The fate of a group of evicted backyard dwellers illegally occupying land in District Six is uncertain. It comes as the City of Cape Town was granted an interdict against the demonstrators, who are demanding housing. Several families from across Cape Town set up camp on the land earmarked for[…]
The City of Cape Town is urging the public to help stop the ongoing vandalism at its libraries. The desperate call follows a series of attacks at facilities in recent weeks. According to the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community services and Health, Zahid Badroodien at least seven libraries have[…]
The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security directorate has defended Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato, amid calls for him to step down over an altercation with an Ocean View resident on Friday. According to the City, the footage was distributed by the Cape Coloured Congress (CCC) as a means[…]
Two weeks ago, a fire ravaged through the Hadji Ebrahim informal settlement in Belgravia, Athlone. The fire believed to have been started by a candle, killed one person and displaced over 120. However, since then, occupants have not received starter-kits to help rebuild their homes. This is due to the[…]
The burial space at the Johnston road cemetery in Athlone has reached capacity and there is no space for new bodies. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Vygieskraal Cemetery Board said in light of the increase in fatalities during the Covid-19 pandemic, it is now filled to capacity and[…]
By Tauhierah Salie As the festive season makes its appearance alongside fears of a second covid-19 wave in South Africa, the City of Cape Town launched its Safer festive Season campaign in Phillipi at the weekend. A particular focus will be placed on Covid-19 compliance and roadblocks, to ensure drunk[…]
Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security in the City of Cape Town, JP Smith, says law enforcement agencies will focus on enforcing compliance of alcohol laws over the festive season. He was speaking in Philippi during the launch of a safer festive season campaign. Smith says they have strengthened[…]
The City of Cape Town says it is extremely concerned about the personal safety of officials involved in its Urban Baboon Programme. An official, who had been threatened and his property vandalised, has opened a case with police for investigation. Mayoral committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Marian Nieuwoudt[…]
The City of Cape Town says it is determining the cost of damages to municipal property during the EFF protest in Brackenfell on Friday, with the intent of recovering costs through civil action. Initial reports indicate a fire engine was torched, roads and traffic lights were damaged, and a field[…]
The City of Cape Town said its R85-million (US$5.1 million) phase 4 housing project in Masiphumelele township is on track. In a statement released on Tuesday, mayoral committee member for human settlements councillor Malusi Booi visited the site and said 227 people will be benefiting from the housing project, which[…]
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