De Lille threatens legal action if removed as mayor

As Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille waits to learn her fate at the weekend, she has threatened to take legal action against those who accused her of using taxpayers’ money to upgrade her house. De Lille was placed on special leave after mayoral committee member JP Smith, accused her[…]

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Input needed on Trafalgar Park upgrades

The City of Cape Town has appealed to residents in the surrounding area to comment on the upgrades and maintenance plans of Trafalgar Recreation Park. “The City needs residents around Trafalgar Park to comment on its maintenance,” says mayoral committee member of energy, environmental and spatial planning Johan van der[…]

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Zuma does not have to pay back Nkandla money

President Jacob Zuma will not have to pay back any money towards the R246m tax-payer funded security upgrades to his home in Nkandla, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko said on Thursday. In a live broadcast, he said that the “firepool”, the new cattle kraal, chicken coop and culvert, as well as[…]

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Infrastructure upgrades must continue: Zuma

Improvements to water and energy infrastructure must continue in the new year, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday. “[In 2014], we celebrated the milestone of 11 million connections to electricity since 1994,” he said in his new year’s statement. “This successful programme has brought into sharp focus the need to[…]

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SIU says Zuma enriched by Nkandla upgrades

The Special Investigating Unit has found that President Jacob Zuma was enriched by state-funded improvements to his Nkandla home, but placed the blame for millions lost as the project escalated into “unacceptable extravagance” on his architect Minenhle Makhanya. It said its investigation showed that, through Makhanya’s direct doing, the state[…]

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