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Encouraging activity in and around Bridge City

It has been a positive week in Bridge City as construction of internal roads in the town centre continues at a steady pace. The outline of the roads is now visible and the project is scheduled to take approximately 9 months. Earthworks on the development of Ptn 131 is going well.    On the cleaning,…

Collective efforts in keeping Bridge City looking great

Thank you to the eTM Wastewater Department who was on site last week Friday inspecting sewer lines. Three of which were blocked and subsequently jetted.    The Green Africa team completed grass cutting of the open stands in the Bridge City town centre area that began last week. The cutting was completed in record time,…

Poster management and why it’s needed in Bridge City

In many businesses, posters are seen as an integral part of advertising to help it grow. But often too many unregulated or illegal posters or advertising placed incorrectly can lead to an urban space looking shabby and uncared for. BCMA precinct manager Hloniphani Mpanza tells us about the BCMA’s poster management system that ensures posters…

Durban destinations set the scene for a successful Easter weekend

An eThekwini Municipality (eTM) newsflash from the 8th of April shows that approximately 45 000 visitors arrived in Durban over the Easter break and hotel occupancy rates peaked at an average of 60 percent. Direct spending boosted the local economy by an estimated R60 million, and GDP contribution was around R150 million, with a total…

eTM focus efforts on areas needing attention in Bridge City

Last week various eTM departments were in Bridge City attending to faults reported by the Management Association. Streetlights were a high priority since the hard lockdown last year. eTM’s Electrical Department deployed three trucks to repair faulty streetlights, focusing on ensuring badly lit areas were now sufficiently lit up. In the coming weeks, the team…

Maintenance and greening continue in Bridge City

Last week was a productive one for Green Africa and the team continued with verge maintenance in Bridge City. The team focused their efforts on the corner of Bridge City Boulevard and Bhejane Street. Green Africa has reported an increase in bottles picked up for recycling since the opening of alcohol sales on lockdown level…

EXTENSION FOR THE VALIDITY PERIOD OF LICENSES AND PERMITS REQUIRED IN TERMS OF NRTA, ACT 93 OF 1996 AND THE NATIONAL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATIONS 2000

Kindly be advised that says that according to the Government Gazette, 43958, all learner’s licences, driving licence cards, temporary driving licences and professional driving permits that expired during the period that commenced from 26 March 2020 up to and including 31 December 2020 are deemed to be valid and their validity periods are extended for…

The risk of alien invasive plants and how our precincts manage them

South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs defines invasive alien plants as species that are exotic, non-indigenous or non-native to an ecosystem. Due to the lack of natural enemies and the resistance to local diseases, these plants tend to spread aggressively and then threaten biodiversity, reduce water availability and increase the risk of wildfires. Riverhorse Valley…
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