Spat over upmarket Cape Town school's swimming pool plan

2017-12-08 13:25

A group of Oranjezicht residents are up in arms at a decision by the City of Cape Town to approve a plan by St Cyprian’s School for extensive development on its land, including a new swimming pool.

Drought: Has Cape Town planned properly for Day Zero?

2017-12-06 13:06

Day Zero kicks in when the dams are down to 13.5%. Curious to understand both how Day Zero is calculated, and how things will work if it happens, GroundUp sent the City some probing questions.

De Lille is talking 'nonsense' - DA federal council chair

2017-11-30 14:02

The DA’s federal council chairperson, James Selfe, has labelled Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille’s claim that there are attempts within the party to undermine spatial integration as "nonsense".

De Lille's executive director accessed 'confidential forensic reports' - City manager

2017-11-22 05:30

Cape Town city manager Achmat Ebrahim has alleged Craig Kesson, the executive director in Mayor Patricia de Lille's office, got hold of confidential forensic reports without permission.

'Confidential' council meeting to discuss City of Cape Town corruption allegations

2017-11-21 12:18

Tender irregularities, disciplinary action against senior staff members and the shutdown of a forensic investigation are being discussed at a 'confidential', special City of Cape Town council meeting.

Hawks investigation could reveal if officials on gang payroll

2017-11-15 11:09

A Hawks investigation could reveal whether officials, including those from the City of Cape Town, have been working with gangsters and assisting them in various activities including drug trafficking.

Eskom not ignoring governance issues - acting CFO

2017-10-31 17:52

Eskom is not ignoring governance issues which need to be addressed, but investigations into these have to be allowed to unfold first, its acting CFO Calib Cassim tells Nersa.

City's food basket faces uncertain future

2017-10-28 07:00

The Philippi Horticulture Area still faces an uncertain future, 20 months after GroundUp first reported on the planned developments.

Cape Town's water crisis: 5 things you should know

2017-10-19 13:28

Cape Town is experiencing the worst drought in its recorded history. Here are five things about it that you should know.

City of Cape Town's water supply augmentation process 'not cancelled'

2017-10-16 22:35

The City of Cape Town has announced that its emergency augmentation programme to increase the supply of water in the drought-stricken metro has not been cancelled.


Water crisis claim crops up in City of Cape Town infighting

2017-12-07 16:13

Accusations are flying back and forth in the City of Cape town's ongoing infighting, and this time the Cape Town's dire water crisis has become a focal point.

City of Cape Town decides not to suspend 3 top officials

2017-12-05 14:07

The City of Cape Town has decided not to suspend three officials in a matter relating to maladministration allegations, which sparked a series of claims and counterclaims between some of its most senior employees.

'Bullying' De Lille wanted alleged tender irregularity report to 'go away' - executive director

2017-11-22 12:34

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille had planned to publicly discredit a senior city staffer who questioned alleged tender irregularities, her executive director has alleged in an explosive affidavit.

3 top City of Cape Town officials face suspension over corruption allegations

2017-11-21 15:24

Three senior City of Cape Town officials, including the city manager, have seven days to provide reasons why they should not be placed on "precautionary suspension", after the City Council unanimously adopted a motion to investigate them.

Could 'good water saving' by Capetonians result in them paying more?

2017-11-20 12:43

The City of Cape Town is considering introducing a water levy to be paid by consumers because 'good water saving by residents' has negatively affected its revenue, Mayor Patricia de Lille has said.

Families live in fear below high-voltage lines

2017-11-09 08:23

Sondela informal settlement in Mfuleni sits between electricity pylons and directly beneath the power lines, but has no access to legal electricity. The settlement’s 250 shack dwellers also have no toilets.

Cape Town gets Gigaba's go-ahead to deal with drought

2017-10-30 22:55

Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba has approved the City of Cape Town's request to deviate from Municipal Finance Management Act regulations in order to urgently deal with the drought.

Cape Town city manager given special powers to deal with water crisis

2017-10-26 15:58

In a bid to deal swiftly with the water crisis, the Cape Town city manager has been empowered to undertake drought related decisions without following council’s usual statutory procedures or permission requirements.

Time and money - two major obstacles in tackling Cape Town's water crisis

2017-10-19 13:22

Desalination plants and other plans - which are in the pipeline for Cape Town to help alleviate the water crisis - will probably cost the city billions of rand, and it is not yet clear where this money will come from.

News24 water investigation: Warnings and a turning point

2017-10-16 12:49

The drought gripping the Western Cape could not have been foreseen a decade ago, the City of Cape Town maintains, adding that new plans will in all likelihood come with significant tariff increases.

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