West Coast

Nearly 200 seals die of malnutrition across West Coast

The Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs says nearly 200 seals have died of malnutrition in several areas across the West Coast. Ministerial spokesperson, James-Brent Styan, says the deaths are not linked to the Avian Influenza outbreak. To date 16 514 wild dead birds have been reported, of which the[…]

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Emergency drought money pumped into Cape towns

Emergency work is under way in four Western Cape municipalities at high risk of running out of water. Colin Deiner, the provincial disaster management chief, said R200-million was being spent in Beaufort West, Kannaland (Ladismith), Knysna and Bitou. Further measures were being implemented in “medium-risk” municipalities, which were concentrated in[…]

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Two drown as boat capsizes

Two fishermen drowned, one is missing and another was seriously injured after their boat capsized on Tuesday off the West Coast. National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesman Craig Lambinon said rescue staff were activated on Tuesday afternoon after reports of a small boat with four local fishermen onboard had capsized[…]

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Relief for drought-hit areas in Western Cape

The Western Cape’s Disaster Management Centre has assured that it has enough resources in place to prevent taps running dry in areas most affected by drought, amid one of the country’s biggest water shortages in years. In the Western Cape, the agriculture sector in areas like the Central Karoo and[…]

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