News Wrap: City finds building rubble ‘flushed down’ toilet pipes

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City finds building rubble ‘flushed down’ toilet pipes

The City’s Water and Sanitation Department is calling on communities to do better. This after building rubble was attempted to be flushed down a toilet. The City’s Mayco Member for Water and Sanitation Zahid Badroodien says the city has to battle with building rubble and other waste blocking drains, causing sewage overflows and damaging pumps which lead to prolonged periods of sewage overflow.

Nandos warns of chicken shortage brought on by loadshedding 

Nandos warned of possible chicken shortages at its stores nationwide due to persistently high stages of loadshedding.
Nandos put up signs at some of its stores informing customers that some of their favourites may soon be off the menu.
The fast food chain says loadshedding remains a significant threat to fresh food supply and with Eskom regularly implementing Stage 6 power outages, the risks to the sector remain high.

Govt expenditure increases 

Government expenditure on social grants is expected to increase significantly due to the increase in inflation. According to the officials, government expenditure on social grants will increase to nine-point-one-billion rand in next year from five-point-eight-billion rand in the current financial year. The amounts include the money that is used to fund the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant.

Bears have fun on woman’s backyard trampoline in the US 

A Connecticut woman captured video of a family of bears that climbed onto her backyard trampoline to play. Olivia Germano posted a video to Facebook showing the bears that wandered into her Farmington back yard and climbed onto her trampoline. The video shows four bears bouncing, rolling and wrestling on the trampoline while a fifth bear investigates underneath the trampoline.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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