It seems surreal to be putting together a list of cool arts and culture events while Europe is entering a war, toggling between web pages with deets of what’s on stage and news sites showing Russian tanks invading the Ukraine. The worst case scenario, of course, is someone unleashes the nukes, then it’s ta ta world.… Read more
Almost two-thirds of civic service posts are vacant in the department
The once efficient Cape Town office now has block-long queues from 6am
There is a critical shortage of staff at home affairs, resulting in day-long queues becoming a permanent feature outside their offices, and it won’t be sorted out in the near future.… Read more
First the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) was looted from within during former President Jacob Zuma’s state capture tenure, then during the Covid-19 lockdown when the trains ceased running, it was looted by cable thieves and vandals.
But in Cape Town at least, the Metrorail service is slowly getting back on track.… Read more
According to the book of Ecclesiastes, and Nina Simone, to everything there is a season. A time to be born, a time to die, a time to plant, a time to reap, a time to kill, a time to heal, a time to laugh, a time to cry, a time to drink wine and a time to refrain from drinking.… Read more
he cynics among us believed it was never going to happen. After cable thieves brought the Metrorail southern line to a stop at Retreat in October last year, the coastal section to Fish Hoek would simply rust away over time and become another relic of a looted state.… Read more
Court set to rule on interdict to halt River Club development
- The development, which would include a regional headquarters for corporate giant Amazon, is opposed by the Observatory Civic Association and by the Goringhaicona Khoi Khoin Indigenous Traditional Council.
- The applicants say they were left out of consultations and only the First Nations Collective, a group supporting the development, was consulted.
Valentine’s Day is around the corner. God help us all.
If you’re loaded enough to take your better half on a super larnie kak expensive date, here’s something for you: A five-star sailing experience on-board Mirage, South Africa’s luxurious private charter yacht.… Read more