City of Cape Town delays decision on social housing project

The Cape Town City council was scheduled on Thursday to announce its decision on the sale of City-owned land to housing non-profit organisation Communicare for redevelopment for social housing, GroundUp has reported. But the decision was pushed back to the next council meeting because “the DA caucus has some queries around[…]

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Metrorail line suspended at Bishop Lavis and Sarepta

The Metrorail’s central line at Bishop Lavis and Sarepta has been suspended temporarily from today. Spokesperson Riana Scott says the line has been suspended due to vandalism of a telecommunication cable. “Regrettably, we have no bus transport to offer as an alternative and customers are requested to make their own[…]

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Metrorail arson attacks: Delays 15 – 30 minutes

Commuters who make use of the Metrorail train service were faced with delays due to the destruction of ten carriages and five platforms. The trains were destroyed by a fire that erupted at Cape Town Train Station on Saturday. Spokesperson for Metrorail, Riana Scott, explained that Metrorail delays on Monday[…]

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Major delays at Cape Town Station

Metrorail Western Cape has warned rail commuters of delays of over an hour on Monday morning following arson attacks on trains at Cape Town Station on Saturday. A number of train services have also been cancelled. Metrorail said five platforms (numbers 8-12) at the station are out of commission while[…]

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Land claim delays frustrating claimants

Thousands of people are still in the dark regarding the status of their land restitution claims in District Six. However the vacant 93 hectares of land in the area has not been allocated to claimants. While government maintains it has seen progress in its campaign to speed up land restoration,[…]

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Technical issues with trains resolved: Metrorail

Metrorail says there will be no train delays for the near future, as all technical difficulties have been resolved. “All is set and back on track to run smoothly as of tomorrow, so commuters can be at ease about getting to work. All technical difficulties have been resolved and were[…]

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