R6,6 miljoen motorwassery vernietig deur vandale, maar Tshwane-woordvoerder blameer die weer

'N Multimiljoenrandse motorwasprojek wat deur die stad Tshwane besit word en wat bedoel was om werk te skep vir die jeug van Mamelodi en die ekonomie van die township te versterk, is amper gesloop. SowetanLIVE het berig dat die Reitiretse-geïntegreerde voertuigwasfasiliteit in Mamelodi-Wes is deur misdadigers gestroop is voordat dit selfs sy deure oopgemaak het. Die fasiliteit van R6,6 miljoen lyk nou baie na die dag toe dit in November 2015 van stapel gestuur is. Toe Sowetan Donderdag die fasiliteit besoek het, het die strukture alreeds hul dakke en raamwerk verloor, terwyl die ablusie geriewe van die toiletstoele en wasbakke gestroop is. Die vensters en ander toebehore is gevandaliseer. Reitiretse is van stapel gestuur deur die voormalige Tshwane-burgemeester Kgosientso Ramokgopa en die premier van Gauteng, David Makhura. Destyds het die perseel vir 'n motorwassery 'n volledig toegeruste wassery en 'n volledig toegeruste haarsalon bevat. Die projek, wat naby Ma…
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Swiss pensioner scammed out of R13,500 at Pretoria home affairs

It is believed a certain Stoffel and a Diana L Kamwenje may have information related to the ‘agency’ that allegedly scammed Denise Hausermann. Forensic investigators are asking for two people to come forward who they believe may have information about an alleged fraud at the department of home affairs (DHA) in Pretoria, after a Swiss national was scammed. When her pensioner’s permit expired, Denise Hausermann, 67, had come to love living in SA and she found an “agency” in a newspaper to help her through the red tape. It is believed a certain Stoffel and a Diana L Kamwenje may have information related to the “agency”. According to senior specialist investigator from IRS Forensic Investigations Andre van Wyk, Hausermann initially paid R10,000 for her application for permanent residency (PRP). Hausermann’s purse, containing her passport after she received her PRP and temporary identity document (ID), was stolen in a separate incident soon after she started dealing w…
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Pretoria Becomes Globalist Sh*thole as Nigerians, Drugs & Taxi Driver Wars Plunge CBD Into Chaos (VIDEO)

Drugs & Taxi Drivers were blamed for CBD being plunged into chaos - shops looted, buildings set on fire and public transport suspended in South Africa's Capital City. Taxi drivers took to the streets in Pretoria after one of their "colleagues" was apparently killed by a Nigerian who was apparently selling drugs. They allegedly set the buildings where the Nigerian "businesses" were operating from, on fire and then hijacked a truck, which was used to block an intersection to prevent the fire trucks from getting to the fire. The killing of the taxi driver is believed to have started these riots in the CBD. The situation left bus commuters stranded after the city temporarily suspended its bus services for safety reasons. Several foreign stores were looted and a building was set alight. Police had to chase rioters with rubber bullets who prevented the firefighters from reaching the scene.   Watch at: https://youtu.be/FuR1mc2xxrc The police system is…
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Aankondiging van Nersa oor Tshwane-kragtariewe – stad mag tariewe net met 13.07% verhoog

Die VF Plus is vandag reg bewys oor krag deurdat NERSA die kragtariewe wat deur die Tshwane-metroraad ingedien is, verwerp het en eerder die voorleggings van die VF Plus, AfriForum en die Elektrisiteitherverkopers-assosiasie van Suid-Afrika (Erasa) aanvaar het. Volgens NERSA mag die stad die tariewe met 13.07% verhoog (vir die 2019/20 finansiële jaar), gegrond op die vorige jaar se struktuur (2018/19), en nie volgens die nuwe voorgestelde struktuur nie. Die aankondiging deur NERSA word ook as ‘n reuse oorwinning vir verbruikers beskou. Die raad wou ‘n totaal nuwe ingrypende struktuur implementeer wat ‘n vaste fooie van R56 vir alle verbruikers sou insluit asook spesiale winter-tariewe. Die ander groot strukturele verandering is die wegneem van die 2 kategorieë of kerwe wat die metroraad wou implementeer en die behoud van die bestaande 4 kategorieë of kerwe waarvolgens krag aangekoop word. Die nuwe struktuur sou klein-verbruikers, wat tipies laer-inkomste groepe en pens…
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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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New crime trend! Cops say wi-fi detectors used to steal cellphones, laptops from cars

Pretoria - Police believe they have uncovered the reason behind the high number of theft of cellphones and laptops out of cars in the city and anywhere else across the country. Spokesperson Captain Collett Weilbach said criminals were using increasingly sophisticated, directional wi-fi detectors to home in on the laptop or cellphone. This could detect the gadgets from where they had been hidden, be it under the seat of the car or in the boot. Weilbach urged members of the public, particularly motorists, to turn off the wi-fi of laptops and cellphones to avoid opening an invitation to thieves. Police in the Brooklyn area, largely populated by students, as well as Sunnyside and the CBD have reported on an increase in the number of laptops stolen out of motor vehicles. “I parked my car and walked to a restaurant, and all was well. On my return about two hours later, I noticed that one of the rear windows had been smashed. "I checked under the driver’s seat where …
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Pretoria’s homeless people targeted by ‘Serial killer’ – bodies of three victims found over period of twee weeks

A serial killer may be on the loose in Pretoria, targeting homeless people sleeping in parks in the city. According to eNCA, three homeless men have been murdered in the same manner in the past two weeks. The station reported that the latest body was found on Tuesday at the Magnolia Dell Park in Muckleneuk. Another body was reportedly found in the same park, while the body of a third victim was found close to the park two weeks ago, according to Pretoria News. All victims were reportedly killed in their sleep. They were stabbed and hit by a blunt object, according to eNCA. Around 6 000 people in Pretoria are reportedly considered homeless. According to a representative of an NGO who works closely with homeless people in the city, more homeless people have reported being attacked in a similar way, but managed to escape. Lucky escape "They've been reporting violence towards them. We spoke to a guy three weeks ago who was sleeping when he was stabbed. He w…
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