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Two wounded in house robbed in Rylands Estate

Police are investigating a robbery in Rylands Estate early this morning wherein two men were shot and  wounded. Spokesperson Wesley Twigg says police reports indicate that unknown suspects entered a residence at 70 Doring road, threated the victims and stole “three cellular phones and stock”. According to local reports, the[…]

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Polokwane community shocked by the kidnapping of four children

The Nirvana community in Polokwane, Limpopo, is still in shock after the kidnapping of the four Moti children. The children who are from a family which owns businesses were kidnapped allegedly by seven heavily armed men who were wearing white clothes. Six-year-old Zidan, 11-year-old Zayyad, 13-year-old Alaan and 15-year-old Zia Moti[…]

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WC Avian Flu outbreak not yet contained

Western Cape officials have reiterated calls to the public to seek professional assistance amid an Avian Flu outbreak among wild sea birds in the province. The provincial Department of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning says the outbreak has claimed the lives of hundreds of birds over the past[…]

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UCT council approves of proposal for mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for campus access

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) council has in-principle approved a proposal to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for campus access. Vice-chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, says the proposal requires that all staff- as a condition of being able to perform their duties-and students- as a condition of registration- provide acceptable proof[…]

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Man sentenced for 2018 murder of Bellville taxi driver

A 45-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment after he shot and killed a taxi driver in 2018. Phendile Velem was found guilty of murder in the Bellville regional court yesterday after a lengthy investigation. The Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape, Lieutenant General Thembisile Patekile lauded the[…]

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