Bogus doctor arrested for issuing medical certificates to people applying for or renewing their driver’s licenses

A 50-yeard old man pretending to be a licensed medical practitioner was arrested by the Tshwane Metro Police (TMPD) at the Waltoo licensing department on Tuesday. It appears that the man was issuing medical certificates to individuals who applied for new or to renew their driver’s licenses. When questioned by the police, the man claimed to be a qualified doctor. TMPD officers got in touch with the health professional council of South Africa and verified that the so called medical practitioner was operating illegally, as his medical license was suspended. The bogus doctor was arrested and will appear in court soon. Read the original article on Rekord East.
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Activist group threatens to shut down Pretoria east after a previous memorandum was not taken seriously

The group claims that a previous memorandum handed to the Tshwane metro in March was not taken seriously. A Mamelodi activist group, which recently shut down Mamelodi municipal office services for several weeks, said they will do so again – if their demands are not met, reports Pretoria East Rekord. Oupa Mashiane, chairperson of the Mamelodi Concerned Residents for Service Delivery, made the remarks while handing over a memorandum to the metro at the local municipal offices on Monday morning. It was the second such memorandum, he said, and “the last”. Mashiane gave the metro seven working days to respond to demands. “This is a serious matter – the city of Tshwane must take our demands very seriously,” said Mashiane. Utility services MMC Darryl Moss received the memorandum on behalf of the Tshwane mayor. He promised to meet with the mayor the same afternoon to “personally hand over the memorandum to him” Mashiane claimed the metro did not take the group’s…
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Afrika slaan weer toe – Herstelde substasie se kabels word gesteel

Pas nadat die substasie in die ooste van Pretoria herstel is, het Afrika weer toegeslaan en is daar kabels gesteel. Nadat groot dele van die Ooste van Pretoria sonder krag was die afgelope sewe dae is die substasie herstel na ‘n brand. Toe Metrodienste egter die krag wou aanskakel, is gevind dat daar op nie minder nie as agt plekke kabels gesteel is in die tyd. Die kabels sal glo deur die loop van die dag vervang word. Deur: Die Vryburger  
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Possible cholera outbreak in Pretoria

The water supply in Hammanskraal could be contaminated with cholera, the Tshwane metro has warned. In a statement on Wednesday, the metro warned residents against drinking tap water until further notice pending testing, spokesperson Selby Bokaba said. “Urgent tests are being conducted to determine if the water is contaminated with cholera.” “We urge residents not to drink the water to avoid the possibility of getting sick.” Bokaba said water tankers would supply water to the affected areas. He said the following areas were affected: – Dilopye – New Eersterust – Temba – Babelegi Industries – Marokolong – Ramotse – Majaneng – Mandela Village – Sekampaneng – Hammanskraal Bokaba said test results would be made public as soon as they became available. Article by Rekord East written by Robinson Nqola Journalist
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Major copper cable theft bust in the City of Tshwane

An anonymous tip-off has led to a major cable theft bust valued at about R500 000 by a specialised unit of the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) early this morning. Members of TMPD’s newly established Cable Theft Unit received information last night about a truck carrying stolen copper destined for a known second-hand scrap metal dealer west of the city. Five members of the unit, in a marked police car, flagged down the truck on Van Der Hoff Road, a few metres from its destination. When the driver saw the police, he made a quick U-turn and sped off. The police gave chase and forced the truck off the road. When police asked the driver what was in the back of the truck, he said he was delivering a pile of rubbish to a scrap metal dealer. Upon inspection of the truck, police made a startling discovery of used and new copper cables belonging to the City with a street value of R500 000 covered under a pile of rubbish. The cables had been stolen from the vandalised Suid…
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Msimanga leads crime clean-up campaign in Sunnyside

Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga this morning led a crime clean-up campaign in Sunnyside alongside the Tshwane Metro police, emergency services and municipal water and electricity technicians. The raid meant to tackle drug dealings, illegal electricity and water connections, by-law enforcement and the reclaiming of the municipality's buildings. Msimanga pointed out several illegal power connections and meter tempering at Nuweveld building on Troy Street as he inspected the municipal flat. He said the building owed the City at least R2 million in rates alone and it was about time it complied. During the raid, Msimanga introduced himself to several tenants and asked to speak to caretakers of buildings. This he said was because the City was determined to eradicate all criminal activities in the city. The mayor also visited Nix Accommodation on Rissik Street near Unisa in Sunnyside to inspect the building for possible illegal connections. The metro police officers said …
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Talle woonbuurte in Pretoria dalk vandag sonder water

Die Tshwane-metro het gewaarsku dat talle woonbuurte in Pretoria Dinsdag moontlik sonder watertoevoer gaan wees. Lindela Mashigo, woordvoerder van die metro, het gesê die metro se waterverskaffer, Rand Water, het die raad kennis gegee dat die Garsfontein-reservoir in die ooste van die stad afgeskakel gaan word vir beplande instandhoudingswerk. “Watertoevoer sal van 09:00 tot omstreeks 23:00 afgeskakel wees om ʼn ou watermeter met ʼn moderne een te vervang. Voor dié tydperk sal die reservoir tot sy maksimum kapasiteit gevul wees om water aan die woonbuurte te voorsien, maar inwoners word egter versoek om water spaarsamig te gebruik om te verhoed dat dié water opgebruik word, anders sal dit tot wateronderbrekings lei,” het Mashigo gesê. Die woonbuurte wat geraak sal word indien wateronderbrekings plaasvind, is Bergtuin, Colbyn, Derdepoort, East Lynne, Ekklesia, Jan Niemandpark, Kenley-kleinhoewes, Kilnerpark, Koedoespoort, Montana, Môregloed, Queenswood, Rietfontein, Rieto…
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Die busse in die Tshwane-metro ry al weer nie

Selby Bokaba, woordvoerder van die metro, sê busbestuurders het Woensdag omstreeks 12:00 opgehou werk en alle hekke by al die busdepots gesluit om busse te verhinder om die depots te verlaat. “Hulle weier om redes te verskaf waarom hulle staak.” Die stakende busbestuurders is lede van die Suid-Afrikaanse Munisipale Werkersunie (Samwu). “Ander busbestuurders van ander vakbonde soos Imatu (die Municipal and Allied Trade Union) wil werk, maar het uit vrees vir hul lewe ook nie vir werk opgedaag nie.” Die metro sal dringend met die stakende werkers vergader om ’n oplossing te probeer vind om hul “onbekende griewe” te hanteer. “Die bestuur van die metro meen onderhandelings is die beste en enigste oplossing om die griewe van die werknemers op te klaar, wat dit ook al mag wees. “Ons vra ons buspendelaars om verskoning vir die ongerief wat hulle weens die staking ervaar. Ons doen ’n beroep op hulle om ander reisreëlings te tref. Ons sal hulle op die hoogte van sake h…
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Pretoria bus with passengers hijacked during feud between taxi operators

A bus with passengers was hijacked in Pretoria on Tuesday afternoon after a feud between several taxi operators on the city's express bus service. Sheila Lynn Senkubuge, Mayor Committee on Roads and Transport, said on Wednesday that the A Re Yeng bus was allegedly hijacked by "double crossed " bus drivers who disregarded an agreement between the Tshwane metro and three taxi ranks. The company entered the agreement with the taxi associations of Hammanskraal, Stinkwater and Eersterust in December 2017. According to the company, taxi drivers are reimbursed to no longer enter the city center, but to pick up and drop off commuters at a newly built taxi and bus stop at the Wonderboom Junction shopping center at R17 per ride. From Wonderboom Junction, commuters will then be transported with A Re Yeng buses to the city center at R8 per ride. This agreement was implemented on January 8. "On Tuesday afternoon, taxi drivers from all three taxi associations refused to take pass…
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