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The discovery of the invasive guttural toad in Noordhoek has set off alarm bells in conservation circles. This invasive toad has been found on a property near Seascape Road. Noordhoek is one of the most important traditional breeding areas of the endemic and endangered western leopard toad (Sclerophrys pantherinus), a close relative of the guttural toad (Sclerophrys gutturalis). 

Guttural toads and leopard toads look very similar to the untrained eye, and the identification of eggs and tadpoles (which look almost identical even to professionals) is particularly difficult. Continue reading

The City of Cape Town reminds residents that due to hot weather, an extended billing period, and the Level 2 water restriction tariffs, many may notice a spike in their water bills this month. We would also like to assure all residential customers that the Accounts Department has made allowance for the longer billing period. Residents are not being penalised in terms of the higher steps of the tariff, which are being applied correctly. Read more below:

In light of the recent enquiries and social media posts on the subject, the City of Cape Town would like to remind residents that increased water and sanitation tariffs have been implemented since 1 January 2016 as part of water restrictions.

For an average domestic customer, the differences in price are as follows:

Steps Unit Level 1 (10% reduction) Level 2 (20% reduction)
Step 1 (0 < 6 kl) Per kl R0 R0
Step 2 (>6 < 10,5 kl) Per kl R11,07 R11,66
Step 3 (>10,5 < 20 kl) Per kl R15,87 R18,24
Step 4 (>20 < 35 kl) Per kl R23,51 R29,75
Step 5 (>35 < 50 kl) Per kl R29,03 R45,40
Step 6 (>50 kl) Per kl R38,30 R85,09

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Apart from the 164 arrests made between Metro Police and the City’s Traffic Service in recent days, an unlucky dagga dealer also lost R10 000 worth of stock. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Social Housing Unit is ramping up efforts to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in City-owned rental stock. Last Monday, officers attached to the Law Enforcement Unit dealt a drug dealer a nasty blow when they confiscated R10 000 worth of dagga thanks to a tip-off from a member of the public. Continue reading

The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate took a creative turn in arresting a number of wanted suspects during an operation in Lavender Hill and surrounds. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate gave Steenberg’s 10 most wanted suspects their moment in the spotlight on Thursday 18 February 2016.

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The Farm Village, Noordhoek, 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.

Wed 2 March /Thurs 3 March – Jimmy Nevis.
Venue: Café Roux, The Farm Village, Noordhoek.
Address: 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.
Tickets: R150.00
Time: Dinner from 19h00. Show from 20h30.
Bookings: go to www.caferouxsessions.co.za or book at www.webtickets.co.za
Contact for enquiries: info@caferoux.co.za / 021 789 2538
Proudly sponsored by: The Wolftrap Wine.

Jimmy Nevis. Alternative Pop. Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Jimmy Nevis is a young (22 years old) alternative pop singer/songwriter and producer. Signed to Cape Town record Label, Rude World Records, with a publishing, licensing and distribution deal with David Gresham Records, Jimmy Nevis released his debut album entitled “Subliminal” in November 2012.Jimmy is currently riding high on SA airplay with a number of hit singles all making chart toppers.Nevis: “I’m trying to get South Africa back into pop music. I think it’s so neglected and undermined and I love the fact that I can be a part of someone’s memory. Pop music has that power. I feel like I’ve been wanting this for so long that I have to embrace it.” – South African Music Awards 2014 (SAMAs), 2 x “Kia Record of the Year” Nominee
– You Spectacular Awards 2014 “Favourite Music Star” Nominee– Wawela Awards 2014 (SAMRO)
“Best Male Artist & Composer” Nominee– Channel O Africa Music Video Awards 2014 “Most Gifted R&B” Nominee. Continue reading

(South Africa, 19 February 2016) The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and the Cape Wheel are proud to announce the launch of the ‘Turn for Good’ fundraising project where the Cape Wheel will be donating R5 from every Cape Wheel ticket purchase starting from 18 February for an entire year.

The official launch was hosted at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on Thursday, 18 February and kicked off with a warm welcome from Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille. Guests were given the opportunity to experience the famous Cape Wheel which boasts a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Cape Town from the iconic V&A Waterfront. Attendees on the night included Laureus ambassadors Graeme Smith, Elana Meyer and Laureus SA Chairman Morné du Plessis as well as other celebs including Jade Hubner, Guy McDonald and designer Errol Arendz.

Funds raised through the ‘Turn for Good’ project will be used to support various projects funded by the Sport for Good Foundation. The Foundation currently supports and funds 15 projects across South Africa using sport as a means to combat some of the world’s toughest social challenges facing young people today, such as; HIV/AIDS, discrimination, social exclusion, lack of education, and health problems such as obesity. Continue reading

The City of Cape Town and its partners are nearing the completion of the first 1 000 ceilings in historic State-subsidised housing units in an effort to improve the lives of more vulnerable residents. Read more below:

The first phase of the R133 million large-scale ceiling retrofitting initiative, comprising 8 001 units between 2015 to 2017, is under way in Broadlands (Strand), Wesbank, Kalkfontein, Vrygrond and Lwandle.

The pilot roll-out has been completed in Eureka Estate (Uitsig) and comprised 250 units.

‘It is hoped that the first phase of the project will be completed in September 2016. Phenomenal progress has been made. Continue reading

LOFTY BRITISH COMEDIENNE TAKES NO PRISONERS AT ONE NIGHT ONLY COMEDY SPECIAL ON THURSDAY 25THFEB

On this week at Cape Town Comedy Club …

LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

Wednesday 24th February 2016

HEADLINE: Rob Van Vuuren
MC: Melt Sieberhagen (JHB)
SUPPORT: Angel Campey
OPEN MIC: Justin-Ray Stoffels

GUEST ACT: Alfred Adriaan (JHB)

Thursday 25th February 2016 (Comedy Central Presents…)

Comedy Central presents Martin Evans with Ava Vidal (UK),

Devin Gray, Gino Fernandez & Lungelo Ndlovu.

Friday 26th February 2016

HEADLINE: Rob Van Vuuren
MC: Melt Sieberhagen (JHB)
SUPPORT: Angel Campey
OPEN MIC: Justin-Ray Stoffels

Saturday 27th February 2016

HEADLINE: Rob Van Vuuren
MC: Melt Sieberhagen (JHB)
SUPPORT: Angel Campey
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Ajax Cape Town are delighted to have acquired the services of Ashley Hartog until the end on the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season.

Hartog started training with the Urban Warriors’ PSL side two weeks ago and made a big impression on head coach Roger De Sa and his technical team.

His massive work ethic, ability on the ball and professionalism was a key factor for De Sa. The vastly experienced Hartog previously played at club’s like FC Fortune, Sint Truidense (Belgium), SuperSport United and Maritzburg United among others.

The 33-year-old midfi elder has expressed his delight in signing with Ajax Cape Town, stating that he is highly impressed with the performance of the young players at the club.

“It’s been nice to train with these players for the two weeks before signing, seeing that I know most of the players here which made it very easy for me to fi t in. It’s very exciting to actually sign a contract with Ajax Cape Town because I was here before and it didn’t work out. To sign here at my age is a big thing for me. The team is doing great with so many young players, even the recent CAF trip to Angola had a lot of youngsters which is great to see. For a more experienced player to come in and settle in with them is also a great feeling,” commented Hartog. Continue reading

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