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[…]
A number of foreign nationals sleeping on pavements in the Cape Town CBD have been fined 300 rand each for violating the city’s by-laws. Families with their children moved onto the pavement of Albertus street a few weeks ago, after they were removed from Long Market and Burg Streets on[…]
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reiterated it will not be able to resettle the large group of refugees involved in a stand-off with Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Unit, which is preventing them from sleeping on pavements in the CBD. The refugees were removed from the perimeter of the[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJCSA) has appealed to the Muslim community to allow the body to deal with the proposal of an additional R500 charge for burials conducted “after hours”. The post, from an unidentified source (pictured below), is being shared widely on Facebook and Whatsapp. It appeals to the[…]
A little girl was found alone in her father’s car after he went swimming in the False Bay surf on Sunday and never returned. According to Vaughn Seconds, National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Strandfontein station commander, the NSRI Strandfontein duty crew was activated at around 12:14 following reports from City[…]
The City of Cape Town and Golden Arrow Bus Services officially launched a new law enforcement unit in Mitchells Plain on Wednesday morning. The unit forms part of several interventions dedicated to increasing commuter safety in Cape Town. Six arrests have been made since the unit’s trial period began in[…]
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