Category: TRAVEL AND TOURISM

‘MY SON COMMITTED SUICIDE ON TABLE MOUNTAIN’ – SAYS GRIEVING MOM AFTER LOSING ONLY CHILD

 

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CAPE TOWN – A Cape Town mother knew her son was going to commit suicide after receiving a goodbye message from him.

“When I received his message saying his final goodbyes, I knew he was going to commit suicide,” a devastated Heidi

‘SCANDAL’ ACTOR ARRESTED IN SPRING’S BROTHEL, CHARGED WITH SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

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Police officers look for clues outside the premises were four teenage girls were found on May 22, 2017 in Springs, South Africa. A man and a 19-year-old woman are believed to be responsible for a possible human trafficking. The man was arrested and now faces charges of human trafficking.

JOHANNESBURG – An actor in the popular soapie Scandal! has been arrested along with 16 others at a brothel in Springs, east of Johannesburg.

The six men and 11 women — aged between 19 and 43 years old — have been charged under the Sexual Offences Act.

The arrest follows another bust at a brothel in the same area.

Five teenage girls were allegedly held as sex slaves in what appeared to be a barber shop.

A 42-year-old man was arrested on charges of human trafficking.

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PHOTO: © Gallo Images / The Times / Moeletsi Mabe Police officers look for clues outside the premises were four teenage girls were found on May 22, 2017 in Springs, South Africa. A man and a 19-year-old woman are believed to be responsible for a…

CRADLE OF LIFE: BIGGEST EXHIBIT OF HUMAN-LIKE FOSSILS GOES ON DISPLAY IN SA

 

CAPE TOWN – An exhibit of the largest collection of fossils of close human relatives ever to go on public display opened on Thursday in South Africa, not far from the caves where they were unearthed.

Launched on “Africa Day” in an area named “The Cradle of Humankind,” the exhibit coincides with the publication of a controversial

R100K REWARD FOR MISSING TABLE MOUNTAIN HIKER

Charlotte Nikoi (centre) in the clothes she was last seen wearing.

CAPE TOWN – The family of United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) associate director for human resources Charlotte Nikoi, who went missing two months ago, is offering R100 000 reward for information that will lead to her being found. Nikoi, 50, was last seen by her family walking down Table Mountain in Cape Town on March 21.

Nikoi, her husband, Chris, and a daughter were in Cape Town to celebrate their 22-year anniversary in March.

“On their second day in the city, they wanted to go to Robben Island, however, they didn’t realise they had to book in advance, so they couldn’t get tickets. So at the last minute they decided to go up the Platterklip Gorge Trail on Table Mountain,” said Sarah-Jane Trent of Paul O’Sullivan and Associates, which has been appointed to assist in finding Nikoi.

“At about 1pm that afternoon Charlotte was lagging behind and decided to go back down. She sent an SMS to Chris to say she would wait for them at the bottom,” Trent said.

When Chris and their daughter eventually returned to the start of the trail a few hours later, there was no sign of Charlotte.

Since then, multiple appeals have yielded little information and, said Trent, the investigation had stalled.

“We are convinced the only way this investigation will gain traction, is if someone comes forward with useful information, hence the reward.”

Nikoi’s daughter Carly said in a recording distributed to various media she had returned to Cape Town to connect with the people searching for her mother.

“I want to help put an end this nightmare. I’m so hopeful we will find her, I just hope the photos we have of her are not the only ones we’ll ever have, and the memories we have are not the ones we’ll ever keep,” said Carly.

“I want new photos, and I want new memories of my mom. There were so many things we planned on doing and she was excited to do. I just can’t believe that we won’t get to do them. She has three children who need her back in their lives,” Carly said.

 

-The Citizen
PHOTO: Charlotte Nikoi (centre) in the clothes she was last seen wearing.

CAPE TOWN ROAD CLOSED BY PROTESTS, ACCIDENTS

 The City has warned of traffic disruptions this morning, due to protest action on Stellenbosch Arterial and a multi-vehicle collision on the N2.

CAPE TOWN – Authorities have closed Robert Sobukwe Drive in both directions between De La Rey and Borchards Quarry Roads because of possible violence resulting from protest action at the intersection of Stellenbosch Arterial and Robert Sobukwe Drive.

The N2 outgoing is closed at Mew Way, with traffic diverted onto Mew Way, Old Faure Road, Spine Road and back onto the N2, because of a crash involving a truck, a light delivery vehicle and a car in which at least one person was killed and two injured.

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A DRINK A DAY TIED TO HIGH BREAST CANCER RISK – NEW REPORT

 Researchers have long known that having one too many cocktails might be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.

Staying physically active has been associated with a reduced risk of several forms of cancer. Experts recommend exercising at least 150 minutes (2½ hours) per week.

(CNN) 

Now, a new report from the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research reveals just how much of a risk daily drinking might pose for both premenopausal and postmenopausal women.
Sipping an average of 10 grams of alcohol a day — equivalent to a small glass of wine, an 8-ounce beer or 1 ounce of hard liquor — is associated with a 5% increased breast cancer risk in premenopausal women and 9% increase in postmenopausal women, said Dr. Anne McTiernan, a lead author of the new report and a cancer prevention researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

LAKESIDE: TWO SURVIVED AFTER MOVING TRAIN SMASHES INTO CAR IN CAPE TOWN (PHOTOS)

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics, metro services and fire services arrived on the scene and found the car lying on the tracks next to the train.

CAPE TOWN – Two people were injured on Tuesday, when a train crashed into a car on Uxbridge road in Lakeside, Cape Town authorities said.

Richard Bosman of the City of Cape Town, said: “At 13:35 this afternoon, we had an accident between a train and a motor vehicle at the Uxbridge Road level crossing, that is in the Lakseside area. We have two people, a male and a female, that is trapped in the vehicle.”

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics, metro services and fire services arrived on the scene and found the car lying on the tracks next to the train.

“Upon closer inspection, paramedics discovered a man and woman lying trapped inside the light motor vehicle. Both patients were found to be in a serious condition. Metro and Fire services had to use specialised equipment to free both patients from the vehicle,” Meiring said.

Picture: City of Cape Town

“Once freed, paramedics treated both patients and provided them with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, Metro Services transported the patients to Victoria Provincial Hospital for further treatment. Fortunately, no-one from the train sustained any injuries.”

He said that the cause of the crash was unknown and would be investigated by authorities who were on the scene.

SA HUNTER CRUSHED TO DEATH BY ELEPHANT DURING HUNT IN ZIMBABWE

Theunis Botha was leading a hunt when they stumbled across a herd of elephants on Friday.

Theunis Botha. Picture: facebook.com

 

CAPE TOWN – Reports from Eye Witness News has it that a Johannesburg hunter has been crushed to death by an elephant in Zimbabwe.

Theunis Botha was leading a hunt when they stumbled across a herd of elephants on Friday.

It’s understood that three elephants approached the hunters and Botha opened fire, prompting a fourth elephant to lift him up with her trunk.

According to Netwerk24, another member of the group fired a fatal shot at the elephant, who fell on Botha.

His company website (Game Hounds Safaris) says he perfected leopard and lion hunting safaris with hounds in Africa.

Botha is survived by his wife and five children.

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