Our Top 10 stories of the week

Our High 10 tales of the week

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As all the time, we’re protecting you within the loop and ensuring that you just by no means miss a Cape City second. Listed below are our High 10 tales of the week:

10. Eskom plans to capitalise on the latest exemption granted for sulphur dioxide air pollution management and reintroduce 4 items at Kusile Energy Station into the grid by December, which can present a vital addition of three 000MW of energy: 

Right here’s how Eskom plans to maintain the lights on through the festive season

9. Residents have been handled to a wide ranging show of pure fireworks within the metropolis skies final night time when a uncommon electrical storm hit Cape City:

Final night time’s lightening present in photos

8. You needn’t journey too far to get your palms on a glass of high quality vino. These wine bars could also be quaint, however they inventory a bounty of the very best bottles:

Terroir on the town: The best wine bars within the Cape

7. Plated Comfort has established itself as a market chief in offering high-quality, wholesome meals to your door over the past 9 years. Right this moment, they ship 1000’s of meals every day nationwide throughout all main regional areas and enormous cities:

Uncover a greater approach to eat: Plated Comfort delivers well being and style

6. The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) was alerted to an emergency radio beacon activation roughly 30 nautical miles off-shore. A yacht was situated by a tanker the place a 57-year-old man from Cape City reported his brother had gone overboard in tough seas:

Cape City sailor discovered misplaced at sea studies his brother had gone overboard

5. There’s a haunting presence in Montagu, the place, when strolling down Bathtub Road from Mitchell’s Pub, the bells start to toll on the Moederkerk and an owl perches on the lampost in entrance of you: 

Ghost looking and different issues to do in Montagu

4. Through the Heritage Day lengthy weekend, a cut-off low-pressure system unleashed torrential rainfall and fierce winds upon the Western Cape. Greater than ten individuals died. Some cities and farms have been remoted. A query on many individuals’s minds is little question: was human-caused local weather change chargeable for the severity of this September storm?

Western Cape Floods: Is local weather change accountable?

3. I’m all the time grateful for the rain in Cape City, however I’d had it with all of the moist climate. So, I traded within the dampness of town for the nice and cozy sand of the Namibian desert. Legacy Accommodations sponsored the sunny sojourn so a fortunate bunch of journalists, me included, might expertise its inns in Windhoek and Swakopmund:

Solar, sea and desert journey: There’s no place like Namibia

2. The Galileo Open Air Cinema, is freely giving two tickets to this yr’s season launch, an evening that guarantees to ship spine-tingling thrills beneath the celebrities. On Tuesday, 31 October 2023, the usually tranquil gardens of Kirstenbosch will endure a hair-raising transformation, embracing a spooky atmosphere, energetic tunes and an environment that’s positive to ship shivers down your backbone: 

WIN: Two tickets to The Galileo’s spooky Halloween screening of ‘Scream’

1. Mountain climbing fanatics, take be aware! The Metropolis of Cape City has needed to make a tricky resolution this yr. The beloved Steenbras River Gorge and Crystal Swimming pools mountaineering trails will stay closed for your entire mountaineering season: 

These Western Cape mountaineering trails are closed this season

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