City Business

WC tourism thumper predicted

The forecast for Western Cape tourism in 2017 is very encouraging with early indications that the region is enjoying a bumper peak tourism period. Bronwynne Jooste reports from the office of the Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde
16 January 2017 – Early indications are that our region is enjoying a bumper peak

Half-naked protester at UCT


UCT convocation descends into chaos
Insults, shouting and disruptions mar debate of no confidence in executive of the University of Cape Town. GroundUp, the Cape Town website, reports on the convocation at which a vote of no confidence was proposed in the vice-chancellor, Dr Max Price, and his management team.

CT water use a wee down

While the efforts of large sections of the population to save water are clear, the fact that we are not hitting our targets shows that there are still residents who are not using the resource as responsibly as they should be, given the current water shortage. The City of Cape Town’s media desk reports
4 January

Opposition seek to be well ‘hung’

After governing in coalition for 100 days‚ opposition parties say their decision to cooperate has been vindicated, has achieved several successful objectives and will form the basis for further advances in the 2019 general election. At a media briefing in December, the national leaders of the Democratic Alliance, the Inkatha Freedom Party, the African Christian

Local protests drop dramatically

The number of community protests directed at local government has decreased significantly and there appears to be no relationship between an impending election and the number of such protests, says the latest report of the Dullah Omar Institute’s Civic Protests Barometer at the University of the Western Cape. SA Local Government Briefing editor Clive Keegan identifies

Eskom forges ahead with nukes

Eskom is moving rapidly towards the tendering process for a surprisingly large 9.6GW nuclear build project under its new acting CEO. Risks to Eskom’s balance sheet and indirectly to the sovereign are significant – the total cost may be around USD 50bn depending on technology choice. Investors have ignored that Eskom is on autopilot here