Zahid Badroodien

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Zahid Badroodien said : “Non-compliance with funeral and burial regulations remains a major concern for us. They’ve been numerous instances of transmission surges arising from funeral services. So, the size of the gathering and ability to maintain social distancing at the gathering is very important to protect people” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “Given the number of fatalities as a result of COVID-19, and the increasing demand on our cemeteries, we ask that the public please respect the regulations and stick to their allotted times and number of attendees, to minimise the risk of transmission, and also to ensure due consideration for others who have to use the cemeteries,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “Every little bit helps, and it is extremely important to reduce the pressure on our cemeteries brought about by Saturday burials. We understand that weekday burial are not the norm, but we are operating under very different circumstances and so we have to find new ways of doing things to ensure that we can offer everyone an opportunity to lay their loved ones to rest,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The city’s crematoria can handle up to 36 cremations per day, if fully operational. Burial capacity is dependent more on transport and storage constraints, but the necessary expansions to available cemetery space have been undertaken to ensure that there is additional sufficient capacity for COVID-19 burials, in addition to normal figures,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “Given the number of fatalities as a result of COVID-19, and the increasing demand on our cemeteries, we ask that the public please respect the regulations and stick to their allotted times and number of attendees, to minimise the risk of transmission, and also to ensure due consideration for others who have to use the cemeteries,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “Every little bit helps, and it is extremely important to reduce the pressure on our cemeteries brought about by Saturday burials. We understand that weekday burial are not the norm, but we are operating under very different circumstances and so we have to find new ways of doing things to ensure that we can offer everyone an opportunity to lay their loved ones to rest,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The city’s crematoria can handle up to 36 cremations per day, if fully operational. Burial capacity is dependent more on transport and storage constraints, but the necessary expansions to available cemetery space have been undertaken to ensure that there is additional sufficient capacity for COVID-19 burials, in addition to normal figures,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The waste bin is a potential source of infection. A recent study has shown that the Covid-19 virus can last up to 72 hours on plastic surfaces. This means that the waste bin may be a risk for transmitting the infection if it is touched by an infected person and then by someone else” External link

iol Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “However, the City’s efforts have been vilified by a number of sectors and the matter has taken a decidedly political turn, which is unfortunate – particularly as much of the condemnation has been based on untested claims,” External link

iol Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said ( about Commission ) : "With the ongoing attempts to misrepresent the situation and spread of misinformation, I urge the media to properly interrogate and fact check the claims being made by the ANC as well as monitors associated with the Human Rights Commission and their affiliated organisations, as failure to do so is an injustice to our residents who deserve the truth and should be able to trust what they are reading or hearing from the media," External link

iol Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : "These measures have been put in place based on what is currently known about Covid-19. This is subject to change as and when national regulations are updated," External link

iol Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “We are not in a position to comment as the matter must still go before court” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : "City Health is assisting the NGO with case management at the shelter, and in the process of tracking and monitoring others who were transferred to other facilities during this period. The individual is currently in isolation and remains asymptomatic," External link

iol Monday, May 18, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The mayoral committee has also given the go-ahead for the procurement of prefabricated structures to be placed at vacant City land next to existing shelters where this is a viable option,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, May 11, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “Since the announcement of the lockdown, the City has held further engagements with various interested and affected parties working in the street people sector, following initial discussions and guidelines put in place when the Covid-19 outbreak first manifested in South Africa. These engagements are continuing. The City is committed to ensuring that vulnerable residents are looked after. We will continue to work very closely with our partners who will guide further efforts to ensure that every individual is able to receive the necessary care through these difficult times” External link

iol Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The City, therefore, intends providing for separate vacant graves for Covid-19 cases which, depending on the outcome from national health [department], will allow for decisions to be made when more information is available,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The City’s service providers, including NGO professionals who care for the homeless as well as medical services and food distribution providers, are currently working at the site and are implementing ways of enhancing social distancing,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “every person who has come on site has been screened for Covid-19, as well as TB, and other chronic conditions. We have a dozen positive TB cases and no confirmed cases of Covid-19. Where needed, we have referred persons for appropriate treatment – something that would not have been possible, given our limited resources, if they were still scattered around the city” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “He has committed to assisting with accommodating some of our homeless people from Strandfontein in his facility with a specific focus on individuals who have a substance (abuse) history. "I do hope that other organisations are able to assist in the same way so that our homeless can continue to receive care as their needs and circumstances determine,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The City is undertaking to make available sites in all four geographical areas in the next week, where street people can be housed during the lockdown. The search for temporary shelter is taking some time after initial sites, touted by the national government, were withdrawn. We understand there has been immense interest in this particular issue, and we assure the public that we are doing everything possible to provide safe spaces for our street people during this challenging time” External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said ( about Patricia de Lille ) : “The primary goal is to get people into shelters. We got our first location in the City, the Culemborg site, which demonstrates the urgent need in the City. We had a positive meeting with Minister of Public Works Patricia De Lille on where we are looking to shelter the homeless,” External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “We will now work to continue moving those individuals to this location, obviously dependent on the availability of toilets and so on” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The city’s law enforcement department will escort persons to the site. City health will also be onsite to screen individuals and ensure that they are not presenting symptoms of COVID-19” External link

eyewitness-news Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The department has ensured that extra precautions are taken to ensure all staff are equipped with PPE and manage operations in accordance with health and safety standards,” “Operations are frequently being monitored and reviewed, as more information becomes available about Covid-19, and best practices are being established nationally and internationally” External link

citizen Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : "The intentional destruction of trees is worrying as it indicates the lengths some will go to, to destroy trees that play such a vital role in the eco-system and urban landscape," External link

iol Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “Factors which contributed to children going missing on beaches include children coming to the beach without an adult, parents coming to the beach intoxicated, parents who leave their beach without children and parents who don’t supervise their children and conclude that they’re still on the beach” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien added : “Health officials made it clear what health facilities are available in the vicinity, in case of need,” External link

iol Friday, January 3, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “It is important to note that chickenpox is not a serious medical condition and its potential complications are also not serious. There is also no specific treatment recommended for the condition,” External link

iol Friday, January 3, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “It is important to note that chickenpox is not a serious medical condition and its potential complications are also not serious. There is also no specific treatment recommended for the condition,” External link

iol Friday, January 3, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “On Sunday, the facility officer at the Hanover Park Pool was informed about a group of children outside the facility armed with knives,” External link

iol Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “They tried to take the safe, but must have realised that it was too heavy. Random keys found in the library were thrown on the floor, indicating an attempt to locate the safe,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:26:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien added : “The thieves took four new mini SmartCape computers which had been locked in a cage, an additional four computers and a monitor, as well as a SmartCape monitor and printer, collectively worth more than R62 000,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:26:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The impact and implications for those people depending on the facility for information and a place to study is far-reaching and goes way beyond the damage caused at the vandalised facility and the stolen equipment,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:26:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The interventions include the piloting of male-only clinics and an increase in education and awareness efforts in general,” External link

the-star Monday, October 28, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “We need to caution that men’s health is not sexual health alone. There are also many non-communicable disease challenges that we face as a city, and as a country, like hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mental health,” External link

the-star Monday, October 28, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The library has since not been able to operate fully, but the library hall has been made available for students to study,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien explained : “The Telkom cables were stolen, and Telkom was not willing to replace them,” “The City is implementing a solution in the infrastructure to provide SmartCape (Cape Town’s public Wi-Fi network) for the community” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The scarcity of burial space, steady increase in population and limited number of cemeteries receiving burials, have influenced a slight increase in demand for cremation,” External link

iol Saturday, October 5, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The city has a critical shortage of burial space as announced in the media over the years. To add to this, there is a huge demand for Saturday burials, with 64% of people wanting to have burials on a Saturday. Residents are encouraged to have burials take place during the week, in order to alleviate the traffic of burials taking place on a Saturday,” External link

iol Saturday, October 5, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The city has seen an increase in these types of burials over the past few years, mausoleum burial... this type of burial is an above-ground building that coffins are enclosed in. Mausoleum burials can be reserved with the city and cremations, where cultural and religious beliefs do not prohibit this,” External link

iol Saturday, October 5, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said ( about Mitchells Plain ) : “Let us use this opportunity to realise and re-imagine Mitchells Plain’s potential. Let the Rocklands Community Centre be a place of hope again. A birthplace of new beginnings. Our young people can bring hope to this community again and this site can be the catalyst of much need change” External link

iol Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : "We want to give all our residents an opportunity to give their input into the process and want to encourage active citizenry with the public participation process," External link

iol Thursday, July 11, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : "We speak often about the various interventions available to promote health and prevent disease, but the importance of these interventions and services is amplified when viewed in the context of the thousands of children who are treated, and even hospitalised for illnesses like diarrhoea, which may have lasting effects on their long term health and well-being," "My appeal to parents and communities at large is to take advantage of the services available to safeguard their children, but also to seek help at their local clinic if they’re not sure. It is better to be safe than sorry. Also, with many of our clinics now using appointment systems, visits are shorter than before – yet another way in which we are trying to make life easier for caregivers and improve the health of our communities" External link

iol Wednesday, July 10, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The city’s Air Quality Management Unit has engaged with the National Department of Environmental Affairs’ Compliance and Enforcement Unit and jointly conducted an unannounced compliance inspection of Cisco on June 12 this year. The City is awaiting the independent findings of their investigation,” External link

iran-daily Wednesday, July 10, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “There has been extensive damage to the roof and the clinic interior, including the pharmacy and records room, where patient folders are kept. Initial damage estimates put the cost of repairs at R10 million, but this could well change,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 1, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said ( about Health Centre ) : “In the interim, residents will have to make use of the Nomzamo Community Health Centre, which is the only facility in close proximity to Ikhwezi, which could affect continuity of care. Despite the City of Cape Town’s attempts to reduce waiting times via the introduction of an appointment system, residents are now reliant on a single facility where there will be crowding and increased waiting times. I visited the site earlier and am saddened by the malicious damage to public property,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 1, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “It is an indictment on our society when community facilities are targeted with such ease and no regard for the hundreds of people who pass through the doors daily for life-saving treatment. Sadly, until those responsible for the destruction of this and other community facilities are brought to book, this incident will not be the last of its kind,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 1, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : "District Six is a diverse community and the City respects the right to practise any religion. Residents moving into the area are reminded of the rich cultural heritage that the area is synonymous for," External link

BBCMonitoring Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The City cannot condone the damage done to trees through the illegal harvesting of bark for medicinal or cultural purpose. We have a responsibility to protect our fauna and flora and to this end, the City’s recreation and parks department will work tirelessly to avoid the destruction of trees,” “However, we need communities to assist us by spreading the word to heighten awareness and to report any bark stripping incidents that they come across,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “Bark stripping is strictly prohibited and we can only win this battle with the help of members of the public. Apart from the ecological benefits of trees, they also create a pleasing environment in our parks and green public open spaces. They increase our quality of life by creating a green interface between the natural and built environment,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The City of Cape Town is committed to improve primary healthcare services to our clients. We are making gains, slowly but surely. During the next national audit, the aim is for more clinics to qualify. The Ideal Clinic process helps us improve services, for the benefit of our residents,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 16, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : "We will only have a clearer idea in the next few days of the time-frame for repairs, as well as the cost of damages," External link

iol Sunday, March 31, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : "Thieves and vandals will continue their inconsiderate and selfish deeds with wild abandon, unless they are caught and dealt with by the criminal justice system," External link

iol Sunday, March 31, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien says : “The attack on an employee at the Manenberg swimming pool is completely unacceptable and we condemn what happened. I urge anyone in the community, who might have any information about this incident, to please report it to the police. I’d like to wish our staff member a speedy recovery” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, February 1, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien says : “This is the second incident at Manenberg swimming pools in the last seven days. Last week, three contractor vehicles belonging to a contractor who was working at the swimming pool were stones. The law enforcement department has adviced that the swimming pool be closed as it’s not safe” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said ( about Nazi Totalitarianism ) : "These interventions are starting to make a difference in the areas where they are deployed, but we still have a long way to go and we cannot do it alone. I urge all residents to contact the police or Law Enforcement if you see anything suspicious. Help us take care of what belongs to us all," External link

iol Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien added : "Thus far, in this financial year, three departments have recorded nearly two million rand spent on repairs and the replacement of damaged or stolen equipment, including more than a thousand library items," External link

iol Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien added : "Thus far, in this financial year, three departments have recorded nearly two million rand spent on repairs and the replacement of damaged or stolen equipment, including more than a thousand library items ," "This is not to mention the untold cost on staff morale. Staff are traumatised by incidences which often have a psychological impact on their wellbeing. They are afraid of working in high-risk areas as a result of multiple attacks on facilities which results in high numbers of resignations at these facilities. The filling of vacancies is an ongoing challenge at these facilities and current staff members are not willing to transfer to these facilities to continue rendering essential services, which in turn impacts negatively on communities" External link

iol Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “There are still a few weeks left before pools close and I want to encourage residents to use the facilities responsibly. If you’re unsure of the rules, speak to our lifeguards and also inform them if you’re not confident in the water,” External link

iol Monday, January 14, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “We have had 260 drunk-driving arrests at various roadblocks, 7235 traffic-related offences and 1313 by-law offences. From December 1 to December 20, officers confiscated 4458 bottles of alcohol from beaches and other public areas,” External link

iol Saturday, December 29, 2018 7:05:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “Alcohol at beaches and public areas remains a concern, as does drunk-driving. We have indicated before that alcohol is at the heart of many of our safety challenges, and thus far this festive season it is no different,” External link

iol Saturday, December 29, 2018 7:05:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “There have been some challenges with members of the public not adhering to the instructions of lifeguards and swimming outside of designated bathing areas. We urge the public to please adhere to City by-laws and guidelines at beaches to ensure a safe day outdoors for them and their families,” External link

iol Saturday, December 29, 2018 7:05:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : "Langa boasts several pieces of functional public art - from the mosaic benches, which each has its own story to tell, to the newly commissioned large murals due to be completed in the next financial year," "The new murals at the entrance to the township, known as the Old Flats project, will be completed in the coming months and reflects the history and culture of Langa" External link

iol Friday, December 28, 2018 2:23:00 PM EAT



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Last updated on 2017-01-17T13:07+0300.

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Zahid Badroodien said : “Non-compliance with funeral and burial regulations remains a major concern for us. They’ve been numerous instances of transmission surges arising from funeral services. So, the size of the gathering and ability to maintain social distancing at the gathering is very important to protect people” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “Given the number of fatalities as a result of COVID-19, and the increasing demand on our cemeteries, we ask that the public please respect the regulations and stick to their allotted times and number of attendees, to minimise the risk of transmission, and also to ensure due consideration for others who have to use the cemeteries,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “Every little bit helps, and it is extremely important to reduce the pressure on our cemeteries brought about by Saturday burials. We understand that weekday burial are not the norm, but we are operating under very different circumstances and so we have to find new ways of doing things to ensure that we can offer everyone an opportunity to lay their loved ones to rest,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The city’s crematoria can handle up to 36 cremations per day, if fully operational. Burial capacity is dependent more on transport and storage constraints, but the necessary expansions to available cemetery space have been undertaken to ensure that there is additional sufficient capacity for COVID-19 burials, in addition to normal figures,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “Given the number of fatalities as a result of COVID-19, and the increasing demand on our cemeteries, we ask that the public please respect the regulations and stick to their allotted times and number of attendees, to minimise the risk of transmission, and also to ensure due consideration for others who have to use the cemeteries,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “Every little bit helps, and it is extremely important to reduce the pressure on our cemeteries brought about by Saturday burials. We understand that weekday burial are not the norm, but we are operating under very different circumstances and so we have to find new ways of doing things to ensure that we can offer everyone an opportunity to lay their loved ones to rest,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The city’s crematoria can handle up to 36 cremations per day, if fully operational. Burial capacity is dependent more on transport and storage constraints, but the necessary expansions to available cemetery space have been undertaken to ensure that there is additional sufficient capacity for COVID-19 burials, in addition to normal figures,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The waste bin is a potential source of infection. A recent study has shown that the Covid-19 virus can last up to 72 hours on plastic surfaces. This means that the waste bin may be a risk for transmitting the infection if it is touched by an infected person and then by someone else” External link

iol Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “However, the City’s efforts have been vilified by a number of sectors and the matter has taken a decidedly political turn, which is unfortunate – particularly as much of the condemnation has been based on untested claims,” External link

iol Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said ( about Commission ) : "With the ongoing attempts to misrepresent the situation and spread of misinformation, I urge the media to properly interrogate and fact check the claims being made by the ANC as well as monitors associated with the Human Rights Commission and their affiliated organisations, as failure to do so is an injustice to our residents who deserve the truth and should be able to trust what they are reading or hearing from the media," External link

iol Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : "These measures have been put in place based on what is currently known about Covid-19. This is subject to change as and when national regulations are updated," External link

iol Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “We are not in a position to comment as the matter must still go before court” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : "City Health is assisting the NGO with case management at the shelter, and in the process of tracking and monitoring others who were transferred to other facilities during this period. The individual is currently in isolation and remains asymptomatic," External link

iol Monday, May 18, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The mayoral committee has also given the go-ahead for the procurement of prefabricated structures to be placed at vacant City land next to existing shelters where this is a viable option,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, May 11, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “Since the announcement of the lockdown, the City has held further engagements with various interested and affected parties working in the street people sector, following initial discussions and guidelines put in place when the Covid-19 outbreak first manifested in South Africa. These engagements are continuing. The City is committed to ensuring that vulnerable residents are looked after. We will continue to work very closely with our partners who will guide further efforts to ensure that every individual is able to receive the necessary care through these difficult times” External link

iol Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The City, therefore, intends providing for separate vacant graves for Covid-19 cases which, depending on the outcome from national health [department], will allow for decisions to be made when more information is available,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The City’s service providers, including NGO professionals who care for the homeless as well as medical services and food distribution providers, are currently working at the site and are implementing ways of enhancing social distancing,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “every person who has come on site has been screened for Covid-19, as well as TB, and other chronic conditions. We have a dozen positive TB cases and no confirmed cases of Covid-19. Where needed, we have referred persons for appropriate treatment – something that would not have been possible, given our limited resources, if they were still scattered around the city” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “He has committed to assisting with accommodating some of our homeless people from Strandfontein in his facility with a specific focus on individuals who have a substance (abuse) history. "I do hope that other organisations are able to assist in the same way so that our homeless can continue to receive care as their needs and circumstances determine,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The City is undertaking to make available sites in all four geographical areas in the next week, where street people can be housed during the lockdown. The search for temporary shelter is taking some time after initial sites, touted by the national government, were withdrawn. We understand there has been immense interest in this particular issue, and we assure the public that we are doing everything possible to provide safe spaces for our street people during this challenging time” External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said ( about Patricia de Lille ) : “The primary goal is to get people into shelters. We got our first location in the City, the Culemborg site, which demonstrates the urgent need in the City. We had a positive meeting with Minister of Public Works Patricia De Lille on where we are looking to shelter the homeless,” External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “We will now work to continue moving those individuals to this location, obviously dependent on the availability of toilets and so on” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The city’s law enforcement department will escort persons to the site. City health will also be onsite to screen individuals and ensure that they are not presenting symptoms of COVID-19” External link

eyewitness-news Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The department has ensured that extra precautions are taken to ensure all staff are equipped with PPE and manage operations in accordance with health and safety standards,” “Operations are frequently being monitored and reviewed, as more information becomes available about Covid-19, and best practices are being established nationally and internationally” External link

citizen Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : "The intentional destruction of trees is worrying as it indicates the lengths some will go to, to destroy trees that play such a vital role in the eco-system and urban landscape," External link

iol Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “Factors which contributed to children going missing on beaches include children coming to the beach without an adult, parents coming to the beach intoxicated, parents who leave their beach without children and parents who don’t supervise their children and conclude that they’re still on the beach” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien added : “Health officials made it clear what health facilities are available in the vicinity, in case of need,” External link

iol Friday, January 3, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “It is important to note that chickenpox is not a serious medical condition and its potential complications are also not serious. There is also no specific treatment recommended for the condition,” External link

iol Friday, January 3, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “It is important to note that chickenpox is not a serious medical condition and its potential complications are also not serious. There is also no specific treatment recommended for the condition,” External link

iol Friday, January 3, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “On Sunday, the facility officer at the Hanover Park Pool was informed about a group of children outside the facility armed with knives,” External link

iol Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “They tried to take the safe, but must have realised that it was too heavy. Random keys found in the library were thrown on the floor, indicating an attempt to locate the safe,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:26:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien added : “The thieves took four new mini SmartCape computers which had been locked in a cage, an additional four computers and a monitor, as well as a SmartCape monitor and printer, collectively worth more than R62 000,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:26:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The impact and implications for those people depending on the facility for information and a place to study is far-reaching and goes way beyond the damage caused at the vandalised facility and the stolen equipment,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:26:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The interventions include the piloting of male-only clinics and an increase in education and awareness efforts in general,” External link

the-star Monday, October 28, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “We need to caution that men’s health is not sexual health alone. There are also many non-communicable disease challenges that we face as a city, and as a country, like hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mental health,” External link

the-star Monday, October 28, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The library has since not been able to operate fully, but the library hall has been made available for students to study,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien explained : “The Telkom cables were stolen, and Telkom was not willing to replace them,” “The City is implementing a solution in the infrastructure to provide SmartCape (Cape Town’s public Wi-Fi network) for the community” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The scarcity of burial space, steady increase in population and limited number of cemeteries receiving burials, have influenced a slight increase in demand for cremation,” External link

iol Saturday, October 5, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The city has a critical shortage of burial space as announced in the media over the years. To add to this, there is a huge demand for Saturday burials, with 64% of people wanting to have burials on a Saturday. Residents are encouraged to have burials take place during the week, in order to alleviate the traffic of burials taking place on a Saturday,” External link

iol Saturday, October 5, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The city has seen an increase in these types of burials over the past few years, mausoleum burial... this type of burial is an above-ground building that coffins are enclosed in. Mausoleum burials can be reserved with the city and cremations, where cultural and religious beliefs do not prohibit this,” External link

iol Saturday, October 5, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said ( about Mitchells Plain ) : “Let us use this opportunity to realise and re-imagine Mitchells Plain’s potential. Let the Rocklands Community Centre be a place of hope again. A birthplace of new beginnings. Our young people can bring hope to this community again and this site can be the catalyst of much need change” External link

iol Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : "We want to give all our residents an opportunity to give their input into the process and want to encourage active citizenry with the public participation process," External link

iol Thursday, July 11, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : "We speak often about the various interventions available to promote health and prevent disease, but the importance of these interventions and services is amplified when viewed in the context of the thousands of children who are treated, and even hospitalised for illnesses like diarrhoea, which may have lasting effects on their long term health and well-being," "My appeal to parents and communities at large is to take advantage of the services available to safeguard their children, but also to seek help at their local clinic if they’re not sure. It is better to be safe than sorry. Also, with many of our clinics now using appointment systems, visits are shorter than before – yet another way in which we are trying to make life easier for caregivers and improve the health of our communities" External link

iol Wednesday, July 10, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The city’s Air Quality Management Unit has engaged with the National Department of Environmental Affairs’ Compliance and Enforcement Unit and jointly conducted an unannounced compliance inspection of Cisco on June 12 this year. The City is awaiting the independent findings of their investigation,” External link

iran-daily Wednesday, July 10, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “There has been extensive damage to the roof and the clinic interior, including the pharmacy and records room, where patient folders are kept. Initial damage estimates put the cost of repairs at R10 million, but this could well change,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 1, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said ( about Health Centre ) : “In the interim, residents will have to make use of the Nomzamo Community Health Centre, which is the only facility in close proximity to Ikhwezi, which could affect continuity of care. Despite the City of Cape Town’s attempts to reduce waiting times via the introduction of an appointment system, residents are now reliant on a single facility where there will be crowding and increased waiting times. I visited the site earlier and am saddened by the malicious damage to public property,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 1, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “It is an indictment on our society when community facilities are targeted with such ease and no regard for the hundreds of people who pass through the doors daily for life-saving treatment. Sadly, until those responsible for the destruction of this and other community facilities are brought to book, this incident will not be the last of its kind,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 1, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : "District Six is a diverse community and the City respects the right to practise any religion. Residents moving into the area are reminded of the rich cultural heritage that the area is synonymous for," External link

BBCMonitoring Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The City cannot condone the damage done to trees through the illegal harvesting of bark for medicinal or cultural purpose. We have a responsibility to protect our fauna and flora and to this end, the City’s recreation and parks department will work tirelessly to avoid the destruction of trees,” “However, we need communities to assist us by spreading the word to heighten awareness and to report any bark stripping incidents that they come across,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “Bark stripping is strictly prohibited and we can only win this battle with the help of members of the public. Apart from the ecological benefits of trees, they also create a pleasing environment in our parks and green public open spaces. They increase our quality of life by creating a green interface between the natural and built environment,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “The City of Cape Town is committed to improve primary healthcare services to our clients. We are making gains, slowly but surely. During the next national audit, the aim is for more clinics to qualify. The Ideal Clinic process helps us improve services, for the benefit of our residents,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 16, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : "We will only have a clearer idea in the next few days of the time-frame for repairs, as well as the cost of damages," External link

iol Sunday, March 31, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : "Thieves and vandals will continue their inconsiderate and selfish deeds with wild abandon, unless they are caught and dealt with by the criminal justice system," External link

iol Sunday, March 31, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien says : “The attack on an employee at the Manenberg swimming pool is completely unacceptable and we condemn what happened. I urge anyone in the community, who might have any information about this incident, to please report it to the police. I’d like to wish our staff member a speedy recovery” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, February 1, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien says : “This is the second incident at Manenberg swimming pools in the last seven days. Last week, three contractor vehicles belonging to a contractor who was working at the swimming pool were stones. The law enforcement department has adviced that the swimming pool be closed as it’s not safe” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said ( about Nazi Totalitarianism ) : "These interventions are starting to make a difference in the areas where they are deployed, but we still have a long way to go and we cannot do it alone. I urge all residents to contact the police or Law Enforcement if you see anything suspicious. Help us take care of what belongs to us all," External link

iol Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien added : "Thus far, in this financial year, three departments have recorded nearly two million rand spent on repairs and the replacement of damaged or stolen equipment, including more than a thousand library items," External link

iol Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien added : "Thus far, in this financial year, three departments have recorded nearly two million rand spent on repairs and the replacement of damaged or stolen equipment, including more than a thousand library items ," "This is not to mention the untold cost on staff morale. Staff are traumatised by incidences which often have a psychological impact on their wellbeing. They are afraid of working in high-risk areas as a result of multiple attacks on facilities which results in high numbers of resignations at these facilities. The filling of vacancies is an ongoing challenge at these facilities and current staff members are not willing to transfer to these facilities to continue rendering essential services, which in turn impacts negatively on communities" External link

iol Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “There are still a few weeks left before pools close and I want to encourage residents to use the facilities responsibly. If you’re unsure of the rules, speak to our lifeguards and also inform them if you’re not confident in the water,” External link

iol Monday, January 14, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “We have had 260 drunk-driving arrests at various roadblocks, 7235 traffic-related offences and 1313 by-law offences. From December 1 to December 20, officers confiscated 4458 bottles of alcohol from beaches and other public areas,” External link

iol Saturday, December 29, 2018 7:05:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “Alcohol at beaches and public areas remains a concern, as does drunk-driving. We have indicated before that alcohol is at the heart of many of our safety challenges, and thus far this festive season it is no different,” External link

iol Saturday, December 29, 2018 7:05:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : “There have been some challenges with members of the public not adhering to the instructions of lifeguards and swimming outside of designated bathing areas. We urge the public to please adhere to City by-laws and guidelines at beaches to ensure a safe day outdoors for them and their families,” External link

iol Saturday, December 29, 2018 7:05:00 PM EAT

Zahid Badroodien said : "Langa boasts several pieces of functional public art - from the mosaic benches, which each has its own story to tell, to the newly commissioned large murals due to be completed in the next financial year," "The new murals at the entrance to the township, known as the Old Flats project, will be completed in the coming months and reflects the history and culture of Langa" External link

iol Friday, December 28, 2018 2:23:00 PM EAT



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chairperson50.00%EN01/23/201723/01/2017
spokesman50.00%EN01/10/201710/01/2017
Names Lang Count
Zahid BadroodienEN100.00%


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