News Wrap: More devastation in Turkiye and Syria as two new quakes hit the region leaving hundreds more trapped under rubble 

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COCT calling on Capetonians to use less water 

The City of Cape Town is again calling on residents to use less water, as the weekly usage over the past week was much higher than its collective target. The City says the Cape should be using less than850 million litres per day, but during the past week 950million litres was used. The City says reducing water will keep dams and reservoirs fuller for longer, reducing the impact of prolonged high stages of load shedding.

WCED says taxi ‘mafia’ are preventing thousands of learners from attending school 

Western Cape Education MEC David Maynier says taxi mafia are preventing nearly 2,000 learners from attending school. Maynier says his department along with the Western Cape government will be taking action against those who preventing learners from attending school, saying he will not tolerate extortion attempts which violate the constitutional right to education.

EFF submits motion of no confidence against speaker of the National Assembly

Parliament has confirmed that the EFF has submitted a motion of no confidence in the National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.
The EFF wants the National Assembly to remove Mapisa-Nqakula as the Speaker for calling the police into the Cape Town City Hall chamber during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address. This will be the first time a motion of no confidence is tabled against a Speaker.

More devastation in Turkiye and Syria as two new quakes hit the region leaving hundreds more trapped under rubble 

Buildings weakened by earthquakes in Turkiye and Syria two weeks ago have totally collapsed late yesterday, after two fresh tremors struck the region. The two countries are prone to earth quakes as its situated over tectonic plates which are in constant motion. Rescuers are now left to search for more people trapped under rubble after the devastating earth quakes earlier this month left more than 44,000 people dead.

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