Sunday, August 30, 2020

Extension on renewal of motor vehicle licences

The City of Cape Town has given a further extension for the renewal of motor vehicle licenses to the 22 September 2020.

Motorists were given a three-month COVID-19 licence renewal extension to 31 August 2020, this includes licences that expired on 31 March 2020, 30 April 2020 and 31 May 2020, and those whose licences will expire on 31 August.

The Western Cape Government and the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said no interest or penalties will be charged if motor vehicle licences are renewed on or before 22 September 2020.

The City of Cape Town says the extension aims to help alleviate the pressure at customer offices across the metro and in South Africa and to assist more motorists with their renewals.

If the license expired before 26 March 2020 and was not renewed, you will unfortunately, have to pay the penalty.

Customers are reminded of the following, which was set out by the National Transport Department:

• Licence discs that expired on 31 March 2020, on 30 April 2020, and on 31 May 2020, should now be renewed by 22 September 2020

• Discs that expired on 30 June 2020: payment and renewal had to be renewed by 21 July 2020

• Discs that expired on 31 July 2020: payment and renewal had to be renewed by 21 August 2020

• Discs that will expire on 31 August 2020: renew by 22 September 2020

• Motor trade vehicle numbers/trade plate for motor vehicle dealers: renew by 31 November 2020

• Driver licences, learner’s licences, and roadworthy certificates: renew by 31 January 2021


Done By: MItchum George

Jesse Hess and grandfather commemorated with candle lighting ceremony

Sunday marks a year since the late Cape Town theology student, 18-year-old Jesse Hess, and her grandfather, Chris Lategan, were both found dead in a flat in Parow.

Neighbours had seen Chris’ body through the bathroom window after Jesse’s aunt asked another tenant to check on them when she couldn’t reach them by phone. Jesse’s body was found inside the flat when neighbours kicked down the door. They were believed to have been strangled.

The Western Cape’s Community Safety MEC, Albert Fritz attended a memorial on Sunday commemorating the two with a candle lighting ceremony. MEC Fritz has previously requested that the Department of Community Safety’s Court Watching Brief unit monitor the court processes relating to the double murder.

“I have tasked Advocate Leslie Morris with monitoring and reporting on cases, as part of the oversight mandate of the Department relating to Gender Based Violence and Domestic Violence cases, which have been struck off court rolls due to police inefficiencies and ineffectiveness. Going forward, the Court Watching Brief (CWB) unit will provide quarterly reports unpacking trends and referral blockages to be addressed by the relevant stakeholders,” Fritz said.

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Two bodies discovered in Mitchell’s Plain bushes

Western Cape police are appealing for information after two bodies were found in the bushes along Baden Powell Drive in Mitchells Plain on Wednesday afternoon.

The police’s Brigadier Novela Potelwa explains that the police followed specific information that led them to the two bodies, which were found between Gate 1 and 2 of the Wolfgat Nature Reserve.

“Upon arrival at about 13:50 detectives made the discovery of the bodies that were bound and in an advanced stage of decomposition. Crime scene experts including forensic experts attended the scene,” she said.

Potelwa added that anyone with information about the bodies believed to be of a man and a woman, or the events that led to the murders, is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Randall Davids on 082 777 8076 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111


Done By: Mitchum George

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