Over 3000 homes flooded in informal settlements

Over 3000 homes were flooded and damaged in informal settlements across the peninsula during the heavy rainfall over the past two days. The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Operations Centre logged 176 incidents with many reports of flooding, power outages and fallen trees.  The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Operations[…]

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Dire shortage of ambulances in SA: survey

A Bhekisisa survey has found that there is a dire shortage of ambulances around the country. The survey found that just under 2,000 state-run ambulances are on the road, which means that many patients in need of emergency treatment don’t get it. Senior Associate at DSC Attorneys, Johann Roux says there are many factors that[…]

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Parow gas leak leaves four dead, two others in hospital

A deadly gas leak at a plastic recycling factory in Parow, in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, claimed the lives of four people and left at least two more incapacitated on Tuesday afternoon. Industrial incident. Gas exposure. Parow valley. 4 deceased. 1pt critical, 1pt with minor injuries. #HazMat @1SecondLater[…]

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Dr Mads Gilbert in CT on Thursday

Norwegian emergency surgeon, Dr Mads Gilbert, has arrived in South Africa for a one week speaking tour on his experience in Gaza. Dr Gilbert recently returned from the war ravaged strip, where he worked at the Al Shifa hospital for several weeks treating to the injured and wounded causalities of[…]

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UN declares Iraq emergency amid clashes

The United Nations has declared its highest level of emergency in Iraq even as fresh clashes between government troops and Sunni rebels killed four children west of Baghdad. Fighting erupted early on Thursday in the rebel-held city of Fallujah, about 65km west of Baghdad. The clashes on the city’s northern[…]

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