WC gov allocates R41mil for maintenance of fire services

LOCAL The Western Cape government says their provincial disaster management centre has made sure they have extensive preparations in place to ensure the prevention of fires at the province’s facilities. Premier Alan Winde says they have since 2011 provided aerial support to municipalities, totalling R125 million. The programme also includes[…]

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NSFAS extends application deadline to 21 Jan

LOCAL The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) announced that the deadline for applications for the 2022 academic year, initially due to end today, has been extended to January 21. NSFAS says it follows a meeting between stakeholders. Since applications opened in November last year, more than 600k applications have[…]

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SONA to be held at CT City Hall

LOCAL President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the State of the Nation Address from Cape Town City Hall this year. The Presiding Officers of Parliament evaluated suggested locations following the devastating National Assembly fire on Sunday. Parliament’s spokesperson Moloto Mothapo says City Hall in Cape Town has been selected as the[…]

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COCT says earthy flavoured water is safe to drink

LOCAL The City of Cape Town has reassured residents detecting an earthy flavour to their tap water, that it remains safe to drink. Mayoral committee member for Water and Sanitation Zahid Badroodien says the change in taste is due to a naturally occurring organic compound called geosmin in the raw[…]

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