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Think waterGP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business;GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect1WhiteCape Town is experiencing a serious water shortage due to insufficient rainfall and fast declining dam levels. We all need to THINK WATER. <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater ">thinkwater </a>Blue<img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/drought_header6_dayzero.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Residential water restrictions explained GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1Insufficient rainfall and fast declining dam levels have led to the current drought in Cape Town. We need to work together to change the way we use our water<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/residential-utility-services/residential-water-and-sanitation-services/Residential-water-restrictions-explained">Residential-water-restrictions-explained</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Water%20and%20sanitation%20services%20for%20informal%20settlements%20and%20backyarders%20Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Day Zero DashboardGP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1Day Zero- the day we may all have to queue for water.<a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/dayzerodashboard" target="_blank">dayzerodashboard</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/drought_header6_dayzero.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Commercial water restrictions explainedGP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities1Insufficient rainfall and fast declining dam levels have led to the current drought in Cape Town. We need to work together to change the way we use our water<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/commercial-utility-services/commercial-water-and-sanitation-services/Commercial-water-restrictions-explained">Commercial-water-restrictions-explained</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/2016%20commercial%20water%20restrictions%20explained%20Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Water saving toolkitsGP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1To help you spread the word, we have created water-saving information packs for your home, business and hospitality industry.<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/education-and-research-materials/graphics-and-educational-material/water-saving-resources">water-saving-resources</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/WaterSavingResources-header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Indigent grants GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home1You can apply for an indigent grant to help pay rates, service charges or City housing rental payments.<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/local%20and%20communities/financial-relief-and-rebates/our-approach-to-financial-support/indigent-grants">indigent-grants</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Indigent bann.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Safety and security resourcesGP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1The City offers a variety of free interesting and educational material relating to safety and security.<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/education-and-research-materials/graphics-and-educational-material/safety-and-security-education-resources" target="_blank">safety-and-security-education-resources</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Safety and security education resources Header Image.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Going solar in the home GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home1Installing renewable energy in your home could result in lower electricity costs and contribute to a more sustainable Cape Town.<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/greener-living/saving-electricity-at-home/go-solar-in-the-home">go-solar-in-the-home</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Go Solar In The Home Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Play and get active GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy1Keeping our kids active through sports and outdoor play is a great way to channel their energy. <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/family-care-and-support/caring-for-your-child/play-and-get-active" target="_blank">play-and-get-active</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Play and get active Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
LoadsheddingGP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1Loadshedding power outages generally last for about 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one area being affected at a time during stage 1 and four areas being affected at a time during stage 3b.<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/residential-utility-services/residential-electricity-services/load-shedding-and-outages">load-shedding-and-outages</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Loadshedding And Outages Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal

 

 

 

Public transport crucial to clearing the airPollution from motor vehicles remains the biggest challenge to ambient air quality<p>Pollution from motor vehicles remains the biggest challenge to ambient air quality. With the continued deterioration in operating conditions of the passenger rail network, many commuters have been forced to rely upon private or public motorized transport. This has further worsened congestion on the road network, but has also resulted in an increase in vehicular emissions.</p><p>‘A number of air quality monitoring stations have recorded increased levels of nitrogen oxide (NOx), which supports the contention that vehicle emissions are on the rise. While these NOx levels are below the ambient air quality standards, it remains a cause for concern and highlights the urgent need for an efficient, well-maintained and fully functional passenger rail network,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>Cape Town’s air quality complies with the annual average ambient air quality standards. Periodic episode days do occur where the daily ambient standards have been exceeded. In the last financial year, 13 episode days were recorded. The pollutant that most frequently exceeds the standards is particulate matter (PM10), with occasional episodes where ground-level ozone exceeds allowable limits. </p><p>The severe drought experienced over the last three years has also contributed to these PM10 episodes, leading to an increase in windblown dust and also exacerbating the incidence of veld fires.</p><p>The City has a range of monitoring and evaluation systems and processes to detect and act on air pollution. This includes an air quality monitoring network that is managed by the Scientific Services Air Quality Laboratories. The network consists of 40 analysers at 14 ambient air quality monitoring stations located across the city. Currently, a process is under way to replace ageing analysers, with City Health providing R3,7 million towards the replacement cost over a three-year period. </p><p>Two years ago, the City also installed a high-powered camera monitoring network on the antennae located on Tygerberg Hills. The Air Quality Management Unit has access to live feeds from this network which allows for remote monitoring of dark smoke emissions.</p><p>The City’s Air Quality Management Unit also has a Diesel Vehicle Emissions Testing Programme to ensure that heavy-duty diesel vehicles comply with the prescribed emission rates. In the last financial year, 8 262 vehicles were tested with a failure rate of below one percent. This programme helps ensure that vehicle fleet operators maintain their vehicles in a sound and compliant operating condition.</p><p>Environmental management inspectors of the City’s Air Quality Management Unit routinely conduct compliance and enforcement audits of listed activities in terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act. </p><p>‘By and large, industries are generally compliant. However, administrative enforcement actions are embarked upon where industries fail to ensure full compliance with licence conditions. The aim of these actions is first and foremost to ensure environmental protection; and secondly, they bring non-complying industries back into compliance. With a maximum fine of five million rand for a first offence prescribed by legislation, and the fact that company Directors can be held personally accountable, we find that this is a big enough deterrent to ensure good levels of compliance,’ added Alderman Smith.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2018-10-17T22:00:00Z1
Emergency 107 makes for a fairytale endingAs part of efforts to raise awareness about the centre’s role in an emergency, the City commissioned the Bridgetown Theatre Company to put together a production aimed at primary school learners. <span> <p>As part of efforts to raise awareness about the centre’s role in an emergency, the City commissioned the Bridgetown Theatre Company to put together a production aimed at primary school learners. </p> <p>The production is being performed at 10 schools this week in Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Hout Bay, Ocean View, Rondebosch, Bellville, Langa, Atlantis and Dunoon. <br> <br>The interactive play highlights the <a>021 480 7700</a> number by teaching learners a jingle to help memorise the number and portrays scenarios where calling the number would come in handy.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/call%20centre1.jpg" alt="" style="width:807px;" /> </figure></span> <span> <p>The production pulls in well-known fairy tale characters like Cinderella, the Big Bad Wolf, Prince Charming and Goldilocks who find themselves in situations requiring assistance with a medical emergency or a crime in progress. Children are picked from the crowd, dressed in appropriate uniform and then brought on stage to help save the day, whether extinguishing a fire, arresting a criminal or providing medical assistance.</p> <p>Each scene has a happy ending, and the production also includes a question and answer session where children discuss what they’ve learnt. </p> <p>‘The PECC has visited hundreds of schools since its establishment in 2000, but we decided to breathe new life into our education and awareness strategy and what better way than to engage children in this manner? </p> <p>‘At the end of this week, we will conduct a debriefing session before we plot the way forward, but ultimately, we would want to roll this out to even more schools. This type of production and the important message that we’re imparting is likely to resonate with children and, who knows, they could be the heroes of their own stories in the event of an emergency because they’d know where to turn for help,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/call%20centre2.jpg" alt="" style="width:880px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span>​​</span> <p>The PECC staff answered nearly 500 000 calls in the 2017/18 financial year. They dispatch resources based on the type of incident requiring attention. Alternatively, calls are relayed to external agencies like the Metro Emergency Medical Service (Metro EMS).</p><p>‘The emergency call centre is one of our most crucial resources, particularly over the festive season when they are often the first port of call in times of trouble. While we are directing our awareness efforts at children, I also encourage adults to ensure that they have the number saved on their cellphone. In an emergency, every second counts and the last thing you need is scrambling for contact details for the appropriate emergency services,’ added Alderman Smith.</p><p>The Public Emergency Communication Centre can be contacted by dialling 107 from a landline or <a>021 480 7700</a> from a cellphone.</p><p> <br> <strong>End</strong><br></p>2018-10-16T22:00:00Z1
Mayor commends top City 500 managers and urges continued hard work to maintain service deliveryCity’s Executive Mayor today in the Council Chambers at a gathering of the Top 500 managers of the City of Cape Town<p>Firstly, thank you to you all for availing yourselves at short notice to attend this meeting. </p><p>I want to take this opportunity to formally introduce the new City Manager, Lungelo Mbandazayo, to you all. </p><p>I also called this meeting to address you all at this very significant time for the City. </p><p>As an administration, we have been through a lot since we last met and I want to thank you all for your commitment and hard work over the years. </p><p>The challenges in our city are great and there is still so much to do to bring about parity of services and ensure that we deliver all the services of all City departments to all areas of the metro. </p><p>We have done great work but we know that our commitment through the ODTP, which was adopted by Council in August 2016, is set to make this great city even greater.</p><p>The ideas on how to transform the city came from all of you. </p><p>Over the past year, we have once again garnered many achievements and accolades and it is thanks to your hard work and the effort of the teams that you lead. </p><p>In the last seven years, the City has received 92 international and national awards.</p><p>In September, the Financial and Fiscal Commission presented a report to Mayco which showed that Cape Town provides the highest level of access to services in the country. </p><p>The report stated that the City of Cape Town is providing flush toilets and weekly refuse removal at a higher percentage rate than any other metro.</p><p>Around 93,8% of households in Cape Town have access to a flush toilet – higher than the other metros. </p><p>And 87,8% of households have refuse removed in Cape Town – the highest of any city in South Africa. </p><p>The City of Cape Town provides safe drinking water to 93,7% of households. This is second only to Johannesburg that provides safe drinking water to 94,1% of households.</p><p>These figures are a clear indication of the success of the teams led by you who work tirelessly in very tough conditions.  </p><p>I am also proud of the work of our officials which led to the recent World Bank ranking which found Cape Town to be the best of all metros for getting electricity to investors and granting construction permits. </p><p>This came right after the recent PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report naming Cape Town as the top ‘opportunity city’ in Africa.</p><p>Over the past year, we also became the first city in the country to sell a true Green Bond of R1 billion to help finance our climate change action projects. </p><p>Another success that I am immensely proud of is the delivery of housing opportunities. </p><p>Between 2012 and 2018, more than 42 200 families have benefitted from housing opportunities delivered by this administration.   </p><p>In the past financial year, for the first time in its 18-year history as a metro government, we exceeded our housing delivery target by 62%. </p><p>This is highly commendable and I ask that you extend my thanks to each member of your teams for this remarkable achievement.</p><p>This past year has also been a tough one for the Water department and I want to extend a special thanks to each person in the water department for their hard work. </p><p>We have navigated our way through the worst drought in decades and, together with residents, we can be very proud of our success. </p><p>In May this year, we received a Certificate of Achievement from the International Water Association for reducing water demand by 55% in two years without resorting to intermittent supply. </p><p>This year, Cape Town was also voted the number one city in Africa for business tourism events by the International Congress and Convention Association.</p><p>And just last week, we were once again confirmed as the Events Capital of Africa at an awards ceremony in Durban. </p><p>We have now been nominated to be recognised as the ‘World’s Leading Festival and Events Destination’ at the 2018 World Travel Awards, set to take place in Portugal on 1 December 2018. </p><p>Cape Town is nominated alongside other leading global event cities including London, Montreal, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro and Dubai.</p><p>This award comes after many years of hard work by the events team to implement a strategy to make Cape Town the events capital of Africa. </p><p>In August, Statistics South Africa stated that employment in Cape Town increased by 74 000 in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the same time last year. </p><p>The City’s expanded unemployment rate is the lowest of all metros in South Africa at 22,6% and far below the national expanded unemployment rate of 37,2%. </p><p>I can spend a long time talking about our achievements because we have kept Cape Town on top and it is thanks to your many hours and the commitment you show to the people of Cape Town. </p><p>Next week, we will be honouring individuals and teams for their outstanding work at the annual Mayoral Awards where I will again thank staff for their work. </p><p>As my term comes to an end, I am proud to have been part of a team with all of you as we work towards building an inclusive, caring, opportunity, safe and well-run city. </p><p>I urge you all as civil servants to remember the great responsibility and accountability that lies with us all to deliver services, especially to those in need, and to deliver the budget projects and the projects in our current IDP. </p><p>I wish you all well in your work; may you continue to drive success and lead your teams to deliver the high standard of service that we have achieved over the years.</p><p>I did interact with some of you personally and sometimes not very pleasantly but I always put the people of Cape Town first.</p><p>Thank you once again for everything, enkosi, dankie, shukran. </p><p><br><strong>End</strong> </p>2018-10-16T22:00:00Z1
City to approach courts to protect MyCiTi personnel, passengers, assets against EFF-led violent strike The City of Cape Town will, within the next few hours, apply for an urgent court interdict to protect MyCiTi personnel<p>The City of Cape Town will, within the next few hours, apply for an urgent court interdict to protect MyCiTi personnel, passengers, and assets against those participating in an unprotected strike that has turned violent. We also regret to inform commuters that the majority of the MyCiTi routes are still not operational. Read more below:</p><p>The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is the mastermind of the unprotected strike that has turned violent this morning. Two female bus drivers were held hostage, passengers were chased out of the MyCiTi stations, MyCiTi buses were stoned, along with further acts of intimidation, assault, and the blocking of roads.</p><p>Some of the drivers who reported for duty this morning were forced out of the MyCiTi buses which were already servicing their routes. The strikers even went as far as to steal the buses’ keys.</p><p>The EFF is using the unprotected strike to drive their political agenda – this is a deplorable agenda centred around chaos, violence, disruption, sabotage, and self-interest. They have no respect for the residents of this city, neither the thousands of commuters who rely on the MyCiTi service, nor do they care about those whom they have enticed into participating in this strike.</p><p>We have been informed that those participating in the wildcat strike include employees from the Vehicle Operating Companies (VOCs) operating the MyCiTi service, and the contractor who is operating the MyCiTi stations. Thus, the protestors consist of a random group of employees from various companies that are acting recklessly and opportunistically under the guidance of the EFF.</p><p>Worst of all is that the EFF is using the striking employees as their puppets and, once the show is over, they will vanish into thin air. </p><p>Those participating in the unprotected strike are not getting paid while absent from work, and they will face disciplinary action once they return to work. One wonders whether the EFF will contribute to their salaries to make up for the shortfall by the end of the month, and whether the EFF will pay for their legal representation, given that the unions have urged their members to refrain from participating in this wildcat strike.</p><p>The so-called ‘outsourcing’ of labour that is being referred to by the EFF is a myth. Given that they are not in government, they do not understand, nor grasp, how the MyCiTi service – or bus rapid transit (BRT) system – came about almost a decade ago under the leadership of the National Government.</p><p>The MyCiTi service was rolled out in Cape Town in May 2010 after the City entered into long-term operational contracts with Vehicle Operating Companies (VOCs) to run the MyCiTi routes.</p><p>The VOCs were set up by the minibus-taxi associations who were affected by the roll-out of the MyCiTi service to the inner-city, Hout Bay and Hangberg, Table View, Atlantis, and parts of Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha. The minibus-taxi drivers received extensive training to become bus drivers and have since been employed by the VOCs. </p><p>Thus, the VOCs were formed to empower the minibus-taxi industry and most of those who are employed by the VOCs have come directly from the industry itself. Empowerment is the main reason for the VOCs being established, and what the EFF is propagating will undermine this very principle.</p><p>Importantly, the bus drivers are represented by trade unions and their conditions of employment are the subject of a collective bargaining agreement. The annual national wage negotiations take place at the South African Road Passenger Bargaining Council (SARPBAC) National Bargaining Forum. </p><p>A wage agreement was reached as recently as May this year, following a protracted four-week strike in April. Thus, the current unprotected strike is inexplicable. </p><p>I am, once again, urging those who have embarked on this strike to use the structures and processes in place to address any grievances or concerns they may have with their employment. </p><p>The EFF does not have the mandate to represent, or to speak on behalf of, any of these employees in so far as the conditions of employment are concerned. Their involvement in this violent strike must be questioned and condemned.</p><p>I also condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the violence and attacks that took place this morning. I received numerous reports from our operational team about bus drivers that are stressed and traumatised after having been assaulted by their striking colleagues.</p><p>The illegal strikers targeted the Civic Centre and Adderley Street stations in particular, as these stations were operational for those commuters travelling on the N2 Express routes from the Cape Flats to the central business district.</p><p>The protestors entered the Civic Centre station at around 08:00 and held two female bus drivers hostage. They also forced passengers out of the building, and blocked the red bus lane that runs along Hertzog Boulevard. As a result, the MyCiTi service was suspended for several hours in the interest of the safety of our commuters, personnel, and assets. </p><p>We will soon approach the Western Cape High Court for an urgent interdict against those who are preventing the service from operating by resorting to violence and using intimidation tactics.</p><p>Commuters are advised to please make alternative travelling arrangements as the MyCiTi service has been severely interrupted due to the wildcat strike. The City is monitoring the situation and will inform commuters accordingly.</p><p>Monthly ticketholders will be reimbursed with the number of days that they could not make use of the service due to the strike action and which resulted in the buses being grounded.</p><p>Commuters can contact the Transport Information Centre 24/7 on 0800 65 64 63 for the latest information regarding the service, or follow @MyCiTibus on Twitter, or visit the facebook page ‘MyCiTi Integrated Rapid Transit System’.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2018-10-16T22:00:00Z1

 

 

 

 

Apply for exemption from water restrictionsAll water users are encouraged to save water and adhere to water restrictions, but exemption is approved in special circumstances.GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Municipal-services/Water-and-sanitation/Apply-for-exemption-from-water-restrictions">Apply-for-exemption-from-water-restrictions</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/City%20Connect%20Header%20Image.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
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Saving water in your business or organisationWater is a precious resource and since we are in the midst of a serious drought we all have to learn how to use it carefully. Every action each of us takes to save water makes a difference!GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/commercial-utility-services/commercial-water-and-sanitation-services/saving-water-in-your-business-or-organisation">saving-water-in-your-business-or-organisation</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Understanding%20the%20cost%20of%20water%20and%20sanitation%20for%20businesses%20Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Alternative and recycled water sources for your organisationThe City is promoting the responsible use of alternative water sources that help to minimise the amount of drinking water used from our dams, which is important during a drought.GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/commercial-utility-services/commercial-water-and-sanitation-services/alternative-and-recycled-water-sources-for-your-business-or-organisation">alternative-and-recycled-water-sources-for-your-business-or-organisation</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Alternative%20and%20recycled%20water%20sources%20for%20your%20business%20Header.jpg" width="1440" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Apply for replacement wheelie bin The City will replace or repair a damanged or stolen wheelie bin free of charge. GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Municipal-services/solid-waste/Apply-for-replacement-wheelie-bin" target="_blank">Apply-for-replacement-wheelie-bin</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/City Connect Header Image.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Pay and renew your vehicle licence There are a number of different options you can use when paying for and renewing your vehicle licence renewal. GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Pay/Driving-and-vehicles/Vehicle-licences/Pay-your-vehicle-licence" target="_blank">Pay-your-vehicle-licence</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/City Connect Header Image.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
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Water mapThe City of Cape Town’s water map provides information on household water use, treated effluent collection points and water pressure management zones.GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/residential-utility-services/residential-water-and-sanitation-services/cape-town-water-map">cape-town-water-map</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/drought_header13.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal

 

 

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