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Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Tertius Simmers has hit back against the GOOD party and ANC after allegations of impropriety were levelled at him.
Good party secretary general Brett Herron has questioned Western Cape Premier Alan Winde's much-heralded "government of higher integrity" in light of alleged whistleblowers' evidence that one of his newly appointed MECs, Tertius Simmers, was guilty of electricity theft while serving as a DA councillor in George.
"Many commuters said they feel like the rest of the city has forgotten them," said GOOD's Brett Herron.
Imagine my reaction when, a non-entity by the name of Brett Herron, an unremarkable and failed politician aboard a floundering ship called the GOOD Party, had the gall to essentially accuse me of corruption, writes Herman Mashaba.
The past 18 months saw a battle royal in the DA in Cape Town, which reached a turning point when Patricia de Lille resigned as mayor and DA member.
City of Cape Town mayoral committee member for transport and urban development Brett Herron has announced his resignation with immediate effect.
A criminal corruption probe is to be conducted after Chinese electric bus company BYD paid for accommodation, meals and a high-speed train ride for City of Cape Town officials on a trip to China – a year before the company was awarded a tender for a pilot project as a "sole provider".
A "sinister force" is attempting to destroy Cape Town's railway stations, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport Brett Herron suspects after three train carriages were set alight.
The recent spate of train fires in Cape Town are the result of criminal activity which must be urgently halted, says mayoral committee member for transport and urban development Brett Herron.
While Metrorail often gets flack for long delays, it wants commuters to know that it is cracking down on criminals who contribute to the setbacks by targeting infrastructure.
Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Tertius Simmers insists the purchase of land in Dunoon is above board.
Western Cape MEC for human settlements Tertius Simmers refused to answer whether the province bought land for housing at the allegedly inflated price of R64.6 million because another parcel of land already owned by the City of Cape Town and earmarked for housing would turn Table View into "Khayelitsha by the sea".
Former Cape Town mayoral committee member for transport Brett Herron has criticised the City of Cape Town after its MyCiti N2 express service ground to a halt this month.
DA Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela has held a press briefing to clarify concerns about the delay in a social housing project in Salt River.
Brett Herron, who resigned from the City council and as a member of the DA, says the party has abandoned its manifesto and is hanging on to "racial exclusivity".
The 18-month battle between the DA and its mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, might come to an end on Wednesday… but probably won't.
Low-income families in outlying suburbs like Khayelitsha spend some 43% of their income on transport, says Mayco Member for Transport and Urban Development Brett Herron.
Only one arrest has been made in connection with the latest incidents of suspected sabotage as police continue to investigate the motive amid a lot of speculation.
Cape Town's rail transport "situation" is the worst in the country, says Transport Minister Blade Nzimande, following the recent torching of trains and other vandalism.
Councillor Brett Herron says he is "uncomfortable" that Wolwerivier, situated about 30km from central Cape Town, is the City’s only temporary relocation area for people in need of emergency housing.
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