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Tributes pour in for journalist, poet Sandile Dikeni
10 November 2019, 8:33 PM

Tributes are pouring in for the journalist and poet Sandile Dikeni. The 53-year-old died in Cape Town following a long battle with tuberculosis.

Convener for the SA National Editors Forum (SANEF) in the Western Cape, Janet Heard, says Dikeni played a big role in reflecting the state of the country.

“The news of his untimely death shocked many in the media fraternity shortly after the burial of seasoned broadcaster Xolani Gwala this weekend. Dikeni’s friends remember him as a journalist who reflected South Africa’s anti-Apartheid struggle, who went on to write about the country’s difficult transition into democracy, working with the TRC and bore witness to all that remained and what must still be resolved.”

Boks greet ecstatic fans in Cape Town
10 November 2019, 8:02 PM

The Springboks have arrived in Cape Town on their last stop to a rousing welcome from large crowds of fans.

The World Champion Springbok team will spend their last night together in Cape Town before their victory tour draws to an end and they go home to their families.

The Boks have been on a gruelling six city victory tour where they met thousands of fans.

On Monday the final ticker parade will go through Cape Town starting at about 10 o’clock at the city hall. There will be speeches by the President of SARU Mark Alexander, the coach Rassie Erasmus the captain Siya Kolisi and then they’ll be going through the CBD and then on their way to Langa and then after that Alties River and Ravensmead as well.

Western Cape welcomes Boks
10 November 2019, 5:45 PM

Cape Town International Airport is a hive of activity and excitement as the of the World Champion Springboks  arrived for their trophy parade.

The Boks will embark on the final leg of the nationwide trophy parade in the Mother City on Monday. The Rugby World Cup champions will be parading the Web Ellis Trophy in and around the city.

At domestic arrivals some of Cheslyn Kolbe’s family can be seen dressed in his number 14 jersey eagerly awaiting his arrival.

Outside the airport in the square, members of the Kaapse Klopse are entertaining the public.

Earlier today the Streets of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape were abuzz with Springboks fans cheering for the rugby heroes as the fourth leg of the victory tour made its way through the regions of Zwide, KwaZakhele and Uitenhage, where the champions displayed the Web Ellis Cup in all its glory.

Port Elizabeth is home to Captain Siya Kolisi, Coach Rassie Erasmus and back-line coach Mzwandile Stick.

It was a damp and rainy start to the Port Elizabeth leg of the trophy tour but that didn’t deter fans.

No load shedding for the weekend
9 November 2019, 7:03 AM

Eskom says there is likely to be no load shedding for the remainder of the weekend. The power utility briefly implemented stage two load shedding after it lost three generating units and had to use emergency reserves to meet the demand.

Eskom spokesperson Dikatso Mothae says things should be fine this weekend.

“We do not think that we will need to go into load shedding. We believe we have enough emergency reserves to carry us through and adequate capacity outside of the reserves as well. We are looking much better than we were yesterday (Friday) and should things remain the way that they are, we will not load shed over the weekend.”

Eskom warns of a high risk of loadshedding
8 November 2019, 12:37 PM

Eskom has warned of a high risk of load shedding later on Friday.

The power utility says its system remains constrained and there’s a need to continue to replenish its reserves.

Eskom implemented Stage 2 load shedding from 22:00 on Thursday night until 05:00 on Friday morning.

Eskom says its technical teams are working to return units from planned and unplanned maintenance. The utility’s Dikatso Mothae has urged consumers to use electricity sparingly, and to switch off non-essential appliances.

“Please switch off your non-essential lights and non-essential appliances, and as you leave work this evening also please switch off all that equipment that you know will not be used over the weekend, such as faxes and printers and computers.”

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan recently announced the Eskom Roadmap – A comprehensive roadmap for Eskom in a reformed electricity supply industry.

 

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