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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SAA back in the skies

SAA has resumed its flights after the airline had been in voluntary business rescue for more than a year. Flights resumed this morning on the Johannesburg-Cape Town route. The airline

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The Green Connection criticizes NERSA’s decision to grant Karpowership SA three power-generation licences

The environmental-rights group, The Green Connection has criticized NERSA’s decision to grant Karpowership SA three power-generation licences. The group’s Strategic Lead, Liziwe McDaid says the operations of Karpowership SA along

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[LISTEN] Jan Braai’s Best Potjie Tips

As we head into a long weekend a lot of us will be around a fire. Some will choose to light up the coals to cook a steak and chops,

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Alan Winde wants Western Cape to move to Alert Level 1

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde wants the province to be moved to Alert Level 1 of lockdown restrictions. Winde has previously advocated that provinces be able to set their own

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Franschhoek sets bold vaccination target

Franschhoek has set its sites on becoming the first town in South Africa to reach herd immunity against Covid-19. The Franschhoek Wine Valley depends on tourism and has been hard

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Ramaphosa urges political leaders to encourage their supporters to get vaccinated

President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged political leaders to encourage their supporters to get vaccinated. The President says that the more people are vaccinated, the less chances of the upcoming 1

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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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