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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

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK WARNS TOURISTS ABOUT MALARIA OUTBREAK

The warning comes in the wake of an outbreak of the disease that claimed over 30 lives in neighbouring Limpopo.

USDA/AFP/File / Ho<br />Malaria, the mosquito-borne disease kills some 584,000 people per year -- more than 75 percent of them children under five, according to the WHO

CAPE TOWN – The Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga has urged visitors to take precautionary measures against Malaria before visiting.

The warning comes in the wake of an outbreak of the disease that claimed over 30 lives in neighbouring Limpopo.

The SA National Parks (SANParks) said the park was classified as a low-risk area although it was situated in a malaria area.

“Due to the heavy rainfall this year, there are pools of water in abundance everywhere and the Park is experiencing Malaria cases especially in the northern part of the Park,” said spokesperson William Mabasa.

“Malaria seems to be on the brink of an outbreak lately despite the fact that we almost in winter now with some of the country’s provinces reporting hundreds of people who have been admitted and tested positive for the disease in hospitals.

“We therefore would like to advise visitors to take the necessary precautions which include the use of prophylaxis and vaccinations in consultation with their doctors to prevent the possibility of contracting Malaria, as Kruger National Park is known to be one of the Malaria endemic areas in this country.”

The northern part of South Africa is prone to malaria cases, although at minimal levels.

Despite the health department’s routine spraying of households between September and March to combat the disease, this year’s outbreak caught authorities by surprise and has so far claimed over 30 lives.

“Although malaria can be contracted at any time of the year, the malaria season in this country is October to April, with March and April the highest risk period. However, this year seems to be slightly different,” said Mabasa.

“With winter approaching, mosquitoes which are carriers of the parasite causing malaria, should begin to hibernate and the situation shall possibly improve.

“There are medical doctors permanently based in Skukuza, Kruger National Park’s main camp. The public can also consult them for information and advice prior to their visit to the park.”

The provincial health department said it had response teams spread across the northern part of Limpopo to deal with malaria cases.

Malaria is transmitted through a mosquito bite and causes death if untreated.

-The Citizen

PHOTO: USDA/AFP/File / Ho
Malaria, the mosquito-borne disease kills some 584,000 people per year — more than 75 percent of them children under five, according to the WHO

ANOTHER NIGERIAN KILLED AS CAPE TOWN NIGHT CLUB WARS SEES NO END

Another shooting at a nightclub in Cape Town has claimed the life of a 26-year-old Nigerian.

CAPE TOWN – Chimezie Oranusi was shot in Strand last Sunday‚ said Charles Ezeanozie‚ elder statesman for the Nigerian Union South Africa in the Western Cape.

He said Oranusi was in his car with a friend when gunmen forced their way in and opened fire. “He managed to drive with the bullet wounds for a few kilometres until he (crashed) his car‚ slumped over and died.”

The attackers did not demand any Read more

MAYOR OF CAPE TOWN DE LILLE IN MASTERCHEF LONDON

DA's Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille. Picture Credit: Patricia De Lille

LONDON – Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille had her 15 minutes of fame when she appeared in the international TV show‚ Masterchef United Kingdom‚ on Wednesday.

The challenge was to create “an exceptional dinner” at the Beau Constantia Winery in Read more

ALLEGED CAPE TOWN GANG BOSS ‘PLOTS REVENGE FROM HOSPITAL’ (PHOTOS)

CAPE TOWN -– Sources close to Jerome “Donkie” Booysen believe he was the target of a hit carried out by an opposing 26s gang boss.


Booysen, a suspected leader of the Sexy Boys and 26s, was shot in the neck in an alleged drive-by attack in Eureka Estate, Ravensmead on Monday night.

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