News Wrap: COCT to continue standing against the tide of littering and illegal dumping

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COCT to continue standing against the tide of littering and illegal dumping

The City’s Solid Waste By-law Enforcement Unit says that it continues to stand against the tide of littering and illegal dumping in the Cape. This year, hundreds of fines have been issued for improper disposal of waste and other contraventions, and work is not over yet, In addition, work to address theft and illegal sale of blue refuse bags continues. The City says that its continuing to work through preventative measures to shut the lid on littering and illegal dumping through educating the public.

Mabuza to address World AIDS Day Commemoration tomorrow

Deputy President David Mabuza in his capacity as the Chairperson of the South African National AIDS Council, is expected to address the World AIDS Day Commemoration tomorrow. The World AIDS Day is commemorated annually across the globe to show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV and also raise awareness about the status of the pandemic to encourage HIV prevention, treatment and care. The national theme of this year’s commemoration is ‘Equalise and Integrate to End AIDS’, and is intended on addressing persistent inequalities that hinder progress against the country’s efforts to end HIV as a public health threat.

BOSA calls on male lawyers to take on GBV cases pro-bono 

Mmusi Maimane’s Build One South Africa is requesting that every male lawyer take on at least one gender based violence case at no charge. Maimane revealed this through a press statement where he introduced the public to the party’s Madoda Phakamani campaign which is running through these 16 Days of Activism to end gender based violence. The party has since written to the Legal Practice Council requesting that it asks of every male legal practitioner to take instruction and pursue at least one gender based violence matter on a pro bono basis on behalf of a victim of GBV.


80 year old woman plays in same orchestra for more than 70 years

An 86-year-old viola player in England was awarded a Guinness World Record after playing with the same orchestra for over 71 years. The woman who is still active with the group, first played with the Redhill Sinfonia at age 14 and has now been with the organization for 73 seasons.

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