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Counting down The Top 200 …… Albums of All Time.

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South African National Parks has again reminded locals and tourists that some areas of the Table Mountain National Park is still undergoing rehabilitation and will be off limits until further notice.

This, after the massive run-away fires in April, destroyed hundreds of hectares of indigenous forest and natural habitat.

SANParks Western Cape spokes-person, Babalwa Dlangamandla urges visitors to be patient.

Dlangamandla says the area around the Rhodes Memorial and Deer Park are also still being rehabilitated.

It took trail runners AJ Calitz and  Christiaan Greyling 20 hours to break a Guinness World Record. Late last night the pair summited and descended down Table Mountain a total of 14 times, breaking the record for the greatest vertical distance on foot. They completed the mammoth task just before midnight last night, 10 May 2021.

The duo decided to give themselves a challenge as they took on Platteklip Gorge, and also to raise awareness for Edunova, a Non-Profit Company working to uplift the South African education sector. AJ also holds the Guinness World record for The Most Vertical Height Gained in 12 hours, that he also set on Table Mountain in 2014. He caught up with Smile Breakfast this morning to talk about their latest record.

Premier Alan Winde has urged those with access to the internet, to help their elderly family-members register for their Covid-19 vaccination.

He visited the Cape Winelands District yesterday as part of the province’s “Let’s do This” campaign to encourage people, older than 60, to register on the EVDS-system for their injection.

He again reminded residents that phase 2, in which pensioners and those with severe underlying medical conditions will be vaccinated, kicks off this coming Monday.

The mother of a set of conjoined twins who underwent separation surgery in February this year at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is overjoyed after the successful procedure.

“ I wasn’t expecting to leave here holding my children one in each arm,” says Ntombikayise Tyhalisi.

Siphosethu and Amahle were born in the Eastern Cape and taken to the Western Cape’s Red Cross Children’s Hospital at only 4 days old.

A multi-disciplinary team involving a full set for each twin was put together for this unique surgery. Each team comprised of an anaesthetist, neurosurgeon, plastic surgeon, and nurses.

Professor Tony Figaji, head of paediatric neurosurgery at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital explains that the twins were joined at the head in what is medically referred to as craniopagus twinning. “It’s the rarest form of conjoined twinning,” Prof Figaji explains. Craniopagus twins occur approximately once in every 2.5 million live births worldwide.

“We were fortunate in this case that the connection did not involve any shared brain tissue and didn’t involve major [blood] vessels going from one twin to the other,” says Prof Figaji.

Prof Saleigh Adams, head of plastic surgery at RCMWCH says the teams were prepared for a marathon surgery: “We were prepared for a six hour, at least, surgery. On this occasion the surgery lasted all of one and a half hours. This is a huge plus for the recovery of the twins.”

The focus now turns to ensuring the healthy healing of the surgical areas. Both patients and mom are doing well following the surgery and continue to receive follow up care.

Pics: Western Cape Government Health