NewsWrap: All prepared meters need to be updated in Cape Town- COCT 

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All prepared meters need to be updated in Cape Town- COCT 

All prepaid metering software in South Africa must be updated or customers won’t be able to recharge their meters with new tokens and will be left without power supply. That’s the warning from the City of Cape Town, which says that the majority of areas across the Cape Metro had already been updated in their phased in approach. Eligible customers will notice they are due for the update when they make a purchase and see the update codes. City teams are now on standby to assist those customers who did not update the meters during the phased roll out, if required.

Chrysalis Academy promises employment to more than 230 men participating in its current intake 

More than 230 men from across the Western Cape have recently begun their development and empowerment journey at the Chrysalis Academy with the promise of an employment opportunity through the Expanded Public Works Programme. The men aged between 18 and 25 will receive training in first aid, basic cookery, security training, peace officer training, welding, office administration and electrical circuitry. More than 10,000 graduates went through the programme since the Western Cape Government initiated the academy.

Expired SASSA gold cards remain valid to draw grants 

Expired SASSA gold cards remain valid and will continue to work for social grant payments throughout this year. That’s the word from Postbank which says that beneficiaries don’t need to listen to allegations that they need to switch to another bank to claim their grants. You are being reminded that between now and March the cash services at the South African Post Office will progressively be phased-out as part of a broader strategy aimed at enhancing customer service standards.

Gauteng residents to nominate individuals to become Clinic Committee members  

Residents in Gauteng are being afforded the opportunity to improve the quality of service and patient experience of care at their local clinics by becoming Clinic Committee members. The Provincial health department there has opened nominations till the end of this month for residents to nominate an individual to become a committee member in one of 370 public clinics in Gauteng. These Clinic Committees are said to play an important role in ensuring effectiveness and efficiency in the governance of public clinics through public participation, assisting in addressing health needs of communities they serve and ensuring accountability and effective management of the facilities.

Princess of Wales recovers after surgery, and King Charles set to undergo prostate procedure 

The Princess of Wales is recovering in hospital after undergoing surgery, and King Charles III is set to undergo a medical procedure next week. Catherine will step back from royal duties for months after surgery for an unspecified but non-cancer related abdominal condition.
The King’s benign prostate condition will be treated next week. Details about the health of senior royals are usually a closely-guarded secret and only announced to the public in limited circumstances, so the decision to release two significant updates in one day was striking.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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