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NewsWrap: Eight CT beaches receive Blue Flag statuses 

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Fake jobs scam doing the rounds on WhatsApp

The City of Cape Town has issued a caution to residents about a fake Extended Public Works Program jobs scam doing the rounds on WhatsApp. Its believed that external links are sent to job seekers, telling them that they would earn a monthly stipend of R7,000 to R20,000. The City says that some tell tale signs of scams include, suspiciously high pay offerings, vague job requirements and descriptions, companies requiring payment from job seekers to be eligible for consideration and unprofessional language with spelling and grammatical errors.

Warnings issued to the public after seal dies of stress at Strand Beach 

The City of Cape Town has issued stern warnings to the public to keep their distance from wild animals when visiting beaches. This comes after a seal had died after being harassed at the Strand Beach. The SPCA say the seal died of stress.

Schools in Manenberg negatively impacted by gang violence in their community -CPF 

Schools in Manenberg say that ongoing gang violence in their community is having a negative impact on their schools and learners in the area. Residents say that this is concerning especially as learners are preparing for their year end exams. Members of the Manenberg Community Policing Forum say that efforts by enforcement bodies play an important roll but they haven’t been able to prevent the loss of life which had become an almost daily occurrence.

Eight CT beaches receive Blue Flag statuses 

The City of Cape Town says that eight of its beaches have received Blue Flag statuses from the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa. These include, Bikini beach, Camps Bay, Clifton 4th, Fish Hoek, Llandudno, Melkbosstrand, Muisenberg and Silwerstroom. Universal access, efficient waste management, informative signage and the regulation of domestic animals, such as dogs on the beaches, are some of the essential criteria which were met.

Backpack containing more than $12.000 cash returned to owner with not a dollar missing

We often hear stories of people losing their wallets and having it returned with their cash still inside it, but a woman in New York had her backpack returned to her recently which contained $12,000 in cash still inside. The woman is said to have misplaced her bag while travelling on a train from Long Island. Workers who assisted in tracking down the backpack returned it to the woman with not a single dollar missing.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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