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[…]
The intentions behind one of the City of Cape Town’s development projects has been questioned by the Phillipi Horticultural Area (PHA) Food and Farming Campaign. It follows the signing of a R40 million agreement between the City and the Philippi Economic Development Initiative (PEDI), described by the City as “a[…]
The City of Cape Town is in the process of updating its streets, public places and the prevention of noise nuisances by-law and has emphasized that it will not affect the call to prayer at local mosques. It follows concern over the amendment of the by-law, which was cited in previous[…]
The City of Cape Town and the national government are in a feud over where to house refugees that have been squatting in the Cape Town CBD since October last year. A number of foreign nationals occupied the UNHRC building in Greenmark Square to demand that they are repatriated to[…]
As the first week of the national lockdown comes to a close, the City of Cape Town finds itself scrambling to place some 4000 homeless people in a proper shelter to aid in flattening the curve of Covid-19. After facing flak from the public for rounding up street people and[…]
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