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Ten hostages freed in Nyanga – UPDATE

Police have managed to free 10 hostages after a day-long stand-off following an attempted armed robbery in Nyanga, Cape Town. An attempted armed robbery at a supermarket turned into a hostage situation on Monday morning. At least one person was injured and several employees were being held inside the supermarket. …

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Cape Town water crisis worsens

The water crisis in Cape Town worsened this week, with dam levels at just over 30 percent. At these levels the city only has enough water for 113 days. Meteorologist Lynette van Schalkwyk said that rains are to be expected during the course of April. “Hopefully we’ll have a normal season. …

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Pedestrian killed on N2, Cape Town

A pedestrian, believed to be in his late twenties, was killed in a collision on the N2 near Jakes Gerwel, Cape Town. At approximately 9pm paramedics from ER24, Life Healthcare and Metro Emergency Services arrived on the scene where they found the pedestrian lying in the road. The man sustained …

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Full Moon Picnic February

A picnic with a difference… This January come and feel the moonlight on your skin at Boschendal’s first Full Moon Picnic. Everyone knows the benefits of the sun, but what about the healing properties of the moon? Did you know that some flowers bloom at night? Ancient wisdom also says …

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SABC inquiry set to continue

The parliamentary inquiry into the affairs of the embattled South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is to continue on Friday morning with the testimony of two former board chairpersons. Ellen Tshabalala and Ben Ngubane – former board chairpersons that several witnesses had linked to the “meteoric rise” of controversial SABC executive …

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Traffic volumes high as holiday makers return

Traffic volumes continued to increase on Tuesday and was expected to increase as South Africans make their way home from their holiday destinations, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said. On the N3 to Gauteng alone, traffic volumes reached more than 1200 vehicles per hour at toll gates on Tuesday, …

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