Three Deaths at Daveyton Police Station since 2012

Daveyton Police Station

Gauteng Department of Community Safety In response to DA questions to the Gauteng Department of Community Safety, it was revealed that at least three people have died in police custody at the Daveyton Police Station since 2012. In the first instance, Mozambique National, Edmido Macau, is believed to have been…

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Mamelodi Commuters are Economically Excluded by Bus Fiasco

Mamelodi commuters are economically excluded by bus fiasco

Autopax Stranded commuters in Mamelodi have been put on the back foot by the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport (GDRT) and the City of Tshwane (CoT) who failed to adequately provide viable cost-effective alternative public transport ahead of the closure of several PUTCO services. An already dilapidated and defunct…

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Shack re-organisation needed to prevent more fires

Shack fires in Gauteng

Preventative Measures Shack settlements need to be re-ordered with better spacing in order to prevent devastating shack fires such as that which occurred this past weekend at the Mangolongolo informal settlement in Denver in east Johannesburg. This is my conclusion after I visited Manolongolo with DA councillor Victor Penning after…

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Gauteng fire stations under-resourced by 35%

  Shortfall Fire stations across Gauteng municipalities are critically under-resourced by at least 35%. This is according to a written reply posed by the DA, to Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Jacob Mamabolo. Of the 2932 available positions, there is currently a shortfall of 1602 fire…

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