Water vir Kaapse boere uit Theewaterskloofdam gelaat

Die sluise van die Theewaterskloofdam is sedert 1 November oop en sal oop bly vir die afsienbare toekoms totdat almal wat water vir besproeiing moet kry, dit ontvang het.

Die dam verskaf die meeste van die water aan die droogte geknelde Kaapse Skiereiland waar inwoners Woensdag gehoor het hulle kan reeds so vroeg as 18 Maart toustaan vir drinkwater. Dít sal gebeur indien “inwoners nie meer water spaar nie”.

Die departement van waterwese en sanitasie het Woensdag by navraag gesê: “Besproeiers aan Riviersonderend is geregtig op hul toewysing. Die vrylatings is egter verminder tot 60% van hul toewysing.”

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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 time it’s different. Never in recorded history has Cape Town encountered a drought of such severity for three consecutive years.
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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 aangebreek dat die DA en sy Kaapstadse burgemeester Patricia de Lille opstaan en aanspreeklikheid vir die krisis aanvaar.

Botha-Rossouw sê dit druis in teen die aanvaarde beginsel dat gebruikers moet betaal vir dit wat hulle gebruik. Kapenaars moet nou betaal omdat hulle nie gebruik nie. Die VF Plus het teen die heffings gestem.
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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 arrested three people in the early hours of Sunday morning, Western Cape police said.

“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.
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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 het na bewering die forensiese ondersoek na Whitehaed se bedrywighede “gestaak”.

Die vergadering wat geslote was het opdrag gegee dat Ebrahim, Whitehead en De Lille se uitvoerende direkteur, Craig Kesson, binne sewe dae redes moet verskaf hoekom hul nie op voorkomende skorsing geplaas moet word nie.

Foto: Patricia de Lille

Deur: Die Vryburger


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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 on Tuesday that the owner, who he is representing, was not detained.

Hendricks declined to comment further as he said the matter formed part of an ongoing investigation.

Western Cape Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha confirmed four guns were seized in an ongoing investigation and a matter relating to the non-compliance of the Firearms Control Act.

Arrests linked to security companies have played out recently.

On Monday Grant Veroni, of the company Skhosana Maponyane Hall Phillips and Khumalo, trading as The Security Group (TSG), which has twice before been the target of police and Hawks operations, appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on an illegal possession of a firearm charge.

He was arrested on Saturday, for the second time in about three months, and it is understood a firearm was seized.

Veroni is expected back in the dock next week.

He and Vincent Phillips, who also works at TSG, were previously arrested in September.

At the time, the Hawks said Veroni and Phillips were arrested on charges under the Firearms Control Act.

On Monday after Veroni’s appearance, police officers searched a vehicle linked to controversial businessman Nafiz Modack outside the court.

Modack, along with four burly men, had been present at court for Veroni’s case.

Earlier this year a new grouping headed by Modack started taking control of nightclub security in Cape Town from a more established grouping.

Several violent incidents and shootings have played out since the start of the takeover.

A task team, set up by the Hawks to tackle serious threats in the Western Cape, is investigating underworld violence in nightclubs.

By: News24


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Kaapse Klopse-karnavalvereniging kry geen befondsing vir beoogde Kaapstadse Straatparade

MISKIEN ’n bietjie déjà vu? Want hier gaan ons al weer.

Die stadsvaders van die Stad Kaapstad en die organiseerders van die Cape Minstrel Carnival stamp vir die soveelste keer koppe omdat die Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association (CTMCA) ongelukkig is nadat die Stad sy aansoek om befondsing afgekeur het.

Dit volg op verlede week se launch van die beoogde Kaapstadse Straatparade (soos die ou Tweede Nuwejaarsparade nou heet) in samewerking met die Stad op 2 Januarie 2018.

Die Kaapse Klopse-karnavalvereniging het hard saam met die Stad aan die konsep gewerk.

Al die rolspelers sê hulle wil die optog inklusiewer maak, ongeag geloof.

JP Smith, burgemeesterskomiteelid vir veiligheid, sekerheid en maatskaplike ontwikkeling, sê dit moet ’n geleentheid van wêreldklas word en genoeg corporate sponsorship trek dat die Stad nie hoef uit te haal en te wys nie.

Maar nou is die Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association ontevrede dat die Stad nie wil geld gee nie.

Volgens EWN kan dié ding nog in die hof eindig.

Kevin Momberg van die CTMCA sê dit is nie net onregverdig van die Stad om nie geld te gee nie.

“Die ander issue is dat die Stad ook nie dié groep vir straatparades oorweeg nie. Hulle het ons aansoek afgekeur,” sê Momberg.

In Augustus het die Stad beplan om net meer as R6 miljoen te belê vir die klopse se aktiwiteite in die feestyd.

Dis nie die eerste keer dat die Stad en die CTMCA kop stamp nie.

Die CTMCA het mos in 2016 sy 36 groepe onttrek aan die amptelike Tweede Nuwejaarsviering en hul eie viering toe in die Athlone-stadion gehou.

Deur: Die Son


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Rape of resources, R5 million of abalone recovered, Brackenfell

A joint intelligence driven operation on Tuesday 31 October 2017, by members of the Hawks’ Marine group, Department of Agriculture Forest and Fisheries (DAFF) and Dog unit resulted in the arrest of two suspects aged 39 and 42 for running an illegal abalone processing facility.

The team followed up on information about a suspicious vehicle allegedly transporting abalone near Brackenfell.

The pursuit led them to an address along River Road, where an abalone processing facility was discovered, resulting in the arrest of the pair, and the subsequent seizure of over 40 000 units of abalone, weighing about 2233.5kg, which comprised of wet, dried and cooked units valued at just over R 5-million.

The pair is expected appear before the Kuilsriver Magistrate’s Court on 2 November 2017, to face charges related to dealing in abalone.

South Africa today – South Africa News


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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 Commission report in August and has been “studying the report” ever since.

Students are expected to assemble at the CPUT Cape Town campus at 11:00 before marching to Parliament, about 1km away.

Western Cape police told News24 that they were ready to “maintain law and order” during the unapproved protest action.

“Adequate numbers of resources have been deployed to police any occurrence which may arise,” Western Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Andrè Traut said on Wednesday morning.

By: News24


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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, volg op berigte dat kontrakteurs wat getender het, onttrek het van die proses nadat die stadsraad, onder leiding van Patricia de Lille van die DA, gesloer het met die proses en nuwe tenders wou aanvra.

Kontrakteurs sê hulle het baie moeite gedoen met die tenders en dat dit hulle baie gekos het, en nou word doelpale verskuif en tydsraamwerke eensydig en onrealisties aangepas.

Hulle sê dat die vertragings wat nou voorgekom het, daartoe gaan lei dat geen aanleg teen April volgende jaar in produksie sal kan wees nie. Teen daardie tyd is die damme reeds dolleeg, mits dit voor die tyd reën.

Deur: Die Vryburger


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