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News Wrap: Western Cape Government takes campaign to Delft to deal with GBV

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Western Cape Government takes campaign to Delft to deal with GBV

The Western Cape Government has taken its Break the Silence campaign against gender-based violence to Delft.
According to the provincial government, Delft is one of the worst affected areas by crime. Western Cape MEC for Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, says young people need to know that violence is not a solution to any problem.

 

Loadshedding having negative impact on South Africans’ pockets – economists 

Economists say loadshedding is having a negative impact on the pocket of many South Africans. It was revealed this week that more than 13% of food inflation is blamed on the energy crisis, with many food producers left to rely on petrol and diesel to run generators, leaving them no option but to inflate prices.

Parts of JHB still without water

Parts of Johannesburg is continuing to experience water shortages. This after the Brixton, Berea and Hursthill 2 reservoirs were isolated late last night while the Crown Gardens and Alexander Park outlets remain closed. The city has increased to 28 the number of roaming water tankers supplying residents most affected by the Eikenhof system pump failure.

Gene edited food could soon be developed in England 

Gene-edited food can now be developed commercially in England following a change in the law.
Supporters of the technology say it will speed up the development of hardier crops that will be needed because of climate change.
Critics say that the change could bring ”disaster” to our food production and the environment. The new law also opens the door to the development of gene-edited farm animals, but a further vote by MPs will be required before it is allowed, again only in England.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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