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Cape Town water being treated for harmless compound

The City of Cape Town is treating its dwindling water supplies for a harmless organic compound that is affecting its smell and taste, it said on Tuesday. Confirming the suspicions of many who had observed changes in the water as dam levels dropped to 27.3%, councillor Xanthea Limberg said the compound geosmin was responsible.

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City firefighters battle more than 100 blazes in one day

The City of Cape Town’s firefighters were put to the test over these last few days as they battled to contain fires across the city. Yesterday alone, firefighters battled 106 bush and grass fires. Most of these fires were contained and extinguished before they could cause too much damage. However, several bigger fires continue to rage, requiring crews to work through the night and remain on standby.

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City offers nearly R1,2bn in rates relief

In the previous financial year 2015/16, The City of Cape Town waived more than R90m in rates rebates to senior citizens, residents with special needs and indigent persons. In total, the City forwent approximately R1,17bn of rates income, according to a report which served before the City’s Mayoral Committee on 18 October 2016. 

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Pay for parking in the city with SnapScan

The City of Cape Town would like to advise motorists that Street Parking Solutions, the kerbside parking operator in the Cape Town central business district, will be piloting the SnapScan alternative parking fee payment option within the CBD as from Friday 31 October 2014.

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