NEWSFLASH NEWS AGENCY 15 November 5 pm
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In this bulletin:
# A young woman dies after being injured during the Boks’ trophy tour in East London
# Farm attacks in South Africa surged by 21-percent during the third quarter of this year
# And Cricket: The Proteas are ready to face Australia for a place in the World Cup final
# A young woman has died after her leg was crushed during the Springboks’ Webb Ellis trophy parade in East London and had to be amputated. Twenty-year-old Minentle Noqhamka tried to jump on a police Nyala which accompanied the rugby players’ tour bus, and landed underneath the vehicle. Other people were also injured in the incident near the city hall. Noqhamka was a student at the Walter Sisulu University. Sizwe Kupelo of the Eastern Cape Health Department says her death was attributed to unnatural causes, and an autopsy will be performed.
# AfriForum has expressed concerns over the rise in farm murders during the third quarter of this year. According to the organisation’s spokesperson for Community Safety, Jacques Broodryk, there has been a 21-percent increase in farm murders compared to the second quarter. AfriForum’s Community Safety Division documented 88 farm attacks, including 13 farm murders, between July and September, while between April and June, 73 farm attacks, including 23 murders, were recorded. Broodryk emphasises the importance of expanding community safety structures in response to these statistics:
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# ActionSA today kicks off the each-one-bring-one campaign, urging its 250-thousand members to personally bring at least one unregistered person to the voting stations this weekend. Members are encouraged to capture and share this civic moment on social media by tagging the party. ActionSA national chairperson Michael Beaumont says the campaign aims to boost voter registration and instill a sense of personal responsibility for positive change:
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# Cricket: South Africa will face five-time champion Australia in the second semifinal of the World Cup in India tomorrow. The Proteas finished the group phase in second place on the log, after some impressive performances at the tournament. The one question mark that remains is South Africa’s ability to chase a total. They batted second in both matches they lost – against the Netherlands and the hosts. Proteas coach Rob Walter says it is important that someone anchors the innings:
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# Financial indicators: The dollar trades at 18-rand-14-cents and the euro at 19-rand-72-cents. One British pound costs 22-rand-62-cents and Bitcoin trades at 36-thousand-74-dollars-9-cents. Gold sells at one-thousand-973-dollars-80-cents a fine ounce and Brent crude oil is quoted at 82-dollars-11-cents a barrel.
# And finally: University of Cape Town’s paleobiologist Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan has had a sabre-tooth cat species named after her. Chinsamy-Turan of the Department of Biological Sciences has been acknowledged for her groundbreaking work in deciphering the biology of animals that inhabited the West Coast five to seven million years ago. The fossilised remains of the species were unearthed alongside another new species in the West Coast Fossil Park near the Langebaanweg Air Force Base. This genus has also been discovered in locations spanning Kenya and Chad.
Stay tuned for more news………….