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The City of Cape Town will commence with the extension of Belhar Main Road in August this year. The project will alleviate traffic congestion in Highbury and the surrounding areas, as well as support future developments planned for this region. Read more below:

The extension of Belhar Main Road is key to expanding the local economy in Kuils River, and will also allow for improved accessibility to and from the area. The City has met with community leaders on Tuesday, 16 July 2019, to discuss the details of the project and will soon host an open day where local residents will have the opportunity to get more information.

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A video clip was recently circulated on social media depicting alleged neglect of small children. The community member who raised the alarm, and brought the case to the Department’s attention, feared for the safety and wellbeing of the children.

A social worker from the Metro South region has been dispatched and a home visit conducted, safety and risk assessments conducted, and the children have been temporarily placed in a place of safety while the investigation continues.

Over the 2018/2019 financial year, 23 054 families in the Western cape were recorded accessing ‘developmental social welfare services’ that strengthens families and communities. Furthermore, 10 580 is the number of children and families in the Province who accessed ‘care and protection services’ over the same period.

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Multi Grammy nominated Tevin Campbell returns to South Africa to celebrate Marmalade Productions 10th Anniversary Jam

Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town 27th July 2019

Marmalade Productions are proud to bring Tevin Campbell back to South Africa after sold out performances in 2013 and 2016. Marmalade are celebrating 10 years in the entertainment industry and want to thank their loyal supporters by hosting another superb concert.

Joining Tevin on the lineup include: The Black Ties, Claire Phillips, James Bhemgee, Jody Williams, Mujahid George, Robin Pieters, Salome, Sasha Lee Davids, Vuvu Kumalo and the PJ Twins.

All these amazing artists have performed in Marmalade concerts over the last ten years and will be backed by music maestro, Camillo Lombard and his band.

Marmalade Productions have hosted sold out shows for 10 years including over 50 events, 19 concerts at GrandWest, events in all 9 provinces with over 250 000 thousand fans entertained. “We want to celebrate our 10 years in style” said Godfrey Vollenhoven CEO of Marmalade Productions. “The show will be celebration of our hard work a commitment to great events which we intend doing for a long time to come!” 10 Entertainers on stage backed by 10 of the best musicians for 1 night in Cape Town. Tevin will also be performing at Emerald Casino in Vanderbijlpark on 26th July and on 2nd August in Pretoria at Sun Arena Time Square Casino.

Tevin’s achievements include appearing on Quincy Jones’ LP “Back on the Block” and featuring on “Tomorrow (A Better You, A Better Me),” which hit No.1 on the R&B charts in June 1990. Later that year, he appeared in Prince’s Graffiti Bridge film singing “Round and Round,” which Prince wrote for him. He also appeared on the soundtrack to Boyz in the Hood singing “Just Ask Me To,” a Top 10 R&B hit in 1991. All of this set the stage for his debut album, 1991’s “T.E.V.I.N.”, which went platinum and spawned two R&B chart-toppers, “Tell Me What You Want Me to Do” and “Alone with You,” as well as the R&B Top 5 hit “Goodbye.” “I’m Ready,” released two years later, achieved double platinum status and featured three R&B chart hits: the No. 1 “Can We Talk?;” “I’m Ready,” which went Top 5; and “Always in My Heart,” which reached the Top 10. Campbell’s compilation album “The Best of Campbell” was a huge International commercial success, reaching multi-platinum status in Africa, Japan and London. Campbell has worked with some of the industry’s top writers and producers including Prince, Babyface, Al B. Sure, Narada Michael Walden, Wyclef and Sean “Diddy” Combs.

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GrandWest and Golden Valley has once again joins hands with Rise Against Hunger to pack meals for hungry children in underprivileged communities on 18 July 2019. The food packing drive is part of a nationwide effort between Sun International and Rise Against Hunger to mark International Mandela Day.

Teams of volunteers will roll up their sleeves to pack food parcels at eight Sun International units, with the goal to pack 418 000 meals to feed over 59 000 pre-school children for a year. About 185 249 meals will be packed at GrandWest and Golden Valley.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Sun International has supported this worthy cause. In the past three years, Sun International has helped pack over 5-million meals at its properties with the help of volunteers from local businesses. This year’s over-all Sun International initiative will feed 75 000 children for the year.

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Carl Weber’s hilarious Bloem Boykie Diaries about one man’s journey from a farm boy to the big city, is back at the Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest from 1 to 3 August 2019. The last show was so popular, audiences could not get enough.

The show follows the very comical trials and tribulations as the Bloem Boykie, with his small-town quirks, learns to adapt to big city life. He finds himself in the most awkward and whacky situations as he tries to find his proverbial pot of pop. It is a show not to be missed.

“After the success of his last show, Carl is back by popular demand,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest. “This is such a funny show, absolutely worth seeing.”

Tickets are R150 each from Computicket. Doors open at 19h00 and the show starts at 20h00.

A review of the numbers for two severe cold fronts in June shows that the City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre (DRMC) recorded 760 incidents, ranging from blocked drains to fallen trees and flooding. Read more below:

With winter in full swing and more rain in the forecast for the coming days, the DRMC has calculated that it recorded 760 incidents during June 2019.

The DRMC coordinates the City’s response to incidents that impact on the safety and well-being of residents.

In June, the DRMC received weather warnings from the South African Weather Service on two occasions.

Severe weather fallouts reports included flooding to varying degrees; roofs damaged or blown off by strong winds; trees and branches had fallen down, blocked drains, and power outages, amongst others. Continue reading

Date                     Friday, 26 July 2019

Time                     17h00 to 21h00

Venue                  V&A Waterfront

Location              Silo, Pierhead, Alfred Mall and Nobel Square and the Watershed

If you’re in Cape Town, join us for another lively Good Night Fridays at the V&A Waterfront between 5pm and 9pm. Wrap up warm and meander from the Silo District to Pierhead, Alfred Mall and Nobel to the Watershed for a fun, mid-winter evening of entertainment and good food. Experience everything from dancers to buskers, DJs, musicians, food and drinks tastings, interesting talks and exhibitions. Shops and restaurants will remain open. For a list of restaurant specials and the detailed entertainment line-up, please visit www.waterfront.co.za.

Silo District

18 year old, Anica Kiana will entertain the crowd at the V&A Waterfront’s Silo District from 6pm. With role models such as American artists, Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande, Anica will captivate audiences with her own genre of pop songs.

From 7pm, Fruit Vendor will be firing up the stage with their assortment of Afropop that fuses ghoema, funk, hip-hop, RnB and jazz sounds for everyone to enjoy at the Silo District. With Joshua Prinsloo as the band lead, the band won the Barleycorn Music Club’s annual song writing competition in 2018. Fruit Vendor has since shared stages with well-known artists such as, David Kramer, Karen Zoid, Die Antwoord and Prime Circle to name a few.

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The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has condemned in the strongest terms, the rampant killings which occurred in Philippi and elsewhere on the Cape Flats over the weekend.

On Friday night, six women between the ages of 18 and 26 years were murdered at a residence in the Marcus Garvey community, Philippi East. Police have confirmed that unknown gunmen entered the home at 22:55 and opened fire on the victims.

On Saturday evening an additional five men, aged 18 to 39, were shot dead and one was injured in two separate shooting incidents in Philippi. A further two individuals were shot dead in Hanover Park and one in Delft.

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Residents are reminded that we are still not out of the current drought period and water restrictions remain in place even though dam levels are increasing slowly. Read more below:

Cape Town’s collective water consumption decreased by 15 million litres per day for the past week, to 555 million litres per day. This an encouraging response to the City urging continued restraint, despite recent rains. For this we are appreciative.

Further rains this past week have seen dam levels recover to 59,8% of storage capacity; however, we are not yet in a position where we can safely relax.

‘Although the metro dam levels are slowly increasing, we are still in a period of recovery. This precious resource has to see us through the next summer until the following winter and hopefully some better rainfall,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Councillor Xanthea Limberg.

Residents are encouraged to continue using water sparingly and to remain water wise.

The City would like to thank all water warriors who constantly strive to reduce their consumption and save this precious resource.

Water restrictions remain in place to aid dam recovery.

Please visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater for all water-related information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Tevin Campbell headlines at Marmalade Productions’ 10th Anniversary Jam

Celebrate Marmalade Productions’ 10th Anniversary at the Grand Arena, GrandWest on 27 July 2019, with the Grammy-nominated, R&B and soul singer, Tevin Campbell and supporting acts.

“Marmalade Production is a local events company that has brought some fantastic music shows to GrandWest and other venues,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest. “We are delighted to be hosting their 10th

anniversary celebration.”

Tickets are available from Computicket starting at R195 per person. Doors open at 19h00 and the show starts at 20h00.

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