NewsWrap: 90 year old man reaches Japans highest peak in wheelchair 

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ANC and DA receive combined R43million in donations between April and June this year

During the period of April to June this year, the ANC and the DA collectively received R43million in donations. Both parties reported these donations to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). The ANC obtained R20million in donations, while the DA received slightly under R23million. The IEC noted that these donation figures are among the highest since the implementation of the Political Funding Act in 2020. ActionSA declared donations totalling just over R12million, and Build One South Africa received R2million in donations.

Aarto Act may be headed back to court

The controversial Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act may be heading to court again.
The litigation will be for the reinstatement and enforcement of old fines.
The Road Traffic Infringement Agency says the Act does not prescribe a time limit for issuing enforcement orders. The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) and fines administrator Fines4U consider this unlawful.
Aarto will come into effect on July 1 next year.

Vredendal without water for more than nine days 

The Matzikama Municipality is facing criticism for its inaction regarding a water crisis in Vredendal, which has left the area without water for the past nine days. The Rural Farmworkers Development Organisation has denounced the municipality, attributing the water shortage to inadequate infrastructure. The organization, blames the municipal administration’s mismanagement and the lack of oversight from the Matzikama council for the situation.

Weekend with loadshedding expected 

Eskom has announced the loadshedding schedule for this weekend.
The power utility says Stage 4 loadshedding will continue to be implemented daily until 5 o’clock on Sunday morning. Eskom says this is necessary due to the need to recover emergency generation reserves.

90 year old man reaches Japans highest peak in wheelchair 


A 90 year old Japanese man managed to reach the summit of Mt. Fuji with a group of friends and family. He is said to have journeyed the three day ascent using his wheelchair. The achievement comes after the man struggled with his health since he was 87 when the nerves in his neck were compressed which caused paralysis in his hands and feet. The man made the ascent to Japan’s highest peak this week in his specialised wheel chair and said that the view was spectacular.

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