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SAWS issues a flood warning for Cape Town from Thursday night into Friday

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'In case you thought shivering at the office was your only issue today in Cape Town, there’s a chance that you may be swimming home too.The South African Weather Service (SAWS) on Thursday afternoon issued a weather warning for parts of the south western Western Cape.A cold front is currently passing through the region.Warning 18/07/2019 22h00 TO:19/07/2019 08h00 Heavy rain leading to localised flooding is expected on places in the Cape Metropole, Overberg and the Cape Winelands tonight (Thursday) into tomorrow morning (Friday). — SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) July 18, 2019 “Heavy rain leading to localised flooding is expected on places in the Cape Metropole, Overberg and the Cape Winelands tonight (Thursday) into tomorrow morning (Friday),” reads the warning, which is in effect from 10pm tonight.While the rain is good news for Cape Town’s dams — which are currently more than 61% full — flood warnings are generally bad news for low-lying and naturally wet areas , like the Cape Flats.Afternoon satellite image (18 July 2019) – Cold front to the south-west of RSA with pre-frontal clouds over the south-western parts of the country, otherwise sunny.Enjoy, be safe and do something good today. @ReenvalSA How are you spending your #67minutes this #MandelaDay2019 ? pic.twitter.com/kZhvJXEp9l — SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) July 18, 2019 The warning comes to an end at 8am on Friday morning, but the cold front will likely leave behind some bitterly cold air across the region this weekend.Feature image: Andy Walker/Memeburn . The post SAWS issues a flood warning for Cape Town from Thursday night into Friday appeared first on Memeburn .'

Cleaning up: the truth about living with nannies and cleaners

Home and Decoration News South Africa

‘I hid from the truth about the domestic workers who ran my home, but finally I had to tell their story’ The first time I paid another woman to clean my apartment, it felt like an experiment. I was 24, and I’d recently started a job as a national
'‘I hid from the truth about the domestic workers who ran my home, but finally I had to tell their story’ The first time I paid another woman to clean my apartment, it felt like an experiment. I was 24, and I’d recently started a job as a national correspondent for a big newspaper. The assignment came with professional trappings and freedoms I’d never had before: a stylish office in a downtown skyscraper, a full-time research assistant, a travel budget that never seemed to run dry. It was a man who put me up to calling a house cleaner. I’d made the mistake of mentioning that I had to clean my house. He laughed. “Why are you doing your own cleaning? Hire somebody.” Continue reading…'

Reversible superglue proves strong enough to hold average man

Home and Decoration News South Africa

Snail slime-like substance appears to solve problem of weak and reversible or strong and irreversible adhesive A reversible superglue that mimics the under-appreciated properties of dried snail mucus has proved strong enough to bear the weight of an
'Snail slime-like substance appears to solve problem of weak and reversible or strong and irreversible adhesive A reversible superglue that mimics the under-appreciated properties of dried snail mucus has proved strong enough to bear the weight of an average man. Scientists who tested the slime-inspired product found that two sticky squares the size of postage stamps were sufficient to hold an 87kg (192lb) weight in the form of a volunteer engineering student. Continue reading…'