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Umgeni Water chief exec suspended over corruption allegations

14th June 2017 Umgeni Water Chief Executive Cyril Gamede has been suspended from his post pending an investigation into corruption allegations, an official confirmed on Wednesday. “Yesterday [Tuesday] the board served a letter of precautionary suspension on the chief executive of Umgeni Water Cyril Gamede. This... 

More Metrorail delays after delayed Cape Town trains torched

13th June 2017 Train commuters were on Tuesday stuck with further delays on all routes after eight train carriages were set alight at Cape Town station. In a service alert on its Twitter account, Metrorail said residual delays of "60+" minutes were being experienced in the region. 

No taxi protests planned 'for now' over rising price of Quantum

8th June 2017 There will be no taxi protest "over the escalating price of the Toyota Quantum in Durban for now", the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) said on Thursday. Santaco had threatened to shut down the whole country if the highly used Toyota Quantum manufacturer did not respond to their demands within... 

Only two board members left at beleaguered PetroSA – report

7th June 2017 The Central Energy Fund declined to comment on Wednesday on a report that four of the six remaining board members of PetroSA tendered their resignations. BusinessLive reported that the resignations of now interim board chairperson Wilfred Ngubane, Thami Hlongwa, Johlene Ntwane and Banothile... 

Molefe to challenge sacking in court

5th June 2017 The former head of South Africa's power utility Eskom has approached the courts to overturn his sacking, local media reported on Sunday. Eskom was told to remove chief executive Brian Molefe last week after members of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) criticised his reinstatement just... 

Authorities warn KZN still in drought danger

2nd June 2017 Umgeni Water, bulk water supplier for KwaZulu-Natal, has cautioned that the province is not yet safe from worsening drought conditions. Umgeni Water spokesperson Shami Harichunder on Friday said they had taken a decision to intensify messages to communities that water shortages were still... 

Free WiFi in Tshwane still on, for now

2nd June 2017 A project to roll out free WiFi in Tshwane is back on track, despite the Auditor General having raised concerns about it under the previous administration, a city official said on Thursday. "While this city government may not have conceived of free WiFi, our aim is to perfect it," mayoral... 

City urges Cape Town residents to store emergency water

2nd June 2017 The City of Cape Town has advised residents to keep an emergency supply of 2 to 5 litres of water as it starts further pressure reduction which may interrupt supply to some high lying areas. ''Residents are advised that supply interruptions are now more likely due to intensified water pressure... 

MPs fume over water dept's leaking billions

1st June 2017 Members of Parliament's standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) were on Wednesday deeply disturbed by the department of water and sanitation's inability to provide details for the irregular spending of R2.5bn in the 2015/2016 financial year. This angered MPs, who said they had requested... 

One dead, dozens injured in Elandsfontein train crash

1st June 2017 One person has been confirmed dead, while around 55 have been left injured after two trains collided in Elandsfontein in Ekurhuleni on Thursday morning, paramedics said. ER24 paramedics along with several other services arrived on the scene and found several carriages of the trains leaning to... 

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