It’s been confirmed that three construction workers lost their lives on Monday evening after one of their trenches collapsed in on them during some routine maintenance. The work, which was being carried out in the Cape Town suburb of Table View, has been suspended on Tuesday. 3 killed after trench collapsed[…]
This story is part of a three-part “Gang Wars” series, which this week focuses on Hanover Park. Since the start of the year, 45 people have been murdered in Hanover Park in the Western Cape and 12 people lost their lives to violence in June, the bloodiest month in the[…]
By Anees Teladia The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) plans to investigate the City of Cape Town’s (CoCT) bylaws and test them against the country’s Constitution. There has been a widespread public outcry against the City recently, after it was revealed that homeless people were being “targeted” and fined[…]
JP Smith has come under fire for his recent comments about homeless people in Cape Town. The City of Cape Town’s mayco member for safety and security paid Kieno Kammmies from Radio 702 a visit to talk, at length, about the current controversy that surrounds the provincial government in how it is dealing with[…]
The City of Cape Town has warned that it will take legal action against the homeless should they not pay fines for obstructing pavements and erecting shelters in non-designated areas. The city has been criticised following its decision to issue fines to homeless people who contravene its by-laws. Member of the Mayoral[…]
Following recent controversy surrounding the Muslim call to prayer (athaan) at the Zeenatul Islam Masjid, it seems that the City of Cape Town and the masjid could be looking at ways to protect the calls to prayer of all religions by making those calls exempt from similar noise complaints. In[…]
The Zeenatul Islam Masjid in District Six has asked the City of Cape Town (COCT) to exclude calls to worship from its noise disturbance bylaws. The City received a complaint about the noise generated by the Mosque’s call to prayer, or Athaan, last month but agreed to conclude their investigation[…]
Quality Filtration Systems (QFS), the V&A Waterfront desalination plant owner, has terminated its water supply contract with the City of Cape Town and will pursue legal action. The City was notified of this decision on 7 May. “The City is disappointed with this unilateral decision and is now considering the[…]
A Cape Town action group called Stop CoCT is pleading with the public to have their say on the proposed drought water tariff. The City of Cape Town has tabled a proposal to charge property owners with a drought levy to fund the income shortfall in order to facilitate water[…]
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