Wednesday, July 03, 2019

WRAP-UP BULLETIN

The SA Weather Service instructed the Disaster Risk Mangement Centre that another cold front is approaching, moving over the south-western Cape on Tuesday afternoon. Cape Argus, Strong to gale force winds will be expected throughout Tuesday along the coast. Southwest-westerly swells will also increasing to 5.0-5.5metres. This is along the same stretch of coastline. Vessels will have difficulty in navigating, risk of capsizing. There may be some disruption for small harbours. Beach activities such as swimming and angling are not advised.

Twenty people have been put under arrest, which was made during illegal street racing operations in the Athlone/Mitchells Plain/M3 areas, this included a driver with a breath sample more than four times the legal limit. Cape Times reports that, Seven out of the 10 drivers that were placed under arrest, for reckless and negligent driving on Saturday had been taken into custody in the Mitchells Plain area. The Metro Police Department had arrested at least, 12 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol and 12 suspects for various crimes, including the possession of suspected stolen property, drugs, possession of an imitation firearm, dealing and possession of tik and being in possession of a dangerous weapon. Officers also arrested one suspect for domestic violence.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his 2019 State of the Nation Address, stated that he wants to see all South African children receive at least two years of Early Childhood Development, thus before they begin Grade 1. Iol reports that, Recognised globally this will as the most powerful investment in human capital that a country can make, this commitment to early education for our country’s children could radically change South Africa’s prospects for education and economic growth.

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology also known as (CPUT) recently became the first university in the country to roll out anti-retroviral treatment on campus for students with HIV/Aids. Cape Argus reports that, with this implementation, it will allow students to receive their ARVs from the Student Health Clinic Decanting Site at Bellville Campus. The reason behind the establishment, is that students miss classes and stand in long queues at hospitals and local clinics.

Efforts which is to escalate the fight against crime which had taken centre stage at a meeting between Police Minister Bheki Cele and Western Cape police bosses. EWN reports that, the Police Minister had a meeting with the Western Cape's CPF board on Monday to address concerns raised over the high rate of gang violence in Cape Flats communities. Mitchells Plain's community policing forum which cluster last week called on Cele to come up with a strategic action plan to combat the gang scourge. Minister Bheki Cele met with the provincial CPF chairpersons at Parliament yesterday to address their concerns over uncontrollable gang violence.

Human Settlements MEC Simmers states that the public should be advised that fake housing letters are circulating around the province. The fraudulent letter states the following, that you have been allocated a house by the department of housing for a project for the lower income scale with the above mentioned ERF number that was allocated. The letter requires an amount of R5 250 and asks for your ID and marriage certificate.


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