The Eastern Cape city that will shine the brightest this festive season

Buffalo City leads the pack with a budget of R5.11m for Christmas lights

10 December 2023 - 00:00

Budget cuts and load-shedding have put an end to municipal Christmas lights in Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni. But Buffalo City in the Eastern Cape is going big — spending a record R5.11m on festive season lights this year...

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