relief effort. The Westdene-Sophiatown Residents' Association (WSRA) collected bottled water during their first community market on 27 January.

The Sophiatown Police Station together with the Metro police took a trip to Sparrow Schools FET College to do narcotics detection dog training. Young Metro police officers and their canine partners who are almost ready to graduate from the South African Police Services K9 Academy in Roodeplaat ...
The Sophiatown Police Station arrested two men aged 26 and 32 for hijacking a cigarette truck in Steytler Street, Newclare. The arrests were made on 23 January after police officers were given a tip-off at 9.20am. Warrant Officer TJ de Bruyn, spokesperson for the Sophiatown Police Station, explained that ...
Masekela saw the film as a schoolboy at the Harlem Bioscope in Johannesburg's Sophiatown. The erstwhile chorister resolved “then and there to become a trumpet player”. The second horn hero, unsurprisingly, was Miles Davis. And while Masekela's accessible, storytelling style and lyrical instrumental ...
SOPHIATOWN – A music workshop from Sophiatown the Mix with love to child musicians this February. January 19, 2018. Raph Clarkson will be teaching local aspiring child ... Sophiatown the Mix is dedicating two days in February to local aspiring child musicians. The Mix will be hosting a music workshop led by United ...
NEWCLARE – While police and security personnel found various bags of dagga, no suspects were arrested. January 10, 2018. Packets of dagga were discovered at a Newlands park by police and security personnel. Photo: Supplied. The Sophiatown Police Station and various security companies discovered 42 packets of ...
The distraught mother said problems with these block of flats have been on going for years. “We have lived here since 2013 and the same problems have been an issue. As police we are put in place to ensure the safety of others yet our own safety is not regarded.” Sophiatown police were not available for ...
The revival of this iconic South African musical was a highlight on the calendar this year, and it has returned to Cape Town for the holidays. Here's how much we loved it: “A glorious tribute to 1950s Sophiatown, where the story is set, the musical revolves around the tragic heavyweight boxing figure Ezekiel ...
Johannesburg - DRUM has obtained footage of a woman protecting her handbag during an altercation with a mugger in Westdene, Johannesburg on Saturday. According to the owner of the footage – who has asked not to be named – the suspect fled after being challenged by the victim. She suffered an ...
Police bosses won't announce date for SANDF deployment to WC, GP. Deputy Police Minister Bongani Mkongi says there won't be an announcement on the precise date. FILE: Members from various SANDF units seen during a march through the streets of Sophiatown, Johannesburg on 9 November 2013.
Police officers along with other role players [in the community] will do everything possible to remove criminals from the Sophiatown precinct and ensure a crime-free Christmas and festive period. We also request the public not to commit crime(s) or misuse drugs and liquor and to always be aware of their ...
Fedusa demands deployment of SANDF to protect EMS workers. Demonstrators marched to Parliament on Tuesday to hand over a memorandum. FILE: Members from various SANDF units seen during a march through the streets of Sophiatown, Johannesburg on 9 November 2013. Picture: EWN.
Cop impersonator arrested in Sophiatown. It's understood the suspected fraudster produced a fake letter stating police had given him permission to use the blue lights. Picture: @crimeairnetwork. Cop impersonator · Blue lights vehicle · Fake police officer. Email; Print ...
A missing person alert has been issued for a Sophiatown man who has been missing since 12 October. Non-profit organisation, South African Support Initiative, issued the alert and are urging anyone who has seen Petrus Hendrik Marthinus 'Theuns' Lombard to report information to the Sophiatown Police ...
Sophiatown was the birthplace of South African jazz, but this is also the place where the forced removals in took place in 1955. The first Jozi Walk tour, initiated by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), delved deep into the history of this suburb. Tshepo Letsoalo, the tour organiser and guide, ...
The play is set in the 1950s and it sees a black “family” - Mingus “the American”, his lover Princess, schoolchild Lulu, Charlie, the coloured man, writer Jakes, and numbers cruncher Fahfee – all come together at Mama's house in Sophiatown. One day a Jewish woman, Ruth, appears on their doorstep in ...
It celebrates the friendship between the Sophiatown-based priest and Masekela. There is a famous picture of a 16-year-old Masekela, a trumpet in his right hand, jumping for joy in the middle of a street. When veteran lensman Alf Kumalo shot that picture in 1956, Masekela had just received the trumpet, ...
When the Times enquired about whether or not the park has a drug problem or whether any incidents have been reported to the Sophiatown police, a spokesperson for the police, Warrant Officer TJ de Bruyn, said that to his knowledge police have not been experiencing any problems at the park. He added ...
SOPHIATOWN – Eclectic jazz musician, Raph Clarkson will be kicking off the Sophiatown Jazz Encounters for this year. ... United Kingdom trombonist, Ralph Clarkson, who is influenced by South African township jazz, will kick off the Sophiatown Jazz Encounters for 2018 with his show, Equal Spirits.
... Collective (SA/Swiss) will showcase chordal deconstruction reminiscent of early South African jazz styles from the Sophiatown era. Robert ...
The Glenvista resident previously managed the Phoenix House Addiction Rehabilitation Centre in Sophiatown and is now the director of a ...
They were going to search for the other two boys when [Ntuli] managed to scream for help‚” said Sophiatown police spokesman Captain Xoli ...
They were due to appear at the Sophiatown Magistrate's Court on Monday but their matter was not placed on the roll for further investigation.
“Suspects were arrested around Mondeor, Booysens, Moffatview, Langlaagte, Fairlands, Sophiatown, Brixton, and Johannesburg Central area ...
George Lee Kim (82) lived with his family on the border of Sophiatown, on Main Road. He remembers living in Sophiatown when people of ...
Cop impersonator arrested in Sophiatown. It's understood the suspected fraudster produced a fake letter stating police had given him ...
The organisers, Sophiatown the Mix, will host the artist on the evening of 3 November to welcome the new month. Molefe will be one of two ...
... violent street robberies committed by thugs who drive cars has university students and the communities of Westdene and Sophiatown fearing ...
Johannesburg - A suspected gang member has been arrested for at least four murders committed in Eldorado Park and Sophiatown in 2016 ...
The video, which was posted by Sophiatown Neighbourhood Watch, shows two men get out of a haphazardly parked vehicle, believed to be a ...
The video, which was posted by Sophiatown Neighbourhood Watch, shows two men get out of a haphazardly parked vehicle, believed to be a ...
SOPHIATOWN – The Sophiatown police flats' water has been restored but ... residents of the Sophiatown police flats are still living in squalor.
SOPHIATOWN – A man who went missing a week ago has been ... The man (31) who recently went missing in Sophiatown has been found.
A missing person alert has been issued for a Sophiatown man who has been missing since 12 October. Non-profit organisation, South African ...


 

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