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18 October 2018 3:39 PM MyCiTi strikers, City of Cape Town at impasse over EFF's inclusion in talks

The impasse over the unprotected strike by MyCiTi workers continued on Thursday, as the City of Cape Town said it would only meet with union representatives, while the strikers pressed for the EFF to be included in the talks. The "wildcat" strike by MyCiTi employees entered its fourth day on Thursday, with multiple routes disrupted in Cape Town. About 35

17 October 2018 1:54 PM Man strangled by shirt stuck in subway escalator

A commuter choked to death after his shirt got stuck in an escalator at a New York subway station. On Sunday 14 October, Carlos Alvarez, from the Bronx, was found unconscious at the top of an escalator. Part of his shirt had got caught in the mechanism and he was choked by the other part, Pix11 reports. Police went to the scene after receiving a report 27

15 October 2018 8:08 PM Cape Town's 'ghost trains' leave DA leaders steaming

Three DA leaders' plan to join Cape Town's train commuters was derailed on Monday morning. City of Cape Town's incoming mayor Dan Plato, mayoral committee member for social services and safety and security JP Smith and DA chief whip John Steenhuisen met at 06:00 at Mitchells Plain train station to catch a train to Cape Town to inspect the safety conditions 37

15 October 2018 7:35 PM Some Cape Town commuters spend nearly half their income on transport

Low-income families in outlying suburbs like Khayelitsha spend around 43% of their income on transport, says Brett Herron, Cape Town Mayoral Committee member for Transport and Urban Development. In areas like Atlantis – which is further from the city centre – this figure can be as high as 60% of a household's income. Herron was speaking at the Planning 24

12 October 2018 11:47 AM Hlumelo Biko assault trial to go ahead after mediation cancelled

The trial of Hlumelo Biko for alleged assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to his wife will go ahead following the cancellation of the mediation that the couple was expected to take part in, his lawyer said on Friday. "The complainant changed her mind and it was postponed for trial," said advocate Roy Barendse. The trial is expected to start 24

12 October 2018 4:47 AM 2 men banned from Texas gun range after firearm selfie

Two men have been banned from a Houston gun range for life after one pointed an unloaded gun at the other while taking a picture. Top Gun Range manager Kyle Harrison tells television station KTRK he was alarmed when he saw the one man point the handgun at himself then at his friend's head while he took a selfie. The safety officer broke it up and ejected 24

09 October 2018 10:40 AM DEVELOPING: Thick smoke above Cape Town train from apparent train fire

Thick, black smoke is once again permeating the air above Cape Town train station, in what appears to be another train-related fire. Details are unclear at the moment, but visual evidence and posts trickling in on social media would indicate that the smoke could be from yet another train that has been set on fire at the busy Cape Town depot 35

08 October 2018 5:39 PM Cameroon opposition contender claims poll win

A leading opposition challenger to President Paul Biya claimed victory on Monday following Cameroon's presidential polls despite a government warning not to announce unofficial results. "I was charged with taking a penalty, I took it and I scored," said Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC) candidate Maurice Kamto at a media conference in Yaounde 27

06 October 2018 6:24 PM Elderly couple hijacked at petrol station

An elderly couple was hijacked by an unknown suspect at a petrol station in Mokopane, Limpopo on Saturday. "The complainant alleged that he parked his vehicle at the local petrol station," police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said. "While waiting for a petrol attendant, one male knocked on the door and ordered him to get out at gunpoint 22

06 October 2018 5:13 AM Pupils march in Worcester demanding scholar transport

"My dad told me I had to stop going to school last year because he didn't have money to pay for transport," says Leandrea Petersen. She lives on Weltevrede Farm more than 40km from the nearest high school, which is in Worcester. Petersen said she and six other pupils would often hitchhike to school and back, because they couldn't afford it, GroundUp 31