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Another day of darkness in SA 

Its yet another day of rolling blackouts with Eskom saying that heightened levels of power cuts will be implemented until further notice. The power utility says this is due to the failure of several units that could not be returned to service. In addition to this, several other units experienced breakdowns. In addition to this, several other units experienced breakdowns. Eskom says Stage 6 is likely to be in place for the week.

Construction of first biophilic building in Africa to take place soon 

Construction has started on The Fynbos, the first biophilic building in Africa which will be constructed in the heart of the Cape Town CBD. According to development managers the building will integrate solar panels, which can double the electricity quota needed to power the common areas. The building will also have improved water efficiency through a sophisticated rainwater harvesting system and a central heated water system that avoids needing individual geysers

SASSA extends validity of gold cards to the end of the year 

SASSA has extended the validity of gold cards until the end of the year. Sassa says the extension will ensure cardholders can access their grants. Beneficiaries who don’t wish to renew their card can choose to be paid into their personal bank accounts or use Postbank’s cardless system.

Bheki Mlangeni Hospital performs first heart surgery 

The Bheki Mlangeni Hospital in Soweto has made history by performing its first heart surgery. The patient is said to have been stabbed while assisting a learner after a mugging and required a heart surgery. As the patient was too unstable to transfer, staff decided to operate on him at the hospital.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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