News Wrap: Western Cape Department of Social Development will not rest this festive season – Fernandez 

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Western Cape Department of Social Development will not rest this festive season – Fernandez 

Although many people are winding down over the next few weeks, the Western Cape Department of Social Development’s offices will be open during the festive season. Minister for Social Development in the Western Cape, Sharna Fernandez says they will continue doing their part in keeping people, especially children safe, this festive season. Further to this the department is calling on parents and caregivers to be vigilant this festive season as cases of abuse, violence and children going missing continues to grip society.

63k fines issued over the past week in the City 

The City’s enforcement services made 369 arrests in the past week – nearly a quarter for drunk driving – and issued 63 000 fines for various transgressions. Meanwhile, during its first week, Operation Exodus saw a total of 463 buses, mini and midi buses and trailers undergo safety checks. Vehicle checkpoints linked to the operation around major public transport interchanges saw nearly 2,000 vehicles stopped.

Rand strengthens as Ramaphosa maintains ANC leadership position 

The rand strengthened slightly against the dollar after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s victory was announced.
The ANC re-elected Ramaphosa as its leader for a second five-year term.
More than 4,300 delegates, gathered at a conference near Johannesburg, cast their ballots on Sunday to appoint top officials, including party president, deputy president, chair and secretary general.

One Christmas tree? This couple went for 133! 

An Alberta couple filled their home with 133 decorated Christmas trees to raise money for a local animal shelter. The couple said the number of trees has increased every year, to a total 133 trees this year. The pair said the tours they give of their tree-filled home raise money for the Central Alberta Humane Society.

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