NewsWrap: Wits distances itself from influencer ‘doctor’ 

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Waste Collection returns to some CT areas with security measures in place 

Waste collection services in Gugulethu, Philippi East/Lower Crossroads and Nyanga have reportedly returned to their usual schedule, now with security measures in place. This move follows temporary disruptions in these regions arising from threats against collection staff demanding protection fees from the City. The City said that Manenberg has also had waste collection services reinstated.

Urgent attention is being given to address illegal electricity connections in SA – Ramokgopa 

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says urgent attention is being given to address the number of illegal electricity connections in the country. Ramokgopa revealed this week that the amount of illegal connections is putting significant strain on distribution infrastructure adding that it poses a physical danger that could lead to fatalities. He further announced that for the time being day time loadshedding will be suspended until further notice, with power cuts to be implemented in the late afternoon.

Wits distances itself from influencer ‘doctor’ 

Wits University in Johannesburg is distancing itself from claims that a social influencer who claims to be a medical doctor who graduated from the institution. The 27 year old is notoriously known for posting videos onto TikTok giving unsolicited medical advice. Wits is calling on the influencer to stop saying he graduated from the university as no records have been found suggesting he attended the institution.

Eggs safe to eat- Sapa 

The South Africa Poultry Association (Sapa) says it is safe for consumers to eat eggs and poultry products during an avian flu outbreak.
This comes after myths raised concerns about the matter. The Association says strict guidelines for safety checks have been put in place, adding that consumers can rest assured that eggs and poultry products bought from grocery stores should be safe to consume.

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NewsWrap: COCT concerned about attacks on waste services personnel 

COCT concerned about attacks on waste services personnel  The City of Cape Town has voiced concern over the rising incidents of attacks on its waste services personnel. In Gugulethu and other areas like Philippi East/Lower Crossroads and Nyanga, refuse collection staff have been forced to withdraw due to threats of violence unless protection fees are paid. Additionally, a surge in gang-related violence in Manenberg has led to the temporary suspension […]

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