EldosFM News Wrap Week Ending 12 July 2019 FeaturedWritten by EldosFM News Desk
Among the top stories making our EldosFM News Headlines for the week: While the Alabama Street substation has been renewed, parts of Eldos were still without electricity for prolonged periods; Two men were killed and one hospitalised after shooting in Klipspruit while in Soweto gunmen fled after shootout in failed robbery attempt, and Sophia the Humanoid has Eldos schools excited about the future of robotics. For the details and images of those and other stories check out our News Wrap further below.
08 JULY 2019
Two men killed and one hospitalised after shooting in Klipspruit
Two men were killed, and one was hospital after a shooting incident this weekend, in Klipspruit West. According to Kliptown police spokesman Captain Hitler Ngwenya, police received a call Saturday evening after shots were fired in the area. Ngwenya said the three men were allegedly watching a soccer match when an unknown suspect walked into the house and started shooting. Two suspects died on the scene and one was rushed to the nearest hospital. The reason for the incident is still unknown.
Power supply to certain parts of Eldorado Park interrupted once again
Power supply to Parts of extension seven and eight was interrupted again this weekend. According to reports, power supply to the area was interrupted on Friday around 5 o’clock and City power only came out on Saturday afternoon to fix the problem, but electricity was interrupted a few minutes later. According to councilor Fazel Jaffer, City power had a shortage of materials and worked right through the night to repair the error. The power interruptions come after community members on Friday said they are not satisfied with the answers City Power provided via a telephonic interview.
Alabama street power station renewed
Power supply to Parts of extension seven and eight was interrupted again this weekend. According to reports, power supply to the area was interrupted on Friday around 5 o’clock and City power only came out on Saturday afternoon to fix the problem, but electricity was interrupted a few minutes later. According to councilor Fazel Jaffer, City power worked right through the night to install an upgraded substation.
09 JULY 2019
Robbers flee after shoot-out with would be victims
Gunmen in Soweto who tried to rob a cigarette vehicle yesterday got more than they bargained for when there would be victims retaliated by shooting back. According Gauteng police spokesperson Kay Makhubela the suspects who drove a BMW went after a cigarette van and shot at the escort vehicle in an attempt to scare them off. The security vehicle however shot back and scared the suspects of. One of the suspects who escaped on foot was apprehended later while in possession of an unlicensed firearm.
11 JULY 2019
Sophia the humanoid to visit Bryanston
Today Duke Corporate Education will stream a live interactive session with Sophia the Robot, the first-ever humanoid robot citizen, to one million young minds in South Africa and beyond. The event will be held in Bryanston where 500 African Leaders will meet at the one-day conference to define the future of artificial intelligence and digital disruption. This event will be brought closer to home where Learners in Eldorado Park will be able to livestream the event from various Eldorado Park Schools as well as at Eldos fm. The interactive session with Sophia will start at 10am until 12pm Toady.
City of Joburg extends service hours at four clinics
Yesterday the city of Joburg announced that it has extended its service hours at four primary health care facilities. The member of the mayoral committee (MMC) for health and social development, Mpho Phalatse, said residents of Midrand West, Elias Motsoaledi, Windsor and Lenasia Extension 2, will now enjoy extended hours of service at their local clinics. Phalatse said with the support and dedication of the City’s Health and Social Development team the current administration has managed to extend this generous offering to 26 of their clinics, and the plan is to bring this number to 36 by the end of the 2019/20 financial year," She said the city has 79 fixed primary health care clinics that render a comprehensive package of primary health care services to the community, historically over 5 days a week, Monday to Friday.
Eldorado Park schools excited about future of Robotics
Today Duke Corporate Education in partnership with a Million Young minds hosted a Watch Party in JHB, for a live interactive session with the First-ever humanoid robot citizen, Sophia. School learners were able to interact and take selfies with Sophia and had discussions on artificial intelligence And the impact of technology on South Africa’s future. The event was brought closer to home where Eldorado Park learners had the opportunity to live stream the event at Eldos Fm and a number of schools in the community.
12 JULY 2019
Zero Hunger Program launched in Freedom Park
Eldorado Park Police Service together with South African Social security Services, Department of Social Development and the Freedom Park clinic gathered at the Rock Worship Center in Freedom Park to announce a preschool nutrition program to alleviate hunger. The Zero Hunger Program is aimed at combating poverty at all preschools in the Freedom Park informal settlement by providing food parcels to children who are from disadvantaged households.
Parts of Eldorado Park still without electricity due to a substation that burnt
City Power says it is currently working on the Power outage that was caused by a mini substation that burnt on Wednesday in Eldorado Park. The outage has affected residents in Nickel and Chrome streets leaving them without elect city for nearly 3 days. The Power Utility’s spokesperson, Isaac Mangena says technicians are in the process of replacing the damaged transformer. Power should be restored in the affected area later today.
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