winter

Cape Town to be hit by another cold front

Signs indicate that the cold front that hit Cape Town this week is breaking, but locals have been advised to brace themselves again for another cold front touching down next week. Mopping up operations continue after successive cold fronts in the region, and the City’s Disaster Operations Centre logged 176[…]

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Gaza faces harsh winter after Israel cuts gas supply

Palestinians say Israel has severely curtailed gas supplies to the occupied Gaza Strip this winter, fueling a major disruption to ordinary life for most families and exacerbating the harsh impact of the cold weather. Tholfikar Sweirjo, a member of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine’s committee in[…]

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CT gas businesses suffering under gas shortages

With consumers trying to adjust to constant loadshedding, gas users are now facing a severe gas shortage in the Western Cape. The shortfall occurs every year during the winter season. The fact that the country has been plagued by load shedding has further increased the demand for gas and the[…]

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Cape Town wind plays havoc with roads

The Mother City’s famous southeaster, otherwise known as the Cape Doctor, was gusting at an unseasonal 40 to 50 kilometres per hour on Wednesday, causing the closure of some main routes. The City of Cape Town traffic chief Kenny Africa said: ”The winds are extra strong so we have closed[…]

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New load shedding schedule in July

Eskom has release a new winter load shedding schedule, which is due to take effect as of 1 July 2015. The new schedule caters for the changed energy consumption pattern of customers over the winter period. They have also taken into account the input of various stakeholders. The revised schedule[…]

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Budget boost for homeless winter programme

All Maureen’s possession fit into one bright yellow shopping bag. She clutches her goods as she walks through the streets of Cape Town, trying to make a quick buck “for something to drink”. Her love of the bottle is the reason Maureen, 53, prefers to brave the elements and sleep[…]

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SANZAF prepares pupils for winter

Volunteers from the South African National Zakaf Fund (SANZAF) brightened the smiles of 1300 pupils at the Heinz Primary School in Mitchells Plain on Tuesday as part of their Winter Warmth Drive. SANZAF handed over winter packs consisting of winter caps, scarves and gloves as well as a warm meal[…]

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