MyCiTi bus driver goes the extra mile to reunite resident with her purse and diamond wedding ring

MyCiTi bus driver goes the extra mile to reunite resident with her purse and diamond wedding ring

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Thanks to the vigilance, honesty and initiative of MyCiTi bus driver Siphelo Maqubela, a Sea Point resident was reunited with her purse which contained her diamond wedding ring among other belongings of sentimental value. In recognition of Mr Maqubela’s efforts, Councillor Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, presented him with a certificate of appreciation.

City's tiny secret agents on a mission to root out alien invasive plants

City's tiny secret agents on a mission to root out alien invasive plants

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Councillor Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, visited the City of Cape Town’s Insect Mass Rearing Facility in Westlake today to meet the City’s biocontrol agents. More than 243 000 biocontrol insects, also known as agents, have been reared for release into the environment to destroy alien invasive plants across the city. This innovative project forms part of the City’s efforts to create jobs and manage invasive plants to ensure a more sustainable environment. 

City warns communities against rogue ‘development forums’

City warns communities against rogue ‘development forums’

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The City of Cape Town is extremely concerned about a new phenomenon where so-called ‘development forums’ are delaying infrastructure projects intended to uplift poor communities. These rogue groupings demand, extort, and threaten City contractors who are being paid with public money to build houses and roads. 

City welcomes hefty sentence for cable thief, saddened by attack on GABS bus driver

City welcomes hefty sentence for cable thief, saddened by attack on GABS bus driver

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"The hefty sentence imposed on a convicted cable thief yesterday in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court is a victory for our rail commuters who often experience delays due to vandalism and theft of Metrorail assets. It is the first time that we have seen the Criminal Matters Amendment Act applied with success in the Western Cape, and I want to commend Metrorail, the South African Police Service, the prosecutors, and all other partners for their hard work."

City hosts further engagements

City hosts further engagements

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The City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority and Codeta, with the participation of the National Department of Transport, had a fruitful meeting last night, 5 June 2018.