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The City of Cape Town is excited to announce that the R15 million development of its new smart park in Mfuleni is well under way. With the final plan for the park being approved earlier this year, the contract to construct the park was recently awarded to Ilizwe Civils who will start work on the site this November. Read more below:

Following a public participation process in 2012, the City found that there was strong support for the planned upgrade of the Mfuleni park. As such, planning began for the Mfuleni Smart Park.

The construction of the smart park should take approximately 12 months to complete. The contractor will begin by demolishing the water tower and undertaking bulk earthworks for the remainder of this year, with more intensive construction commencing in January and the completion date being December 2017 if all goes according to plan. Continue reading

A programme by the City’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate is seeing people with disabilities being trained in entrepreneurial skills so that they are empowered to start their own businesses. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town commenced entrepreneurship training for 16 people with disabilities on Monday 17 October 2016 as part of the Social Development and Early Childhhod Development Directorate’s Vulnerable Groups Programme. The training programme will run until 28 October 2016 and is taking place at the Silvertown Community Centre in Bridgetown.

Beneficiaries were identified via the City’s subcouncils and come from all parts of Cape Town, including Kraaifontein, Hout Bay, Strand, Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Retreat, Athlone, Bonteheuwel and Gugulethu. Continue reading

The inaugural Tshwane 10s powered by Stor-Age is literally a drop kick away! Happening in less than 10 days, the event will be hosted at Harlequins Rugby Club in Groenkloof, Pretoria from 28 to 29 October and is set to take the Capital by storm.

So what can you expect? Apart from former World Cup Winners making comebacks, EFC Champions in a custom built Dodgeball Cage, Radio and TV celebrities in action, 12 bands on stage and some awesome prizes for best dressed teams and spectators with #HalloweenOlympics as the theme – don’t joke – we don’t know that to expect either! Here are some other highlights to look out for:

· Meet SA Rugby Legends: rub shoulders with Cape Town 10s co-founders Rob Fleck and Bob Skinstad as well as the likes of Bakkies Botha, Victor Matfield, Derick Hougaard, James Dalton and Derick Kuun

· Sensational Entertainment Line-up: Me and Mr Brown, Brent Harris and the Anton Botha Band will get the crowd going on the Friday while Arno Jordaan, Pieter Smith, the Barboza Experience and SA/DC will be on stage on the Saturday whilst DJ’s keep the beats flowing throughout the weekend Continue reading

café Roux Cape Town, Shortmarket street opens on November 25th.

“We have such fun every week, hosting these incredible SA talents and we can’t wait to bring this special experience to town.” – café Roux Noordhoek manager, Deo Rwagasore.

café Roux, Noordhoek’s much-loved premier live music venue is coming to the city. café Roux Cape Town is situated in the prime location of Shortmarket Street and will open on Friday November 25th.

The popular family-style café has been operating in the picturesque Farm Village in Noordhoek for 10 years. Brother & sister team, Paul Le Roux & Lindi Green, alongside Paul’s wife Bernadette opened the largely outdoor daytime restaurant in 2006.

café Roux has always had a strong music culture, starting with weekly “Braai Nights” which featured Matthew Mole strumming in the corner for the first 2 years. Lindi’s husband Dan Green, of well-known covers and party band Me & Mr Brown, spent his early days creating a late afternoon Sunday vibe that had people on tables and kids on the dance floor. Continue reading


The City of Cape Town is gearing up for another bumper summer season, starting with the switch-on of the festive lights at the Grand Parade on Sunday 4 December 2016.

Along with a high-tech stage in front of the City Hall, a video-mapping experience, and a line-up of top South African artists, an aspiring Cape Town band or artist will have the chance to be discovered and appear on the festive lights stage. And the public gets to choose who this will be.

This unique element means that all Capetonians will be able to vote for an undiscovered local act that they want to see become a star at this year’s switch-on of the festive lights.

This exciting and interactive aspect of this year’s event is a demonstration of our commitment to building an inclusive city by celebrating all our residents and their talents.

The search for Cape Town’s next big music act in the Festive Lights Challenge will be run on – a new social video talent platform now launching in South Africa. Continue reading

Marc Lottering for the Baxter Theatre in November, fresh from performing in London

Fresh from headlining the Cape Town Funny Festival in London in October, Marc Lottering now heads to the Baxter Theatre from 15 November, just in time for the silly season.

In Hashtag Lottering!, the newest hit show by one of South Africa’s biggest names in comedy, Marc Lottering covers a broad range of topics, ranging from how to successfully live in debt, to the dangers of a Whats App family page!

Cape Town based Lottering has been in the funny business for almost two decades and continues to keep audiences in stitches across the country.  The Hashtag Lottering! national tour kicked off earlier this year to great acclaim, playing venues across the country in Durban, the Eastern Cape, the Klein Karoo Kunstefees in Oudtshoorn, the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and a five week sold out season in Joburg. Now, it’s Cape Town’s turn with an upcoming season at the Baxter Theatre from 15 November to 3 December 2016.

Hashtag Lottering! runs at the Baxter Main Theatre from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm and tickets cost from R75 to R120 via Computicket or 08619158000. The age restriction is 16LAdvance booking is highly recommended.  Lottering fans can follow him on Twitter @marclottering and Instagram @marc_lottering.

Pieter-Steph du Toit on Monday became the second Springbok lock in two seasons to be named as SA Rugby’s Player of the Year at a glittering awards ceremony at the Gallagher Conference Centre in Midrand.

The 24-year-old Du Toit follows in the footsteps of Lood de Jager, who walked away with the Award for the 2015 season, on a night where no fewer than eight of the winners are aged 25 or younger. The average age of all the players who won awards, is 22.7 years.

The Springbok and DHL Stormers lock fought off strong challenges for the top award from his middle row partner Eben Etzebeth, and a trio of Boks from the Emirates Lions, Ruan Combrinck, Jaco Kriel and Warren Whiteley.

The Golden Lions however did do exceptionally well at the Awards, with a total of five awards heading back to Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg.

The winners from Johannesburg are Malcolm Marx (Young Player of the Year), Elton Jantjies (Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the Tournament), Jacques Nel (Supersport Try of the Year) and Johan Ackermann (Coach of the Year), while the “Pride of Jozi”, the Emirates Lions, was named Team of the Year after a superb showing in Vodacom Super Rugby. Continue reading

With the 2016 GrandWest Open Mic Jazz singing competition now over, live entertainment by local bands and artists step up the beat at the complex’s popular Jackson Hall. During October 2016 it is well known Cape Town based bass guitarist Sammy Webber and his band who will do the honours of entertaining the crowds.

The professional quartet comprises seasoned, full time musicians who have performed together for many years. Taking to the stage at 21h00 every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are Sammy Webber on bass and vocals, Dylan Roman on keyboards, Lesley-Rae Webber on female vocals and Jason Ward on drums.

Music fans will be treated to a varied repertoire of songs by diverse artists such as Nora Jones, Paul McCartney, Maroon 5, Sade, Dolly Parton, ABBA, Brian Adams, Michael Jackson, Van Morrison, Dire Straits, The Beatles and many more. There is no cost to enjoy their shows in October 2016.

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