During her budget speech in March, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille announced a rise in water tariffs to deal with the water crisis in Cape Town. With Day Zero being moved to next year, the City is adamant that the tariffs will ensure that they deliver the services at the required level.
Despite the recent statistics about dam levels in the area, the Chris Hani District Municipality says that Bonkolo dam is at 10% and this is the reason for water cut-offs in Queenstown. Recent dam statistics from the Department of Water and Sanitation state that Waterdown dam which is about 33km from Queenstown and Xonxa dam which is 22km away are at 83,4% and 100,9% respectively.
Zwelethu Occupation Movement from Khayelitsha picketed outside provincial police headquarters demanding justice for murdered leaders.
Despite the Supreme Court ruling the Cape Town Refugee Office is still not open for first time asylum seekers.
Allegations of housing corruption have been made against Ward 44 councillor in Cape Town by members of the community who have been on the City’s housing list for years while Councillor Anthony Moses has been living in a Community Rental Unit since 2011. As a councillor, they say, his income should disqualify him from residency there.
The Eastern Cape Education MEC recently visited the school where a Grade R learner drowned in a pit-latrine and promised to build toilets.
On Human Rights Day, communities from informal settlements in Cape Town marched for land for housing.
South Africa will be celebrating Human Rights Day on Wednesday but Langa Old Flats residents feel that their rights and dignity are being undermined.
The South African Communist Party in East London took to the streets to demand accountable allocation of houses in Duncan Village and the need for the City to prioritize service delivery in the area.
Police and policing resources are biased in favour of urban precincts and the defense of property as is evident in the recent killing of five cops at Engcobo police station.
The appalling condition of roads in Eastern Cape towns is a resounding complaint from motorists who have to regularly repair their vehicles.
PRASA in the Western Cape has announced that it has put its regional head on special leave . This coincides with the reopening of Cape Town’s busiest train route that was suspended for 6 weeks.