Alkoholforbud i Sør-Afrika

Regjeringen i Sør-Afrika har enda en gang innført alkohollforbud i hele landet, melder NRK.

Dette skjer etter stor pågang av folk med alkoholrelaterte skader ved landets sykehus.
Sør-Afrika er det sjette hardeste koronarammede landet i verden med over 390.000 påviste tilfeller.

Det er også innført portforbud på nattestid for å redusere trafikkulykker, og det er påbudt å bruke munnbind i det offentlige rom.

Sør-Afrika opphevet nylig alkoholsalgforbudet, som hadde vart i tre måneder.

Sør-Afrika forbyr alkoholsalg

Sør-Afrikas president Cyril Ramaphosa forbyr alkoholsalg i landet med øyeblikkelig virkning, i håp om å redusere antall skadesaker, som kan ta opp sengeplass på sykehusene som koronapasienter kan trenge. Det melder nyhetsbyrået AP og The Guardian. ifølge NRK.no og VG.no

Det blir også innført portforbud på nattestid for å redusere trafikkulykker, og det blir påbudt å bruke munnbind i det offentlige rom.

Sør-Afrika opphevet nylig alkoholsalgforbudet, som hadde vart i tre måneder.

Kilder: AP, The Guardian, www.vg.no, www.nrk.no

Nytelser i Sør-Afrika

Wine Tram i Franschhoek. Foto: winetram.co.za

Vingårder, gourmet og smakfulle hoteller. Franschhoek i Western Cape-provinsen i Sør-Afrika er et paradis for “foodies”, skriver Se og Hør.

Byen, som ligger 75 km øst for Cape Town, den ene av landets tre hovedsteder, er Sør-Afrikas gastronomiske hovedstad. Noen av Afrikas beste restauranter ligger i Franschhoek, som også er kjent for sine mange vingårder og ypperlige viner, og ikke minst for sin Wine Tram, et tog, eller en trikk, som går turer mellom vingårdene.

Her ligger også luksushotellet La Residence, med egen kjøkkenhage, en utmerket restaurant, og selvsagt en stor vinmeny.

Franschhoek, som har rundt 17,000 innbyggere, er en av landets eldste byer.

Israel to close its embassy in South Africa

Israel is planning to withdraw its resident ambassador to South Africa after the government in Pretoria began steps to downgrade its relations with Israel, Israeli radio reported, according to the middleeastmonitor.com website.

According to the radio station, the Israeli embassy in South Africa will be downgraded to a representative office which would deal with consulate issues.

According to Quds Press, Israeli radio reported that that South African Foreign Minister Lindiwe Sisulu had told journalists in Johannesburg that plans to downgrade the South African embassy in Israel had started.

“We will not be putting up a nomination for a representative at the level of an ambassador in Israel,” minister Sisulu said.

“The office will remain at the level of a liaison and that is how it will operate,” she added

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) voted to downgrade the South African Embassy in Israel to liaison office level 16 months ago.

The South African government took this decision after the Israeli crackdown on Palestinian protesters taking part in the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip.

Diplomatic relations between Israel and South Africa began in 1949, when Israel established a consulate-general in Pretoria, which was raised to the status of a legation (later elevated to an embassy) in 1950. South Africa had no direct diplomatic representation in Israel (it being represented by the United Kingdom) until South Africa left the Commonwealth in 1961, whereupon it opened a consulate general (later an embassy) in Tel-Aviv.

News sources: www.middleeastmonitor.com, Wikipedia.org

 

Cape Town avlyser vannkrisen

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Cape Town, med det berømte landemerket Table Mountain i bakgrunnen. Foto: capetown-airport.co.za

Tørkerammede Cape Town i Sør-Afrika kommer likevel ikke til å gå tom for vann i år, opplyser byens myndigheter. Det melder nrk.no
Dermed er årets vannkrise avlyst. Dagens vannbeholdning vil vare til 27. august, men det ventes nedbør innen den datoen.

Cape Town, med rundt tre millioner innbyggere, er landets nest største by (etter Johannesburg), og er et av Sør-Afrikas mest populære turistmål.

Byen er en av landets tre offsielle hovedsteder og sete for nasjonalforsamlingen. De to andre er Pretoria, som er sete for regjeringen og utenlandske ambassader, og Bloemfontein, hvor høyesterett holder til. Cape Town er videre hovedstad i provinsen Western Cape.

Kilde: www.nrk.no – NRK

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Krypskytter i Sør-Afrika drept av løver

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En antatt krypskytter er blitt spist av løver i Sør-Afrika. Det opplyser politiet i landet, melder nrk.no 
Levningene som var igjen av mannen ble funnet i et privat viltreservat i Hoedspruit i Limpopo-provinsen, nord i landet, nær Kruger nasjonalpark.

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Vannmangelen i Cape Town: Sør-Afrika erklærer nasjonal krise

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Cape Town

Myndighetene i Sør-Afrika har erklært situasjonen i Cape Town som en nasjonal krise, melder nrk.no 
Cape Town har i lang tid hatt problemer med tørke og lave vassreservoar, noe som truer hele vannforsyningen til millionbyen, som er et av landets mest populære reisemål.

Fra 1. februar har innbyggerne måttet klare seg med maksimum 50 liter vann per dag.

Cape Town, med rundt tre millioner innbyggere, er landets nest største by (etter Johannesburg).

Byen er en av landets tre offsielle hovedsteder og sete for nasjonalforsamlingen. De to andre er Pretoria, som er sete for regjeringen og utenlandske ambassader, og Bloemfontein, hvor høyesterett holder til. Cape Town er videre hovedstad i provinsen Western Cape.

Kilde: www.nrk.no –  NRK

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Boutiquehotell med camping på taket – i Cape Town

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Boutiquehotellet Grand Daddy er et skikkelig landemerke i Cape Town, en av Sør-Afrikas tre offisielle hovedsteder. Her er syv campingvogner, av den ikoniske typen Airstream, plassert på taket, skriver Se og Hør.

Mens Table Mountain speiler seg i aluminiumen, er ingen av campingvognene like innvendig, men skal gi “roadtrip i Sør-Afrika”-følelsen, dog uten faren for å rulle.

Mens Cape Town er sete for Sør-Afrikas nasjonalforsamling, er Pretoria sete for presidenten, regjeringen og utenlandske ambassader. Den tredje hovedstaden, Bloemfontein, huser landets høyesterett.

Les mer her: www.granddaddy.co.za

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South Africa’s capital city Pretoria mayor cuts luxury car expenditure

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Pretoria

South Africa’s newly elected mayor of Pretoria, the administrative capital city (the two other official capitals is Cape Town and Bloemfontein; legislative and judicial capitals, respectively), has called for an immediate halt to all purchases or leasing of luxury cars for politicians in the capital, saying their use is an insult to those mired in poverty, Bloomberg reported.

‘I will not allow public money to be spent on luxury cars while our people struggle for services, houses and jobs,’ Solly Msimanga said in a statement on Tuesday.

‘No more luxury cars will be bought or leased under my government.’

Mr Msimanga took over as mayor of the federal capital after the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, won control of the city following August 3 local elections.

The banning of luxury vehicles comes after the new mayor announced plans to review a 5 billion rand ($353 million) rental contract for the municipal headquarters, as well as contracts for utility meters, Wi-Fi and broadband provision.

Mayor Msimanga will pass 10 new BMWs bought by the previous administration to the Tshwane Metro Police Department, where they will be used by a newly formed anti-hijack team.

‘We will use them for a new unit in the Metro Police to prevent and respond to hijackings and high-speed chases because the vehicles have powerful engines and can be used for fast response,’ Msimanga said.

The ruling African National Congress lost control of Pretoria to the Democratic Alliance after its worst electoral performance since the end of apartheid.

About 23 million people in South Africa, or 45.5 percent of the population, lived in poverty in 2014, defined as those receiving a monthly income of 620 rand or less, Pretoria-based Statistics South Africa said in a report on its website that year.

See the full story here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-06/south-africa-s-capital-city-mayor-cuts-luxury-car-expenditure

News source: www.bloomberg.com

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CAPE TOWN VS PRETORIA: SHOULD SOUTH AFRICA HAVE ONLY ONE CAPITAL CITY?

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Cape Town

South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma has called for Parliament to look at the country’s three capitals, advising that it is not practical for the country to maintain three capital cities in his 2016 State of the Nation Address.

South Africa is one of a few countries worldwide that has not one but three capitals: Cape Town, in the Western Cape, is the legislative capital and seat of Parliament. 

Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein, in the Free State, is the judicial capital, and home to the Supreme Court of Appeal. 

Pretoria

Pretoria, in Gauteng, is the administrative capital, seat of government and home to foreign embassies, and the ultimate capital of the country. It is home to the Union Buildings, which houses the Office of the President, and a large proportion of the public service.

President Zuma said having two capitals on opposite sides of the country meant that the State not only needed to maintain the two, but that MPs also needed to have two houses and two cars in order to do their duties – as an “unnecessary cost”.

In an ENCA interview live from Parliament the leader of the Freedom Front+ Pieter Mulder said any opportunity to cut government spending was good, although the move to have one parliament was suggested, and should have been done, in 1994 already and that if it does happen it will be an “expensive exercise that could take as long as 10 years”.

“We lose five to six hours of work travelling to Cape Town, we will support the move to of having these capitals come together as it will not only save time but also money,” said Reverend Kenneth Moshoe of the ACDAP.  

Zuma also said the State plans to invest about R100m per annum to encourage South Africans to tour the country more.

While connectivity has been increased across aviation hubs such as OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and King Shaka International Airport in Durban, a good place to start would be to improve the more affordable rail travel, with facilities and safety needing to be addressed. 

See more and view a survey on Twitter at http://traveller24.news24.com/News/cape-town-vs-pretoria-should-sa-have-only-one-capital-city-20160211

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