Voice of the Cape


Cape Town injects millions to improve air quality

The City of Cape Town has invested more than R1 million in its Air Quality Management Unit. It operates through the Specialised Environmental Health Department, helps to monitor and measure the air of 13 community stations across the Metro. Mayoral Committee Member for Safety, JP Smith says recent data from[…]

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Cosatu marches set to disrupt traffic

Traffic congestion is expected in various cities across the country on Wednesday as the Congress of South African Trade Unions will be staging a national march. Disruptions are expected across the City of Cape Town in areas such as Buitenkant Street, Strand Street, Adderley Street, Wale Street, Spin and Bureau[…]

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National shutdown on Wednesday as Cosatu strikes

Wednesday’s national strike action organised by trade federation Cosatu will affect all sectors of the economy. So said Cosatu’s general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali, as the union declared its readiness for a total shut down of the country in all 13 provinces. About 100 000 workers are expected to join tomorrow’s[…]

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Capetonians mark 10th Muharram with salah for rain

While the City of Cape Town continues to urge residents to conserve water, VOC in collaboration with the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) is scheduled to host another Salatul-Istisqaa – the Islamic prayer for rain – symbolically coinciding with Sunday, the 10th of Muharram. This comes as the City this week[…]

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Cape Town gets tough with delinquent water users

The City of Cape Town plans to install roughly 2 000 water management devices per week on properties of excessive users to force down consumption, mayoral committee member Xanthea Limberg said on Monday. In a statement, Limberg said the devices will only allow water consumption of 350l per day on[…]

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Mkhize calls for unity in the ANC

ANC Treasurer General and party presidential hopeful, Doctor Zweli Mkhize, has again called for unity in the ruling party. Mkhize was addressing party members and members of the South African National Civic Organisation in the eThekwini region. He called on ANC branches to hold leaders accountable and to only vote[…]

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