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Monthly 'drought charge' on cards for Capetonians

5th December 2017 Cape Town residents may have to pay a monthly "drought charge" for about three years from February, as officials try and raise R1-billion annually while dams in the province recover from the worst dry spell in more than a hundred years. Details about the proposed charge are contained in a report... 

Three Cape Town households exceed 1 000 litres of water per day

4th December 2017 While Capetonians have been urged to reduce their water usage to below 87 litres per person daily, three households on average, exceeded 1 000 litres per day. This was revealed by City of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille on Sunday, who said the properties - two in Pinelands and another in... 

Water cuts: Treasury can't write off municipal debt

30th November 2017 National Treasury told Parliament on Wednesday that it cannot write off the debt of 30 municipalities facing possible water cuts next month. Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane on Monday said at least 30 municipalities would experience water cuts if they failed to pay their debt... 

Jovial Zwane calls in sick for State capture meeting

29th November 2017 A jovial and joking Mosebenzi Zwane on Tuesday evening became an ill Minister of Mineral Resources on Wednesday morning. Zwane was at a “surprise” African National Congress (ANC) Free State provincial general council on Tuesday evening, where News24 saw him in joking with ANC comrades. 

Only 7% of Transnet's senior supply chain staff have been vetted

29th November 2017 Transnet has only vetted seven percent of senior staff who handle supply chain management, despite a 2014 Cabinet directive to vet all employees in that field. Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama told the standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) on Tuesday that only 56 of the more than 750 senior... 

Capetonians failing to stick to water consumption targets

29th November 2017 Less than half of Cape Town’s residents adhered to the City’s 87 litres per day individual water consumption targets in the last two weeks, according to Mayor Patricia de Lille. In the City’s weekly water updates, De Lille said on Tuesday only 36% of Capetonians used less than 87 litres of water... 

R22.5m for VVIP flights: Defence dept overspends budget

29th November 2017 The Department of Defence has overspent on VVIP flights by R22.5-million since 2015, a parliamentary reply has revealed. DA defence and military veterans spokesperson Kobus Marais submitted questions to Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula asking how much she had... 

Ramos hits back after Public Protector guns for ABSA

28th November 2017 ABSA CEO Maria Ramos said the bank will seek a punitive cost order if Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane continues to defend the Bankorp/CIEX report. This was revealed in ABSA’s responding affidavit in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday, which accused Mkhwebane of unlawful conduct in her... 

Rand bulls hold sway, at least until ANC's December ballot

28th November 2017 Rand bulls will win out over rand bears, at least for the next few weeks. That’s the view of analysts from Credit Agricole CIB and Toronto-Dominion Bank on the back on the rand’s best day in almost two years after Moody’s Investors Service kept South Africa’s local rating investment grade.... 

Mkhwebane has abused Public Protector office – Sarb

28th November 2017 The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) has applied for a declaratory order from the North Gauteng High Court that Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane abused the office of the Public Protector, and wants her to pay legal costs independently. This was revealed in Sarb’s responding affidavit on Monday, which... 


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