LOCAL The Western Cape government says their provincial disaster management centre has made sure they have extensive preparations in place to ensure the prevention of fires at the province’s facilities. Premier Alan Winde says they have since 2011 provided aerial support to municipalities, totalling R125 million. The programme also includes[…]
LOCAL The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) announced that the deadline for applications for the 2022 academic year, initially due to end today, has been extended to January 21. NSFAS says it follows a meeting between stakeholders. Since applications opened in November last year, more than 600k applications have[…]
LOCAL President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the State of the Nation Address from Cape Town City Hall this year. The Presiding Officers of Parliament evaluated suggested locations following the devastating National Assembly fire on Sunday. Parliament’s spokesperson Moloto Mothapo says City Hall in Cape Town has been selected as the[…]
LOCAL An elderly man was arrested in Nyanga yesterday after being found with a large amount of dagga. Police say a 73-year-old was discovered with 23 parcels dagga, 17 dagga “stoppe” and a undisclosed amount of cash. Meanwhile, a 31-year-old suspect was arrested after being busted with a host of[…]
LOCAL The City of Cape Town has reassured residents detecting an earthy flavour to their tap water, that it remains safe to drink. Mayoral committee member for Water and Sanitation Zahid Badroodien says the change in taste is due to a naturally occurring organic compound called geosmin in the raw[…]
LOCAL The South African Health dept says another 3 504 people have tested positive for- and 45 people have died- of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. Although the Western Cape has reported the most new cases, the province has passed the peak of the fourth wave ascribed to the[…]
VOC The City of Cape Town has invested R17 million in new vehicles for the Dial-a-Ride (DAR) service for commuters with special needs. The new fleet consists of 13 vehicles and is expected to be fully operational by mid-January 2022. The fleet can accommodate 64 seated passengers with special needs[…]
INTERNATIONAL A Uighur human rights group has called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to explain what steps it has taken to ensure that official apparel for next month’s Beijing Winter Games was not made using forced labour. The Coalition to End Forced Labor in the Uighur Region said in[…]
INTERNATIONAL An Israeli military court handed down two life sentences on Wednesday to a Palestinian man with US citizenship for the killing of an Israeli in a drive-by shooting in the occupied West Bank last year. Muntasir Shalabi received one life sentence for the murder of 19-year-old Yehuda Guetta and[…]
INTERNATIONAL Two Palestinians were killed in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, with one man shot dead by the Israeli army at the entrance to the Balata refugee camp, near Nablus, and another man reportedly run over by a settler west of Ramallah. Bakir Hashash, 21, was shot[…]
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