Clock ticking for Cogta to amend 'defect' in local government act, says Bredell

2019-03-09 21:41

Western Cape MEC for local government Anton Bredell has urged Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize to intervene in the impending invalidity of the Local Government Municipal Systems Amendment Act.

DA's internal disagreements over drought levy 'healthy' – Western Cape chairperson

2018-01-12 21:49

It is a sign of a healthy democracy when a political party debates controversial issues within itself, says the DA's Western Cape chairperson Anton Bredell.

Western Cape dams only a third full

2017-09-04 19:43

The Western Cape's dams are only at an average 33.6% full as the rainy season draws to a close, the province's MEC for Local Government Anton Bredell says.

Keep saving water while it rains - Western Cape government

2017-07-17 14:07

Western Cape MEC Anton Bredell has urged consumers not to revert to using water wastefully, as dam levels are still recovering.

Don't panic about Western Cape 'drought disaster' - Zille

2017-05-22 17:31

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has declared the entire province a disaster area, in an attempt to prevent it from running out of water.

Western Cape dams now only 25% full - MEC

2017-03-31 18:05

Dam levels across the Western Cape have fallen to an average of 25%, says Local Government MEC Anton Bredell.

City of Cape Town to close tap on water wasters

2017-01-23 21:30

Cape Town’s top 20 000 water users will be put under pressure to reduce consumption as the levels of dams supplying the city continue to drop.

Fraud, corruption uncovered in Oudtshoorn municipality probe - Bredell

2016-03-04 20:00

A forensic investigation into the Oudtshoorn municipality has uncovered 132 contraventions, the Western Cape local government, environmental affairs and development planning department says.

Cape region in for heavy rains and strong winds

2015-06-02 18:36

Western Cape residents should brace themselves for strong winds and heavy rains, the SA Weather Service says.

DA Western Cape backs Maimane for party leader

2015-04-18 19:55

The newly-elected leadership team of the Democratic Alliance’s Western Cape branch has expressed its backing for Mmusi Maimane in his candidacy for party leader.


Everyone, not just Cape Town, must reuse water - provincial minister

2018-10-16 05:45

In future it won't just be Cape Town. No town or community must fail to clean and reuse its water, says the Western Cape's minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning.

Western Cape dam levels still dire

2017-09-11 18:56

Water levels in Western Cape dams are showing slight improvements at an average 35.2% full, but the situation is still dire.

Western Cape dam levels still low

2017-08-21 21:10

The average level of the Western Cape's dams is a mere 30,89%, which is still alarmingly low compared to the 57,95% average of 2016, the Western Cape government has said.

Kannaland probe reveals alleged irregularities of R14.7m - MEC

2017-07-07 19:16

Early results of a probe into the Western Cape's Kannaland municipality's finances show alleged irregularities totalling R14.7m, says the department of local government.

Big effort is required to ensure WC doesn’t run out of water - MEC

2017-05-08 18:13

Department of Local Government and Environmental Affairs MEC Anton Bredell has urged consumers to save water as provincial dam levels drop to 20%.

Bredell urges cautious approach to Western Cape water shortage

2017-02-16 20:03

The Western Cape is playing catch-up in trying to ensure sufficient water supply for its growing population, local government MEC Anton Bredell says.

Western Cape govt to intervene over Kannaland municipality 'irregularities'

2016-09-13 12:08

The Western Cape government will intervene in the Kannaland municipality due to irregularities in the appointment of an acting municipal manager and a personal assistant, Local Government MEC Anton Bredell says.

Chaos at Oudtshoorn council meeting

2015-07-02 09:01

The national department of co-operative governance and the Western Cape local government have to step in again to sort out issues in Oudtshoorn after a municipal council meeting descended into chaos.

De Lille gunning for all Western Cape districts

2015-04-18 23:11

New Western Cape provincial leader for the Democratic Alliance Patricia de Lille has set her sights on the party achieving electoral victory in all of the province’s 30 municipalities.

WoF launches summer fire season

2013-12-02 19:03

Working on Fire in partnership with the Western Cape provincial government has launched the Western Cape fire season.

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