English Bulletin 1PM – 7 December 2018

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# Old Cape Town hospital site to become home to thousands in R3bn development
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# Man assaulted after Alexandra shack fire dies in hospital
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# The Western Cape Cabinet has approved a R3bn development where Conradie Hospital in Cape Town used to be.
Premier Helen Zille made the announcement during a press briefing this week.
The development, known as the “Conradie Better Living Model”, is a step at redressing “apartheid urban space”, Zille said. It is situated between Thornton and Pinelands.
Zille was accompanied by MEC for Human Settlements Bongani Madikizela, Public Works and Transport MEC Donald Grant and Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning MEC Anton Bredell.

# A man who was accused of starting a blaze which engulfed scores of shacks in Alexandra, Johannesburg, has died.
Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said the man had died in hospital after he was allegedly assaulted by the community on Thursday.
At least 500 structures were reportedly affected by the blaze.

# Following a frantic search, authorities have found a Durban woman who was hijacked and abducted in Morningside on Friday morning.
Marshall Security spokesperson Kyle van Reenen confirmed that she was found unharmed a few hours after being taken.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane also confirmed she was found.
He earlier said the woman, thought to be in her 50s, was leaving her business when she was attacked.

# The police in Hlanganani outside Giyani have launched a search operation for a 50-year-old missing woman Khetani Happiness Mathebani from Nwa Matatani in the RDP Section.
Police spokesperson, Constable Maphure Manamela, says according to investigations conducted by the police in the area, the victim left home in August to Thohoyandou but she never returned.
She said Efforts by the Police to locate her have been unsuccessful so far but investigations are ongoing.
She is light in complexion and allegedly suffering from a mental illness.
Manamela said police appeal to anyone with information that can assist to locate the victim to contact their local SAPS.
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And finally…
# Kevin Hart says he has stepped down as Oscars host following an outcry over previous anti-gay tweets by the comedian.
Kevin posted an apology to the LGBTQ+ community on Twitter on Friday.
He said he stepped down so as not to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists.

# A SHORT while ago, Gold was selling at 1-thousand-238-dollars-70 a fine ounce, and a barrel of Brent crude will cost 59-dollars-84 a barrel.
One US Dollar will cost 14-Rand-09 one British Pound is 17-Rand-98 and the Euro is currently trading at 16-Rand-01.
The price for one Bitcoin is currently trading at 3-thousand-432-dollars-92.

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