Month: June 2020

Strandfontein Desalination Plant Decomissioned

Strandfontein desalination plant decommissioned by City of Cape Town Cape Town – The Stranfontein temporary desalination plant was decommissioned by the City of Cape Town last Wednesday after providing 3,8 billion litres to the city over a period of two years. Two years on from the commissioning of the Strandfontein desalination plant, during the worst drought in Cape …

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City of Cape Town Model Collaboration

The model of collaboration between the Litterboom Project, the Pristine Earth Collective, and Vukuzenzele Recycling is showing great potential for improving the health of the city’s rivers. The model of collaboration between the Litterboom Project, the Pristine Earth Collective, and Vukuzenzele Recycling is showing great potential for improving the health of the city’s rivers. In …

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Cape Town ready for partial reopening

Cape Town ready for partial reopening of travel sector in level 3 lockdown Cape Town Tourism is delighted that some parts of the travel sector will reopen following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation on Wednesday, June 17. Ramaphosa revealed that sit-in restaurants, accredited hotels, cinemas, theatres, casinos, personal care services and non-contact sports including …

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Treasury gives nod for Human Settlements Development Bank

The operating business model of the Human Settlements Development Bank (HSDB) has been completed and approved by National Treasury. Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu confirmed in response to a parliamentary question posed by DA MP Mimmy Gondwe that the process to establish the bank is proceeding. “The consolidation of National Urban Reconstruction and …

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Scopa hears how Eskom is hunting down looted billions

Eskom has told parliament that it expects to get only R1,26bn from the claim it submitted against the business rescue practitioners of Tegeta for contractual penalties owed to the power utility. A figure of R5bn has been bandied about in recent weeks, but Eskom’s Dan Mashigo told parliament’s public accounts watchdog Scopa (Standing Committee on Public …

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The difficult coronavirus problem South Africa is facing

The difficult coronavirus problem South Africa is facing right now: Mkhize Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says that South Africa will need to brace itself for a ‘major spike’ in new coronavirus cases as the country opens more sectors of its economy. Mkhize’s warning comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa will move to an …

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