Chaos heers in Pretoria se middestad na talle busdrywers staak en paaie versper vir 18% salaris verhoging

Verkeer in die Pretoria se middestad is Maandagoggend tot stilstand geruk na talle busdrywers van die Tshwane-busdiens besluit het om te staak. Betogende busbestuurders van die Tshwane-munisipale busdienste het busse gebruik om hoofroetes te blokkeer om verkeersvloei te belemmer. Sheila-Lynn Senkubuge, burgemeesterskomiteelid vir paaie en vervoer in Tshwane sê dat Samwu-lede om beter lone betoog, maar ’n stappie te vêr gegaan deur busse sonder toestemming van die stad te neem om die sakekern te blokkeer en honderde motoriste te verontrief en moet nou deur die metro weggesleep word. Sy vra onverskoning vir die ontrief en gaan vêrder deur te sê dat die stad alles in hul vermoë doen om die busse te verwyder sodat verkeersvloei vir die res van die dag kan normaliseer. Senkubuge sê ook dat hul die opsie oorweeg om die busbestuurders wat die busse wederregtelik uit die depot geneem het, van diefstal aan te kla. Netwerk 24 berig dat Mpho Tladinyane, streeksekretaris van Samwu in…
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Catastrophic ” R100-million renovation job done on City Hall to be fixed after inapt contract workers botched project

The Tshwane metro said it had no choice but to fix up a “catastrophic” R100-million renovation job done on the city hall in the centre of Pretoria under the previous administration. The city hall, located on Visagie Street and Paul Kruger Street, has been fenced off in its entirety as plans to refurbish it kicked off in July for the 2019/20 financial year. Previous renovations indicated that the contract workers put cement over a wooden floor and in the main hall‚ the seats in the balcony were all stolen as were most door handles‚ all made of brass. “An assessment on what needs to be done is underway,” said Tshwane metro spokesperson Lindela Mashigo. The total cost of renovations would only be determined once the evaluation was completed. “The renovations could take 2-3 years to complete.” This after claims by the metro that previous renovations to the hall was a “waste” of millions of rands. In 2016, then-mayor Solly Msimanga blamed the office of former mayo…
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Diepsloot protest ‘shutdown’ may affect Pretoria motorists – townships are demanding electricity to all informal settlements

The shutdown might see road closures of major highways such as the R511 and the N14, which link Johannesburg and Pretoria on Monday and Tuesday. 16 hours ago Police are on high alert following threats of a service delivery protest ‘shutdown’ in Diepsloot, west of Johannesburg. This after a message has been doing the rounds on social media that the township would be ‘closed down’ from Monday 15 July to Tuesday 16 July. Among the demands in the message are that ‘local leaders’ want money to be made available to supply electricity to all the informal settlements in the area. Another demand is for all ‘undocumented’ (i.e. foreign) residents to leave the area. Police spokesperson Captain Makgowanyana Maja said the circulating message cannot be confirmed as either bogus or legitimate. “We are, however, aware of it and ready to deal with it,” he said. If true, the shutdown will see road closures of major highways such as the R511 and the N14 which link Pretoria a…
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AfriForum begin met regstappe teen onwettige tariefverhogings vir Pretorianers wat die Tshwane-metroraad vandeesweek sonder die goedkeuring van Nersa ingestel het

Inwoners van Pretoria en die groter metro sal moet saamstaan teen die onwettige tariefverhogings wat die Tshwane-metroraad vandeesweek sonder die goedkeuring van Nersa ingestel het. Om dié onwettige optrede om te draai, het AfriForum gister hofstukke op die metroraad en Nersa beteken nadat dié munisipaliteit sedert die begin van die maand voortgegaan het om onwettige elektrisiteitverhogings sonder Nersa se goedkeuring te implementeer. Volgens Jaco Grobbelaar, AfriForum se distrikskoördineerder vir Groter Pretoria, hou die Tshwane-metro vol dat hulle die uitvoerende gesag is en daarom die verhoogde tarief sonder die nodige goedkeuring van Nersa mag implementeer. “Kragtens die wet is die Tshwane-metro nie by magte om die tarief te implementeer nie en ons sal teen dié onbillikheid optree. Aangesien nóg Nersa nóg die Tshwane-metro op enige van AfriForum se skrywes gereageer het, is daar geen ander remedie as om die dringende hof te nader nie,” sê Grobbelaar. Kragtens artikel 14 …
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