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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…
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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

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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…
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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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Green Africa maintains BRT Route along iQola Road

Last week the Green Africa team did a great job maintaining, weeding and grass cutting the BRT route along iQola Road and the section looks noticeably tidier. DSW sweepers continue to support the Green Africa team by picking and sweeping litter in Bridge City and their work is always appreciated. A big thanks to Metro…
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Loading zone signs painted and maintenance continues in Bridge City

A big thanks to the eTM Roads Department for painting the loading zone signs along Nogwaja Street, in front of the Bridge City Shopping centre last week. The Green Africa landscaping team continually ensures that the precinct is kept clean and maintained, with the DSW street sweepers providing additional support.
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Theft of Point of Sale machines is on the rise

Criminal activity involving the theft of Point of Sale machines is on the rise in the area. Be vigilant and don’t leave devices unattended when in use. The relevant authorities have been alerted and are helping put a stop to the issue. Report suspicious activity to the BCMA hotline 087 150 3928. 
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New timed parking signage a start to curb illegal parking

eTM has installed timed parking signage in Bridge City. This is a welcomed intervention following several engagements on illegal parking issues along Nogwaja Road. Installation of signage and timed parking meters will require active enforcement by Metro Police and we’ll hopefully see a noticeable decrease in illegal parking once the installations are complete. Last week…
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Successful GOBY environmental initiative demonstrates increased plastic recycling awareness…. but where does the plastic go?

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In mid-January uMhlanga Rocks’ whalebone pier became the latest site for GOBY, the 5m long steel fish that aims to reduce marine plastic pollution by encouraging people to dispose their plastic bottles into the structure. With 70kgs of plastic collected so far, the initiative located in a highly visible public area is proving to be…
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Body worn cameras – how do they fit into and enhance our public space security?

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Body worn cameras are small video recording devices attached to a patrolling security officer’s clothing, helmet or sunglasses. For the officer, the device can capture video and audio recordings like arrests, searches, interrogations, and critical incidents. Having body worn cameras as part of the security regimen provides numerous benefits: Increased civility: In some instances, body…
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Planned Water Supply Interruption in the North, Central, South and Inner West Supplied Areas of eThekwini

Umngeni Water has planned a 19-hour shut on their raw water conveyance line to repair a failed scour valve. This will result in a 50% reduced treatment capacity from Durban Heights waterworks that supply most areas in Durban. This shut will allow only 280Ml/day of water to be treated for distribution to eThekwini Water and…
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