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News Wrap: Cold spell grips China’s ‘North Pole’ 

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City’s enforcement agencies hard at work to clamp down on crime

The City of Cape Town says enforcement agencies are hard at work to clamp down on the criminal element on a weekly basis, with the latest figures showing that more than 300 arrests were made over the past week. The City says that nearly 30,000 fines had also been issued for various traffic violations over the past week.

Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning leading provincial department in administering Environmental Impact Assessment in SA

The Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning has been recognised as the leading provincial department in administering and managing Environmental Impact Assessment projects in the country. Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, says this recognition strengthens the provinces resolve to accelerate our Economic Impact Assessment as part of the shift from recovery to growth for locals and the greater South Africa.

President Ramaphosa says Eskom should reconsider upping electricity prices 

President Cyril Ramaphosa says Eskom should reconsider upping electricity tariff’s by 18,65 percent as the country is plagued by on going bouts of rolling blackouts. The president said that its vital to improve the performance of existing power stations, admitting that its unfair for the power utility to impose increases while South Africans bare the brunt of continued stages of power cuts.

Cold spell grips China’s ‘North Pole’ 

The northernmost part of China has recorded is lowest temperature since records began. Known as China’s North Pole, Mohe is close to the Russian border and is reported to have recorded -53c. The temperature is still shy of the country’s national record of -58c recorded in 2009. Climate change increases the likelihood of extreme weather generally – and while scientists agree global temperatures are rising, that doesn’t mean we will stop having periods of very cold weather.

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