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EMERGENCY: ZILLE OFFICIALLY DECLARES WESTERN CAPE A DISASTER ZONE AS ‘DAY ZERO’ APPROACHES

The disaster will be classified for a three-month period which can be extended if the need arises.

The City of Cape Town tweeted this image of Faure Reservoir after a pilot was launched to help lower water use. Picture: @CityofCT on Twitter

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille on Monday officially declared the Western Cape a disaster area in response to the current drought crisis – the worst in more than a century.

“The disaster declaration will accelerate the Western Cape Disaster Management Centre’s Project ‘Avoiding Day Read more

CITY OF CAPE TOWN ACCUSED OF APARTHEID PRACTICES

Khayelitsha and other townships still rely on apartheid-era mast lighting that towers about 30m or more in the air and can cast deep shadows in streets and between structures, creating cover for aggravated assaults and other crimes.

CAPE TOWN – Township residents on Saturday accused the city of continuing apartheid-era spatial planning practices at a Social Justice Commission (SJC) meeting on their new advocacy campaign for better street lighting in Khayelitsha, Nyanga, Harare and other townships.

Last week, the SJC Read more

KENYAN NEWSPAPER SLATES PRESIDENT ZUMA FOR ‘DESTROYING’ MANDALA’S PARTY

The newspaper describes Zuma’s time in office as a ‘baleful presidency’ and Dlamini-Zuma too lacking in charisma for her to lead Africa’s oldest liberation movement.

Daily Nation front page May 22, 2017.  Picture: Twitter

“Zuma, man who brought down Mandela’s party,” blared the headline on the front page of Kenyan newspaper Daily Nation on Monday.

The article, written by Chris Erasmus, posits 15 reasons why African National Congress presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is unlikely to Read more

CITY OF CAPE TOWN AWAITS DOCS FOR ALL BLACKS, SPRINGBOK FACE-OFF

SA Rugby confirmed on Monday that the Test match between the Springboks and the All Blacks is scheduled for 7 October, pending the outcome of the application.

City of Cape Town logo. Picture: Twitter/@CityofCT.

CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town has told Eyewitness News that they are yet to receive the necessary documentation regarding an application for a security certificate for Newlands Read more

CAPE TOWN MAYOR DE LILLE APPOINTS CITY’S FIRST CHIEF RESILIENCE OFFICER

MAYOR OF CAPE TOWN

CAPE TOWN – In partnership with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, the City of Cape Town has announced the appointment of Craig Kesson as its chief resilience officer (CRO), mayor Patricia de Lille said on Sunday.

100RC was dedicated to building resilience in cities around Read more

SA ON THE VERGE OF BECOMING A MAFIA STATE – SACC

The report is a consolidation of information received from corruption whistle-blowers opting not approach authorities due to fear of victimisation.

CAPE TOWN – Rampant corruption driven by efforts to capture all apparatus of the State and a Cabinet with “a diminishing integrity” are pushing South Africa to the brink of becoming a mafia state, with no point of return, the SA Council of Churches (SACC) said on Thursday.

The organisation released its report of the Unburdening Read more

DENTIST, BEAUTICIANS LANDS TOP ESKOM DEALS

A dentist and a beautician are two of the unlikely beneficiaries of multimillion-rand contracts that Eskom handed out to supply diesel for its power generators.

CAPE TOWN – The shocking revelation comes in a week in which four senior Eskom officials were suspended pending an inquiry into a range of issues behind South Africa’s ongoing power crisis.

The Sunday Times can reveal that Johannesburg dentist Dr Maxine Kekana’s company KEKOIL and beauty therapist Monica Nkosi’s firm Kamoso Fuels were given deals to supply Read more

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