Save our Summer – A Smile 90.4 FM Initiative

The pandemic has certainly taken its toll on the world; and in a city like Cape Town that thrives on tourism, outdoor activities and socialising, we have certainly felt it

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WC Health: 98.3% of people aged 60 and older who died of Covid-19 during the peak of the third wave had not been vaccinated

Data of cases diagnosed with COVID-19 in those over 60 years during the week of 14 – 20 August when the Western Cape was in its peak of the third

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Light at the end of the tunnel for South Africa in its fight against Covid-19 pandemic

Health Minister Joe Phaahla says there is light at the end of the tunnel, for South Africa, in its fight against the covid-19 pandemic. Phaahla says even though the third

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17-million South Africans need to be vaccinated by December to reach herd immunity

The Minister of Health, Joe Phaahla says 17 million more South Africans need to be vaccinated to reach the country’s 70% herd immunity target by December. Phaahla says at least

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SANParks investigating after 63 African penguins from Boulders beach found dead, presumably after being stung by bees

63 African penguins from the Boulders penguin colony died this week, presumably after they were attacked by a swarm of bees. SANParks says the post-mortems show that all the penguins

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[WATCH] A Week of Embarrassment on Smile Breakfast

The Smile Breakfast team had an interesting week. As Bailey continues in her new role on breakfast we keep learning new things about her. It all started when she told

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Western Cape needs to vaccinate a further 3-million residents to achieve 70% herd immunity target

The Western Cape Health Department says it still needs to vaccinate a further more than 3-million residents to achieve the province’s herd immunity target of 70%. Chief of Operations, Dr

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More than 66% of Western Cape pensioners vaccinated against Covid-19

The Western Cape Health Department says it has, to date, managed to vaccinate more than 66% of the province’s pensioners. The Department’s Chief of Operations, Dr Saadiq Kariem said around

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Matrics won’t be forced to be vaccinated before end-of-year exams

The Department of Basic Education has dispelled rumours that matric pupils will be forced to get vaccinated against Covid-19, as their final exams approach. DBE spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said eligible

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WHO hopes to, by February 2022, deliver at least 30% of required doses of covid-19 vaccines to the African continent

The World Health Organization says it hopes to, by February of next year, deliver at least 30% of the required doses of covid-19 vaccines to the African continent. WHO director

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Tributes are being paid to legendary Newlands ice-cream vendor Mogamat ‘Boeta’ Cassiem who died this morning

Well-known Newlands ice-cream vendor Boeta Cassiem has died. Cassiem sold ice cream Newlands rugby and cricket stadiums for the last 55 years, but was forced into ‘early retirement’ due to

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Firefighters safely back home

Canada reaches out 109 firefighters from South Africa, who were recently deployed to Canada to help fight fires, are safely back home. They work for the Department of  Environments’ Working

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Promises to deliver at least 50% of the required doses of covid-19 – needed to vaccinate 60% of the African population – as soon as possible

AU special envoy for Covid-19, Strive Masiyiwa says global partners and sponsors have promised to, as soon as possible, deliver at least 50% of the required doses of covid-19 needed

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Discussions on introduction of vaccination passport ongoing

Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele says discussions, on whether and when the country would go ahead with the introduction of a vaccine passport, is ongoing. Gungubele says the aim

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WATCH LIVE: Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s ‘Concert of Gratitude’

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing a lunch-hour outdoor concert, Concert of Gratitude, at Groote Schuur Hospital to show recognition and appreciation for all frontline healthcare workers. The

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Miss SA on her children’s book tour

Miss South Africa Shudufhadzo Musida is on a whistlestop tour around the country to promote her new children’s book. Shudu Finds Her Magic is aimed at children aged between four

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Cape Town opens Remembrance Garden to honour those lost to Covid-19

Capetonians and visitors to the city are encouraged to remember those they have lost due to covid-19, by visiting Remembrance Gardens, to honour them. Recently, the City’s Recreation and Parks

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Cape Town voted the Number 1 City in the Middle East and Africa!

According to the 2021 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, Cape Town remains such a wildly popular destination with international travellers that it was voted the number one city in

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The country has moved to Adjusted Alert Level 2 of the lockdown regulations

President Cyril Ramaphosa has eased Covid-19 measures, but warning that the country is still in the third wave. He has urged South Africans to get vaccinated to avoid a “devastating

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The IEC says only three political parties declared donations above the R100 000 threshold

The Electoral Commission of South Africa says only three political parties declared donations above the R100 000 threshold. During a press-briefing yesterday, the IEC revealed that only the ANC, DA,

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WHO: Majority of African countries past their third-wave peaks

The World Health Organization says the majority of African countries have now reached and moved past their third-wave peaks of the covid-19 pandemic. WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso

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More than 90% of Covid-19 patients currently admitted to Western Cape hospitals are unvaccinated

The Western Cape Department of Health says more than 90% of Covid-19 patients, currently admitted to the province’s hospitals, are unvaccinated. Research by the UCT Health Sciences faculty shows that

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Adjustments may be made to operating hours of the Athlone stadium Covid-19 vaccination clinic

The Western Cape Health Department says it is looking at adjusting the operating hours of the Athlone stadium Covid-19 vaccination clinic. This after observations have shown that the majority of

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