THREE news bites you need to know!
LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF: “One on Nicol” drive-through pub is a HOAX; prepare for many years of Eskom load-shedding; and Joburg Water IS safe to drink!
‘ONE ON NICOL’ DRIVE-THROUGH BAR IS A HOAX
Sandton residents were horrified when news of a new pop-up drive-through bar hit social media. In brief, the bar was aimed at helping drivers have a quick drink when stuck in traffic!
As it turns out, the bar was a prank carried out by aware.org, the Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education, to create awareness around the issue of drinking and driving.
You can read the full story here.
PREPARE FOR MANY YEARS OF ESKOM LOAD-SHEDDING
“South Africa should prepare for “years of gloom” and citizens must start stockpiling candles and torches, thanks to what lies ahead at Eskom,” says a My Broadband article earlier this week.
This follows a sobering report in the Sunday Times that asserts that Eskom’s load-shedding and financial problems “could drag the country into a death spiral”.
The article continues to say that “Eskom needs to spend billions of rand on maintenance in 2019 and has promised that load-shedding will subside by March, but the report quoted energy analyst Ted Blom who said coal shortages will continue until 2025.”
The result? It might be time to invest in a generator, if you haven’t already! Also download this load shedding app so you are the first to know about load shedding in YOUR area.
JOBURG WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK!
Johannesburg Water has noted the WhatsApp messages that have been doing the rounds, It would like to reassure the public that it has not received any formal complaint, the source of this information cannot be traced, and there has been no report of a sewer burst in the area that has been mentioned.
Their laboratory teams are reportedly on standby to test the water as soon as they establish the exact location, or the said radio station can provide them with more information.
Please report anything suspicious in our water systems through the following channels:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter – @JHBWater
Facebook – Johannesburg Water
Tel – 011 375 5555