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TRAFFIC: FIRE DESTROYS THREE CLASSROOMS IN MANENBERG SCHOOL

The WCED says it’s looking into measures to accommodate learners while investigating the cause of a fire at a Manenberg school.

A view of one of the classrooms that was destroyed in the blaze at Silverstream Secondary school in Manenberg, Cape Town. Picture: Ilze-Marie Le Roux/EWN.

CAPE TOWN – The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) says it’s looking into measures to accommodate learners while investigating the cause of a fire at a Manenberg school.

Several classrooms were destroyed in the blaze that broke out on Saturday.

No injuries were reported.

Spokesperson for the MEC Jessica Shelver says, “A fire broke out at Silverstream Secondary school in Manenberg on Saturday at around 12pm. The City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services responded to the call. There’s extensive fire damage and three classrooms were destroyed in the fire.”

 

-Eye Witness News

PHOTO: A view of one of the classrooms that was destroyed in the blaze at Silverstream Secondary school in Manenberg, Cape Town. Picture: Ilze-Marie Le Roux/EWN.

 

 

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CITY ISSUES LEVEL 4 WATER RESTRICTIONS – ONLY USE WATER FOR DRINKING, COOKING & TAKING 2 QUICK MINS SHOWER

USE WATER ONLY WHEN NECESSARY AND RE-USE IT

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CAPE TOWN – reached the end game in the drought crises on Monday as City’s authorities issued a “critical warning” to all residents and businesses to cut non-essential municipal water use immediately

At the time this edition went to print, the City’s mayoral committee was expected to ask council on Tuesday to ratchet up water restrictions to Level 4, effectively banning the use of all municipal water for outside and non-essential purposes.

A City statement said dam levels as of Monday May 15 were at 21.2%, which is 0.8% down from a week ago. With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being usable, dam levels are effectively at 11.2%

“We are essentially saying that you are only allowed to use a bit of water for drinking, cooking and washing. We are reaching a critical point in this drought crises,” said Xanthea Limberg, mayoral committee member for informal settlements, water and waste services; and energy.

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The city has called for residents to:

  • Use water only for drinking, washing and cooking.
  • Only flush the toilet when necessary.
  • Take short two-minutes shower.
  • Collect your shower, bath and basin water and re-use  it to to flush your toilet, and for the garden and cleaning.
  • Defrost foods in the fridge or naturally rather than placing it under running water.
  • Use a cup instead of  running taps in the bathroom or kitchen, for brushing teeth, shaving, drinking etc.
  • Wait for a full load before running washing machines and dish-washers.
  • Residents can contact the City at Water@capetown.gov.za for queries or to report contraventions of water restrictions (evidence should be provided to assist the City’s enforcement efforts) or they can SMS to 3173. The report said.

 

 

-Table Talk

PHOTO: Peter Okafor/ExpressCapetown

CAPE TOWN: BUSINESS BOOMING IN THE CBD, DEMANDS FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, PRICES SKYROCKETING

Property business is booming in Cape Town now more than  ever, international brands finds their way into city center changing business forever in the mother city.SAM_1678.JPG

CAPE TOWN – Business is booming in the city and key commercial, business and retail nodes are experiencing strong activity according to Guy Friedberg, commercial consultant for Seeff Atlantic Seaboard and city Read more

PARKLANDS TENANT CAUGHT IN CON JOB

Editorial: The wave of property scams in the city is increasing at an alarming rate. Most recent is the story of Murwira who was almost duped to the amount of R20 000 by suspecting con artist. 

 

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CAPE TOWN – A Table View Famly who fell victim to an online scam say seeking justice from the police only added to their ordeal.

Last month, Carlos Murwira and his sister, Josephine Chimbo, forkd out almost R20 000 for a Parklands flat they found through an online Read more

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPT: CAPE TOWN IN DIRE NEED OF A NEW PRISON

FILE: Pollsmoor Prison. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN – The Correctional Services Department says Cape Town needs a new, 3000-bed prison in the medium to long term.

Briefing members of Parliament (MPs) on Tuesday, on progress made to reduce overcrowding at Pollsmoor Prison since a December court order to improve Read more

POLICE INVESTIGATING AFTER FIRE KILLS COUPLE IN WELLINGTON

FILE: Picture: Twitter/@SAPoliceService.

CAPE TOWN – Police have launched an investigation after a married couple died in a fire at their home on a farm in Wellington.

The fire broke out at the Oakdene Farm in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The male victim was the farm manager.

Crime scene investigators were at the scene on Wednesday trying to establish the cause of the fire.

An inquest has been opened for investigation.

-Eye Witness News

PHOTO:Picture: Twitter/@SAPoliceService.

 

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