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CITY OF CAPE TOWN THE ONLY METROPOLIS TO RECEIVE CLEAN AUDIT

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CAPE TOWN – The Auditor-General’s report has revealed that the City of Cape Town is the only metropolitan municipality which received a clean audit in 2015-2016 financial year

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu released the results on Wednesday saying 14 districts municipalities received clean audits.
The provinces with the highest clean audits were the Western Cape with 80% of its municipalities receiving clean audits.

Makwetu said the Western Cape was continuing with setting the pace on growing its clean audit numbers from 73% in the previous years to 80% in 2015\2016.

He noted the Western Cape’s “focused interventions” and the support from provincial leadership.

“The support from provincial leadership through the premier’s coordinating forum, operation clean audit and municipal governance review and outlook processes continued to bear fruit,” said Makwetu.

Following slowly behind was KwaZulu-Natal with only 18% of its municipalities receiving clean audits.

And only 16% of The Eastern Cape’s municipalities received clean audits.

Gauteng lagged behind with only the Midvaal maintaining its clean audit status.

Makwetu said there was need to focus on accountability and filling of important vacancies, such as municipal manager and financial officers.

He said this was key to improving audit performance of municipalities.
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TRAIN ROBBERS TERRORISE COMMUTERS ALONG CAPE TOWN NOTORIOUS LINE

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CAPE TOWN – While Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) executives were meeting with United National Transport Union (Untu) representatives to discuss safety concerns on the central line, another attack took place on the same

STEVEN PIENAAR BACK HOME, DOING GOOD WHEREVER HE GOES

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Steven Pienaar (Photo by Johan Rynners/Gallo Images)

CAPE TOWN – On a bright Saturday morning in Westbury, an excitable group of children gather around the community centre where Steven Pienaar is conducting a flurry of media interviews.

Pienaar is as popular as ever in the suburb in which he was

TRAFFIC: WARD COUNCILOR SHOT DEAD IN PHILIPPI EAST, CAPE TOWN

Eye Witness News

Councillor Xolile Gwangxu was shot dead in Philippi East. Picture: Twitter/@MmusiMaimane.

CAPE TOWN – A ward councillor has been shot dead in Philippi East.

Councillor Xolile Gwangxu was gunned down following a meeting at a local community hall on Wednesday night.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unclear at this stage and arrests have yet to be made.

The City of Cape town’s JP Smith says: “Councillor Gwangxu was shot in front of witnesses at his office at point-blank range. The city immediately dispatched Metro police members and Special Investigation Units to assist the SA Police Service with the investigation. We’re hoping for an early breakthrough so that we can bring his attackers to justice.”

 

PHOTO:Councillor Xolile Gwangxu was shot dead in Philippi East. Picture: Twitter/@MmusiMaimane.

 

SHOCKING! MAN LOSES 5OOK ON GUMTREE SCAM

 

web_photo_Gumtree_advert_sale_161015: A screengrab of social marketing and classifieds site, Gumtree, shows the page which results from clicking on a link for the sale of a 19-month-old baby boy at R5,000. A 20-year-old woman has been arrested.

CAPE TOWN  – Online shopper has falling victim to Gumtree scam according to reports on eNCA

Welkom police in the Free State have urged online shoppers to avoid falling victim to scams when buying items on Gumtree.

Police spokesperson Captain Stephen Thakeng said that in one incident a

KIM KARDASHIAN ACCUSED OF PUTTING ON BLACKFACE ON MEDIA, RESPONDS TO THEORY

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Kim Kardashian Responds to Blackface Accusations

Kim Kardashian is speaking out after she was accused of putting on blackface for her recent Kim Kardashian Beauty ad.

The 36-year-old reality star says that she was “really tan” when she shot the image, seen below.

“I would obviously never want to offend anyone,” Kim said in a new interview with The New York Times. “I was really tan when we shot the images, and it might be that the contrast was off. But I showed the image to many people, to many in the business. No one brought that to our attention. No one mentioned it.”

“Of course, I have the utmost respect for why people might feel the way they did. But we made the necessary changes to that photo and the rest of the photos. We saw the problem, and we adapted and changed right away. Definitely I have learned from it,” Kim added.

 

PHOTO: Supplied

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