News wrap: Matriculants can write at venues closest to them amid the ongoing taxi strike – WCED 

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Matriculants can write at venues closest to them amid the ongoing taxi strike – WCED 

The Western Cape Education Department says its put plans in place to assist matriculants during a planned taxi strike for today and tomorrow. MEC for Education in the Western Cape, David Maynier says matric learners who are unable to make it to their schools because of the taxi strike, can go to a matric exam centre at a school nearest to them. Matric learners will have to take their ID’s and exam numbers with them and arrive an hour before the exam to register at the venue.

Blood Service encourages citizens to donate blood as blood stocks are low ahead of the Festive season 

The South African National Blood Service is appealing to citizens to donate blood.
This is as we approach the festive season.
Last year around this time, the organisation’s stocks were critically low.

Stage 5 loadshedding schedule for today through to Wednesday (Starting at 5pm) 

Its going to be yet another difficult week for South Africans, as Eskom has again announced that heightened levels of load shedding will be implemented, with Stage 5 power cuts on the cards from today through to Wednesday. The utility is blaming the current bout of blackouts on breakdowns and depleted emergency generation reserves. Stage 5 power cuts will be implemented from 5pm this afternoon.

Cabinets approves go ahead for scrap metal export restrictions

Cabinet has given the go-ahead for restrictions on scrap metal exports.
These tighter measures will be implemented to curb metal infrastructure theft.
This is despite objections from a number of stakeholders and the European Union.


Thai scientists develop flood resistant rice

Scientists in Thailand have developed flood resistant rice. The team of Thai scientists developing flood-resistant rice, said the new strain of rice can withstand floods, which allows it to grow in all climates. Thailand produces some of the world’s most highly regarded varieties of rice.

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