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.