Duncan Alfreds, News24

Duncan Alfreds


Cape Town, WC, South Africa

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Past articles by Duncan:

Lockdown | Here's how you can help those in need

Poor South Africans are struggling as the coronavirus lockdown impacts on their ability to feed their families. → Read More

Severe thunderstorm warning for east coast of South Africa

The South African Weather Service issues an official watch for severe thunderstorms and heavy rain in the eastern and central parts of South Africa for Tuesday. → Read More

SPCA fights parrot breeder's court bid, says it's 'bereft of any moral fibre'

The Randburg SPCA is taking on parrot breeder Antonius Gerhardus Meiring, saying his court bid for the return of his birds, seized from his property earlier this year, is "bereft of any moral fibre". WARNING, SOME IMAGES MAY BE GRAPHIC. → Read More

Illegal wildlife trade: Stern public warning after three arrested in North West

The National Council of SPCAs warned the public not to buy wildlife after three men were arrested and animals rescued along the R556 Sun City Road in North West province. → Read More

PICS | Women face down tear gas, gunshots during farm eviction protest

Scores of women have demanded an end to farm evictions during a protest in Klapmuts, Cape Town. → Read More

Table Mountain cableway company is taking on a mountain of waste

Waste is a big problem on Table Mountain and the cableway company is making sure that it is kept under control. → Read More

Higher Antarctic temperatures bad news for South Africa's climate

Researchers note that the Antarctic has experienced a temperature spike as part of a warming climate trend that could impact on South African weather. → Read More

Vandalism could destroy SA mobile networks, warn Vodacom and MTN

Mobile operators Vodacom and MTN warn that South Africans could suffer network problems as a result of vandalism on cellphone towers. → Read More

Free State cop bust after falling for 'fake robbery' trap set by Hawks

A Free State police constable has been arrested after the Hawks caught her out in a 'fake robbery' trap. → Read More

Two arrested in alleged road licence fraud syndicate

Two men are expected to appear in court in the Western Cape after they were arrested for vehicle licence fraud and corruption. → Read More

Cold Cape Town, warmer Gauteng: Contrasting weather this week for SA

The northern parts of SA will be warm while the western parts will be wet and cold for the week, says the South African Weather Service. → Read More

PICS: 'Sophisticated' dagga lab busted in posh Cape Town suburb

The Western Cape Hawks have busted a large dagga lab in the affluent Cape Town suburb of Constantia. → Read More

ER24 medic recovering after father of patient 'snaps', punches him in the face

An ER24 medic is recovering after he was assaulted while transporting a man from an accident scene in Potchefstroom. → Read More

Winter has come: Gale force winds to lash Cape, Gauteng shivers

The South African Weather Service has warned that gale force winds are expected to lash the Western Cape, while cold temperatures have also been predicted for Gauteng. → Read More

National SPCA threatens prosecutions for whale-killing octopus traps

The National Council of SPCAs has threatened to institute prosecutions for whales that are caught in octopus traps as bycatch. → Read More

Snow falls in the Eastern Cape as winter bite spreads to 3 provinces

Snow is falling in the Drakensberg as the temperature dips and becomes single digits in three provinces - the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Free State. → Read More

Western Cape warned to brace for gale-force winds as powerful cold front approaches

A powerful cold front is expected to bring strong winds and rain to the Western Cape, the South African Weather Service has warned. → Read More

WATCH: Mommy humpback whale rescued from fishing line tangle off St Francis coast

The SA Whale Disentanglement Network in conjunction with the National Sea Rescue Institute has rescued a female Humpback whale swimming with her calf. → Read More

Passenger dies while boarding FlySafair plane at OR Tambo

A passenger has died at OR Tambo International Airport while boarding a local flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town. → Read More

Wimpy investigating 'Nazi' incident at Bloemfontein restaurant

Wimpy is investigating an incident at one of its restaurants in which a patron dined in a Nazi-style military uniform, complete with a swastika on his arm. → Read More