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NewsWrap: Imitation firearms posing a real problem in combating crime in the Cape – COCT Law Enforcement 

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Prasa could take 16more months to restore central line

It could be another 16 more months before PRASA’s central line in Cape Town is fully restored. The Central line which runs through Nyanga, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha had not been operating since 2019 due to vandalism and theft on the tracks. The other big problem there is that an informal settlement had been put up on the tracks with the Housing Development Agency saying that more than 2,600 households will need to be relocated, with relocation only set to be complete by February 2025 at a cost of R150 million

Imitation firearms posing a real problem in combating crime in the Cape – COCT Law Enforcement 

The City’s Law Enforcement says that imitation firearms are posing a real problem in combating crime in the Cape. The City says that they are seeing a trend where a number of crimes had been committed where it was later found that the weapon used was an imitation or a replica firearm. Many instances these replicas even produce a loud noise as that of a real firearm being discharged

Consumer goods sector can’t survive further issues brought on by loadshedding 

The consumer goods sector says South Africa can not survive further issues caused by loadshedding, infrastructure damage and poor service delivery.
According to Pick n Pay’s Gareth Ackerman and Clover’s Johann Vorster, the cost of business operations has skyrocketed.
The co-chairs of the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa say the rise in operational costs has limited profitability and growth in investment and job creation.

Bogus doctor doesn’t have a matric certificate – Education Department 

It seems bogus doctor Matthew Lani, the social media  influencer who took to tiktok to give unsolicited medical advice has ended up in a deeper hole as the Education Department has come out saying that Lani doesn’t even have a Matric certificate. The department said in a statement that Lani was initially enrolled in primary school in Randburg in 2007 ad was referred to a learners with special educational needs school. Reports suggest that Lani was practising as a medical doctor without the necessary qualifications. At the same time the Gauteng health department has opened a criminal case against the bogus doctor with the HPCSA also confirming that he was not registered on its database, with more reports suggesting that Lani was fraudulently using the identity of a second year medical intern based at the Tembisa Hospital.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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