NewsWrap: Western Cape Health calls on residents to live healthier 

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Western Cape Health calls on residents to live healthier 

The Western Cape Health Department is calling on residents in the province to take control of their lives and to live healthier. This comes as Stroke Awareness Week is commemorated till the 1st of November, with the department saying we should change our eating habits, exercise more regularly, go for a medical screening and prevent the use of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. The Health Department says that common signs of a stroke include an extreme headache, sudden weakness in the arm and leg on one side of the body, sudden poor vision or the inability to speak and your face drooping to one side, adding that if you experience these signs you should immediately seek medical assistance.

Community in Langa to soon enjoy state of the art sports complex as it nears completion

Community members in Langa will soon be able to enjoy the completion of the Langa Sports complex which will be a hub for soccer, cricket and hockey enthusiasts. The upgrade of the facility which is 95percent completed costed the City’s Recreation and Parks Department just over R4million in upgrading the field and fencing at the facility. The City says it hopes the sports complex will attract more games and events and to promote the township as a premier destination for sport and tourists.

City honours three Mitchells Plain learners with the Mayoral Pride awards

The City has honoured three learners from Mitchells Plain with the Mayoral Civic Pride awards for their positive impact on their community. The teens are said to have helped with meal preparation on various occasions which was later distributed in Lentegeur as well as assisting with a project to introduce their peers to the game of volleyball. The accolade presented to the learners are to honour exceptional community service, significant contributions to the city’s overall population, personal sacrifices made and efforts toward nation-building.

Fears water pollution on KZN coast may affect business in Durban this Festive season 

There are fears that businesses in Durban could suffer significant economic losses during the festive season as beach water pollution wreaks havoc on the KZN coast. Business owners in the city have now urged the local government there to partner with the private sector to fix Durban’s infrastructure and beach water pollution crisis to avoid what they term a severe tourism related economic loss during the December holiday period. The eThekwini Municipality says that tests of water quality at beaches are ongoing to ensure public safety during the festive season and beyond.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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