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Today’s Weather Forecast for South Africa
See the latest weather forecast and warnings across South Africa. From Heat Waves to Thunderstorms, stay up to speed with today’s Weather Forecast: 17 February 2022.
University of Cape Town gets shut down by students
On Wednesday, students disrupted UCT lectures and barricaded roads surrounding the campus over registrations and outstanding fee debt issues.
On Tuesday, an open letter was sent to the university’s Vice-Chancellor from the UCT Student’s Representative Council (SRC). In the letter, they stated that the university had failed to ensure that all students were registered and “exhibited a lack of urgency over the matter”.
Since then, UCT has agreed to have all students registered by Monday.
Sandton City gets issued a pre-termination notice
The City of Joburg issued a pre-termination notice to Sandton City due to an outstanding municipal bill of R168 million. This comes after Joburg’s attempt to recover R38 billion from businesses, government departments and residents in Sandton.
The City further said that if Sandton City does not pay its bills, its services would be suspended. However, the City of Joburg and Sandton City has managed to agree to hold any legal proceedings until the finalisation of the correct valuation of Sandton City’s rates has been determined by the Valuation Appeal Board.
The eThekwini municipality in trouble after SICK LEAVE costs more than R725 000
In December an unknown number of employees in the eThekwini municipality’s solid waste department took sick leave costing the department more than R725 000.
And the month before, the department’s overtime bill came to more than R14 million. This amount was revealed in a performance monitoring report published this week, which also revealed the department’s whopping sick leave amount.
In the meantime, the DA has written to the head of the department and other high-ups in the municipality to explain the increase in sick leave and “exorbitant overtime payments” in November.
What’s for dinner?
Probably the question everyone dreads on a daily basis is, what’s for dinner? Well what about our daily selection of: Juicy Frikkadelle with Klipdrift Brandy
Are you last night’s Lotto winner?
Did you miss last night’s Lotto numbers? See them here: Wednesday’s Lotto and Lotto Plus Results for 16 February 2022 and Wednesday’s Daily Lotto Results for 16 February 2022.