NewsWrap: COCT law enforcement exposed to high intensity simulated environments

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More than 4k fires reported in WC since December, 90% caused by human behaviour 

With more than R15,5 million spent on nearly 4,000 wildfires in the Western Cape since December more awareness needs to be raised around fire safety in the province. This after the Western Cape Environmental Affairs Department revealed that 90 percent of the fires were caused by human behaviour. Meanwhile a pilot project recently launched in Overcome Heights informal settlement near Muizenberg unveiled more than 100 structures which are now fireproof, with plans to rollout more of these structures at informal settlements to mitigate the impact of the spread of fires.

COCT law enforcement exposed to high intensity simulated environments

In efforts to be better prepared at raining down on the criminal element the City’s law enforcement have been exposed to high intensity simulated environments where they will be faced with split second decision making on when the use of lethal force is permissible. The City’s Mayco Member for Safety and Security JP Smith says this is the latest initiative to further enhance enforcement agencies capabilities to clamp down on crime in the Cape

Starvation rocks Port St Johns village 

More than a hundred families in a remote village in Port St Johns are said to be starving to death as extreme poverty had hit their community. Many of the people there are foreigners and undocumented, so a social relief of distress grant is something they can’t access. Humanitarian aid organisation the Gift of the Givers is currently working in the village, reporting that young children and babies are left to live in old broken down structures as the area had been declared a disaster zone nearly 10 years ago.

More than 190hectares swept by Tsunami in Japan following new years quake – Govt reveals 

More than 190 hectares of land in three municipalities had been flooded in the Japanese region of Noto after a recent quake swept a Tsunami through the area. This was revealed by the Japanese government which said the tsunami inflicted damage mostly in the northeastern part of the peninsula, wrecking houses and port facilities, with the full extent of the damage still to be assessed.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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