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Cape Town Comedy Club is hosting the fabulous Marc Lottering this week as the Guest Act for 3 nights only:  Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 & Friday 26 May 2017. He will be joined on stage by the following comedians each night: Dylan Skews, Milo Hot Chocolate, Liam Bento and Mel Jones as the MC. As usual, the line-up is always subject to change. Tickets are R120.

… A NIGHT OF HEADLINERS, brought to you by Savanna Premium Cider on Friday 16 June 2017, prepare yourself for a real treat as FOUR of South Africa’s top comedians perform on our stage for ONE night only!           Sne Dladla, Glen Biderman-Pam (JHB), Mum-Z and Rob van Vuuren as the MC.  As usual, the line-up is subject to change. DJ Willy plays after the show. Tickets are R190 (includes a free Savanna on arrival).

If you haven’t noticed, HALF PRICE SUNDAYS are back due to popular demand, on selected shows only. As the daunting approach of the new week lurks … why not get your spirits geared up with a good dosage of stress-relieving laughter, on a Sunday night! It’s just what the doctor prescribed and will still have you giggling all the way to the office on Monday morning! The good news is that we are extending this special to FATHER’S DAY Sunday 18 June 2017. The line-up (subject to change) includes Glen Biderman-Pam, Mum-z, Kolping Mbumba and Rob van Vuuren as the MC.

NEWSFLASH!!!! New York comedian, Wil Sylvince will be the Headline Act at our club from Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 July 2017. He will then be heading to Johannesburg (in August) to open for Trevor Noah in his new show, Trevor Noah Live. In 2015, he also opened for Trevor in NationWILD and has also appeared at the Comedy Central International Comedy Festival. (Attached press release for more info) pic available on request. 

What’s on for the next 2 weeks:


Wednesday 24th May 2017

HEADLINE: Dylan Skews

MC: Mel Jones

SUPPORT ACT: Milo Hot Chocolate

OPEN MIC: Liam Bento

GUEST ACT: Marc Lottering Continue reading

The City’s Chief Resilience Officer will lead city-wide efforts to build holistic resilience to the social, physical and economic challenges that are an increasing part of the 21st Century. Read more below:

In partnership with 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, the City of Cape Town today announced the appointment of Craig Kesson as its Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) during the City’s resilience agenda-setting workshop. 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) is dedicated to building resilience in cities around the world.

The CRO is an innovative new position in the City of Cape Town to lead the City’s resilience efforts and engage with stakeholders, resilience experts, and 100RC staff in developing a comprehensive resilience strategy. Mr Kesson’s appointment as the CRO has been officially endorsed by Council.

This follows the announcement of the City of Cape Town becoming a part of 100RC in May 2016.

Cape Town was chosen from more than 325 applicants on the basis of our willingness, ability, and need to become resilient in the face of future challenges. Continue reading

Pic: kfm.

Pic: kfm.

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IOL has learnt that Kfm is set for a major revamp with moves that include a new breakfast show host.

Current breakfast show host Ryan O’Connor, who recently won an award for his show and has been presenting the show for almost a decade, is to be moved to a 10am to 1pm slot on weekdays.

Sources have revealed that in another shock move, Kfm’s afternoon drive presenter Rob Vember will also leave the station.

O’Connor will make way for Darren Simpson, aka Whackhead Simpson, to take over Kfm Breakfast from July 3. Simpson will continue to do his 94.7 drive show but will broadcast from Cape Town. The rest of his 94.7 team will be in a studio in Joburg.

Full story here:

Last night, 17 May 2017, the City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) received the International Public Transport Strategy Award at the UITP World Summit in Montreal, Canada. 

UITP is the international organisation for public transport authorities and operators and its summit draws mobility professionals from all over the world. The UITP awards recognise successful projects that are implemented around the world which place public transport at the heart of the urban and local mobility system.

The winning projects must be ambitious, innovative and implementable in other cities and regions. The strategies should integrate land use and transport planning, be sustainable, and encourage more residents to shift to public transport.

Last night Melissa Whitehead, Commissioner of the TDA, was presented with the international award for the City of Cape Town’s Transit-Oriented Development Strategic Framework. The TDA was shortlisted in the category ‘Public Transport Strategy’, together with the transport authorities of Chennai, Moscow and Muncher. Continue reading

While enforcement efforts have seen results in some areas, it’s had the unfortunate consequence of criminals setting up shop elsewhere. 

The City of Cape Town urges the public to be extra cautious when traveling in the vicinity of Jakes Gerwel Drive and Voortrekker Road.

There has been an increase in ‘smash-and-grab’ incidents at this intersection in recent months. Over a 12-month-period, 78 cases were registered at Goodwood SAPS – 24 of them in March 2017. The majority of the incidents occur on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays and in particular between 18:00 and 00:00. The City is aware of two arrests in February 2017 for ‘smash-and-grab’ incidents at this location. The link alongside contains a clip of one such incident in February:

‘The increase in the number of incidents at this intersection appears to be directly linked to our efforts to clamp down on another hotspot further along Jakes Gerwel Drive in the vicinity of Langa. Unfortunately the proximity to the Maitland Cemetery means that the criminals have somewhere to run and hide,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith. Continue reading


The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed the South Road Families Association’s (SRFA) application for special leave to appeal the decision by the full bench of the Western Cape High Court on Monday 15 May 2017.

The City was notified of the outcome this morning. The SCA has ruled that the application for special leave to appeal is dismissed on the grounds ‘that the requirements for special leave to appeal are not satisfied’.

Following on from this victory, I am calling on Capetonians to support the City in our efforts to roll out Phase 2A of the MyCiTi bus service which is to improve the quality of life of those residents most in need of a decent and affordable public transport service. Once rolled out the service will also assist us in addressing traffic congestion in the southern parts of the city.

I am also urging the SRFA to accept the outcome of the case and the Supreme Court of Appeal’s decision in what is commonly referred to as the South Road Families matter. Continue reading

Springbok tight forwards Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth and Pieter-Steph du Toit are all in the DHL Stormers starting line-up to face the Blues at DHL Newlands on Friday.

Locks Etzebeth and Du Toit have both recovered from injury niggles whilst tighthead prop Malherbe was rested against the Hurricanes before last week’s bye as part of the Springbok management plan.

As a result Wilco Louw and Jan de Klerk will feature off the replacements bench, with the only other change to the forward pack coming at loosehead prop where Oli Kebble switches with Ali Vermaak to claim the starting spot.

In the backline Dillyn Leyds steps into the flyhalf role he performed in Wellingon when Rob du Preez was forced from the field with a torn pectoral muscle and a fit-again Seabelo Senatla takes his place out on the left wing.

Experienced centre Damian de Allende returns from an ankle injury to feature on the replacements bench alongside Brandon Thomson who will provide flyhalf cover for the clash with the Auckland side. Continue reading

Radio Raps, also known as Jonathan van die Oos-Rand, ventures to Cape Town in May 2017 to deliver his latest one man show, Dingetjies en Goetertjies, to his local fans. He will unpack the ups and downs of everyday life in his characteristic comical style at the Grand Arena on 19 May 2017.

Known for phrases such as “Lekker boys”, “Da vat hy”, “Okeey” en “Olraait”, Jonathan van die Oos Rand emerged on the local entertainment scene when online radio station, Radio Raps posted some of his original material on YouTube. The clips received more than three million views within eight months.

Now he fills venues across the country and has made a number of television appearances. In August 2014, he released his first CD, Da Vat Hy – Volume 1, featuring his most popular jokes and stories as well as new material. In 2015, a DVD of his successful Life 101 show was released and has reached gold status.  A second live performance, Life 201, was also recorded and released on DVD in 2016. Dingetjies en Goetertjies, follows the success of his previous one man production, Laat ek Jou So Sê, and is jam packed with new, original material.

The show has an age restriction of 16 and will take place at 20h00, with the doors to the Grand Arena opening at 19h00. Tickets are priced from R150 to R170 per person at Computicket.


Dam levels are now at 21,2% (storage levels), which is 0,8% down from a week ago. With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at 11,2%. The latest consumption has jumped up again to 718 million litres, which is 118 million litres over the consumption target of 600 million litres. This communication serves as a critical warning to all water users in Cape Town to cut all non-essential use of water immediately. This is not a drill. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town warns all residents and businesses in Cape Town to cut non-essential municipal water use immediately. The City’s Mayoral Committee is expected to recommend to Council the implementation of Level 4 water restrictions tomorrow, 16 May 2017. This would entail a ban on all use of municipal water for outside and non-essential purposes.

‘We are essentially saying that you are only allowed to use a bit of water for drinking, cooking and washing. We are reaching a critical point in this drought crisis. Although we continue to work non-stop to force consumption down, overall use remains catastrophically high. This is not a request. We have seen huge saving-efforts, but the unseasonably hot autumn is exacerbating the situation and we must all do more. Continue reading

Cape Town Comedy Club is open 5 days a week. Comedy nightly from 8.30pm, dinner from 6pm.


Wednesday 17th May 2017

HEADLINE: Kurt Schoonraad

MC: Martin Davis (UK)

SUPPORT ACT: Kurt Langeveld

OPEN MIC: Lindy Johnson

Thursday 18th May 2017

HEADLINE: Conrad Koch / Chester Missing

MC: Paul Snodgrass

SUPPORT ACT: Kurt Langeveld

OPEN MIC: Lindy Johnson

Guest Act: Kurt Schoonraad

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