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News Wrap: High levels of load shedding may put City’s electricity infrastructure at risk

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High levels of load shedding may put City’s electricity infrastructure at risk

The City says that high levels of load shedding could put an R800 million investment in electricity infrastructure in Cape Town at risk. The City says it invested the money in repairs, maintenance and critical upgrades between July and October this year to enable a reliable electricity supply in the metro. But continuous load shedding at high stages could have a detrimental impact on electricity infrastructure.

Fish Hoek Beach remains closed after sewerage spill into the sea 

The City says that Fish Hoek Beach has been closed until further notice, due to sewer overflow into the sea. The City says its Health Directorate will be taking water samples daily for water quality testing until such time that the beach can be reopened. The City says that the closure is a precaution as anyone having contact with the water could result in potential gastro- intestinal issues.

ANC sees sharp membership loss 

The ANC has lost over 330 000 members in the five years since the last national elective conference in 2017. The party’s Organisational Report, tabled at the conference at the weekend, paints a grim picture of the ANC’s declining support.
Mpumalanga recorded the largest decline at 62-point-64 percent.

Couple cycle the world on a tandem bike

A British couple are applying for Guinness World Records certification after they circumnavigated the world on a tandem bicycle — riding about 28,900km through 21 countries. The couple, who took a ride on a tandem bike on their first date, said they were inspired to attempt the record for fastest circumnavigation by tandem bicycle after reading about fellow Britons Cat Dixon and Raz Marsden, who set the female team version of the record in 263 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes.

 

Written by: Keenan Williams

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