Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical and Rescue Services have safely and successfully retrieved the female hang glider from where she was suspended by her hang gliding gear close to Platteklip Gorge on Table Mounted. The rescue took four hours and several rescue crews who abseiled from higher up the mountain to reach the patient. Apart from being severely dehydrated she has no serious injuries. Emergency Medical Services urges all adventure seekers to remain very well hydrated by drinking enough water irrespective of the activity you participate in be it hiking, climbing or simply hanging from a cliff for several hours.
STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE
The following speech was delivered by the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the opening of the R78 million Kuyasa Regional Library in Khayelitsha with donors, the Carnegie Corporation, today 17 March 2016. Read more below:
Good afternoon, goeie dag, molweni, as-salaam alaikum, shalom.
It gives me great pleasure to address you all on this wonderful occasion for the City of Cape Town, our generous donors, and most importantly for the community. Continue reading
An adult female hang glider is suspended from a cliff 150 meters to the left of Platteklip Gorge since 11:30 this morning. Exactly how she got into her predicament is yet unknown, but she appears to be in good health without any serious injuries. Several rescue unit from Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical services are currently absailing down from a higher position to reach the patient who appears to have become entagled in her own base jumping gear.
The Omuramba MyCiTi station in Racecourse Road in Table View turned into a maternity ward for a few minutes on Monday 14 March 2016, when MyCiTi personnel assisted a pregnant commuter to deliver a healthy baby boy. Read more below:
The hero on the day was Xolani Stofile, a MyCiTi station manager (pictured above) with first-aid experience, who was visiting personnel at the Omuramba station. Continue reading
This from ewn.co.za:
Mentor says she has proof that Zuma was in the same house when the Guptas offered her a ministerial job.
CAPE TOWN – Former African National Congress (ANC) MP Vytjie Mentor has dropped another Gupta bomb.
She took to Facebook this morning saying she has proof that President Jacob Zuma was in the same house when the Gupta family offered her a job.
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This form news24.com:
MEDIA STATEMENT STATEMENT BY DEPUTY MINISTER OF FINANCE MR. MCEBISI JONAS (MP)
1. I have decided to respond to and clarify certain questions that have been in the public domain recently. I do so in accordance with my conscience, my political values and the best traditions of my organisation, the ANC, of which I have been a member since my early teens.
2. I regard our Constitution as being sacrosanct and it embraces the values that South Africans struggled for, and what we live by. I was appointed Deputy Minister in terms of the Constitution by the President of the Republic. Any practice that conflicts with the prescripts of the constitution must be challenged in the interest of our democracy and the accountability we have to our people. The ANC that we have been and continue to be proud members of, has offered us the opportunity to serve our country, an honour that I do not take for granted. My historical commitment to the liberation of our people has not waned.
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The City of Cape Town condemns in the strongest possible terms the violent protest by illegal minibus-taxi operators and the damage caused to City property in the early hours of this morning, 15 March 2016. Read more below:
A group of illegal minibus-taxi operators attacked the MyCiTi Phoenix station in Omuramba Road this morning at about 02:00. They placed burning tyres in front of the station entrance, causing damage to the station roller shutter doors and the front entrance. Furthermore, the cash office window was cracked, the lights under the canopy damaged, and the entrance canopy sheets damaged. Continue reading
While the City of Cape Town’s tuberculosis caseload has dropped, it’s not necessarily a reason to celebrate ahead of World TB Day. Read more below:
Tuberculosis (TB) remains an epidemic in many parts of the world, resulting in 1,5 million deaths every year – mostly in developing countries. In the run-up to World TB Day on 24 March 2016, the City’s Health Directorate wants to raise awareness about the importance of regular TB tests as a means of reducing the public health burden.
The City of Cape Town urges residents to get tested for tuberculosis if they have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with TB. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service and Metro Police arrested 207 suspects in the last five days during a series of operations across the city.
The City’s Traffic Service held roadblocks at a number of locations and arrested 155 suspects in total – 138 of them for driving under the influence of alcohol. This included 35 arrests in Atlantis, 32 arrests in Delft, 26 arrests in Durbanville, 21 arrests in Philippi and 16 arrests in Bothasig. Continue reading
THOUSANDS SUPPORT PETITION AGAINST MCDONALD’S SA TO STOP SUFFERING OF HENS AND COMMIT TO CAGE-FREE EGGS!
An online petition supported by thousands and additional pressure from four local animal protection groups might just get McDonald’s South Africa’s attention to source eggs from cage-free hens in South Africa, despite the popular franchise’s refusal to commit when appeals were made earlier this year. To date, more than 8,000 people have signed the petition within a week.
During September 2015, McDonald’s internationally committed to phasing out battery cages from their supply chain in Canada and the United States within 10 years (following previous animal welfare commitments in Europe, North America and South America). However, corresponding commitments have not been made by McDonald’s South Africa. Continue reading