PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
ZION
 
Comments: 3
Article views: 717
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all ZION's badges.
 

E Coli

15 April 2013, 15:00

This is not an article on its own but rather an addendum to a previous article: “ Fish Hoek  Beach  for Kings”.  A News 24 user pointed out to me via the article the beach at Fish Hoek does not stand up to my description and expectations.

During my stay in Fish Hoek I visited the beach every single day and always found it in a pleasant condition. Most days there was a mechanical loader working up and down the entire beach from end to end collecting washed up sea weed and other jetsam washed up by the sea. When that daily task was completed I will admit the area was clean, devoid of rubbish and a pleasure to be on.

Further it was claimed that the beach has one of the highest E coli counts over most other beaches and the town is just as neglected.  I will be the first to claim that Fish Hoek by any measurement far exceeds that of most towns and cities I have been through during the last few weeks.  Most streets I used had been swept with a broom or what seemed to have been a broom of sorts. The pavements, although sprouting grass at places was still ahead of pavements where untreated sewerage flows like a river.  The only real objection I had was a rail crossing which was not protected allowing small children to play within that area. (Rear of ABSA Bank)(RAILS)

Escherichia coli Is a bacterium that resides in the lower abdomen of its host and produces toxins which cause dysentery and other ailments in man. The claim was made or inferred that bacteria is bountiful on Fish Hoek beach. A small problem here is that Escherichia Coli is destroyed when it comes into contact with Natural light and oxygen. During my stay I was not aware of faecal matter laying around which can give rise to E Coli. The length of the esplanade is a no-go area for unleashed dogs.

Reference:  The 2 experts who set the matter straight. Thank you. Z 

Reference:  Encyclopaedia  Britannica

Photographs are available where the machines are cleaning the beach.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Brolloks En Bittergal
The war crimes in Gaza

Israel’s conduct is morally and lawfully indefensible. I especially believe that this current Israeli regime is a law onto itself - a runaway train. They should be hauled before a war crimes tribunal. Read more...

12 comments 180 views
Submitted by
Gerhard Oosthuizen
Breakfast and gravity

We eat in silence. Mostly because some are hungry but also because we cannot understand each other. Read more...

0 comments 0 views
Submitted by
The Last Contrarian
The Tyranny of the 'Cat Hoarders'

I have a serious problem with people who want pets, acquire them, and then cause untold suffering to their animals because of their own addictive tendencies and ignorance about the very creatures they claim to love so dearly! Read more...

11 comments 1403 views
Submitted by
NomfundoMlaba
Convenient co-incidence

 Read more...

2 comments 41 views
Submitted by
Sue.r.byron-moore
Fascism or nepotism?

Accusations of fascism could very easily be countered with accusations of nepotism maybe, corruption possibly, or, perish the thought, outright theft – of taxpayers money.  Read more...

9 comments 870 views
Submitted by
Gaby Lobban

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Deal of the Week!

Get bestselling John Green novels now just R99 each! Hurry and get yours while stocks last. Shop here.

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.