2017-07-05: On Wednesday noon (05 July, local time) a hostage-situation took place in a thrift shop (Cash Crusaders shop) in Cape Town, in the province of Western Cape. Several attackers are armed and were not arrested yet. There are no reports of casualties yet. The police closed the surrounding streets.
Heightened security measures and local traffic disruptions are to be expected. Travellers should follow instructions by local authorities.