IT WILL COST CITY OF PRETORIA R60M TO REPAIR SINKHOLES

The City Of Tshwane says it will cost about R60 million to repair sinkholes in the city over the next two financial years. The city has allocated R25 million to repair one particular sink hole on Jean Avenue in Centurion. This is one of 24 in the city. The operation is expected to run for about nine months. Spokesperson Samkelo Mgobozi said: “Well, we look at region four which includes Centurion and Laudium and those areas. And this is not necessarily something that we can prevent from happening although we’re working closely with archaeologists to ensure that we monitor the situation and monitor the sinkholes that are caused by an array of issues so that we can mitigate them in future.” By: EWN
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Pretoria Commuters get some relief as Taxis expected to operate normally

Tshwane commuters can expect some relief as taxis are expected to operate normally this morning. On Wednesday, operators blocked several roads causing massive delays while protesting to the Tshwane House to submit a memorandum to Mayor Solly Msimanga. Among the issues raised by the drivers is that traffic contravention tickets be scrapped. Taxis in the Tshwane area are expected to function without any hiccups at least for the next two weeks. The Democratic Taxi Workers Union of South Africa (Detwusa)’s Themba Maseko says the government is responsible for providing taxi infrastructure, including pick-ups and drop offs. He says drivers should not be fined for government’s failure. “Our demands are the scrapping of the traffic fines because those fines block our PDPs and driver’s licenses and we can’t drive passengers without our PDPs.” Maseko says the fines amount to hundreds of thousands of rands which prevent some drivers from renewing their public drivers’…
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Jong Pretoria verliefdes sterf saam in motorfiets ongeluk

Twee mense is dood en twee kritiek beseer toe ʼn motorfiets en ʼn Opel Kadett Saterdag in die vroeë oggendure in Pretoria gebots het. Xander Loubser, woordvoerder van Best Care-ambulansdienste, het Saterdag aan Maroela Media gesê die botsing het in Mootstraat in Daspoort in die weste van die stad plaasgevind. “Die oorsaak van die ongeluk is onbekend en word deur die polisie ondersoek. Twee mense wat op die motorfiets was, is op die toneel dood,” het Loubser gesê. Loubser kon nie dadelik hul ouderdomme bevestig nie, maar het wel gesê dat hulle ʼn jong man en vrou was. Loubser het gesê twee insittendes in die Opel het kritieke beserings opgedoen en hulle was in die voertuig vasgekeer. Hulle is na die Steve Biko-hospitaal geneem nadat hulle uit die motor se wrak gesny is. “ʼn Vrou, vermoedelik die bestuurder van die motor se ma is, het op die toneel inmekaargesak. Sy is ook na die hospitaal geneem aangesien sy beseer is toe sy geval het.” Loubser het die brandweer en an…
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