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News Wrap: WC Traffic Officers clampdown in crime fighting with dagga bust worth R9m

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WC Traffic Officers clampdown in crime fighting with dagga bust worth R9m

The Western Cape MEC for Mobility, Ricardo Mackenzie, has applauded the efforts of provincial traffic officers in fighting crime.
Traffic officers found a ton of dagga worth an estimated street value of nine-million rand in a truck near Beaufort West.
The truck was travelling from Durban to Cape Town.

Post Office extends hours to help with grants 

The South Africa Post Office says it will extend its working hours to help social grant beneficiaries to renew their gold cards.
Sassa announced earlier this year that the cards would expire between April and June. Sassa says the longer hours of operation will ensure that more beneficiaries get the assistance they need.

Gauteng Premier promises intensified crime fighting regime to take effect from May 1st 

Gauteng Premier, Panyaza Lesufi says the culture of lawlessness in the province is exactly why millions of rands have been set aside for crime fighting.
In this year’s provincial budget, R173 million was set aside to procure state-of-the-art technology and recruit peace wardens in high-risk areas. Lesufi says come the first of May, a new safety regime will begin in Gauteng.

Seals sleep deep underwater to evade predators- study finds 

Northern elephant seals sleep while drifting hundreds of metres below the sea surface – at depths where their predators do not usually lurk. US researchers tracked the animals, recording their brain activity as the seals swam for thousands of kilometres. The mammals, which reach depths of up to 760m, sleep for only two hours per day in what the researchers describe as “nap-like sleeping dives”.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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