WATCH | Murdered Tazne van Wyk will get a proper funeral, says Mayor Dan Plato at night vigil

2020-02-21 12:08

Hundreds attend a night vigil for murdered Tazne van Wyk in Elsies River in Cape Town. The 8-year-old girl's body was found in Worcester after she went missing two weeks ago.

Cape Town pleased municipalities will be able to buy from IPPs - but it's still heading to court

2020-02-15 10:47

The City of Cape Town has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that some municipalities would be able to buy energy from independent power producers in future, but Executive Mayor Dan Plato wants to know exactly how this will be implemented.

‘Restorative step’ as Keizersgracht renamed Hanover Street, District Six

2019-09-24 20:00

A symbolic act of restoring the historical name of Hanover Street in District Six is hoped to ease some of the pain for those forcefully removed from the area decades ago, Cape Town mayor Dan Plato says.

'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.

Working under fire: Seasonal firefighters thanked after gruelling Cape fire season

2019-04-24 05:18

The first time pint-sized teenager Amiena Pillay drove in a firetruck, she knew she would one day fulfil her dream of battling infernos in the coveted uniform.

Masiphumelele shack dwellers threaten to occupy land if City doesn't give dates for new houses

2019-03-19 07:01

Mayor Dan Plato has blamed his predecessor, Patricia de Lille, for making promises to the community.

The upcoming Cape Town motor show promises to be a paradise for petrolheads

2019-02-22 10:30

On March 2-3, 2019, more than 25 000 petrol heads and casual motoring fans are expected to descend upon GrandWest to attend the Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS).

Dan Plato says first 100 days in office were 'service delivery in action'

2019-02-13 20:23

City of Cape Town mayor Dan Plato has themed his first 100 days in office "service delivery in action" – and after getting through that first phase, he says he is happy with the progress made.

Cape Town protest: SJC's Axolile Notywala released on a warning

2019-01-31 20:54

Social Justice Coalition general secretary Axolile Notywala has been released on a warning, after Western Cape police detained him for a short while in connection with a protest.

ANC: R165m for Cape Town safety budget a reward for 'Sheriff' JP Smith

2019-01-31 15:59

The City of Cape Town has passed an adjustment budget that would make a further R165m available for safety and security, despite the ANC's objections that it is only a reward for "sheriff" JP Smith for the role he played in removing former mayor Patricia de Lille.


Cape Town mayor calls on Cele to apologise for law enforcement 'thugs' comment

2020-02-20 22:51

Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato has slammed Police Minister Bheki Cele for saying the city's law enforcement officers are operating illegally.

Plato calls for special Hawks unit after Cape Town train fire delivers 'massive blow'

2019-11-28 15:16

Officials in Cape Town and the Western Cape have questioned the police's ability to apprehend an alleged syndicate behind the burning of trains in the city, following another fire.

Hanover Street makes a comeback as City approves renaming

2019-08-22 16:47

The City of Cape Town's full council has approved a motion to rename Keisersgracht to Hanover Street, one of the most well-known streets in District Six before the forced removals.

WATCH: Formula E wants to race in Cape Town - electric racers to hit the Mother City's streets?

2019-06-05 12:07

Off the back of Formula 1's owners Liberty Media considering an F1 race in Africa, the City of Cape Town could host a Formula E race in the future, according to mayor Dan Plato.

Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato keeps shoving, angry councillors apart at council meeting

2019-03-28 19:54

After protesters were ejected from the Cape Town City Council's public gallery, Mayor Dan Plato also had to step in to keep councillors apart during a council meeting.

City of Cape Town pumps billions into housing developments

2019-02-25 17:06

Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato has announced that more than R4bn has been allocated to formalising informal settlements and backyard dwellings.

Cape Town Mayor Plato's philosophy on migrants to Western Cape causes furore

2019-02-18 21:01

Cape Town mayor Dan Plato is in hot water over video clip.

Cape Town mayor disappointed that Mandela statue was not returned on time

2019-02-13 05:24

Cape Town mayor Dan Plato says he is disappointed that City officials did not return the statue of former statesman Nelson Mandela to the Cape Town City Hall in time for the anniversary of his release from prison.

Cape Town protests: Plato promises to visit communities

2019-01-31 16:26

Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato has promised protesting residents that he will visit their communities to get a clearer picture of their grievances.

City of Cape Town pumps R165m into safety and security

2019-01-31 12:16

The City of Cape Town's safety and security directorate will receive a cash injection of R165m towards its budget, Mayor Dan Plato has announced.

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