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Wednesday 29th June 2016

HEADLINE: Glen Biderman-Pam (JHB)
MC: Paul Snodgrass
SUPPORT ACT: CJ Benson

OPEN MIC: Kenwyn Davids

Thursday 30th June 2016

HEADLINE: Melt Sieberhagen
MC: Paul Snodgrass
SUPPORT ACT: CJ Benson

OPEN MIC: Kenwyn Davids

Friday 01st July 2016

HEADLINE: Shimmy Isaacs
MC: Paul Snodgrass
SUPPORT ACT: CJ Benson

OPEN MIC: Kenwyn Davids Continue reading

5, 6, and 7 July three nights and a mere 450 seats make this highly anticipated new album reveal July’s hot, must-see show.

Top Dog SA’s saxophonist Donveno Prins, who most recently lead the band for the inaugural run for David Kramer’s Kanala show at The Fugard Theatre, is also the band’s leader. Add Camillo Lombard on keyboards, Charlton Daniels on bass, Mornay Hoffmeester on drums and Mark Williams on guitar and you’re in the company of some of South Africa’s most highly sought after and hugely respected music makers who’ve played with some of the greats. Now it’s their turn to shine and you’re invited.

Described as a fresh vibrant band, and a force to be reckoned with, Top Dog SA has already made its mark in venues as diverse as Bellville Velodrome, right through to Carnival City in Johannesburg. They’ve also featured at major music festivals, including Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Jazz On The Rocks Festival, Safricon Jazz Fest, Kenya, and Satchmo’s Jazz Fest in Nigeria. Continue reading

The film adaption of Jojo Moyes’ bestselling novel, Me Before You, is the tear jerking girlie flick to be featured at the Nu Metro Girl’s Night Out at GrandWest on Thursday, 30 June 2016. The romantic comedy drama stars Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, Matthew Lewis, Ben Lloyd-Hughs and Janet McTeer.

The story centres on a young and quirky Louisa “Lou” Clark who moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker left paralysed following an accident two years earlier. His cynical outlook starts to change when Clark shows him that life is actually worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither of them could have imagined.

Nu Metro’s Girls’ Night Out starts at 19h00, with the movie beginning at 20h00. Tickets to Girls’ Night Out at Nu Metro GrandWest cost R65 per person. Bookings are essential and can be made via the call centre on 0861-CINEMA (+27 861 24 6362), online via numetro.co.za or at the cinema.

Nu Metro has announced its new tickets pricing as follows: For Ages 13 years and older 2D movies are R65 and 3D movies are R85. For Ages 12 years and younger 2D movies are R45 and 3D movies are R65.

STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE

As an opportunity city, we understand the need for quality roads and their role in ensuring the efficient movement of people and goods.

Over the past five years, the City of Cape Town has invested millions of rands into various road upgrades in communities across the metro because we understand that working roads ensure that economic activity can continue unhampered.

Some of the most recent projects include the R55,4 million upgrade of major traffic arteries in Woodstock, Paarden Eiland and Wynberg. Continue reading

The City of Cape Town today, 27 June 2016, kicked off a partnership with SAP Africa to provide training in scarce skills in the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sector. Today marked the start of the orientation programme for the first group of Western Cape Skills for Africa students. Read more below:

A group of 44 Western Cape Skills for Africa students were selected from more than 350 applicants after a review and rigorous interview process. They will now undergo an intense 12-week training programme that will include MIT Scratch, a software coding programme. Down the line, the City will offer employment to 15 graduates with this highly sought-after technical qualification. Continue reading

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

Fri 1 July and Sat 2 July: André the Hilarious Hypnotist.

Venue: Café Roux, The Farm Village, Noordhoek.

Address: 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.

Tickets: R100.00

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

Having sold out on his previous visit, Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist returns to create some more mind boggling magic as he hypnotises people in the audience to become a Ballerina, Breakdancer, Sargent Major and Superman (and that’s only the first five minutes)Hilarious Family friendly fun suited for all ages in which the audience become the stars. It does not matter if you are a believer or not, Andre will have you convinced that something strange has happened. This is one of the funniest shows we have seen at cafe Roux – the whole room literally screaming with laughter. A great evening out for the whole family! Have a look at what he gets up to on stage:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cjTD9zUhmE

Wed 6 July: Café Roux Stand Up Comedy Sessions: Conrad Koch, Gino Fernandez, Mel Jones and Phil de Lange. Continue reading

A vaccination drive forms part of City Health’s winter programme, focusing on residents who are vulnerable to infection. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s clinics are rounding off their flu vaccination drive as part of the Health Directorate’s winter health efforts.

City Health acquired 21 200 flu vaccinations at a cost of just over R1,2 million earlier this year. The vaccinations have been distributed in terms of the National Influenza Policy and Strategic Plan, 2015. In terms of the plan, all provinces are required to budget for annual influenza vaccinations and jointly vaccinate a specific number of people in high-risk groups. This includes people who are HIV positive, pregnant women, children and the elderly.

While it is not possible to vaccinate all clients who visit public health facilities against influenza, vaccinations are done to ensure community immunity, i.e. immunising a critical portion of a community against a contagious disease which minimises the opportunity for an outbreak, thus protecting those who are not vaccinated. Continue reading

The following is an extract from a speech delivered by City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the Matrix Clinic graduation of 140 clients held at the Kensington Civic Centre today.

On 26 June 2012, almost exactly four years ago today, I made a commitment.

We were launching the first phase of our Substance Abuse Campaign called ‘Don’t Start, Be Smart’.

I said that this campaign would be part of a gift of a better life for our youth.

On that day, I said that we are serious about saving our youth.

We had just identified substance abuse as a priority area in our Integrated Development Plan because of the high incidence of drug and alcohol abuse in Cape Town. Continue reading

From left to right: Eddie Cyster Director of Heatherdale Children’s Home,  Heidi Edson Group Social Economic Development Manager Sun International, Lunga Singama Heart FM presenter) and Avril Cupido Director Early Years Services.

From left to right: Eddie Cyster Director of Heatherdale Children’s Home, Heidi Edson Group Social Economic Development Manager Sun International, Lunga Singama Heart FM presenter) and Avril Cupido Director Early Years Services.

GrandWest enthusiastically pledged its support for Heart FMs 16 Days of Youth campaign which saw the radio station shutting down its broadcast studio in Green Point to undertake youth focused projects across the Western Cape.

The 16 Days for Youth journey started in Vredenburg on 1 June 2016 and ended on 16 June 2016, Youth Day. During the journey, Heart FM broadcast remotely from various locations and were part of various community projects to uplift young people in need. The initiative is a spin-off from the station’s #HeartBeats4Youth campaign which started out with motivational talks by celebrities at various schools four years ago. It has since evolved into a 16 day drive to contribute to youth upliftment in the province.

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With more than 100 arrests over a four-month period and over 3 000 incidents detected, the City’s CCTV system is proving its worth and will see nearly R12 million spent on further expansion in the next 12 months. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Strategic Surveillance Unit is set to install additional CCTV cameras to the tune of nearly R12 million in the new financial year.

The Safety and Security Directorate has set aside approximately R7,4 million for 10 new cameras in areas like Goodwood, Silvertown, Bridgetown and Gatesville. A number of ward councillors (26) have also made ward allocation funding totalling R4,45 million available for cameras in their respective areas. Continue reading

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