MyCiTi bus services suspended in parts of Milnerton amid protest

MyCiTi bus services suspended in parts of Milnerton amid protest

 MyCiTi bus services suspended in parts of Milnerton amid protest Angry taxi operators torched at least three cars & a MyCiTi bus stop in protest against the bus service. Disgruntled taxi drivers torched at least three vehicles in Cape Town in protest against the rollout of the MyCiTi bus service. Natalie Malgas | as Published on EWN CAPE TOWN – MyCiTi bus services have been suspended in parts of Milnerton following disruptive protests in Joe Slovo. Earlier today, angry taxi operators torched at least three cars and a MyCiTi bus stop in protest against the bus service running in the area. Police are maintaining a strong presence in the Joe Slovo informal settlement as group of residents have joined the protesting taxi drivers. Drivers say they’ve been locked out of talks between taxi operators and city officials ahead of the rollout of bus service in the area. “We just need the permission to operate next to the buses because not all of us went to school. These taxis are our living.” The charred shells of the three vehicles dot Democracy and Freedom Way and angry taxi drivers have vowed to shut down all public transport services. Curious onlookers lined the streets as police vehicles raced through a local informal settlement. Additional law enforcement and public order police have been called in to monitor the situation. The drivers fear the introduction of MyCiTi service in the area will threaten their livelihood. CITY OF CT RESPONDS TO PROTEST The City of Cape Town has condemned the violent taxi protests. The City’s Brett Herron says there is no merit to claims that Joe...
rAge Expo: The Ultimate Geek Experience lands in the Mother City

rAge Expo: The Ultimate Geek Experience lands in the Mother City

rAge Expo: The Ultimate Geek Experience lands in the Mother City Report by Neshika Thakurdin · March 10,2016 Make sure that you don’t miss out on the action by purchasing your rAge expo tickets. Tickets cost R550 which offers you access to the event over the three days. You also have the option of purchasing a day ticket at R 100 per person or a weekend ticket at R 250 per person. rAge 2016 in Cape Town Thousands of gaming fanatics will gather from 18 to 20 March at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World. Located in Goodwood, Cape Town, the venue offers enough space to accommodate the crowds of fans. You can shop for the latest technology at the event or enjoy all things Geek and tech. Whether you are looking for new games and consoles or laptops for sale, you can find what you need at this year’s rAge Expo. You can get the most out of your gaming experience by buying an Alienware laptop. With more RAM you can enjoy excellent speed and performance while you are running multiple applications. If you are looking for a gaming pc for sale, you can browse through the latest models at the event. When it comes to rAge Cape Town, gaming enthusiasts can’t wait to be a part of the fun. Guests at the event will have the opportunity to meet the creators of popular local comic books. Another highlight of rAge 2016 is the opportunity to take selfies alongside cosplayers. The event also transports you into the future so that you can experience the latest technology and try...
WARNINGS ABOUT ROADBLOCKS HAVE MORE POSITIVE AFFECTS THAN TRYING TO CATCH THE OFFENDERS

WARNINGS ABOUT ROADBLOCKS HAVE MORE POSITIVE AFFECTS THAN TRYING TO CATCH THE OFFENDERS

WARNINGS ABOUT ROADBLOCKS HAVE MORE POSITIVE AFFECTS THAN TRYING TO CATCH THE OFFENDERS Why Cape Town needs a Roadblock unit Published on News24 Janine Van der Post | Wheels Bentley shows off new Flying Spur V8 S © Arrive Alive WATCH OUT, DRIVERS! The City of Cape Town’s new Roadblock Unit is working very well and making people more aware of drunk driving consequences. Cape Town – Earlier in January, Wheels24 reported that Capetonians could expect more roadblocks with the launch of a dedicated unit aimed at stopping drunk drivers, car thieves and illegal street racers. The unit will be responsible for executing roadblocks on a permanent basis in the city. The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate has created an integrated Roadblock Unit, comprising 18 members from various departments including traffic service, metro Police, law enforcement and the Western Cape traffic department. Public mindset The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith spoke to Wheels24 and explains how the integrated Metro Police Roadblock Unit came about. Do you think regular road blocks will curb drunk drivers and car thieves? Will the new unit clampdown on illegal street racing in the City? “As a policing maxim that says he who controls the roads, controls crime. If I play my mind back to eight or nine years, we were doing quite a lot of roadblocks but over time the scope of demand on the city in terms of what we’re expected to do. Now we have a gang and drug task team, and we’re doing a lot of stuff, the scope of the demand...
WhatsApp users lured in by malware

WhatsApp users lured in by malware

WhatsApp users lured in by malware Written by: Clare Hopping News 11 Jan, 2016 Free messaging app service users are frequently targeted by malicious campaigns, according to research Criminals distributing malware are targeting WhatsApp users, security researchers have discovered. The malware is being distributed in emails appearing to be from WhatsApp and these messages are being sent out in bulk, attempting to target as many users as possible, Comodo has revealed. The most common emails sent to users are being disguised as notifications from the company that a user has missed a call or has received audio recording they haven’t listened to. Users are alsp being sent other notifications too, including a video note, so WhatsApp users must be vigilant, the company said. These emails do not come from a WhatsApp email address, even though they are clearly branded as so, making it easier to identify as fraudulent, Comodo added. The malware itself appears as an email attachment and encourages the user to download it in order to listen to their message or view the missed calls/messages. A variant of the Nivdort family of malware, the virus replicates itself into a number of the computer’s system folders and installing as an auto-run file in the computer’s registry. “Cyber criminals are becoming more and more like marketers – trying to use creative subject lines to have unsuspecting emails be clicked and opened to spread malware,” said Fatih Orhan, director of technology for Comodo and the Comodo Antispam Labs. “As a company, Comodo is working diligently in creating innovative technology solutions that stay a step ahead of the cyber criminals, protect...
2016 Social Media Marketing Predictions From the Experts By Lisa D. Jenkins

2016 Social Media Marketing Predictions From the Experts By Lisa D. Jenkins

2016 Social Media Marketing Predictions From the Experts By Lisa D. Jenkins December 31, 2015 Are you looking for the hot marketing trends coming in 2016? Do you want to know where social media pros are focusing their attention? In 2015, new platforms made a big splash and several popular networks monetized. To get you ready for what’s coming next, we asked 14 social media marketing experts what to watch for in the new year. 2016 Social media marketing predictions from 14 experts. Here’s what they had to say: #1: Social Media Goes Private Mitch Joel Make no mistake about it, the most social of social activity is going to happen in two unique and private places: private groups and messaging apps. Whether it’s on Facebook or LinkedIn, we’re already starting to see usage of private groups take hold and a surge in people creating them. It’s no secret that if you ask power users on Facebook where they’re seeing the most value from the platform, it’s coming from the private groups that they’re part of. Snapchat started this, but the shift to messaging apps (think Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Line, etc.) is going to force brands to get a lot more private and personal with their social media expenditure. What does all of this mean? We are pushing ever closer to a new kind of social media: one that happens on these public and for-profit channels and networks, but one where the best (and possibly most valuable) content can only be seen by those who are granted permission to see it… or by a small group of people. The...
City enforcement agencies target a happy new year

City enforcement agencies target a happy new year

CITY OF CAPE TOWN 29 DECEMBER 2015 MEDIA RELEASE   City enforcement agencies target a happy new year   The City of Cape Town appeals to residents to be cautious and sensible this New Year’s Eve. There will be no leniency when it comes to drinking and driving or the illegal discharge of fireworks. Read more below: With New Year’s Eve almost upon us the City would like to remind residents to ensure their celebrations do not infringe on the rights or safety of others. While this is traditionally a time to unwind and celebrate the year behind us, we must do so within the confines of the law.   “I would like to remind residents that drinking and driving will be dealt with as severely as the law allows. Not only do you place your life at risk when doing so, but also the lives of other innocent road users. The City’s law enforcement agencies, in conjunction with SAPS, will be staging road blocks at strategic points through the evening, and will not tolerate any driver that  is found to have exceeded the legal limit,” said Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.   Further to this we would like to remind residents that the discharge of fireworks is only allowed at the following approved sites:   Westfleur Sportsfield, Reygerdal Drive, Atlantis Tourism Centre, Athens Road Table View – Beach front Bishop Lavis Sportsfield, Lavis Drive, Bishop Lavis Metropolitan Sportsground, Melkhout Street, Bonteheuwel Delft Central, Sportsground, Main Road, Delft Swartklip Sports Complex, cnr Spine and Swartklip Roads, Mitchells Plain Athlone Stadium parking area (Eastern side),...