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2015-05-05 06:00

Taxis

I have been travelling by taxi to and from work down De Wet Road. At the end of February I was in a taxi these young gangsters targeted. The taxi stopped at Daniel Avenue and people got out. Suddenly the taxi was surrounded by young boys aged 14 and 15. One small boy got into the taxi and wanted to grab a woman’s bag. The determination these guys had was too good to be true. I am forced now to take a bus home as I cannot put my life in such danger.

. Why must the taxi drivers pay for their safety? The police are not doing their job right. During the day it is not safe. People don’t want to use our taxi.

General

. City of Cape Town: our streets need pavements. The Divisional Council is long gone where we had to live with gravel roads and no pavements. Look around nearby our sportsfields. It is an eyesore for visitors at the sportsfield as well as the people driving to the Rondevlei Nature Reserve.

. The City should enforce stringent measures on people occupying property illegally, whether it is private or State-owned. We are taxpaying citizens and should be protected by the law. In the case of problematic tenants, what we need is a bylaw, whereby owners leasing out property is held responsible to ensure that fellow citizens are not being inconvenienced by tenants in any way. If residents complain and owners fail to take up the problem, they should be fined or taken to court by the City on behalf of the residents. If people are held accountable for their actions, they will step up. We should demand our rights, but be aware of our responsibilities.

. Eskom must come right. If they do their job right they will save [electricity]

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