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More than a thousand Dolly Parton impersonators attempt world record 

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City works at recirculating sand to limit erosion of the Cape’s coastline

The City of Cape Town says it has installed 23km of netting on the new dunes at the Table View beachfront to trap windblown sand in the foredune area and to encourage the establishment of vegetation on the dunes. The City is currently busy using an excavator to push back the trapped sand into the ocean where it will recirculate in the sea, before coastal processes will redistribute it back onto the beach during the summer season. This work is an annual activity at all of the sites where the City is busy rehabilitating dunes to ensure sand is not lost, but kept in circulation to limit erosion of the Cape’s coastline.

WCDSD calls for support for those struggling with substance addiction

The Western Cape Department of Social Development has called on society to support people who have substance abuse problems. The Western Cape has a high number of people who abuse substances such as illegal drugs and alcohol.
The province has several registered non-profit organisations that help to rehabilitate people.

Electricity Minister set to sign joint declaration of intent with Germany today

The Minister of Electricity, Kgosientsho Ramakgopa, will sign a joint declaration of intent with Germany today.
Ramakgopa will sign the declaration on behalf of the South African government with the German Vice Chancellor, Robert Habeck.
The aim of the joint declaration is to establish a South African German Hydrogen Task Force

Wilderness Search and Rescue rescue rock climber who falls 2metres 

Members of the Wilderness Search and Rescue are said to have rescued a 34 year old man who fell while rock climbing at the Silvermines Nature Reserve. The climber was nearing the top of a popular climbing route at Lower Silvermine, above Tokai, when he fell approximately two meters. Stats show that In the last 15 years Wilderness Search And Rescue has responded to only 67 rock climbing related incidents, about 3% of rescues annually.

More than a thousand Dolly Parton impersonators attempt world record 

More than 1,100 people donned Dolly Parton costumes in an Irish town to attempt a Guinness World Record and raise money for charity. Organizers said more than 1,100 people donned blonde wigs, cowboy boots and rhinestone-covered costumes to attend the event, which raised money for Kerry Hospice and Comfort for Chemo Kerry. Officials said evidence from the gathering is being submitted to Guinness World Records and they expect to hear whether a record was officially set in eight to 12 weeks.

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