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Beauty of the region showcased in exhibition

“The town of Clanwilliam is enthusiastic to make this year’s Clanwilliam Wildflower Show extra special. The excitement is contagious because everyone is so happy that we are having a show again this year,” said Alicia Erasmus, marketer of the Clanwilliam Wildflower Show.

In less than a month the annual Clanwilliam Wildflower Show will be held in the Flower Church. The Cederberg region will provide the best exhibition possible to visitors. Not only the most beautiful flowers will be on show in the church from 24 August to 2 September, but visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy a lovely variety of stalls in the town.

“We are counting the days to the opening of this year’s Clanwilliam Wildflower Show. Everybody involved in the Clanwilliam Wildflower Association and who will build the beautiful flower exhibitions in the church have already begun planning to provide the best exhibitions for visitors,” said Alida Stone, chairman of the Clanwilliam Wildflower Association.

She said the community is greatful about the welcoming rain that fell over the area and left the fields emerald green. “Everywhere you can see beautiful fields of flowers, for example in the Biedouw Valley and even in the town of Clanwilliam as well. We hope to create an exceptional show this year and will use new ways to showcase the beautiful flowers.”

Alida says more rain will be welcome to extend the life of the flowers. The misty mornings are also very good for the fields. Cooler weather and little berg winds will also be beneficial.

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Adrian Alberts has shrugged off the injury niggle which ruled him out of action for the Aon Under-18 International Series opener over the weekend and will lead the SA Schools side in their second match of the series, on Tuesday against France.

This match, at Stellenberg High School in Durbanville, kicks off at 16h00. Wales and England’s U18 sides square off at 14h15 at the same venue.

SA Schools coach Sean Erasmus made 12 changes to his side that beat Wales by 43-40 at Boland Landbou on Friday. Only outside centre and vice-captain, Muzi Manyike, and the halfback pair of Juan Mostert (flyhalf) and Thomas Bursey (scrumhalf), will start again.

“All the players in the squad have worked hard and deserve a chance to get some game time,” said Erasmus.

“It’s good to have Adrian back and I’m looking forward to see him play with Lunga Ncube in the middle row, while we’ve also decided to use Sibusiso Sangweni at flank, to give us an extra option at the back of the lineout.

“The boys have seen France’s impressive performance against England and we know we’re in for a massive challenge on Tuesday, but we have shown that we’re a team with character in coming back to beat Wales, so I’m excited about the match.

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Introduction by the Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille:

‘We would like to provide the media with the latest update and facts on the electric buses which the City is in the process of procuring.

On Sunday, the Sunday Times ran a grossly inaccurate story about the specification testing of the buses.

As the City’s leadership, we would like to correct this and provide the media with the latest update and facts to avoid the practice of spreading misinformation.

Before we get into the facts of the specification tests, I would like to address the dangerous practice of reporting allegations as fact and not seeking comment from the relevant person which the allegation is linked to.

The article refers to a meeting agenda for a visit to Cape Town by BYD, the successful bidder for the electric buses.

The article stated that this meeting was between BYD representatives and myself to discuss ‘detailed finalization of specifications,’ to ‘finalise and conclude a business agreement’ and for ‘confirmation of roll-out times.’

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With nothing more than a dream and a desire to follow their passion for music and storytelling, Cape Town formed, Joburg based duo, Darkie Fiction, has started to get their sound heard. Now, Apple Music has noted their efforts and is proud to showcase their debut EP Sobabini: A New Mzantsi Evolution as the New Artist Spotlight for August. Continue reading

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  • The average water consumption for the past week was 519 million litres per day, which is an increase from last week’s consumption of 505 million litres per day
  • Dam levels have improved slightly more than last week’s recovery, by 1,8,% to 58,8% of storage capacity
  • It has been a dry start to August, far below Cape Town’s long-term rainfall average for this time of year
  • Water restrictions and associated tariffs remain in place to help protect Cape Town’s dams and water services

It has been a dry start to August with some areas receiving just a quarter, or at most a third, of the long-term average rainfall for those areas.

This has slowed down the rapid recovery of Cape Town’s dams which was experienced at the start of winter.

‘Over the past few weeks, rainfall has been below average and this has drastically slowed down the recovery of the dams supplying water to Cape Town.

‘We are in a much strengthened position currently with consumption continuing to hover near the 500 million litre mark, as opposed to this time last year where we were consuming 608 million litres per day. In addition, dam levels this time last year were at 31,9% of storage capacity. However, we need to ensure that we all continue our water-saving efforts, especially in light of the low rainfall received over the last few weeks. We need to protect the water in our dams and ensure that we continue to build a buffer for the hot summer months ahead.

‘Water restrictions and the associated tariffs are also helping to preserve the water that we have in our dams. Until the National Department of Water and Sanitation deems it safe to begin a stepped reduction of the current water restriction levels, restrictions and the associated tariffs will remain in place. We thank all of our residents for their ongoing support and, as a City, we will continue with our advanced pressure management programme to keep water usage as low as possible,’ said the City’s Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson.

Rainfall for August 2018 recorded at various stations:

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The Border Under-18 and Western Province U16 girls’ teams successfully defended their Women’s Youth Training Centre (YTC) Festival titles at Florida Park in Ravensmead, Cape Town, on Saturday, as the top junior women showcased their talent in the annual Women’s Month celebration.

The tournament started on Friday, with the Border U18 team kicking off their campaign with a comprehensive 39-5 victory against KwaZulu-Natal, which they built on the following day to defeat Western Province 5-0 in an epic clash. This was enough to book their place in the final against Eastern Province, who beat Griquas and SWD in their pool matches.

Border proved too strong for their Eastern Cape counterparts in the final as they delivered a solid performance on attack and defence to secure a 25-10 victory.

In the U16 category, Western Province delivered a strong showing in their opening match against the KwaZulu-Natal for a 28-5 victory, while it came down to a coin toss against Border to book their place in the final, as the teams finished the tightly-fought match level at 0-0.

The Capetonians went up against Eastern Province – who overcame SWD and the Blue Bulls in the round-robin phase – in the final, and they succeeded in delivering another dominant showing for a 22-12 victory to emerge victorious for the second year in a row.

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The Black Ties are celebrating women at the Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest

One of South Africa’s premier cover bands, The Black Ties, has launched a series of themed live performances titled, The Black Ties Experience on at the Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest on 18 and 19 August 2019. With a focus on Women`s Month, this show will be a celebration of women through song.

“The Black Ties are known for their fantastic vocal ability and harmony, as well as their wittiness and humour on stage,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest. “They know how to engage an audience and keep the evening exciting. We are looking forward to hosting them.”

The band members, Chad Saaiman, Lloyd Jansen and Keeno Lee, love interacting and entertaining people who enjoy what they do, making the intimate Roxy Revue Bar at GrandWest the perfect venue for this show.

Keeno Lee said, “We are so excited about our new The Black Ties Experience show that is kicking off at GrandWest, we have a huge vision for it and we cannot wait to implement it.”



Where is The Black Ties going to perform on the 18th and 19th of August?

Enter below with your answer. The winner wins 2 tickets to the Black Ties show at the Roxy Revue Bar on Sunday 19th August at Grandwest. Closing date is Thursday 16 August  2018 at 2pm. Winners will be notified via email and need to respond with details within 24 hours. Tickets will need to be collected on the night of the show (Sunday 19th August) an hour before the show. will not be held responsible for cancellations. We are also not liable for anything that may happen at a venue including injuries. Please enter with an email address you check regularly! Please note each winner gets 2 tickets to the show.

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Audiences can expect covers by artists such as John Legend, Ed Sheeran, The Bee Gees, Bill Withers, Bruno Mars and many more. The band also promises some wonderful moments, lots of laughs and a few surprises during the show. The Black Ties will be backed by Cape Town power band Souljourn, who will add to the energy of this live experience.

Tickets for The Black Ties Experience: A Celebration of Women`s Month are available from Computicket, at R150 per person. Doors open at 19h30 and the show starts at 20h00.

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