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Statement by Mayor: City of Cape Town moving to evict Drug Dealers
A statement by the Mayor of Cape Town, Helen Zille, in response to MEC Ramatlakane's claim that the City of Cape Town is not doing enough regarding drug dealers that occupy council property.

Defective Condoms: Statement by City Health
There has been a fair amount of media coverage regarding the fraud case of an SABS official who granted the SABS stamp of approval to condoms that did not conform to SABS standards.

City introduces new system to report traffic light failures
'Traffic light failures impact adversely on all road users. A new system just introduced by the City of Cape Town's Transport Department empowers both motorists and pedestrians by giving them the opportunity to reduce the life-threatening consequences of such occurrences. The City operates a 24 hour Traffic Signal Fault Call Centre, sharecall number 0860001948, which enables the public to report faulty traffic lights' says Cllr Elizabeth Thompson, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater.

Cape Town achieves success in fight against TB
The City of Cape Town is well prepared to contain an outbreak of the Extreme Drug Resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). City Health Director, Dr Ivan Toms, says the City has made major strides in its fight against TB over the past three months.

NGOs welcome Flood Relief Donations
With almost 6000 people needing flood relief help in the past few days there is a need for donations from the public of blankets, warm clothes and other forms of assistance Members of the public who want to contribute to the disaster relief operations can contact any of the following NGO's who are assisting the City of Cape Town and Provincial Social Services and Poverty Alleviation to provide relief.

Think Twice - City's Environmental Initiative through Waste Separation at Source - You are part of the Problem.
With Cape Town producing five to six thousand tons of waste a day - to which each individual contributes an average of two kilograms - the city is fast running out of suitable landfill sites.

City is geared for Winter Storms
The City of Cape Town has initiated a comprehensive action plan to deal with the winter storms which started hitting the City last week.

Is Counselling Necessary before Having an Aids Test?
Question: I want to have an AIDS test but I'm told I have to be counselled before I can be tested. Is this necessary?

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Emergency Numbers

Flying Squad10111
Report Crime0860010111
AIDS Helpline0800012322
Poison Info Helpline0861555777

Local Police Stations


Hospitals and Clinics

Red Cross Hosp021-6585111
GF Jooste021-6901000
Groote Schuur021-4049111
Gatesville Medical Centre021-6378100
City Park Hosp021-4806111
Tygerberg Hosp021-9384911
Vincent Palotti021-5065102

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