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Western Cape police make 1.600 arrests over the past week 

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Western Cape police make 1.600 arrests over the past week 

Police in the Western Cape say they have made more than 1,600 arrests in the province over the past week. Of those 22 were wanted for murder and eight for attempted murder committed across the province. Police say the crime fighting initiatives would continue until the high levels of crime in the province were reduced.

Funeral industry suffering amid loadshedding 

The funeral industry is spending hundreds of millions of rand to keep businesses afloat as the energy crisis persists. Funerals in South Africa cost between R12,000 to R60,000 on average.
Most funeral parlours have invested in backup solutions to cope, but it has also resulted in significant increases in operational costs

It will cost govt. billions to resolve the country’s nursing shortage- Phaahla 

It will cost nearly a billion rand to resolve the nurse shortage crisis.
That’s according to the Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla. Netcare and Life Healthcare are warning the shortage threatens both the public and private sectors.

Chicago high school graduation class has 12 sets of twins and a set of triplets 

A high school graduation ceremony in the Chicago suburbs drew attention for an unusual distinction: it included 12 sets of twins and one set of triplets. The sets of multiples account for about 8% of the senior class who graduated. Previously another school in 2017 earned a world record for a class which contained 45 sets of twins and one set of triplets.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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