Dealing with the consequences of Xenophobia

DEALING with the consequences of the problem we call Xenophobia is an on-going challenge but we will have little real success until we deal with the root causes, says Ms Janine Myburgh, President of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “While we battle xenophobia, Europe is experiencing massive problems with refugees from Africa. Thousands […]

Municipality’s ordeal

I WAS interested to note that Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown blames municipalities for some of Eskom’s financial woes. She has a point. Some municipalities have been collecting revenue from the sale of electricity but using it for their own purposes instead of passing it on to Eskom. The point she didn’t make is that […]

Issuing of City Council’s rates clearance certificates resolved

DELAYS and bottlenecks in the issuing of City Council’s rates clearance certificates have been resolved after the Mayor intervened at the request of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and the Cape Law Society’s property law committee. The problem arose after the process was computerised in October last year and glitches in the system caused major […]

Two Oceans gives Cape’s economy huge boost

Experts predicted that the city’s economy was likely to receive an injection of close to R300 million over the Easter weekend – similar to last year – following a booming four days of trading. Janine Myburgh, president of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said the city’s Easter weekend activities, such as the Two […]

Supreme Court of Appeal sets aside Sanral documents ‘secrecy’ order

SHOULD the tolling of the N1 and N2 freeways in the Western Cape go ahead, residents and visitors to the province will pay toll tariffs that are nearly three times that of the e-toll tariffs that are being charged in Gauteng. The Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday ruled in favour of the City of […]