Mayor upbeat about Cape Town's future

2012-01-18 21:49

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town received an unqualified audit for the 2010/2011 financial year, Mayor Patricia de Lille said on Wednesday.

"The city performed well in the 2010/2011 financial year... despite the many challenges, the city has managed its resources in a way that will ensure its continued success going forward," she said.

The city received its eighth unqualified audit from Auditor General Terence Nombembe this week.

Nombembe declared the Western Cape the top province with 96% of its audit reports being financially unqualified with no findings.

City spokesperson Priya Reddy said improvements had been made in sectors like urban services, transport, and safety.

She said urban infrastructure saw R1.712bn in repairs and maintenance.

In the township of Khayelitsha, a public transport interchange was completed at a cost of R30m. Not far away, a parking terminal for buses and minibus taxis had been completed in Mitchells Plain.

In the central business district, the main terminal for the MyCiTi bus service was launched, with a dedicated bus lane to Table View and four feeder services around the city.

Reddy said a focus on safety had resulted in many more arrests for drunken driving. Arrests for drug-related crimes had increased by 46%.

  • Daryl - 2012-01-18 21:59

    Well this was expected. Correct management of tax payers funds. Well done.

      Denise - 2012-01-18 22:02

      Oh yes, it is a pleasure living here.

      Sean - 2012-01-18 23:16

      Just a pitty that the rest of the provinces can`t do the same :(

  • Neville - 2012-01-18 22:03

    Well done DA

  • Anton Mönnig - 2012-01-18 22:31

    Yup, Cape Town is the place to be. Well done Patricia, I have inside info that you're working your butt off! Good job, congratulations! Well done Zille for putting a fine team together. You're a good leader, wishing the ANC a congrats on their centenary. It'd be nice of them to congratulate you on a superb performance and outstanding leadership of a QUALIFIED team, and an outstanding province.

  • paul.maarman - 2012-01-18 22:41

    what can I say, that is how we rol!

  • Guillermo - 2012-01-18 22:51

    Well done Patricia, keep showing the rest od the country how it is done.

  • Alva - 2012-01-18 22:52

    DA! The way to go!

  • lydonmcg - 2012-01-18 22:53

    Excellent work all around. With the recent news of the DA's plan to bring universal broadband access to all Western Cape residents, I'm excited about our city and province's future!

      Shaun - 2012-01-19 10:15

      Hi I'm so envious of you guys down there in DA country. I am from PE and we came close, maybe next time.

  • Sylvia - 2012-01-18 23:01

    Congratulations to the DA. They have shown how a province should be run. Now will the others please follow suit.

  • Bob - 2012-01-18 23:02

    Cool beans those ANC farts how it should be done!

  • @RossWZA - 2012-01-18 23:18

    Ok now let's build a casino on Robben island.

  • The-Azanian - 2012-01-18 23:19

    i think da should take all the cities in mzansi and leave national for anc since they like travelling a lot. bcoz ct is like miami whereas joburg is like kolkata...seriously.

  • Grant - 2012-01-19 00:00

    @ Slyvia, Why should he ANC want to learn anything? There's no money in it for them. As it is they can rob the taxpayer blind and get away with it. The most that will happen is that Motlanthe will aain call for the redistribution f colourds arond the country. This time he will have a proper excuse vis they can teach deployed cadres how to do the job. The trolls are very quiet on the subject. I don't think it's because they've gone off duty (they work in shifts using the same name) I think they are just at a loss for words so let me help them out : "We inherited a situation where blacks had no housing, hospitals or schools In our rush to address matters the required records are not always kept. Look what we have achieved. Chris Hani baragwanath hospital is the biggest in the world. Prior to 1994 the township that is now Soweto was just veld."

  • Charmaine - 2012-01-19 00:20

    Tax Payers will be watching very carefully. The Sponsors will be watching as well. This is the type of information that man on the street should read about.

  • ian.rundle1 - 2012-01-19 07:40

    Congradulations DA. It is good to see honest governance in action. Now ANC perform - if you can.

  • Peter - 2012-01-19 10:41

    Koeberg Interchange still not finished, service at Groote Schuur hospital still pathetic, taxis do the same in the Cape as everywhere else, corruption with Chappies,crime is not much lower than the rest of SA, need I go on?

      Wollie - 2012-01-19 13:11

      Koeberg interchange is on the N2 so SANRAL is responsible. Grootte Schuur hospital is the responsibility of the department of health, not CT Corruption on chappies happened during the ANC tenure. So if your intention is to be critical of the city of CT then please do continue as you are not there yet!

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-05-15 09:52

    Yeah they do well, but these people donnot work according to the budget, why there are cheap materials used for the construction in Khayelitsha and instead of paving they put on some red soil? Still they are corrupt suka and the roads for public transport in the Mew Way road have pathole and in between the residents streets full of huge patholes. Still are corrupt

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