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June 27, 2017

Cape Town faces further water restrictions

Capetonians should brace for more stringent water restrictions as water use continues to peak above the 600 million litres a day target.

“The City of Cape Town is preparing for the imminent implementation of further intensified water restrictions. The envisaged Level 4b restrictions would adjust the water usage target downwards to 500 million litres of collective water use per day,” the metro said in a statement on Monday.

“This comes as dam levels remain critically low, rainfall uncertainty great, and consumption levels still too high considering the need to start building reserves for the expected tough summer ahead.”

“Dam storage levels are at 24.5 percent [...]

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June 26, 2017

“Government will strengthen service delivery in Lusikisiki” – Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has taken a task to the community of Lusikisiki and neighbouring areas in the Eastern Cape that government will strengthen the delivery of basic services to the people and also ensure decisive action against crime.

Zuma paid a “Siyahlola presidential monitoring visit” to Lusikisiki on Saturday and began his visit by taking a guided tour of the new Lusikisiki police station.

“We believe that this new police station will make a significant contribution to our fight to reduce crime in this community and defeat the scourge, particularly of gangsterism, in the form of ‘Amavondo’, about which I have received a number of [...]

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June 23, 2017

Young entrepreneurs helped by Bizniz in a Box

Coca-Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA) is working with young people to help them triumph over challenges as most young people struggle to find work and many have given up hope.

CCBSA is introducing them to the possibilities of entrepreneurship through a concept dubbed Bizniz in a Box. This initiative gives young people between the ages of 24 and 35 and living in townships the opportunity, skills and funding to set up and run their own successful container shops. From December last year to February this year, total revenue for the first six shops increased from just over R50 000 a month to more than R200 000, demonstrating the great potential of the programme.

Talented young [...]

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June 23, 2017

Natal Lion Park devastated after poachers kill Maxine the rhino

As South Africa continues to battle an intense rhino poaching war, conservation and wildlife haven, Natal Lion Park says it is “devastated” with the recent poaching of its beloved white rhino, Maxine.

The Natal Lion Park reported the news in a Facebook post on Wednesday,  21 June saying that the 11-year-old white rhino at the wildlife park – not far from the major cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg – was shot in the head while she was sleeping by poachers, who then stole the animal’s horn.

Although the news came as a shock, the park says it is grateful for the support it has received and to the South African Police Services for [...]

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