Table Mountain has bagged the title for Africa’s leading tourist attraction for the third year in a row. The 2021 World Travel Awards awarded the Mother City’s iconic natural masterpiece the top prize again this year. It also outdid Robben Island, competing against the likes of Tanzania’s Mountain Kilimanjaro and[…]
The SA Weather Service has issued “Yellow” level 2 warning of disruptive rain over parts of the Western Cape and Northern Cape tomorrow. The Western Cape is however expected to be harder hit and could face localized flash flooding and short-term disruption to essential services. Severe thundershowers are predicted over[…]
Melomed Hospital in Gatesville discharged its last covid-19 patient today. Rejoicing, spokesperson Shameema Adams says staff are delighted that there are now zero covid-19 patients in the hospital. Adams further attributed the hospital’s success in overcoming a challenging few months, to “phenomenal teamwork and support by all”. She thanked the[…]
Sir Fruit has become the latest company to recall some of its fruit juices off the shelves due to safety concerns. The company said yesterday that the products had to be removed due to a limited amount of apple juice concentrate, which could very well contain high levels of mycotoxin.[…]
Five suspects have been arrested for the possession of flora without documentation. The suspects were arrested by officials after they were stopped and searched on the N7 close to Vanrhynsdorp. According to SAPS Spokesperson, Sergeant Luqmaan Adams, three bags with a total of 5697 succulents conophytum plants and two bags[…]
Dozens of protesters and human rights activists are calling on tpakishe Pakistani government to work to end the continued imprisonment of Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui in the United States. Carrying pictures and banners, the protesters gathered outside the Pakistan Consulate in New York on Wednesday to decry Siddiqui’s situation and[…]
The United Nations says it has set up a special trust fund to provide urgently-needed cash directly to Afghans through a system that taps into donor funds frozen since the Taliban takeover in August. With the local economy “imploding”, the aim is to inject liquidity into Afghan households to permit[…]
Libya’s fragile unity government is hosting senior foreign officials to drum up support on spiky transitional issues as the war-torn country gears up for a landmark election. The conference on Thursday comes two months ahead of planned presidential polls in December under a United Nations-led peace process that seeks to[…]
Thousands of supporters of Sudan’s transitional government have taken to the streets of the capital, Khartoum, with rival pro-military protesters also keeping up a sit-in outside the presidential palace. Thursday’s competing rallies were organised by opposing factions of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) civilian umbrella coalition, which spearheaded[…]
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