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City warns students against fraudulent advert for internshipsCity warns students against fraudulent advert for internships<p>​The City of Cape Town has been alerted to an advert for so called ‘urban agriculture project internships’ that is circulating. The City wants to warn the public that this is a scam aimed at defrauding students. </p><p>The persistent trend of fraudulent adverts is concerning especially at a time when unemployment is at levels higher than ever before in South Africa. Young people are desperate to start working, and the advert is giving them false hope. </p><p>Thus, this act must be regarded as criminal and unlawful and reported accordingly.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>2021-10-21T22:00:00Z1
City advises of water supply disruption in San Michel, Noordhoek areaWater supply disruption in the Noordhoek area.<p>​Zero-pressure testing is part of the installation process for pressure management technology. Tests are done to see if there are any unmapped inflows that need to be taken into account before smart pressure reducing valves are installed. <br> <br>Residents are advised to store water in clean, sealed containers for use during this period and to ensure that their taps are closed to avoid water loss and/or damage when the supply is restored. <br> <br>This work forms part of the City’s Water Demand Management Strategy. Managing water pressure more effectively reduces the possibility of pipe bursts and water wastage.<br> <br>The City regrets any inconvenience caused.<br> <br> <br>End<br> </p>2021-10-21T22:00:00Z1
City postpones shut down of Tygerberg water pipeline Tygerberg water pipeline shut down postponed.<p>​Faure is the City’s largest treatment plant, and this facility being offline puts the rest of the network under pressure. Undertaking work on a major supply line under these conditions would greatly increase disruption to residents. As such, the work will be undertaken at a later date where the City can ensure disruption to residents is minimised. </p><p>Consumers will be notified in advance when the shutdown will be done, which will see the completion of a project initiated in May this year, when the faulty valve was removed and sent for repair. </p><p>The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused to the consumers in the following water supply areas:</p><p>Brooklyn, Sanddrift, Tygerhof, Rugby, Century City, Paarden Eiland, Joe Slovo, Phoenix, Kensington, Acacia Park and Goodwood. </p><p><br>End</p>2021-10-21T22:00:00Z1
Parking marshals return to Sea Point, CBD, Newlands, Claremont, BellvilleAs from Tuesday, 2 November 2021, the City will resume charging a tariff for the use of on-street parking bays in Sea Point to ensure a turnover of bays for those visiting the area.<p>As from Tuesday, 2 November 2021, the City will resume charging a tariff for the use of on-street parking bays in Sea Point to ensure a turnover of bays for those visiting the area.</p><p>The parking marshals will receive their training in Sea Point and will be deployed to the Cape Town CBD, Claremont and Newlands before the end of November 2021, in time for the festive season. Marshals will be deployed in Bellville by the end of March 2022, if all goes as planned. </p><p>The applicable parking tariffs are as follows:<br>• Sea Point, CBD, Claremont: R4,80 per 15 minutes<br>• Bellville and Newlands: R3,40 per 15 minutes</p><p>Payment methods:<br>• Cash<br>• Snapscan<br>• Debit card<br>• Credit card</p><p>‘We want to inform motorists ahead of time that they will be charged for on-street parking again, given that the management of parking was temporarily suspended since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic last year. Now that life is slowly returning to normal, we expect to see an increase in economic activity. We anticipate that tourists will return to our beautiful city over the festive season, as will visitors from other parts of the country.</p><p>‘The purpose of charging a tariff for on-street parking bays is to ensure a turnover of bays in popular areas and where people do business. This will benefit business owners because their clients need parking, and those who are looking for parking will also benefit because parking bays will not be hogged for hours on end by the same person,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Councillor Rob Quintas. </p><p>Motorists are reminded that they need to pay for parking upfront. This is to prevent a situation where motorists return to their vehicles and drive off before paying the marshal. </p><p>The City is in the process of concluding a clamping protocol. Once finalised, repeat offenders who refuse to pay will have the wheels of their vehicles clamped. Fines for parking violations range between R300 and R1 000, depending on the violation.</p><p>‘The parking contracts in itself will provide over 200 jobs which is much needed in these difficult times. Also, the purpose of managing parking is to stimulate economic activity and to provide access to businesses who need to create jobs. This is extremely important, in particular now that the City is gearing for economic recovery in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. </p><p>‘Over the past few months, we received numerous requests from business owners to implement parking management because their clients struggle to find parking as people who are working in the CBD park in these on-street parking bays for the entire day. I trust the business community will welcome the news, as will those who have been struggling to find parking in these areas,’ said Councillor Quintas.</p><p>Residents who work in the CBD and need longer stay parking are advised to park on the edge of the business district, where parking is either free or cheaper, or in privately operated parking garages.</p><p>The City will implement long-stay parking on the fringes of the Cape Town CBD along the following streets:<br>• Jan Smuts Street<br>• Sir Lowry Road between Tennant and Darling Streets<br>• DF Malan Street<br>• Buitengracht</p><p>The applicable tariffs along these streets will be as follows:<br>• For less than 4,5 hours: R30<br>• Between 4,5 and 9 hours: R50</p><p>‘We want to make it easier for those who need longer stay parking by providing alternatives on the fringes of the Cape Town CBD. From there, motorists can either walk if circumstances allow, or use public transport services such as e-hailing or the MyCiTi bus service that has an extensive footprint within the CBD and surrounds,’ said Councillor Quintas.<br></p>2021-10-20T22:00:00Z1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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