South Africa: ‘Durban Beaches Safe’ – South African News Briefs – December 2, 2022

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Durban Beaches Are Safe, Says eThekweni Mayor

The eThekwini municipality has assured residents and visitors of Durban that its beaches are safe to use during the festive season. This follows reports of raw sewerage floating into the oceans and rivers. eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda says they have been working around the clock to fix the infrastructure damage caused by the April floods that caused the leakages, eNCA reports.

Rand Falls, Recovers After Ramaphosa's Phala Phala Report

The rand has made a small recovery, after dropping significantly at the report by an independent panel on President Cyril Ramaphosa and the unreported theft of over U.S.$4 million at his Phala Phala game farm. Yesterday, the local currency reached R17.91 to the dollar – but has since eased back to around R17.62, Eye Witness News reports.

Cane Growers Consortium Offers to Buy Tongaat Hulett Assets

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Cane growers supplying the sugar company Tongaat Hulett have said they are interested in buying the bankrupt company's assets. The South African Canegrowers Association said that the growers submitted their proposal to the company's business rescue practitioners, Eye Witness News reports.

Chris Hani's Killer to Remain in Prison Until He Receives Medical Clearance

According to eNCA, Janusz Walus 's release from prison has been postponed, the Department of Justice confirmed, and will remain in custody until he received medical clearance from prison doctors. This comes after Walus – who imprisoned for the 1993 murder of then South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani – was attacked and stabbed days before he was due to be released on parole.

Durban Doctor Breaks New Ground with Cutting-Edge Surgery on Chronically Ill Patient

Dr. Vinesh Padayachy has, in a first for Africa, performed an orbital atherectomy, an operation which removes calcium or plaque build-up in arteries in a chronically ill patient, IOL reports. The procedure was performed on a 67-year-old woman with atherosclerosis of her arteries in her extremities is a diabetic with chronic kidney disease. The procedure allows 360° motion in the surgery and covers the circumference of a blood vessel, Padayachy said: This procedure greatly assists patients with blocked blood vessels. We send down a device that spins at high velocity, so much so that it files the blockage down from the inside. This then widens the area in the blood vessel. Almost like a drill that creates a hole through the blockage," he said."

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