Farmers grateful for heavy rains, but Western Cape govt warns that drought persists

2018-06-19 21:02

Cape Town's supply dams swelled to 39.1% as run-off from recent rains continued to feed into reservoirs – but the council has warned that the drought-stricken city is nowhere near out of the woods yet.

De Lille v DA: Status quo remains as judgment reserved until end of June

2018-06-05 19:45

Judge André le Grange has reserved judgment in the matter between Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille and the DA, and is likely deliver it before the end of June.

AS IT HAPPENED: DA can't get it right, 'so you want us to pull the trigger on De Lille?' - judge

2018-06-05 16:30

Legal counsel for both the DA and Patricia de Lille have concluded arguing the merits of the DA's decision to remove De Lille as a member of the party in the Western Cape High Court, and judgment in the matter has been reserved.

De Lille's axing for radio comments like 'killing a fly with a hammer', court hears

2018-06-04 20:11

One of the advocates representing Patricia de Lille in her Western Cape High Court review of a DA decision to remove her as a party member, has argued that the decision is a "total textbook example of the hammer that is used to kill the fly".

AS IT HAPPENED: DA's axing of De Lille a 'total overreaction' - lawyer

2018-06-04 16:00

Patricia de Lille's legal counsel has argued in the Western Cape High Court that the DA's decision to cease her party membership was a 'total overreaction' and the party itself did not follow the correct processes in seeking to remove De Lille as mayor.

'I'll see you in court' - Cape Town council cuts De Lille's powers to 'ceremonial'

2018-05-31 17:14

The City of Cape Town council has agreed to reduce executive mayor Patricia de Lille's role to "ceremonial", delegating her powers to her mayoral committee, with final oversight held by the council.

Controversial Cape Town investigation unit reinstated following shutdown by De Lille

2018-05-23 16:27

The City of Cape Town's Special Investigation Unit, which embattled Mayor Patricia de Lille ordered be shut down, has been reinstated.

'Let's work together' – De Lille on DA declaring her return 'ceremonial'

2018-05-15 21:17

Patricia de Lille says she just wants to work together with the DA for the next 10 days for the sake of Capetonians.

WATCH: De Lille, DA react to court judgment

Embattled Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille emerged victorious but "tired" after her successful court battle to be reinstated. Watch.

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Patricia De Lille wins bid to be temporarily reinstated

2018-05-15 14:05

The Western Cape High Court has granted Patricia de Lille's urgent request for the temporary suspension of the Democratic Alliance's decision to terminate her membership.


Here are the SA cities facing the biggest threat from climate change

2018-06-19 13:26

Several South African cities face an imminent threat from the effects of climate change, says an international report.

De Lille showed 'clear' intention to resign, court hears

2018-06-05 16:33

The DA has said in court that De Lille is "holding on to her membership" merely for her own interests and not for the mutual contract that both parties entered into.

DA takes centre stage in court as it argues merits of De Lille's removal

2018-06-05 08:23

The Democratic Alliance is expected to have its chance to argue the full merits of its decision to remove Patricia de Lille as a member of the party.

DA can't have it both ways, De Lille charges must be tested - Mpofu

2018-06-04 17:12

The DA needs to finish the disciplinary process it started against Patricia De Lille, rather than finding "contrived ways" to get rid of her, advocate Dali Mpofu has argued in the Western Cape High Court.

DA, De Lille head to court for round 2

2018-06-04 05:19

In her original papers Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille argues that her axing from the DA on May 8 was unconstitutional and incorrectly applied to her.

De Lille's court hearing postponed 'because judges need more time to prepare'

2018-05-23 18:57

Temporarily reinstated City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille will spend more time in her office after her court battle meant to be heard on Friday was postponed for almost two weeks.

DA caucus v De Lille: Business as usual in the City of Cape Town?

2018-05-22 06:04

Patrica de Lille has been back in office as Cape Town mayor for the past week, but how has her temporary return affected the functioning of the City of Cape Town?

De Lille: 'Back at work for the sake of the people'

2018-05-15 20:07

Temporarily reinstated City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille was quickly back to work following a High Court ruling that she return to her position.

Gloves off as DA declares De Lille's return 'ceremonial'

2018-05-15 16:30

The Democratic Alliance has declared Patricia de Lille's return to the mayoral office as only "ceremonial" and says "substantive governance decisions will be taken by the DA caucus in the interests of the people of Cape Town".

AS IT HAPPENED: 'I feel very exhausted' - De Lille after latest court battle allows for return to mayoral office

2018-05-15 13:30

The Western Cape High Court has ruled that the DA's cessation of Patricia de Lille's membership is suspended, effectively allowing De Lille to return to mayoral office in the interim.

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