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Wednesday May 02, 2012

Tshwane Council may not levy 'illegal use' rates on properties

In a judgment that could be of importance to Pretoria property owners whose rates and taxes have significantly escalated over the years, the Pretoria High Court has ruled that the Tshwane Metro Council is not allowed to include a category of "illegal use" in its rating policy.

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Skywalks could spoil views, says Cape Town

The City of Cape Town believes elevated "sky bridges" that join private developments could cause "antisocial" behaviour among pedestrians and have an adverse effect by making the "empty" streets below prone to criminal activity.

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Joburg billing ruling to be opposed

A ruling that would let the City of Joburg off the hook for inaccurate and inflated billing faces a court challenge, the Sunday Times reported.

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Property rates put Comrades visitors on back foot

Commercial rates imposed on bed 'n' breakfast establishments in Pietermaritzburg have put more than 10 of them out of business and created a shortage of accommodation.

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Hospital objects to licensed club in Cape Town City Bowl

Christiaan Barnard Hospital has joined others in objecting to a City Bowl club being granted a liquor licence.

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Schubart Park hopes for a lifeline

The decision by the Tshwane Metro Council to implode the problematic Schubart Park flats has been put on hold, pending an application to the Constitutional Court by the tenants to return to their homes.

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Water in tunnel keeps last Gautrain link closed

The routes between Pretoria, Hatfield, Centurion, Midrand, Sandton and Rosebank opened in August, with the Rosebank to Park Station stretch remaining closed due to water problems in the tunnel.

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The wheels have come off in Cape Town, admits Metrorail

Metrorail has failed its Cape Town commuters, regional manager Mthuthuzeli Swartz has admitted, but it plans a major makeover with new rolling stock and motivated, dedicated staff.

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