ENGLISH BULLETIN 3PM – 17 MAY 2019

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# Public warned of road closures ahead of Presidential Inauguration
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# Telkom connects township school to the world
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#Motorists and resident have been notified that several roads surrounding Soutpansberg, Loftus and Hatfield will be closed next week Friday and Saturday for the Presidential Inauguration.
The democratically-elected President of South Africa will be inaugurated on 25 May 2019 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, situated along Kirkness Street in Clydesdale.
More than 200 buses from all the provinces in South Africa will arrive in Tshwane from different directions, which will affect streets around and leading to the venue.
The Tshwane Metro Police Department, with other law enforcement agencies, will deploy members along these routes for traffic control and total road closures in Soutpansberg, Loftus and Hatfield.
Rietondale Park, which will be used as a park-and-ride area for invited guests, will also be affected.

#The City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement officer on duty in the Eerste River area was passing Penhill Estate in the R102 when he was flagged down by members of the public who informed him that a female walking from Penhill was just robbed of her valuables at gunpoint.
The officers scoured the area but could not find the suspect.
Curiously in his rush to rifle through the victim’s handbag he left his unloaded firearm on the ground when he made his getaway.
The firearm was handed in at SAPS. At the Coastal Park landfill site in Muizenberg yesterday officers found rounds of ammunition in a plastic bag containing a box filled with 75 hollow point heads, 2×38 rounds and 7 x 9mm heads.
This is the second time officers find ammunition at the dumpsite. A few months ago 27 x rounds of 357 hollow points were found.
These rounds when fired are highly destructive to the human body and it is a concern that ammunition is being disposed of at a public landfill site.

# Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says he’s prepared to have all corruption cases in the city prosecuted privately, if the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) declines to take action.
Mashaba says he has provided the Hawks and the NPA with “overwhelming” evidence of rampant corruption in the city, yet no one is being prosecuted.
On Thursday, he tweeted that the latest report by the City of Joburg’s Group Forensic and Investigation Services (GFIS) revealed that graft cases amounting to R33 billion were still under investigation.

# Trade union, Bemawu, plans to take legal action against the President and the Ministers of Finance and Communication for failing to provide the cash-strapped SABC with financial assistance.
The move comes after more than 2 000 litres of diesel leaked from a back-up generator, which allegedly failed on the 15th floor of the public broadcaster’s Radio Park building during a power outage.
The Auckland Park building, in Johannesburg, was evacuated and at least three people sent to the hospital. Two have since been discharged.

And finally…
# A high speed, quality fibre connection, provided by Telkom, is set to make a big difference in the lives of learners of Orlando High School in Soweto.
The school, which has a rich political history dating back to the liberation struggle, received a fibre connection earlier today as the country marks World Telecommunications and Information Society Day (WTISD).
WTIS Day is spearheaded by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and has been celebrated annually since 2006. The day focuses on the importance of ICT and issues relating to the information society.
Speaking at the activation, Telkom CEO Sandile Maseko said the fibre connection at the school marks the start of a broader investment into South Africa’s 26 000 estimated schools.
Maseko views the roll out of fibre internet as a catalyst for economic development and education.

# A SHORT while ago, Gold was selling at 1-thousand-287-dollars-68 a fine ounce, and a barrel of Brent crude will cost 72-dollars-62 a barrel.
One US Dollar will cost 14-Rand-32 one British Pound is 18-Rand-31 and the Euro is currently trading at 16-Rand-01.
The price for one Bitcoin is currently trading at 7-thousand-364-dollars-65.

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