Cape Town’s water crisis: driven by politics more than drought

Cape Town is hurtling towards “Day Zero”: the day taps run dry. This is expected in mid-May, just weeks after the city’s new water supplies are due. Cape Town is quite used to surviving dry years. Water restrictions get it through and then dams refill, thanks to the wet years that usually follow. But this […]
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DA al in 2011 gewaarsku oor waterkrisis

Die Stad Kaapstad kry vanuit opposisiegeledere behoorlik die wind van voor na sy besluit om ‘n sogenaamde droogteheffing in te stel. Erika Botha-Rossouw, VF Plus-raadslid vir Stad Kaapstad, sê dit is onregverdig om nou deur ʼn heffing die inwoners te straf omdat hulle voldoen aan die oproep om water te bespaar, en die tyd het […]
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Three arrested – Cops uncover drugs laboratory in Cape Town

“Milnerton police members followed up on information they received from the community about drug activities at a house in Diluta Road, Sunset Beach, Milnerton, and arrested three suspects on drug-related charges,” Captain FC van Wyk said. Police in Milnerton, Cape Town, following up on information received from the public, uncovered a drug manufacturing laboratory and […]
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Stad Kaapstad in die spervuur

Tender onreëlmatighede, dissiplinêre stappe teen senior personeellede en die sluiting van ’n forensiese ondersoek is bespreek tydens ‘n spesiale raadsvergadering van die DA beheerde Kaapse Stadsraad. Daar is gevra dat ondersoek heropen moet word rondom korrupsie bewerings teen Melissa Whitehead, die kommissaris van stedelike beplanning. Die DA burgemeester, Patricia de Lille en raadsbestuurder Achmat Ebrahim […]
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More guns seized in ‘underworld’ firearms clampdown in Cape Town

Firearms have been seized from the owner of a Cape Town security company – the latest in a string of actions clamping down on apparent underworld activities. The firearms were confiscated from the owner of the company, whose name is known to News24, in Bellville on Tuesday. Bruce Hendricks, who heads up Hassan-Harmse Attorneys, confirmed […]
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UCT, CPUT students to descend on Parliament over Fees Commission report

University of Cape Town (UCT) and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) students are set to march to Parliament on Wednesday to demand that President Jacob Zuma release the Fees Commission report. This comes as Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivers his medium-term budget statement to the legislature. – Mini Budget site Zuma received the Fees […]
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Kaap ontsoutingsproses verloop nie vlot

Kaapstad sal hul eerste ontsoutingsaanleg gereed hê net voordat damme in die stad gaan opdroog. Dit aldus Xanthea Limberg van die stad se burgemeesterskomitee rakende water en energie sake. Verbruikers sal egter moet saamleef daarmee dat water nie meer ‘n goedkoop kommoditeit gaan wees nie. Die skielike bekendmaking dat die ontsoutingsaanleg binnekort gereed gaan wees, […]
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Kaapstad wil Metrorail-treinstelsel oorneem

Kaapstad wil die bestuur van die Metrorail-treinstelsel in die stad oorneem uit vrees dat die hele openbare vervoerstelsel, wat grootliks op treindienste staatmaak, in duie kan stort. Brett Herron, burgemeesterskomiteelid vir vervoer en stedelike ontwikkeling, het op ’n mediakonferensie gesê al hoe minder pendelaars gebruik die treindienste omdat treine laat is, mense onveilig is en […]
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Philippi Community Threatens To Take Matter Into Own Hands After Fatal Shooting

This follows the fatal shooting in the Marikana informal settlement in Philippi East last week in which 11 people were killed. Some Philippi and Nyanga community members say they will take matters into their own hands to fight crime. This follows the fatal shooting in the Marikana informal settlement in Philippi East last night in […]
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Cape Town’s Special Investigation Unit shut down

The City of Cape Town’s Special Investigation Unit‚ which worked with police and international law enforcement agencies such as the FBI‚ has been shut down. The unit had a wide mandate and‚ before it’s mandate was changed along with it’s name in August‚ it was tasked with assisting the Hawks and the FBI in obtaining […]
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