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
The Discovery Series list features 50 establishments from eight identified regions – Latin America and Caribbean, Western Europe, Scandinavia and North East Europe, Middle East and Africa, USA Mid and Canada; USA East and West, Australasia and South East Asia and finally Asia itself.
Springbok Sevens captain Kyle Brown will not return to South Africa with the rest of the squad and will instead stay behind in Vancouver on medical advice. The squad is expected to arrive back in Cape Town at around 07h00 on Wednesday.
Brown sustained a chest injury on Sunday in the HSBC Canada Sevens Cup final against New Zealand. He was taken to a nearby city hospital afterwards where he stayed overnight for observation.
According to the team’s medical report, Brown subsequently developed air between the chest wall and the lungs. The condition is known as pneumothorax.
Hugh Everson, the Springbok Sevens physiotherapist, accompanied the player to hospital and said it was recommended that Brown does not undertake any air travel until his condition has cleared up. Continue reading
Cobras representatives: Paarl Gimnasium
History in the tournament
This is Paarl Gimnasium’s first trip to the Coca-Cola® T20 Schools national finals. Their best result to date came when they qualified for the Boland provincial finals in the 2013/14 season.
Road to the National Finals Continue reading
Channel: MTV (DStv channel 130)
Date: Monday 07 March
Contestants: Gabriel Iglesias vs Randy Couture
While funnyman Gabriel – known as ‘Fluffy’ – gets the crowds going with his rendition of “I Wanna Sex You Up” by Color Me Badd, muscleman Randy takes on Olivia Newton-John’s“Physical” while barely breaking a sweat in his 80s workout gear.
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
The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate is investing R14 million in automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology in the coming months.
The funding, secured in the annual adjustments budget, will be used to retrofit existing CCTV cameras with ANPR technology and to install similar technology in City enforcement services vehicles.
The Safety and Security Directorate first started experimenting with ANPR technology in 2010. Currently, five traffic vehicles have such installations. The technology is also used at roadblocks where an ANPR camera is mounted on a tripod. The bus and minibus-taxi (BMT) lane and average speed over distance (ASOD) camera systems also make use of ANPR technology. 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