Western Cape in for wet weekend as heavy rainfall, flooding expected

2019-10-24 13:16

Heavy rainfall and flooding has been predicted for the western parts of South Africa as a cold front is set to hit.

Response to City of Cape Town's fireworks sites ban mainly positive

2019-10-14 14:18

There has been a largely positive reaction to the news that the City of Cape Town will not have any designated sites for fireworks this year.

Firefighters engaged in 'misinformation campaign' about overtime pay - City of Cape Town

2019-09-27 12:55

The City of Cape Town says threats by firefighters to "withdraw" their services over alleged unpaid overtime is part of a "misinformation campaign".

City of Cape Town to push ahead with Gandhi statue proposal, despite majority of public comments being negative

2019-09-26 15:31

A proposal to erect a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Cape Town has been opposed in 55% of the 66 public comments received, but the City of Cape Town is still hoping to go ahead with the plan.

UPDATE: Firearms belonging to Cape Town law enforcement officers shot recovered, suspects still at large

2019-09-04 16:58

The City of Cape Town confirmed that the two law enforcement officers who were seriously wounded after being shot at, have died in hospital.

City of Cape Town issues deadline to MyCiTi N2 Express operators

2019-08-27 20:27

The City of Cape Town has given MyCiTi N2 Express operators an ultimaturm to get the wheels on the bus turning again after the service was suspended over a contract.

Welfare state looms, 'gangster culture' robs opportunities - Cape Town mayor

2019-08-22 22:00

By working together government and the business sector must prevent Cape Town and South Africa from becoming a welfare state, says the Mother City’s mayor Dan Plato.

Beach swearing ban in Cape Town? 'Jou ma se beach' laws unpacked

2019-08-21 18:29

The City of Cape Town is taking flak for its proposed new coastal by-laws, with a proposed prohibition on swearing raising the ire of many.

Desalination plant battle: City of Cape Town hits back, asks court to dismiss R50m lawsuit

2019-08-21 11:15

The City of Cape Town has asked the Western Cape High Court to dismiss legal action launched against it by the company that built a desalination plant at the V&A Waterfront.

'We cannot dare to start making exceptions' for homeless - Plato on pavement by-law fines

2019-07-31 15:38

The ANC in the Western Cape is trying to paint the City of Cape Town as a municipality that doesn't care for the homeless when the opposite is true, Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato has said.


City of Cape Town makes fireworks site available for Diwali

2019-10-15 16:36

The City of Cape Town has backed down on its decision not to have designated fireworks sites this year, after receiving complaints from the Hindu community.

Sewage spill causes a stink in Cape Town suburb

2019-10-11 06:19

A faulty sewage pump is causing a stink among residents of Table View in Cape Town who are concerned about the environment and potential for diseases.

Cape Town firefighters demand overtime pay, deliver warning to City ahead of fire season

2019-09-26 17:24

The South African Municipal Workers Union has warned the City of Cape Town that, with fire season fast approaching, it will have to make do with less firefighters if it is not prepared to pay them for overtime.

Property auction disrupted after Woodstock family evicted from home of 43 years

2019-09-17 18:12

Housing and community activists disrupted a property auction in Mouille Point to protest against the eviction of 80-year-old Kenneth Blaine and his family, GroundUp reports.

City of Cape Town considers night vision goggles to catch criminals

2019-08-28 06:14

Will night vision goggles help flush out criminals in hiding?

Hanover Street's famous name returns amid claims that 'real' site was not chosen

2019-08-24 09:17

Hanover Street supposedly got its old name back this week after a motion was passed by the City of Cape Town in a full council meeting - but is it geographically correct?

Bad publicity may cost Cape Town jobs - Mayco member

2019-08-22 14:16

The tourism economy is very important for Cape Town and any bad publicity has a knock-on effect which could ultimately impact thousands of jobs provided by the industry, warns James Vos, the City of Cape Town's Mayco member for economic development.

Poor Cape Town households spend 43% of income on transport – Mayco member

2019-08-21 14:14

Poor households in Cape Town spend about 43% of their income on transport, according to the City’s Mayco member for urban development, Felicity Purchase.

City of Cape Town procurement process hobbling construction sector - industry body

2019-08-16 06:00

The slow tender and procurement processes of the City of Cape Town are further crippling property development and the construction sector in the city, claims the Western Cape Property Development Forum.

Prelim tests show Cape Town's discoloured water poses no health risk, says City

2019-07-30 19:49

Preliminary tests done on the discoloured water in Cape Town's distribution system has found it does not pose a health risk, although locals are advised to continue boiling it before use.

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