The Western Cape Department of Health has welcomed the reinstatement of the ban on alcohol sales, given the recent rise in alcohol-related traumas being reported at hospitals across the province. It comes as President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the reimplementation of the ban in order to alleviate strain on the healthcare[…]
The increase in the number of alcohol-related trauma cases and its impact on the health system has been tabled before the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC). Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said this on Friday during a visit to Tshwane District Hospital as Gauteng’s Covid-19 cases increased sharply. Mkhize said the[…]
An internal survey conducted by the Cape Chamber of Commerce has found that 40% of respondents have experienced a criminal act – such as burglary, robbery or theft – in the past 12 months at their place of work. The chamber represents businesses in the Western Cape. Geoff Jacobs, the[…]
By Loushe Jordaan Most mothers on the Cape Flats watch their children grow up with hopes and dreams for them to become more than just a statistic. Capetonians hear stories about children being killed, being roped into the life of gangsterism and find ourselves praying that this won’t happen to[…]
The on-going gang related violence in the Cape Flats has raised many concerns and has led to residents to find resolutions to see its end. The violence has resulted in death, injury and the call for there to be change. Affected residents have taken pro-active action and have successfully created[…]
Experts say teenager Zephany Nurse faces immense emotional trauma after reuniting with her family after 17 years. Zephany was kidnapped from Groote Schuur Hospital in 1998 at just three days old. Fate led Zephany to reunite with her family, after she unknowingly befriended her biological sister, who attends the same[…]
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