Dan Plato

Government commits to increasing energy capacity by 30%

The Department of Energy has gazetted new regulations outlining their commitment to sourcing over 11 800 MW of power for Independent Power Producers (IPPs) over the next few years. This new energy will be procured from diverse sources, including solar, wind, gas, coal and storage. While meeting the country’s energy[…]

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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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Plato reveals new Mayoral Committee for Cape Town

Cape Town’s new mayor Dan Plato revealed his new mayoral committee on Sunday after a fraught period of uncertainty at the council amid the crisis of his predecessor Patricia De Lille. “It is with great pleasure that I announce today a new, united, diverse, and energised Mayoral Committee (Mayco) to[…]

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Plato to elect new mayoral committee

Newly elected mayor Dan Plato is expected to be unveil his new mayoral committee this week. Plato has not indicated whether he will select a completely new committee or whether he would just replace Mayco members who resigned last week, following the resignation of former mayor Patricia De Lille. Plato[…]

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Dan Plato voted Cape Town Mayor

Dan Plato has been voted in as Cape Town’s new mayor on Tuesday at a special council meeting, taking the position for the second time. The position has been vacant since the resignation of former mayor Patricia De Lille who resigned last week, followed by eight other Democratic Alliance (DA)[…]

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