Msunduzi bared the city’s “flaws” when councillors took the South Africa- German Network delegation on a visit to some of its ugly areas, including informal settlements. Leading the tour, Mayor Themba Njilo said they wanted to show their counterparts what they are dealing with before discussions are held.
Industrial water polluters are set to be fined up to R1 million, and R5 000 a day for ongoing offences, as Msunduzi Municipality cracks down on offenders. Stricter by-laws proposed by the municipality governing the disposal of liquid industrial waste into the drainage system or water treatment plants will mean raising the maximum fine to R1 million and additional daily penalties from R50 to R5 000 for ongoing offences.
How many bodyguards does the city employ and what is this costing? This was the subject of a heated exchange between Msunduzi ANC councillors and opposition parties which erupted on Tuesday when the opposition asked for a detailed report on the City’s spend on bodyguards at yesterday’s full council meeting. During the discussion of the matters arising from last month’s council meeting, the ACDP’s Rienus Niemand asked if a promised report on bodyguards had been prepared.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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