Month: May 2017

N2 CLOSED AGAIN AS REEDS SET ALIGHT ON FREEWAY TO CAPE TOWN

 

Eye Witness NewsPicture: @CapeTownFreeway/Twitter

CAPE TOWN – A section of the N2 highway has been closed yet again.

Officials say reeds have been set alight along the freeway. It’s unclear if there’s been a flare-up in a service delivery protest in Khayelitsha.

The N2 incoming at Baden Powell Drive has been affected, while the outgoing lane at Mew Way has also been closed to traffic.

Cape Town Traffic Services’ Richard Coleman says officials are on scene to divert traffic.

“The visibility is bad on the N2 with that smoke there. That’s why the N2 is closed.”

On Monday, a section of the N2 had to be shut due to a demonstration over electricity. It threw traffic into chaos and last week the freeway also had to be closed for several hours.

Nonkosi Hlobo says she’s been living in Site C in Khayelitsha for 15 years and has never had electricity.

The Khayelitsha mother pointed to a thick wooden stick attached to the roof of her shack.

A web of wires tied to the stick are illegally connected to several shacks, including Hlobo’s, with power running from a nearby house.

She says those living in informal dwellings pay neighbours living in electrified homes R600 a month to illegally connect to their power supply.

“Some of us don’t have money and we are not working. This is why we use candles and paraffin.”

Hlobo adds that with winter setting in, many locals are scared to use paraffin lamps and candles, two of the biggest causes of shack fires.

PHOTO: Picture: @CapeTownFreeway/Twitter

TRAFFIC: FIRE DESTROYS HISTORIC STRUCTURE AT LANZERAC ESTATE, CAPE TOWN (SEE PHOTOS)

Eye Witness News

A screengrab of the Lanzerac Wine Estate building on fire.

CAPE TOWN – It is understood an extensive fire has gutted a historical structure on the Lanzerac Wine Estate outside Stellenbosch on Sunday morning.

Some of the structures on the estate dates back to 1692.

But it is understood that the building

TWO NABBED FOR STELLENBOSCH HIJACKING AFTER BODY FOUND IN KRAAIFONTEIN

Iol News

CAPE TOWN – Two men in their 30s have been arrested for being in possession of a hijacked vehicle following the discovery of the body of a woman believed to be a Stellenbosch University student who was hijacked along with a male companion in the university town this

CAPE TOWN FESTIVAL TO ATTRACT CUSTOMERS DURING OFF PEAK SEASON

CAPE TOWN – Cape Town has devised a tourism plan to attract visitors to the city during off peak seasons. According to Reg Ferreira, the tournament organiser for the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) Cape, the organisation in partnership with the City of Cape Town, Cape Town Tourism, Wesgro and Accelerate Cape Town have been selected as part of Cape Town Mayor

CAPE TOWN TWINS RESCUED & TREATED FOR SMOKE INHALATION AFTER INFERNO

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Two babies were treated for minor smoke inhalation when an extractor fan caught alight at a house in Table View this past weekend.

Werner Vermaak, ER24 Spokesperson, said the two-year-old twins were sleeping in their room while the caretaker was playing with their four-year-old sibling in the garden.

“The Caretaker noticed smoke and immediately went into the house to rescue the twins. Unfortunately she was unable to do so due to the heavy smoke and called for assistance.”

“It is believed that the parents arrived at the residence and managed to get the twins from their room prior to the arrival of fire services and paramedics,” Vermaak says both babies were assessed for minor smoke inhalation and later transported to Mediclinic Milnerton for observation the rep[ort said.

TRAFFIC: FIVE KILLED IN ACCIDENT ON N1 OUTSIDE WORCESTER

Eye Witness News

Fatal car crash on the N1 outside Worcester. Picture: Twitter @KennyAfrica.

CAPE TOWN – Five people have been killed following a collision on the N1 in the Western Cape.

The incident occurred during the early hours of this morning between Riversdale and the Stilbaai turnoff.

The highway remains closed off in both directions.

Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa said, “The vehicle was burnt completely and all four occupants of the car were burnt beyond recognition and the other person from the other car died.”

PHOTO: Fatal car crash on the N1 outside Worcester. Picture: Twitter @KennyAfrica.

 

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AFRICA: POPULAR NIGERIAN ARTIST DBANJ, WELCOMES SON DANIEL

The Guardian 

Music superstar Dbanj and his wife Didi Lineo, have welcomed their first child.Dbanj took to his Instagram handle on Friday to share the first photo of their baby – a son named Daniel Oyebanjo III.

According to media reports, Dbanj, an entrepreneur and TV host, is

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