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 Post subject: Re: Varsity Student Formites
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:06 pm 
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Hi Vs :)

Sorry I've been so quiet, but it's because I'm actually not technically a 'V' anymore, as I've now entered the working world and I'm grafting an 8 til 5 job.

Cheetah I freaking love beerpong!! One of my favourite games. I definitely need to take you on some time !!

Oh and I would also be very keen for a Vs Kruger weekend (assuming it doesn't clash with work :wall: )


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 Post subject: Re: Varsity Student Formites
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Hi guys Thank goooooooooooodness its friday

Cant wait for this week end its going to be a cracker :dance:

@Matt Dont worry I technically havent been a V since I joined, the working life does take some getting used to though :|

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Heppy Heppy bornday Spargs!!!!!

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Hey v's :mrgreen:

HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS SPARGS Hope you had an awesome morning and have a fantabulous evening :dance: :dance: :dance: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Varsity Student Formites
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Thanks for the Birthday wishes every one :mrgreen: I had a pretty awesome day

Next year my Bday wish will be no flooding in KNP since this is the 2nd year in a row its flooded there on my Bday :hmz:

I hope every one had an awesome week end :thumbs_up:

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPARGS

:congrats: :bdaysmile: :gflower: :gflower: :gflower:

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I just heard Shingwedzi is destroyed :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

Please Tell me the rumors are false :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Varsity Student Formites
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I think the word Destoyed has been used to freely, we cant be sure until we get proper damage reports. Limpopo and the Northern parts of Kruger has recieved huge amounts of rain

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 Post subject: Re: Varsity Student Formites
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Shingwedzi is not destroyed.
But the road to Pafuri is destroyed.

Keep a look out on the Kruger flooding 2013 topic and keep updated :thumbs_up:

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Elsa wrote:
Latest report in...

Lesego wrote:
UPDATE ON RAIN SITUATION IN THE KNP

Members of the KNP Disaster Committee met early this morning to assess the impact of the heavy rain in the Kruger National Park (KNP).
Members briefed the committee of their initial inspections and assessment regarding roads, water and sewer, vehicle fleet, electrical and mechanical as well Protection through the Operation Centre that has been set up in the Park.
There have been no reports of any major incidents throughout the park except the ones listed below.
Tshokwane: Low level bridge to staff and ranger houses were reported as over flowing resulting in staff personnel trapped at picnic site and others at living houses, but their lives are not threated.
Olifants and Sweni trails: Eleven tourists who were trapped at these trails have been safely airlifted to Satara.
Tamboti: The camp is isolated with 8 guests and staff including the section ranger. The water levels are being constantly monitored and a rescue plan will be executed to airlift them to Satara.
Talamati, Biyamiti: The camps have been closed and guests moved to the safety of Satara and Berg en Daal.
Houtboschrand: Four patrol rangers and a SANDF unit are stuck in the area, they are in constant contact with the Section Ranger and will be assisted.
Muzanzene: Four guests and one staff member have been air lifted to safety.
Shingwedzi: All guests were evacuated to Mopani last night. 70 staff members are currently being evacuated.

ROADS
H1/1 link road between Skukuza and Pretoriuskop has been closed off due to the heavy current over the low level bridge.
Crocodile Bridge Gate is overflowing and as a result the camp has been isolated and no cars are allowed through.
Lucy Nhlapo: Regional Manager Marula: KNP has reiterated her appeal to all visitors to the Park to stick to the tarred roads as all gravel roads have been closed for safety reasons.
At this stage all is still in order at the Skukuza Rest Camp, the biggest in the Park, with the Nwatsishaka river level slowly rising but flowing steadily, however the low level bridge is currently closed as water is overflowing at high velocity, while the high level bridge is being constantly monitored.
NORTHERN PART OF KNP:
The Northern part is still experiencing heavy downpours and the bush camps are still out of bounds. Visitors are still urged to drive only on tarred roads.

Camps and Facilities Closed

• Sirheni,
• Shimuwini,
• Shingwedzi
• Bateleur
• Boulders
• Tamboti
• Talamati
• Muzanzane
• Biyamiti
• Crocodile Bridge
• Makhadzi Picnic Spot
• All trails camps and Wilderness Safaris

Gates Closed

• Crocodile Bridge
• Orpen
• Punda Maria
• Pafuri
• Giriyondo Port of Entry
• Pafuri Port of Entry

Roads Closed

• H1 – 2 Sand River & Sabie Low water bridge – alternatively motorists can use H12
• H1/1 link road between Skukuza and Pretoriuskop has been closed off due to low level bridge overflowing.
• H1-1 – Pretoriouskop to Malelane T-Junction
• H10 – Lower Sabie to Tshokwane
• H7 – Satara to Orpen
• H1 – 9 – Pafuri entrance to Punda
• H15 – Punda Maria to Shingwedzi
• H1 – 6 Letaba to Mopani
• Nwaswitshaka low level bridge.

o NB: All gravel roads in the park have been closed off for safety and motorists are requested to stay on tarred road.

“Generally our emergency plans are running accordingly and we’re constantly monitoring the developments, if anyone requires an update, our emergency 24hour hotline is available 013 735 4325. Please call to check on the conditions in the area you intend visiting” concluded Lucy Nhlapo.
Ends…
Issued by:

SANParks Corporate Communications

Media Enquiries:

Reynold “Rey” Thakhuli, GM: Media Liaison. Tel: 012 426 5170 Cell: 073 373 4999 Email: rey.thakhuli@sanparks.org

Ike Phaahla, SANParks Media Specialist. Tel: 013 735 4300 Cell: 0836736974 Email: isaac.phaahla@sanparks.org

Travel and Tourist Enquiries:
Emergency 24 hour hotline: 013 735 4325

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 Post subject: Re: Varsity Student Formites
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I just heard Shingwedzi is destroyed :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

Please Tell me the rumors are false :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:


they evacuated everyone there- staff members last- today. the people were waiting on roofs and things. This is the same area as the 2000 floods and some say that it is even worse. it is crazy. It's too much rain.

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http://www.jacarandafm.com/kagiso/conte ... ue-resumes

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 924&type=1
(Northern Kruger)

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 634&type=1
(mapungubwe)

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 779&type=1
(Timbavati area.)

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 924&type=1

some of these are from Lourens' pictures on facebook.

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As long as everybody is safe :pray:


I am not a weather expert, but sometime we will hit a drought cycle. Then instead of expenses from damage to man-made things, we will have the weakest animals dying of dehydration.And an increase in Anthrax and TB plaguing the animals

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 Post subject: Re: Varsity Student Formites
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I have not seen the Shing have even little flowing water around the camp, and if it reached to what it was in 2000.

MAY GOD PROTECT everyone in the park, and hopefully the animals and tourists remain safe. My :pray: are with everyone.

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 Post subject: Re: Varsity Student Formites
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Hello V's :D

Time to go pick up my mom in Secunda where I abandoned her a few days ago :thumbs_up:

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