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An adult female hang glider is suspended from a cliff 150 meters to the left of Platteklip Gorge since 11:30 this morning. Exactly how she got into her predicament is yet unknown, but she appears to be in good health without any serious injuries. Several rescue unit from Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical services are currently absailing down from a higher position to reach the patient who appears to have become entagled in her own base jumping gear.


The Omuramba MyCiTi station in Racecourse Road in Table View turned into a maternity ward for a few minutes on Monday 14 March 2016, when MyCiTi personnel assisted a pregnant commuter to deliver a healthy baby boy. Read more below:

The hero on the day was Xolani Stofile, a MyCiTi station manager (pictured above) with first-aid experience, who was visiting personnel at the Omuramba station. Continue reading

The Easter holidays are jam packed with “egg-citing” things to do with children at GrandWest. Puppet shows, Easter Bunny appearances, face painting, balloon twisting, magic shows, and arts and crafts workshops and a grand scale Easter egg hunt are just some of the activities children can look forward to between 19 March 2016 and 3 April 2016.

Activities for children take place at the Cape Village from 12h00 to 16h00 daily. On Easter Sunday, 27 March 2016, the festivities reach fever pitch with an Easter egg hunt from 12h00 to 15h00. Children between five and ten years of age are invited to register between 11h00 and 12h00 in order to show off their sleuthing skills and join the fast paced scramble for chocolate treats in the Henrik Boom’s Garden. The Easter egg hunt includes a host of fun filled activities such as pom pom painting, colouring in, biscuit decorating, Easter puppet making and chocolate play dough sculpting.

As always there is a choice of family friendly entertainment at GrandWest throughout the holidays including ice skating at The Ice Station, games at The Magic Company and the play area at Spur.

Fri 18 March: Barry Hilton
Sat 19 March: Arno Carstens.
Sun 20 March: LegoLoop
Wed 23 March: Sean Koch
Thurs 24 March: Dave Ferguson.

Fri 18 March – Barry Hilton comedy.
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 or book at
Contact for enquiries: / 021 789 2538

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The really Awesome gaming expo (rAge) is coming to Cape Town next weekend and will be bringing some exciting new events for gaming and tech enthusiasts to enjoy.

  1. HWBOT World Tour 2016

A first for South Africa! The HWBOT World Tour is a series of overclocking events held across seven countries and five continents, where the next generation of overclockers can learn, share and compete.

HWBOT World Tour will be making its second stop for 2016 at rAge Cape Town and will feature:

– World Series for Amateurs: Overclocking workshops for amateurs will be held on Friday from 11h00 – 18h00 andSaturday from 10h00 – 18h00. If you’re interested in signing up for this you can do so at their stand. The top four overclockers will go through to a semi-final on Sunday morning and the final will take place from 12h00. Continue reading

Ajax Cape Town are pleased to announce, yet again, the promotion of another fi ne young talented footballer from the U19 team to the PSL squad. Masilake Phohlongo, has featured frequently in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge team, as well as participated for this year’s PSL team in the ETV Charity Showdown and the Cape Town Cup.

The Langa-born left footed playmaker signed his fi rst professional contract and will join fellow Langa-born player Olwethu Nguye, in the PSL squad along with Bantu Mzwakali from Gugulethu and Ndiviwe Mdabuka from Mfuleni, as the club continues to live up to it’s principle of No Youth No Future.

‘Scara’ as he is affectionately known, joined the Ajax Cape Town youth academy in 2008 at the age of 10, showing the makings of being a true playmaker with the added bonus of being a left footed player who’s silky skills were unstoppable from a young age. Continue reading

The City advises residents that pool backwash should not enter the stormwater system. It is advised to use a recycling system for this backwash.

As part of the City of Cape Town’s commitment to effectively managing and conserving our natural environment, pool owners are advised that in cases where they do not have a recycling system in place, backwash systems should discharge into the sewer system rather than the stormwater system.

Pool backwash is very high in chlorine and other chemicals that can have a destructive effect on the natural environment. If this water is discharged into the stormwater system, it can pose a risk to ecosystems downstream. As such, those who are found to be doing this are liable to a fine of R1 000. Continue reading


The following is an extract from a speech delivered by the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the Energy Efficiency Forum this morning, 16 March 2016. Cape Town’s Energy Efficiency Forum has been helping commercial buildings and operations with practical ‘know-how’ since it was launched in 2009 by the City, in partnership with Eskom and the South African Property Owner’s Association. The forum is co-funded by Old Mutual, and supported by several other organisations. 

It gives me great pleasure to address the Energy Efficiency Forum at a time when I am really excited about all the opportunities available to us to become more energy secure. Continue reading

Alistair Izobell Productions is proud to announce his very personal show entitled “The Man behind the Music” 1st and 2nd April 2016 at the Baxter Theatre

Entertainment veteran Alistair Izobell is a household name, not only in Cape Town and South Africa, but on stages across the globe. His career spans some three decades and includes iconic roles in District Six, Kat and the Kings – both David Kramer / Taliep Petersen productions – as well as his own productions including, Kaapse Stoep Stories, Music Alla Kaap, Motown Memories, Radio Classics, Slick Swing, Now that’s Music and Remembering the Lux.

This versatile singer, songwriter, producer and iconic Capetonian, will delight audiences for two nights only and will take them on a musical journey that taps into his life, and love of his community and family. Songs performed are his original compositions as well as songs by those who have inspired him.

That all he knows – “music is what I would like to be remembered for, it’s part of my being and I have been blessed to share my talent” says Alistair.

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