Angry councillors come to blows at council meeting

After protesters were ejected from the City of Cape Town council’s public gallery, Mayor Dan Plato also had to step in to keep councillors apart. As Thursday’s meeting got under way, protesters from the Social Justice Coalition raised banners, one of them accusing Plato of being a liar. At a[…]

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UWC council fight heads back to court

The long-running battle within the council of the University of the Western Cape (UWC) is set to go back to court. And, once again, the unresolved allegations of corruption, especially concerning a R70m security tender, continue to swirl amid claims of political interference, backstabbing and backhanders. On December 18, suspended[…]

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CT water restrictions could be upped

Cape Town’s mayoral committee said on Tuesday it had approved the stepping up of water restrictions to level two. In a statement the city said the item will now go before council for deliberation on December 10. “As we are situated in a water-scarce region, the city imposes level 1[…]

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Maties council insists it supports transformation

Stellenbosch University’s council maintains that it is fully committed to supporting transformation at the institution, despite claims that it is merely pulling the wool over the eyes of its students and staff. “I want to state unequivocally that the University council fully supports transformation at Stellenbosch University,” Council chairperson George[…]

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CT council to retain ageing employees with scarce skills

The City of Cape Town’s Council on Wednesday adopted a policy that could allow city employees with scarce skills to work until they are 65 years old. Individuals with a retirement age of 60 could apply for the extension. The city manager would approve motivated requests from the relevant executive[…]

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