Cape Town looks to R2bn loan for projects
The City of Cape Town wants to raise a R2 billion loan from a French development bank to finance a range of its capital projects, it was reported.
The Cape Times reported the loan, funded by L'Agence Française de Développement, could be taken on condition that it be repaid over 15 years and have an interest rate fixed at nine percent.
Deputy mayor Ian Neilson said the loan would be used over the next two financial years for a range of capital projects such as water services, roads, refuse collection, and sewerage.
The mayoral committee agreed on Tuesday to recommend to the city council that the loan be taken up.