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CAPE TOWN STAND UP COMEDIAN AND ENTREPRENEUR RETURNS TO WESTRIDGE CIVIC IN MITCHELL`S PLAIN – FOCUSING ON GIVING BACK TO HIS COMMUNITY.

The Wayne McKay & Friends Music & Comedy Show will be held at Westridge Civic Centre on Friday 18 October 2019.

Back with a bang! Wayne McKay returns to Mitchell’s Plain this October to showcase a night of comedy, elegance and musical talent within The Mother City.

Showcasing a number of artists on the bill that includes SAMA award nominee Jarrad Ricketts, Diva VuVu Khumalo, comedian Rezah Forbes, Keanu Harker and many more. Former Publisher and now Corporate Speaker Wayne McKay is expected to set the tone by delivering a pure comedic magic as MC for the evening.

A portion of the ticket sales to this  year’s Wayne McKay & Friends Music & Comedy Show  will be donated to Hannah’s Place of Safety in Mitchell`s Plain. Hannah’s provide emergency services foster care for children who are taken from their home due to violence and abuse .

McKay is excited to take to the stage 18th October – seeing as his main aim is to give back.

Tickets for this much-anticipated show can be purchased at either www.computicket.com or  Shoprite retail stores countrywide. Tickets are priced at R120.00 each.

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Louise Carver and Ross Learmonth will be performing at Stanford Hills Estate on January 3rd. This is Carver’s fifth concert to welcome in the new year at this beautiful estate, which lies at the foot of the Klein River Mountains. Carver says: “This is becoming a tradition for me. Playing all my hits on a protea farm with vineyards and orchards is a beautiful way to start the year. I am so excited that Ross Learmonth will be joining me for the 2020 concert, it is going to be a special one!”

Both Carver and Learmonth are known as two of South Africa’s most popular artists. Having had 40 Top 10 hits between them over the years, this exclusive show will be filled with music South Africans know and love. The performances will include collaborations with both artists singing and performing on each other’s songs (there are also some surprise covers in the works).

Louise Carver has had multiple radio hits with singles such as ‘Empty Fantasy’, ‘Home’ and ‘Warrior feat. Zulu Boy’. Internationally, she has had two number one European hits and two US Billboard number ones, with ‘Sunrise’, and ‘Crazy Enough.’ Apart from the chart success, Louise has been nominated for eleven South African music awards, produced six studio albums, one live album, and was a 46664 ambassador for the Nelson Mandela foundation.

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The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department will be performing a zero pressure test on the water infrastructure in the Plattekloof area. Read more below:

The work will result in the disruption of the water supply on Tuesday 1 October 2019 from 20:00 until 02:00.

Residents are kindly requested to store water in clean, sealed containers for use during this period.

It is advisable to keep all taps closed during this period to prevent any water loss and/or damage when the water supply is restored.

This work forms part of the City’s Water Demand Management Plan and will significantly reduce the occurrence of pipe bursts and subsequent water losses.

The City apologises for any inconvenience that may be caused.

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Damian Willemse, the DHL Stormers utility back, will fly out to Japan to join the Springbok Rugby World Cup squad following the injury withdrawal of Jesse Kriel.

Kriel sustained a hamstring injury in the opening match of the tournament against New Zealand and although the condition has improved it was insufficient to put him in contention for either of the remaining two pool games.

Willemse, 21, who is on loan to Saracens in England, will join the squad in Japan on Thursday. He won all of his five caps in 2018.

“Damian would have been more involved with us this year but for injury, but he is familiar with our systems and should have no problem slotting in.

“He has the ability to play in a number of positions in the back division, while other players can cover Jesse’s No 13 jersey,” said Rassie Erasmus, South Africa’s director of rugby.

“I feel for Jesse. He has been in the match-day 23 for almost every match since I took over and is a model professional. He was a key member of the squad.”

Willemse is the second replacement in the Springbok squad. Prop Thomas du Toit had previously replaced Trevor Nyakane.

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STATEMENT BY THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR ALDERMAN DAN PLATO

It gives me great pleasure today to oversee the renaming of Keizersgracht to its historic name of Hanover Street. We are taking this restorative step following a successful public participation process and approval by full council.

The name change is taking place on Heritage Day and we hope that this symbolic act of restoring the historic name of Hanover Street will help ease some of the pain for those who were forcefully removed from the area all those years ago and help them to remember the good memories that many will have of living there. Festivities today included a march to the site, where I was able to address the community and unveil the new street board.

It is clear that the community of District Six had a desire for the original name to be reinstated. The request was made by the District Six Working Committee in June 2019, and we put a call out for a public participation process to allow the whole of Cape Town to submit their comments and views.

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Boland and Griquas will battle it for top honours in the Iqhawe Week at Paarl Gymnasium on Thursday after finishing the second round of matches on Tuesday among four unbeaten teams.

The other two undefeated sides in the development tournament for Under-15 boys – which is a joint initiative between the SA Rugby Legends Association and SA Rugby – were Eastern Province and the Sharks.

Boland dominated their match against the Leopards on Tuesday and touched down five times for a rewarding 33-7 win, while Griquas also continued to show their class, with their effective attack earning them six tries against Western Province for a 38-12 victory.

Eastern Province stamped their authority from the outset against the Pumas and used their try-scoring chances well to cruise to a 37-7 victory, while the Sharks overcame a tightly-fought first half against SWD to continue their winning ways, scoring four tries to two for a 24-12 victory.

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The Springboks have rotated their squad for Saturday’s must-win cross-border battle with northern neighbours Namibia, making 13 changes to the starting line-up that appeared in the opening Rugby World Cup clash with New Zealand.

Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby, gives first appearances in the competition to nine players while Makazole Mapimpi (left wing) and Lukhanyo Am (centre) are the only players from the 23-13 reverse against New Zealand, to make back-to-back starts.

In addition, six of the opening day starting XV re-appear on the bench – including captain Siya Kolisi – while all of last Saturday’s replacements (with the exception of injured Jesse Kriel) are in the starting lineup.

The starting XV features nine of those who started the opening match of the international season; a 35-17 victory over Australia in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship in July.

One of the newcomers to the starting line-up is Schalk Brits, who moves to a new role in the back row at No 8. Brits captains the team for the second time having led the Springboks in the 24-18 victory over Argentina in Pretoria.

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Thomas du Toit was en route from France to Nagoya, Japan, on Monday after being called up as an injury replacement to the Springbok Rugby World Cup squad.

The 24-yearold Cell C Sharks prop replaces the unfortunate Trevor Nyakane who tore his right calf in the 23-13 defeat by New Zealand in Yokohama on Saturday night.

Du Toit, who was on a short-term loan to Toulouse, was on standby and had been involved in preparations right up until the team’s departure for Japan.

He is expected to join the squad in Nagoya on Tuesday afternoon.

“It’s very tough on Trevor,” said Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby. “He has had a great season and added value whenever he took the field. It’s a blow to him and the team, but it’s also an opportunity for Thomas and for Vincent [Koch] who now have the chance to step up.”

The Springboks continue their Rugby World Cup campaign against neighbours Namibia in Nagoya on Saturday (kick off 11h45 SA time).

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From 23 to 29 September 2019 day access to all CapeNature reserves will be free. CapeNature has made this decision in order to celebrate the significance of our tourism and heritage. September is both Tourism Month and Heritage Month in South Africa.

During Access Week free day access will only apply at the reserve gate and will not be granted when booking through our call centre. The waiver of the access fee pertains to general access (the conservation fee), day hiking and all other day activities, including mountain biking (with your own bike) or picnicking. Normal conservation fees apply for accommodation and camping bookings, while fees are not discounted on concessions that are run by outside suppliers on our reserves.

The following terms and conditions apply:

• The conservation fee will be waived for visitors to any CapeNature reserve that is open to the public between 23 and 29 September 2019.
• Free day access will only apply at the reserve gate. No free access fee will apply when booking through the call centre/online bookings and excludes accommodation bookings (normal rates and access fees apply with any
accommodation booking).
• Free access fee will pertain to general access (conservation fee) and hiking, mountain biking and picnicking. The waiver will NOT apply to the Whale Trail or concessions (including canopy tours, bouldering, horse riding etc.)
• Zero (R0) rated permits need to be given to everyone accessing the reserve during this time, as per usual standard procedure to ensure that all access numbers and activity numbers are recorded.
• Access to Protected Areas during the CapeNature Access Week will be conducted during regular reserve hours and applies to entries at CapeNature reserve gates.

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The Springboks will field an unchanged 23 for the first time since the last Rugby World Cup for their opening match of the 2019 version in Yokohama on Saturday (kick-off at 11h45 SA time).

Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby, on Wednesday named the same starting XV and eight replacements that defeated Japan, 41-7, in Kumagaya two weeks ago for the eagerly awaited clash against New Zealand.

No 8 Duane Vermeulen will be appearing in his 50th Test as one of 22 players who will, in fact, be appearing in their fourth match together this season.

The combination also fought to a 16-16 draw with the same opposition in Wellington before beating Argentina, 46-13, in Salta on their way to the Castle Lager Rugby Championship. The one exception is fit-again captain Siya Kolisi, who replaced Kwagga Smith to lead the side out against Japan.

The last time South Africa named an unchanged 23 was 51 matches ago – against New Zealand in the 2015 Rugby World Cup semi-final. The combination had beaten Wales 23-19 in the quarter-final, only to lose at Twickenham by two points a week later.

“We’ve found some consistency and some momentum in a number of ways this season,” said Erasmus, “and one of them is in selection.

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