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Headlines: Upgrade for MyCiTi station in Claremont

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Upgrade for MyCiTi station in Claremont

A MyCiTi station, facilities for other bus services, and upgrades to Stanhope Road and Claremont Boulevard, are proposed for Claremont. The investment in the precinct forms part of the expansion of the MyCiTi footprint to Claremont, Wynberg, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha. The concept design for the facilities and road upgrades will be available for comment from the 10th of October until November 10th.

Home Affairs gazettes now fees for travel documents

The Department of Home Affairs has gazetted new fees for travel documents in South Africa.

According to Business Tech, this will increase the cost of getting a standard passport by 50 percent.

Standard passports have cost four-hundred-rand since 2011, but under the new regulations, this will be increased to six-hundred-rand.

The prices come into effect on November 1st.

SA lifesavers show class at world champs

The Lifesaving South Africa national squad showed their class finishing 8th overall at the this year’s Lifesaving World Championships held in Italy. The event is usually held every two years, but due to the Covid pandemic, the World Champs couldn’t take place in 2020. The Proteas finished 3rd in the Championships in both the Open and Youth Surf competitions and placed 8th overall in the combined Open and Youth for Surf and Pool.

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NZ man uses toilet paper to make ‘help’ sign

A New Zealand man lost in a forest, made a ‘help’ sign out of toilet paper to help searchers find him. The 55 year old man was rescued today after initially embarking on a five day journey through the forest late last month. The man has since been reunited with his family and friends with rescuers saying he was doing well.

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High shark activity along the Plettenberg coast

The Bitou Municipality is warning of high shark activity along the Plettenberg coast. While this is normal for this time of year, the municipality is urging bathers to only swim in designated areas while life guards are on duty. The high activity of shark along the Plett coast is believed to be due to increased Orca interactions, pushing the sharks from Mossel Bay and other areas.

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