The Sovereign State of Good Hope (SSGH) supporters are gathering at parliament in Cape Town every day for seven days. This after the government was given five days notice of eviction and the Sovereign State of Good Hope took down the South African flag and hoisted their flag in Cape Town on 16 July 2018 at 11h00.
There is overwhelming and growing support across the Nation and it was also reported that Andre Benn, Johannes Afrika, Jannie Newat and Leonard Carelse are on a hunger strike outside Parliament in Cape Town in order to pressure the South African Government and President Cyril Ramaphosa to engage in talks with King Khoebaha Calvin Cornelius III.
The daily march around parliament at 12:00 for seven days is gaining momentum as more people are finding the time to attend, of course most people are at work or are situated just too far away but come Saturday the numbers will increase dramatically with more people being in a position to attend. The aw Continue reading…
A sewage spill at Clifton Beach (one of Cape Town’s larniest beaches),forced the City of Cape Town to issue a warning on Wednesday that people should stay out of the sea.
A sewage spill at Clifton 1st Beach — near The Bantry‚ where an apartment recently sold for R53.8-million — forced the City of Cape Town to issue a warning on Wednesday that people should stay out of the sea.
“The spill emanated from a sewer blockage at a nearby property and the city’s teams are hoping to repair the blockage as soon as they’re able to gain access to the property‚” a council statement said.
“Any form of full-contact recreational activity such as swimming‚ diving‚ water-skiing‚ surfing‚ paddle-skiing and windsurfing may increase the risk of gastrointestinal problems as well as skin‚ eye‚ ear and respiratory irritations.
“Any person who uses the sea in this area therefore does so at their own risk.”
If finding parking in the Cape Town CBD isn’t hard enough, the City of Cape Town plans to increase roadside parking to as much as R400 per day.
According to Cape Town Etc, a mayoral committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 10 and could be implemented by as early as 1 July 2019.
People that park for longer than two hours will feel the increase the most.
According to the COCT, new charges mean that those parking for more than two hours in Zone A, will pay just over R400 – and will be allowed to park for 8 hours without paying a fine. Currently, it costs R130 for 8 hours in these areas.
If you park for longer than 2 hours in each of the zones, there is a fine of R450.
In addition, motorists parking in Zone B will pay the same amount they are currently paying for up to two hours of parking, but pay about R300 for a full day’s parking with no fine imposed.
While the City of Cape Town has suggested that it’s time to reduce some water restrictions. The national Department of Water and Sanitation has told everyone to stop rushing into things. Officials say a lot more rain is still needed before people can relax.
Cape Town water restrictions: Will they ever end?
According to the department, the decision to consider relaxing water restrictions will only be taken when the rainy season is over, or once the dam levels reach a minimum of 85%.
The department spoke out on Wednesday after earlier comments made by City of Cape Town Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson. Neilson had said that he believed that current restrictions could soon be reduced.
The final decision with water restrictions sits with national government.
Department spokesperson Sputnik Ratau spoke to the Cape Times about when a revision in restrictions would take place.
After weeks of land occupation protests, Cape Town was unusually quiet on Tuesday morning. While communities remain frustrated in their demand for housing and land, the City of Cape Town has announced it is taking a “zero tolerance approach” to land occupations.
A priority committee is set to be established within the South African Police Service (SAPS) to deal with land protests after city officials requested more action to curb protest action.
In the past two weeks, land occupations have been organised in Vrygrond, Parkwood, Mitchell’s Plein, Gugulethu and Ocean View. In total, the city says it knows of 34 areas where land and housing protests have taken place.
In Vrygrond, land occupation began in April. By mid-May, the protest action had spread 8km north to the nearby community of Parkwood, where residents occupied a field in a similar demand for housing.
Since then, protests have been continuing simultaneously over the past two Continue reading…