STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE
It has come to my attention that my name is being used in what appears to be a phishing scam.
Thus far, five separate messages have been reported to my office. Each of the e-mails has been sent from the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of four of the emails is ‘BRICS Bank funding’.
Please note that this e-mail address does not belong to me.
It would appear that a fake Facebook profile is being used to solicit contact details. Once the e-mail address is received, an e-mail is sent to said address asking whether the recipient would be able to use grant funds worth £450 000 (R9 739 448) from the BRICS bank to ‘explore job opportunities for our citizens’. Once they agree, they are added to a beneficiary list and asked to pay £250 (R5 415) in order to obtain a BRICS non-residential beneficiary form.
This afternoon I met with the South African Police Service (SAPS) to open a case for further investigation.
Members of the public are urged not to respond to e-mails coming from this account. I would also like to make an appeal to residents to forward these e-mails to email@example.com so that we can have record of them and hand them over to the SAPS to assist in their investigation.
The City of Cape Town has completed its upgrade of the Langa Station South public open space at a cost of more than R10,5 million. This project forms part of the City’s commitment to investing in historically under-invested areas. Read more below:
The upgrade of the Langa Station South public space has entailed the construction of new sidewalks and the improvement of existing sidewalks for safe pedestrian movement. The project has just been completed.
The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Environmental and Spatial Planning, Councillor Johan van der Merwe, today visited the upgraded site and participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the project. Continue reading
The City’s new micro-tunnelling machine has a number of features set to speed up the digging of underground tunnels to lay sewer pipes, as part of the R250 million Sanitation Master Plan. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department has taken delivery of a new piece of machinery set to expedite its bulk sewer upgrade programme.
The AVN 800 XC Herrenknecht micro-tunnelling machine was acquired at a cost of just over R10,6 million and comes with technology that enables safe, fast and efficient tunnelling in even the most difficult pipe jacking projects.
The machine has been used in more than 1 000 projects around the world. It is controlled with a laser navigation system that allows for precise positioning, has a built-in crusher that can reduce boulders to smaller pieces, and offers extra safety in less stable geological conditions (which is useful for tunneling operations in the sandy Cape Flats soil). Continue reading
Regarded as the country’s premier music awards and run and hosted by the Recording Industry of South Africa, this year’s SAMAs take place on Saturday, 4th June at the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) with the EThekwini Municipality as the hosting partner.
Says Refiloe Ramogase, Chairman of the SAMAs: “We are delighted with our new partnership with the very progressively minded Ethekwini Municipality. This marks a fresh chapter in South Africa’s premier music Music Award show! A chapter in which we shall build on the Annual South African Music Award’s solid, respected heritage and proud legacy with a renewed youthful vibrancy.”
Says CLLR James Nxumalo, Mayor of EThekwini, “Music brings people together, irrespective of race, creed or culture and eThekwini is proud to be hosting the 22nd South African Music Awards (SAMAs). It is fitting that the ceremony will take place at our historic venue, the Durban Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC), which has been transformed into a world class events and conference centre over the years. Our ICC is recognised world-wide and has received numerous accolades over the years. Continue reading
This from ewn.co.za:
Jeffrey Wenninger says he repeatedly tried to verbally and physically resist the singer’s alleged advances.
JOHANNESBURG – Sir Elton John is facing a sexual harassment claim from one of his former security guards.
Jeffrey Wenninger claims the singer touched him inappropriately several times throughout the course of his employment in 2014.
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This from news24.com:
Johannesburg – The Constitutional Court will hand down judgment in Nkandla matter on Thursday this week.
In a letter by the senior registrar’s clerk of the Constitutional Court, it informs parties that judgment would be handed down at 10:00 on March 31.
The matter relates to security upgrades – paid for the taxpayer – made to Zuma’s home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.
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