New automated shark-detection project launched in Cape Town

The research project will run for 18 months and is funded under the Eurostars programme.

The Shark Spotters programme in Cape Town is launching a new research project aimed at creating an automated shark-spotting system that will use a low-cost computer-aided algorithm on fixed cameras at beaches to enhance safety, said the city council on Tuesday.

New automated shark-detection project launched in Cape Town
New automated shark-detection project launched in Cape Town

New automated shark-detection project launched in Cape Town

The research project will run for 18 months and is funded under the Eurostars programme.

Body of young man found outside Bloemfontein youth centre

Body of young man found outside Bloemfontein youth centre

Police can not confirm whether it is murder or suicide, and details are still unclear.
Salary dispute forces Kempton Park child welfare to close

Salary dispute forces Kempton Park child welfare to close

Over 2,000 children in the community are affected by the suspension of the services, and the number is exclusive of the families the society assists.
Fundraising efforts spell a new beginning for Midrand SPCA

Fundraising efforts spell a new beginning for Midrand SPCA

The Midrand SPCA and the Fury Motor Group broke ground by installing a new borehole and sewerage system at the SPCA.
Blowing the lid off manhole cover theft in Centurion

Blowing the lid off manhole cover theft in Centurion

About eight manhole covers were stolen in the region last week, posing a serious danger to pedestrians and animals.
Ekurhuleni firefighters first in SA certified for international qualification

Ekurhuleni firefighters first in SA certified for international qualification

The technical rescue students are the first in the country to have qualified as full internationally accredited fire technical rescuers.
Pupil dies after being driven over by school bus

Pupil dies after being driven over by school bus

A learner from a Krugersdorp primary school died after being knocked down and reversed over on Monday morning.
KZN home affairs official helps customers alone after hours with a smile

KZN home affairs official helps customers alone after hours with a smile

Nosipho Mkhupheka has been lauded after staying on to help customers after all her colleagues went home for the day.
Man plunges to his death at KZN amusement park

Man plunges to his death at KZN amusement park

The 23-year-old man allegedly stood up on a cable-car ride before falling onto one of the other rides below.
Pregnant hijacking victim gives birth with bullet still lodged in back

Pregnant hijacking victim gives birth with bullet still lodged in back

A woman, her partner, and her three daughters were ambushed in an attempted hijacking.
WATCH: Taxi gets stuck after Brakpan underpass floods

WATCH: Taxi gets stuck after Brakpan underpass floods

A storm filled the Stoffberg underpass with water, trapping a taxi driver who underestimated how deep the water was.
DUT employee’s body found on campus

DUT employee’s body found on campus

The man was found naked on his bed in a room on campus on Sunday, police confirmed.
KZN snake catcher stoned by terrified mob

KZN snake catcher stoned by terrified mob

The police called Sarel to catch a snake, but ended up putting his life in danger after refusing to get out of the car.
Kathu Solar Park in Northern Cape ready to start supplying Eskom

Kathu Solar Park in Northern Cape ready to start supplying Eskom

The plant has also significantly boosted community development in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality in the Northern Cape.
From being abused and nearly drowned, Spirit the dog finds happiness

From being abused and nearly drowned, Spirit the dog finds happiness

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Not all stories have a happy ending – but this one does.
Centurion land claim resistance grows

Centurion land claim resistance grows

Two organisations are teaming up to battle the land claim.
Johannesburg council developing new disaster management plan for city

Johannesburg council developing new disaster management plan for city

The department said the city constantly experienced growth both in development and population which lead to vulnerability.
WATCH: Man accused of continuously trying to poison neighbour’s dogs

WATCH: Man accused of continuously trying to poison neighbour’s dogs

Knysna police confirmed a case has been opened after a man was seen dropping allegedly poisoned meatballs.
Three teens rescued in ‘mass’ near-drowning in Amanzimtoti

Three teens rescued in ‘mass’ near-drowning in Amanzimtoti

Search efforts for the fourth missing teen were set to continue at first light.
Vhembe municipality blows R1bn in wasteful expenditure

Vhembe municipality blows R1bn in wasteful expenditure

DA Limpopo leader Jacques Smalle says what is more concerning is that no steps were taken to recoup the money.
SAB truck set alight in water protest

SAB truck set alight in water protest

300 locals barricaded the N14 road outside Olifantshoek with rocks and tyres on Tuesday, and looted and torched the truck yesterday.
Stop unleashing cops on informal traders, Mkhize tells mayors

Stop unleashing cops on informal traders, Mkhize tells mayors

Rather find how best to work with the traders because they are key to the development of local economies, the Cogta minister says.
Businesses in Melville shut down in Joburg safety operation

Businesses in Melville shut down in Joburg safety operation

The joint operation on Tuesday, which included two emergency management services inspectors, was in response to complaints by residents.
Kittens hitch a ride in car’s engine from Joburg to Sun City

Kittens hitch a ride in car’s engine from Joburg to Sun City

Clearly the four feral kittens felt like they deserved a holiday too.
Suspected suicide victim’s body found at Crocodile Bridge gate

Suspected suicide victim’s body found at Crocodile Bridge gate

It is suspected that the man stopped next to the road, entered the park, and committed suicide.
OR Tambo Airport assures patrons ‘cracking’ bridge is safe

OR Tambo Airport assures patrons ‘cracking’ bridge is safe

The defects were classified by the structural engineer as cracking of the mortar inside the bridge expansion gap.

 

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