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City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille delivered a speech a to a full Council meeting on Thursday morning.

EWN reporter Lindsay Dentlinger was in the Chamber and says the mayor did not touch on much that was new.

Rather she summarised a series of press conferences she has had recently to update residents about what the City was doing.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

De Lille said there was a great deal of anxiety among residents in the City that the City did not have a plan, reports Dentlinger, and her speech was to allay fears.

The mayor said that the City was well organised and had a series of plans in place and has issued necessary licences for the varus facilities like desalination plants and boreholes to extract ground water.

No clear time-frames were given, says Dentlinger.

She said much of what was going on - the programmes and the testing - would take at least until July next year.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

In other issues, the City has approved the renaming of de Waal Drive after the late PAC activist Philip Kgosana and the square opposite the new Christian Barnard Hospital to be named after late laboratory technician Hamilton Naki who assisted in the first heart transplant.

The City also approved the erection of a statue of Nelson Mandela on the City hall balcony.

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