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Police offer reward for suspects behind the hospital robberies
25 November 2018, 7:26 AM

Limpopo police are offering a reward of 100-thousand rand to anyone with information leading to the arrest of suspects behind the armed robberies at the Letaba and Lebowakgomo Hospitals.

Seven suspects broke into a doctors’ residence at the Lebowakgomo hospital and made off with personal items from 11 units.

Five suspects shot at and robbed doctors at the Letaba hospital. Two doctors and a nurse were wounded in the attack.

Police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo says the task team investigating the crime is making progress… “The police are offering a reward of up to 100 000… Any information received will be treated with confidentiality.”

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Thousands to assemble for National Day of Prayer
25 November 2018, 7:03 AM

Thousands of people are expected to assemble at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday for the “2018 National Day of Prayer for all South Africans”.

It’s again being hosted by the Motsepe Foundation.

About 33 religious and faith-based organisations as well as traditional leaders are also expected to attend the event. People will pray for unity among all South Africans – as well as an end to poverty – among other things.

The SABC will broadcast the event live from 09:00 on SABC News Channel 404.

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Fire destroy Cubana.
Cubana restaurant destroyed in fire
24 November 2018, 2:03 PM

A fire has ripped through the well-known Cubana restaurant and nightclub in the Bloemfontein CBD.

Mangaung Metro fire-fighters are now extinguishing the blaze and the area around 1st Avenue has been cordoned off.

No one is known to have been injured. It’s suspected that the fire could have been caused by faulty wiring. These people were at Cabana when the fire broke out…

“We were on our way in when the armed response arrived and it was so traumatic and terrifying because it sounded like gunshots and the next thing there was fire everywhere. We had to run and move our cars. It was terrible.”

“I am very shaken. When we came here, people were running. It sounded like gunshots. We didn’t know what was going on. The fire happened so fast and now it’s all burned to ashes.”

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White house in denial of climate change report
24 November 2018, 1:18 PM

Climate change will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, hitting everything from health to infrastructure, according to a government report issued on Friday that the White House called inaccurate.

The congressionally mandated report, written with the help of more than a dozen U.S. government agencies and departments, outlined the projected impact of global warming on every corner of American society in a dire warning that is at odds with the Trump administration’s pro-fossil-fuels agenda.

“With continued growth in emissions at historic rates, annual losses in some economic sectors are projected to reach hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century – more than the current gross domestic product (GDP) of many U.S. states,” the report, the Fourth National Climate Assessment Volume II, said.

Global warming would disproportionately hurt the poor, broadly undermine human health, damage infrastructure, limit the availability of water, alter coastlines, and boost costs industries from farming, to fisheries and energy production, the report said.

But it added that projections of further damage could change if greenhouse gas emissions are sharply curbed, even though many of the impacts of climate change – including more frequent and more powerful storms, droughts and flooding – are already underway. “Future risks from climate change depend primarily on decisions made today,” it said.

The report supplements a study issued last year that concluded humans are the main driver of global warming and warned of catastrophic effects to the planet.

The studies clash with policy under President Donald Trump, who has been rolling back Obama-era environmental and climate protections to maximize production of domestic fossil fuels. Including, crude oil already the highest in the world, above Saudi Arabia and Russia.

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said the new report was “largely based on the most extreme scenario, which contradicts long-established trends by assuming that… there would be limited technology and innovation, and a rapidly expanding population.”

The government’s next update of the National Climate Assessment, she said, “it gives us the opportunity to provide for a more transparent and data-driven process that includes fuller information on the range of potential scenarios and outcomes.”

Trump last year announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Deal agreed by nearly 200 nations to combat climate change, arguing the accord would hurt the U.S. economy and provide little tangible environmental benefit.

Trump and several members of his cabinet have also repeatedly cast doubt on the science of climate change, arguing that the causes and impacts are not yet settled.

Environmental groups said the report reinforced their calls for the United States to take action on climate change.

“While President Trump continues to ignore the threat of climate change, his own administration is sounding the alarm,” said Abigail Dillen, president of environmental group Earth justice. “This report underscores what we are already seeing first hand: climate change is real, it’s happening here, and it’s happening now.”

Previous research, including from U.S. government scientists, has also concluded that climate change could have severe economic consequences, including damage to infrastructure, water supplies and agriculture.

Severe weather and other impacts also increase the risk of disease transmission, decrease air quality, and can increase mental health problems, among other effects.

Thirteen government departments and agencies, from the Agriculture Department to NASA, were part of the committee that compiled the new report.

The entire report can be viewed at www.globalchange.gov.

12 year old impregnated and raped by 61 and 50 year old men.
NCape men rape, impregnate 12 year old
24 November 2018, 1:02 PM

Two men aged 61 and 50 have been arrested in the Northern Cape in connection with the rape and impregnation of a 12-year-old Pampierstad girl.

It is believed the girl, who is now pregnant, was raped over the course of a year by the two men in custody as well as a third suspect who is currently on the run.

She was allegedly stalked, sexually groomed and eventually preyed on by the three men.

Police spokesperson Mohale Ramatseba says, “The suspect was arrested after the Provincial Commissioner in the Northern Cape, Lieutenant General Risimati Shivuri activated a 72 hour plan… and the third suspect is being followed up and we are following leads and he will be arrested soon.”

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