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Compensation for taxi drivers affected by Joburg's next BRT phase

25th July 2017 Compensation will be paid to minibus taxi operators affected by the next phase of the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, the City of Johannesburg said on Monday. Owners who will have their vehicles scrapped to make way for the R2.2-billion Phase 1C BRT project, will share more than... 

Cape Town housing expansion not linked to water crisis

20th July 2017 Cape Town's water restrictions cannot be blamed on new housing projects popping up around the city, the city's mayoral committee member in charge of water and sanitation said. "Despite our population growth almost doubling since 1996, our water demand remained relatively flat," said Xanthea... 

What is government doing about Cape Town’s water crisis?

19th July 2017 Cape Town's dam levels were at just over 26% on July 17, almost 17% down on the same week last year. The City says it is hard to use the last 10% of water in dams, meaning the dam levels are essentially about 16%, GroundUp reported. For a city that relies on historically wet winters, these... 

Mbalula, Maswanganyi to step into Uber feud

19th July 2017 Police Minister Fikile Mbalula is to intervene in the apparent conflict between Uber drivers and meter taxi drivers. This after violence escalated recently, resulting in the death of an Uber driver due to injuries he sustained during an attack near Loftus Versveld Stadium in Pretoria on June 10. 

Zuma should step aside – Gordhan

18th July 2017 President Jacob Zuma should step aside and allow someone to lead the country and reset the course to fulfil the kind of aspirations that Nelson Mandela and his generation had for South Africa, former finance minister Pravin Gordhan said on Tuesday. Gordhan told talk show host Eusebius McKaiser in... 

Capetonians still way off water-saving target

18th July 2017 Capetonians missed their goal of lowering their collective water usage to 500-million litres a day, by a whopping 113-million litres in the past week, a city official said on Monday. "The city requires all water users to use less than 87l of water per person per day in total, irrespective of... 

Uber, metered taxis accuse one another of intimidation tactics

18th July 2017 Meter taxi drivers and Uber drivers have levelled allegations of intimidation against one another as the recent clash between them intensifies. The Gauteng Provincial Metered Taxi Council has alleged that they were informed that Uber drivers were using various intimidation tactics such as the... 

Green Bond to help with 'new normal' of water shortages

13th July 2017 The City of Cape Town should spend some of the R1bn raised in its first Green Bond on installing digital water-use devices in homes, a University of Cape Town (UCT) senior lecturer has suggested. "We have no electronic dashboard to help us compare day-to-day consumption," Dr Kevin Winter, who is... 

State capture must be probed, 'billions of rands' lost through it recovered – Ramaphosa

12th July 2017 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa needs to recover all the money stolen through State capture. "We now know without any shred of uncertainty that billions of rands of public resources have been diverted into the pockets of a few," said Ramaphosa. 

Zuma has no grounds to stop state capture inquiry - Mkhwebane

12th July 2017 President Jacob Zuma has no grounds on which to attack the remedial action former public protector Thuli Madonsela set out in her State of Capture report, her successor says in court papers. His application for a court to review and set aside Madonsela’s recommendations lacks any prospect of... 

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