A glance at 2017

2017-12-19 06:00

As the year draws to a close, we look back at the influential stories that have left a mark or that were part of the burning topics discussed in communities throughout the year:

.Police warn the public about an increase in theft from motor vehicles since the start of the new year.

.Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Rondebosch makes history by producing the new president of a world head injury society.

.About 40 learners from 10 schools in the southern suburbs are exposed to a sun-based energy project for seven weeks.

.The first South African radio station to involve hospital patients is launched at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.

.Less than a year before the multimillion rand Conradie development is set to start, the provincial government and community members have not reached an agreement on the proposed plan for the 22-hectare development.

.A Rondebosch-based male choir is whisked all the way to a South American music festival.

.The Newlands spring helps save hundreds of kilolitres of water for southern suburbs residents.

.Kenilworth residents and businesspeople establish their own special ratings area (SRA) to tackle crime and vagrancy.

.A new women’s empowerment initiative, aimed at helping women participate in the provincial ministry for economic opportunities, is launched.

. Rondebosch police warn taxi commuters to avoid travelling in minibus taxis that have no other passengers.

.Life Vincent Palloti Hospital in Pinelands performs its first lymphoedema surgery, making history in South Africa as the first of its kind.

.Plans to redevelop the Claremont CBD are underway, as revealed at the Claremont Improvement District Company (CIDC) annual meeting held on Thursday 9 November.

.Hundreds of people flock to Exclusive Books Cavendish in Claremont, Jacques Pauw, author of The President’s Keepers, Marga Stoffer.

.City of Cape Town officials install two water management devices at three homes in Pinelands and Thornton on Sunday 3 December.


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