Do you live in a Burglary Hot Spot or a Suburb Safe Zone?

Do you live in a Burglary Hot Spot or a Suburb Safe Zone?
"If property owners do not take collective action as a neighbourhood community, the affect on everyone's property values in that neighbourhood could be very negative", says Cape Town real estate broker, Andre de Villiers from Cape Town. De Villiers was previously a Neighbourhood Watch Chairperson for a popular Cape Town coastal suburb. "My experience is that there are far too few residents prepared to get involved in neighbourhood security unless ther...

8 Home Security Mistakes you’re Making

8 Home Security Mistakes you’re Making
Every day we make mistakes that leave our homes vulnerable to a break-in. A burglar will always choose the easiest target and that’s good news for you – it means you have a lot of influence on whether you become a victim or not. Hiding keys by doorways – leaving keys near door ways is very risky as you risk someone duplicating your key and breaking in whenever they want. Leaving out mail – an overflowing mailbox is a good sign that no one is home as

Free Neighbourhood Watch Training

Free Neighbourhood Watch Training
The Department of Community Safety has offered to provide training for members of the community who are interested in Neighbourhood Watch street patrols. There are a couple of spaces left for Wynberg  Sector 1. Important Street patrols will be mostly by car and not on your own. Dates Training will be on the weekend of either 11/12 April or 18/19 April. It's two days of training from 08h00 until 15h00. Respond by Today please. We know this is very

Wynberg Neighbourhood Watch

If safety and security in Wynberg is close to your heart, please diarise Monday 1 December. That’s when the Wynberg Sector 1 Neighbourhood Watch will take its first formal steps towards becoming an official body. Background Until recently, the neighbourhood watch (NW) has been the project of the WRRA’s very small community safety committee, but it soon became evident that it had to run as a completely separate organisation from the WRRA so that it coul

Crime Stop

Crime Stop
South Africa's trusted tip-off service since 1992. In two decades the anonymity of not even one informer has been compromised. We all have a responsibility to make South Africa safer for our children and every law-abiding citizen. If you have information that can assist in exposing people involved in illegal activities, please contact us anonymously when you know: WHO DID WHAT TO WHOM, WHEN, WHERE, WHY AND HOW? Remember, the detectives are keen t

Public Meeting

Public Meeting
All communities in Ward 62 (Constantia, Bishopscourt, Fernwood, Upper Newlands, Trovato, Wynberg west, Plumstead west, Porter Estate) are affected by Safety and Security issues, and many residents are considering establishing neighbourhood watches or funding monitored CCTV and LPR cameras. Councillor JP Smith is well known for making progress possible together by introducing new ideas and technology in the City of Cape Town, and for establishing par

The Men in Blue Who Made a Difference

The Men in Blue Who Made a Difference
A man hunt for two magnificent SAPS Constables… now that’s a story you don’t hear of enough. It was a man hunt with which the country got involved, that made you smile, and that culminated in a certificate handover with  KFM, The Cape Argus, SAPS, and Crime Line. At around 5am on a freezing Saturday morning in the middle of winter, two police offers were handing out food to group of homeless kids in Kenilworth. They didn't know that they were bein...

Top Wynberg Cluster Cops Air Their Views on Statistics

Top Wynberg Cluster Cops Air Their Views on Statistics
Neighbourhood watches and community participation in Constantia Valley took centre stage during the release of the annual crime statistics. On Friday 19 September, station commanders from the Wynberg Cluster, which includes Diep River, Wynberg, Kirstenhof, Grassy Park and Steenberg, aired their views on the figures, as well as highlighting concerns and successes. The meeting was chaired by Visible Policing Cluster commander Lieutenant-Colon...