Municipality News

Aspen makes mega investment – reaffirming its confidence in Metro

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality welcomes Aspen Pharmaceuticals mega investment to the value of one billion rands, as it reaffirms the city’s status as a strategic and preferred investment destination. On Monday, 07 May 2018, the company officially unveiled its recently completed billion rand high containment facility in Nelson Mandela Bay. The commissioning of this…

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City takes the ‘admin’ out of warrant payments

In the latest innovation to make the payment of traffic fines easier, the City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service now allows motorists with fines that have progressed to warrants of arrest to finalise these warrants online. Read more below: Motorists have always been able to finalise warrants without appearing in court, but that required sending…

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City pilots e-Literacy and IBM DNA projects in Langa

The City of Cape Town recently launched an e-Literacy pilot project at the Langa public library. The project aims to help beginners or those who have lacked confidence to get to grips with basic computer literacy. The ‘IBM DNA’ pilot programme will introduce participants to the field of information technology and assess their suitability to…

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Animal Pound in Saldanha Bay Municipality

A newly built animal pound has been opened in the DA-led Saldanha Municipality. Located in Vredenburg, the animal pound was established because the municipality needed a facility where stray animals could be impounded and cared for. In 2010 a resolution was taken to identify and purchase land for this specific purpose, portion 30 of the…

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City bulks up its Facility Protection Officer programme

The City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Department has shifted into the next phase of its Facility Protection Officer (FPO) programme, which has increased its staff complement from an initial deployment of 50 facility wardens who participated in the pilot project to a current deployment of more than 200. The facilities protection pilot project was…

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Diphetogo – Moving the City forward in the right direction

The following speech extract was delivered during the 2018 State of the City Address by Mayor Herman Mashaba during a sitting of Council. Today marks the second State of the City Address under the multi-party coalition government. One thing I can assure you, is that a coalition government takes NOTHING for granted. We wake up…

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City spends R22 million on new roads in Gugulethu

A roads project to the value of nearly R22 million will commence in Gugulethu by mid-May. The purpose of the project is the upgrade and rehabilitation of eight concrete roads, dating from the 1960s when the apartheid government used rigid concrete for the construction of roads in the Cape Flats. Up to eight roads –…

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Free bus travel for the elderly and disabled

The Johannesburg City Council has approved a motion allowing pensioners and the disabled to travel for free on buses during off-peak times. This was announced by council speaker Vasco da Gama on Monday. The motion was tabled by councillor Devanand Maharaj of the Congress of the People last week and received overwhelming support. Maharaj‚ the…

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