Cape Town Mayor, Dan Plato, has appealed to residents to observe adherence and do everything to flatten the second peak of infections to avoid the City being declared a COVID-19 hotspot. In wishing residents a safe festive season, Plato says while beaches in the City remain open, residents must respect[…]
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[…]
Calls have heightened for top City of Cape Town officials to be suspended for their involvement in a recent eviction in Khayelitsha which has raised questions around police brutality. It comes after eThembeni informal settlement resident Bulelani Qholani was forcefully evicted from his illegally erected shack by City law enforcement[…]
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[…]
The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee has resolved to support the designation of Bo-Kaap as a Heritage Protection Overlay Zone and has recommended that Council approves a public participation process. This comes amidst continuous battles by Bo-Kaap residents to declare the area as a heritage site. Residents have been[…]
The battle for the protection of Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap received a boost on Tuesday after the mayor announced a proposal to have the historic quarter declared a Heritage Protection Overlay Zone (HPOZ). If the proposal is accepted at a council meeting planned for December 13, a public participation process will[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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)[…]
Outgoing Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille says she will give her replacement Dan Plato “the benefit of the doubt” to continue the work she did during her seven years in office. “He will be inheriting a city which is well run,” De Lille told News24. “The irony is that,[…]
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