JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Flags were lowered to half mast and people in black townships, in upscale mostly white suburbs and in South Africa's vast rural grasslands commemorated Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers on Friday while pledging to adhere to the values of unity and democracy that he embodied ...more »
The National Works Agency yesterday restored access to the Kintyre community which was cut off following Sunday's flood rains which washed away a section of the ford across the Hope River. In the meantime, junior minister in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing Richard Azan announced yesterday that work should begin by early November on a replacement bridge for Kintyre. He said $100 million has been set aside for the project, $65 million of which will be used for installation of the new bridge and the remainder for river training and associated road works. Here residents of Kintyre look on as water rushes down the Hope River on Monday. The Kintyre bridge is the most central route used by residents of Hope Flats, Cosmo Mews, Clarke Street, St Joseph's Road, Bedward Pastures and surrounding areas. (Photo: Michael Gordon)
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