An Ocean View resident has laid a complaint against Mayor Dan Plato after being told to “shut up”. Last Friday, Plato visited Ocean View to observe the work of a local neighbourhood watch. Aslam Richards approached the mayor and questioned him about a housing project. Plato was then caught on[…]
Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato says his office has written to Cooperative Governance Minister requesting the opening of beaches, public parks, and reserves during of the lockdown. Plato says these open spaces allow people to follow protocols such as social distance, as opposed to . Plato says many residents have[…]
A legal case is being sought against the City of Cape Town after it moved 1,500 displaced people off the streets and accommodated them at the Strandfontein Sports Complex at the start of the national lockdown. The City’s move was carried out in accordance with the Disaster Management Act Regulations.[…]
The City of Cape Town and the national government are in a feud over where to house refugees that have been squatting in the Cape Town CBD since October last year. A number of foreign nationals occupied the UNHRC building in Greenmark Square to demand that they are repatriated to[…]
As the first week of the national lockdown comes to a close, the City of Cape Town finds itself scrambling to place some 4000 homeless people in a proper shelter to aid in flattening the curve of Covid-19. After facing flak from the public for rounding up street people and[…]
South African’s femicide and gender-based violence awareness has undoubtedly spiked recently with several high-profile cases of rape and murder making local headlines for long periods and now the City of Cape Town is looking to increase meaningful social engagement with academics and professionals on the matter. At the launch of[…]
Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato has promised protesting residents that he will visit their communities to get a clearer picture of their grievances. Residents of informal settlements in Cape Town, such as Khayelitsha, Philippi and Kraaifontein, demonstrated outside the Cape Town Civic Centre on Thursday while Plato proposed budget adjustments[…]
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