NewsWrap: More bad news at the pumps for next month 

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More and more Capetonians turn to alternatives to beat powercuts 

A growing number of Cape Town residents are turning to solar PV and battery systems to protect themselves from Eskom’s frequent load shedding and take advantage of upcoming incentives for locally generated electricity. The City is simplifying the authorization process for solar PV installations, including launching a user-friendly online portal in the near future. Starting from October 1st the processing time for Small-Scale Embedded Generation system applications will be reduced. All Small-Scale Embedded Generation systems after this date must have a City-approved inverter and undergo professional evaluation. This change is prompted by the proliferation of unreliable systems and poorly wired installations, often provided by illegal operators, which worsen power outages when electricity is restored after load shedding events.

SA determined to implement the NHI – Ramaphosa 

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa is determined to implement the National Health Insurance plan.
The government started public hearings on the NHI in the Western Cape this week with government hoping to provide universal healthcare to the population with the bill.
Ramaphosa told the United Nations that the government was inspired by the late former president, Nelson Mandela to provide universal healthcare for the country.

More bad news at the pumps for next month 

The Automobile Association says we should brace for more fuel price pain next month.
The association was commenting on unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund.
The AA says the current data is indicating an increase in petrol of around one-rand-20 cents a litre while diesel is expected to increase by around two-rand a litre.
It added that higher fuel prices will lead to higher prices at the till which will be a blow to many who are already experiencing financial distress.

SA marks heart awareness month 

September is Heart Awareness Month in South Africa, aimed at raising awareness about cardiovascular diseases. Globally, there is growing concern over the rising number of heart disease-related deaths and the adherence of heart disease patients to their medication. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 18 million deaths annually. In South Africa, they rank as the second leading cause of death after HIV/AIDS.

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