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Opponents creating false narrative around tariff increases – City of Cape Town

Cape Town - While the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) probes the City for its tariff increases and structure, the City has blamed its fiercest critic, STOP COCT, for creating a false narrative around tariff increases. Mayor Dan Plato said: “It is interesting that they have not lobbied Eskom directly about their 15.6% …

Nersa probes City of Cape Town’s power tariffs

Cape Town - The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) is investigating the City of Cape Town’s electricity tariff increase and its tariff structure. Nersa spokesperson Charles Hlebela confirmed the investigation, which was launched after an outcry by ratepayers. “Nersa received numerous complaints regarding the City of Cape Town’s electricity tariffs and is looking …

Herron takes on the City of Cape Town over Bowmans Gilfillan report

Cape Town - Former mayco member for transport and urban development Brett Herron is seeking legal advice to rescind a report into misconduct against him. According to Herron, the Bowmans Gilfillan report contained “fabrications”, “deliberate misrepresentations” and comprised “unethical conduct” by the law firm. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “At the time that Bowmans issued …

Despite heavy rains, CoCT says it’s too soon to relax Level 3 restrictions

Cape Town - With more rain on the way, things are looking up for the city and province's dam levels, but the City said it still too early to lower the current Level 3 water restrictions. Cape Town's dams are on average 72% full after some heavy downpours over the last seven days. The latest …

Gambling bosses slam bill for Cape Town Casino

Gambling bosses slam bill that would see another casino in Cape Town 13 JULY 2018, 09:24AM / JASON FELIX [IOL] Casino bosses have slammed the Western Cape government’s proposed legislation that allows for the relocation of casinos, saying if implemented it could lead to a massive decline in gambling revenue, overall profits and a loss of jobs. …