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NewsWrap: Doctors warn that all work and no rest could lead to severe illness 

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City clamps down on drunk drivers 

The City of Cape Town says that law enforcement officials arrested nearly 80 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol over the past few days. The City says that enforcement officials made around 418 arrests over the past week, with more than 70,730 traffic and by law fines issued over the same time period.

Those wanting to be lifeguards to apply before Monday

With warmer temperatures on the horizon and Capetonians soon to dust off their speedos and bi kini’s, the City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department is calling on more seasonal lifeguards to join the team for the upcoming holiday season. The City says that those hoping to fill the vacancy for swimming pool and beach lifeguards have until Monday the 2nd of October to do so. The City says that lifeguards play an important role in ensuring safety around water bodies during the festive season, adding that it is a job which requires commitment and vigilance.

Sanlam and education department partner to focus on ECD and primary school education 

The Sanlam Foundation, together with the Department of Basic Education (DBE), partnered to redesign the education strategy to improve cognitive and physical development in young children.
A study found that 57 percent of South African children in the Early Childhood Development phase of their education are not on track for cognitive and/or physical development.
This has resulted in the launch of the Education Programme to focus on ECD and primary school education in selected schools across four provinces.

Government and faith communities to work together to fight social ills- Mashatile 

Deputy President Paul Mashatile is calling for greater collaboration between government and the interfaith community to fight social ills. Mashatile emphasised the role played by faith leaders during South Africa’s struggle for democracy and said the sector should continue to champion the cause of democracy.

Doctors warn that all work and no rest could lead to severe illness 

A man in Thailand who recently posted pictures of a rash all over his body and said it was the result of being overworked had a number of medical tests done with the results coming back normal. Doctors then gave him the advice of getting good quality sleep for two days, which placed into the spotlight stark warning signs about neglecting rest and breaking down the body’s immune system. The man is said to have worked for more than 20 hours a week and was not able to manage a regular sleep pattern. Doctors warn that being overworked as the Thai man was could result in brain damage or even lead to severe illness in the future.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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