[cape_town] - City of Cape Town to spend R4.4bn on water, waste

A draft 2019/20 budget tabled in council this week, with a proposed focus on crime, grime and housing, proposed a capital budget of R8.3billion and an operating budget of R40.7bn.

Deputy mayor and mayoral committee member for finance Ian Neilson said the council had worked hard to …

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[cape_town] - Nathi Nhleko's former chief of staff back in court on fraud claim

Mbangwa, 55, was summonsed earlier this month by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation unit after an investigation relating to his credentials was recently concluded.

Provincial Hawks spokesperson Simphiwe Mhlongo confirmed that Mbangwa, whose citizenship has also been questioned, would appear on Monday on charges of falsifying his qualifications.

“The …

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[cape_town] - Give children time to express themselves, says Mbete

MBOMBELA - National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete on Saturday appealed to parents in general to be "polite" so that their children can open up and express their feelings to them.

Mbete was addressing about 3 000 mourners at KaNyamazane Stadium at Mbombela in Mpumalanga during the funeral service of Nokhwezi Mthembu …

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[cape_town] - Eskom tariff hikes leave Cape consumers fuming

This follows a decision by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa to grant Eskom a 9.41% increase for 2019/2020, 8.10% for 2020/2021 and a further 5.83% for the 2021/2022 financial year. The increases are in addition to the 4.41% Nersa had already …

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[cape_town] - SCA rules roads within estates are private, not public

Durban - Streets in gated estates are not “public” and fines can therefore be imposed on those who fail to adhere to the rules of private roads.

That was the ruling made by the Supreme Court of Appeal this week in favour of the Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate Management Association …

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[cape_town] - #Elections2019: E-tolls reversal is a ‘poll ploy’

Johannesburg - Sanral’s decision to suspend pursuing Gauteng’s e-toll defaulters is a “sweetener” by the ANC.

“The ANC is aware that it runs the risk of losing Gauteng,” said political analyst Ralph Mathekga on Friday.

“Both the DA and the EFF have used e-tolls to demonstrate that the ANC …

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[cape_town] - Why restructuring embattled Eskom won’t end #LoadShedding

Recent power cuts and the announcement that power utility Eskom will be receiving R23 billion a year in government support for the foreseeable future are symptomatic of operational and financial crises at the utility.

The conventional wisdom is that a major restructuring will address the crisis. But this is misleading …

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[cape_town] - Government calls for urgent meeting as foreigners face renewed attacks

Pretoria - International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called for an urgent meeting with African ambassadors in Pretoria to discuss the current spate of violence targeting foreign nationals and their properties.

"The minister has expressed serious concern about the situation, and called on law-enforcement officers to deal with criminals …

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[cape_town] - #CTIJF2019 so far and what's to come

With the 20th celebration of Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) this weekend, music lovers are spoilt for choice. There are over 40 artists in the line-up, some performed last night, and the rest will perform tonight at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).The jazz festivities began on …

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