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At 13:30 this afternoon Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical Services was alerted to a motor vehicle accident where a car rolled off the Franschhoek Pass and caught alight. Witnesses on the scene report that the vehicle was travelling in the direction of Villiersdorp and one person was seen trapped inside the burning wreck. Emergency Services including medical, rescue and fire are all on scene. No further details are available at this time.

Marmalade Productions & Alistair Izobell Productions Presents “Rocking The City”  26th April 2016 at GrandWest

Both established music promoters, both brands giving value to their audience, both always guarantee a great show… Two Cape Town greats – Marmalade Productions and Alistair Izobell Productions coming together to present a top notch show.

Both production companies have produced spectacular shows over the years which include: Divas, Divos and Duets and Music Alla Kaap, both have included major international artists and the best South African music on offer. Between the two companies’ productions – over 100 000 fans have experienced their brand of success.

The date is perfect, just before Freedom Day, what a great way to celebrate!

Rocking the City will feature: The Rockets, PJ Powers, Nur Abrahams, Garth Taylor Edith Plaatjies, Morné Holland and one more surprise…. soon to be announced. The best Cape Town musicians will support this stellar line-up.

The Rockets are one of the most successful R&B/Pop groups and have shared the stage with many international acts including: Usher, Ronan Keating, Will Young, Alicia Keys, Eddy Grant, Luther Vandross, Billy Ocean, The O’Jays and many others. They have also performed at many prestigious events including – The Staying Alive Aids concert at Green Point stadium filmed by MTV and watched by an estimated audience of 2 billion. The Rockets have had a long and successful recording career releasing many top selling albums and are currently working on a new album due for release later this year.

PJ Powers

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Pic: sport24.co.za

Pic: sport24.co.za

CAPE TOWN. – Robin Peterson and Justin Kemp, two names intimately associated with a golden period in the rich history of the Cape Cobras, will leave the franchise at the end of the season. Kemp will retire from first-class cricket at the end of the 2015/2016-season after a splendid career in which he featured in four tests and 85 One Day Internationals for South Africa.

He was a major factor in assisting the Cobras to lift ten trophies in the past eight seasons as belligerent middle-order batsman, dependable and probing medium-pacer and one of the best poachers of a cricket ball ever produced by Western Province and the Cobras. In 58 domestic one-day cup matches, he struck 1246 runs at an average of 31.94, while capturing 38 wickets. He also assembled 1691 four-day runs and captured 83 wickets at an average of 27.45.

As a slip-fielder, his name is mentioned in the same breath as Brian McMillan and Neil Johnson as three of the finest who ever played the game under the Oaks. He was a devastating finisher in one-day cricket. Kemp’s 89-ball unbeaten century against India at PPC Newlands for South Africa in 2006 is still fondly remembered. Continue reading

Two City of Cape Town initiatives have resulted in job opportunities and entrepreneurial training for 153 participants. 

The City’s Social Development and early Childhood Development Directorate has secured employment for 100 people with disabilities as part of its Vulnerable Groups Programme. The programme is being run across all eight Social Development district offices, including areas such as Atlantis, Mitchells Plain, Athlone, Belhar, Ocean View and Westlake.

Participants completed a workplace skills training programme before starting their three-month contracts which expire at the end of June 2016. They have been placed at local organisations, libraries, clinics, schools and police stations and perform administrative tasks like filing, managing switchboards, assisting with reception duties, monitoring Grade R learners at some schools, weaving cane and restoring cane furniture. Continue reading

"Black Dog" 2015

“Black Dog” 2015

The 2016 Fleur du Cap winner of the Rosalie van der Gucht Prize for New Directors, Mdu Kweyana, brings the South African theatre classic Woza Albert to the Baxter’s Golden Arrow Studio from 29 March to 9 April. The production previews on 29 and 30 March and opens on 31 March at 7pm. Schools performances will be on 5, 6 and 7 April at 11am, with a matinee on Saturday 9 April at 2pm.

Woza Albert, which means ‘Rise Albert’, was written by Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema and Barney Simon in 1981. The play is still regarded as one of the most successful plays to come out of South Africa, winning more than 20 prestigious awards worldwide.

Mdu Kweyama’s version of Woza Albert, brought to stage by arrangement with DALRO (Pty) Limited, was first performed at the Little Theatre last year as part of the Barney Simon tribute by the University of Cape Town.

The two-hander stars Sizwesandile Mnisi and Oarabile Ditsele who play various roles through mime, singing, dance and physical theatre – from a vendor, barber, servant to a manual labourer and soldier. Continue reading

Cape Town Comedy Club is open five days a week, WednesdaySunday. Comedy nightly from 8.30pm, doors open 6pm.

  • Due to popular demand, Cape Town Comedy Club is pleased to announce … MORE MARCH MADNESS with R50 tickets to Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st shows, now available at all Computicket outlets and Shoprite/Checkers stores.

  • A Night of Headliners: R190pp Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 April. You are in for a real treat as four of South Africa’s top comedians perform on our stage for two nights! Marc Lottering, Loyiso Gola, Conrad Koch (with Chester Missing) as well as Kurt Schoonraad as the MC. As usual, the line-up is subject to change.

  • Half Price Sundays: R60pp for selected shows only
  • Happy Hour: 6-7pm andone hour after the show

LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

Wednesday 30th March 2016

HEADLINE: Dalin Oliver
MC: Martin Evans
SUPPORT: Gino Fernandez
OPEN MIC: Brent Palmer

Thursday 31st March 2016

HEADLINE: Carl Weber
MC: Martin Evans
SUPPORT: Gino Fernandez
OPEN MIC: Brent Palmer

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Variety adds spice to Jackson Hall’s entertainment line up in April 2016, with something to suit all music tastes. Faze4, an established band known for its broad repertoire, will be on stage at Jackson Hall spreading their energy every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night from 21h00 onwards. There is no cost to enjoy their shows.

The band’s repertoire includes a diverse mix of music genres including traditional jazz, Cape jazz, R&B, pop, kwaito, reggae, mbathanga and popular dance music. The band has been performing since 2006 at well known venues, amongst which have included Club West End, The G Spot, The River Club and Dizzy’s in Camps Bay. The band has also toured extensively to Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Botswana and Namibia. One of the highlights of the band’s career was performing at the 80th birthday party of The Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Faze4 has performed at Jackson Hall before with positive feedback from audiences. GrandWest looks forward to welcoming the band back in April 2016.

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

On behalf of the City of Cape Town, I would like to wish the more than 27 000 runners taking part in the world’s most scenic race, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, good luck.

To the many runners who will debut this wonderful event and to the thousands who take part each year, I send my best wishes to you all.

We often see how sporting activities are a great unifier, bringing people from all walks of life and all corners of the world together.

This event is one which truly demonstrates how we are all building an inclusive city.

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon has for many years been uniting people in their love for running.

We have seen this event grow over time, not only in numbers but in its diversity.

It is heartening that the theme of this year’s marathon is ‘Run as One’.

May we all be mindful of what that means, and how we can build on this in our daily lives.

In as much as we are all different, there are many things, like running, which unite us.

To all the runners, may you have a good race and may our beautiful views keep you going as you push towards the finish line.

STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER: TRANSPORT FOR CAPE TOWN, COUNCILLOR BRETT HERRON

The Western Cape High Court late yesterday afternoon, 23 March 2016, granted the City of Cape Town an urgent interdict against violent protesters, among them the Govan Mbeki branch of the South African National Civics Organisation and members of their executive, preventing them from disrupting the MyCiTi service or conducting any protest action at the MyCiTi stations along the T04 trunk route.

The City applied for and was granted an urgent interdict following a week of violent protests at MyCiTi stations along the T04 route in Dunoon and Joe Slovo during which MyCiTi infrastructure was damaged and services disrupted. Further threats of attacks, and the intimidation of City personnel and contractors, and commuters wanting to make use of the service, prompted the City to apply for relief from the court. Continue reading

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