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The City of Cape Town’s poverty alleviation programme supports more than a hundred food gardens across the metro – many thriving because of the commitment of the elderly. Read more below:

The City’s Poverty Alleviation Programme supported 114 food gardens in the last financial year of which 86 were community gardens and 28 were gardens being run at City-owned early childhood development centres across the metropole.

One of the highlights of the past year’s efforts was the establishment and support that was provided to bigger food gardens that are able to produce vegetables on a larger scale, thus improving the odds of sustainability. These gardens were able to support a considerable number of people and income was also generated from the sale of produce. Examples of successful big gardens include Inkwenkwezi in Philippi, Masipile in Khayelitsha, Kleinberg in Ocean View and the Scottsdene Youth Centre in Kraaifontein. Continue reading

Cape Town’s premiere art bar & music venue, Blah Blah Bar plays host to an incredible showcase featuring three of South Africa’s most respected multi-instrumentalists – all on one stage for only one night on Thursday, 25 August in Kloof street.

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Hilton Schilder

Composer and multi-instrumentalist, Hilton Schilder was born into a musical family in Lotus River, Cape Town. He is the son of esteemed South African jazz pianist Tony Schilder (1937-2010) and nephew of Chris Schilder of Cape Town’s groundbreaking jazz-fusion group of the 1970s, Pacific Express. He was given his first instrument, a drum, at the age of three. Continue reading

Marmalade Productions is proud to announce

DIVAS OF DANCE

Divas of 90’s dance –  Crystal Waters, CeCe Peniston, Sybil & Robin S

On one stage for two shows only!

Cape Town – GrandWest – Saturday 24 September 2016

JHB Carnival City – Sunday 25 September 2016

Divas of 90’s dance, Crystal Waters, CeCe Peniston, Sybil and Robin S all achieved massive airplay with their cult dance hits during the 90’s.  CRYSTAL WATERS ruled the charts with her massive hits “Gypsy Woman” and “100% Pure Love”, CECE PENISTON with “Finally” and “We Got a Love Thang”, SYBIL with “Don’t Make Me Over” and “Walk On By” and ROBIN S with “Show Me Love” and “Luv 4 Luv”. Continue reading

From fresh, edgy works to crowd-pleasers, the Cape Town Fringe’s 2016 programme is jammed with theatre, music, physical performances, comedy and family fare in a 17-day theatre binge that will be calling Capetonians from their couches.

The extended run of 22 September – 8 October, sees the Cape Town Fringe focus on innovative works and interesting productions that shake-up the notion of theatre and bring creative and engaging performances to new audiences.

The programme has been reimagined to accommodate more night time performances in keeping with the city rhythms but extends into the day on weekends and school holidays.

This year, guest creative director, Rob Murray, convened a selection committee to ensure that the programme hits the sweet spot between being a platform for innovative, experimental pieces and presenting a “thoroughly entertaining” collection of works that are short, sharp and interesting. “Theatre-makers and artists are responding to the call for work that talks to our times. The committee has been encouraged to see that artists are hungry to share their stories and we feel that this programme presents audiences with an exciting mix of edgy Fringe in its truest sense and some must-see productions that have been well received nationally and internationally,” Murray said. Continue reading

The 2016 GrandWest Open Mic Jazz singing competition kicks off with four weeks of auditions in August 2016. Emerging jazz singers are called to enter the competition at Jackson Hall, GrandWest on Wednesday nights, from 17 August 2016 to 7 September 2016. Auditions will take place from 20h00 and there is no cost to enter the competition.

With the chance to shine on stage comes the chance of winning spectacular prizes. The winner of the 2015 GrandWest Open Mic Jazz singing competition, Adelia Douw won a prize package worth over R66 000.

“We are pleased to announce the start of the 2016 GrandWest Open Mic Jazz singing competition on 17 August 2016. We encourage emerging jazz singers to enter the eighth annual Open Mic Jazz singing competition which has become a respected platform for local talent to be discovered and showcased. Hopefuls are urged to take note that the auditioning period has been reduced from eight weeks to four weeks,” says Elouise Matthys, PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest. Continue reading

Injuries have forced DHL Western Province U19 coach Nazeem Adams to make five changes to his starting line-up to face the Toyota Cheetahs U19, at DHL Newlands on Friday.

Adams’ charges will be looking for their seventh consecutive victory of the season when they take on the Free State outfit in a match that kicks off at 12h00.

Three of the changes are in the backline, with Ryan Muller replacing Tristan Leyds (ankle injury) at fullback, Cyprian Nkomo coming in at inside centre for Troy Payne (knee injury), and Brandon Salamo getting an opportunity at scrumhalf for Jondre Williams (concussion).

Although Adams has lost the services of lock Cobus Wiese (shoulder injury) and hooker Matt Wiseman (groin injury), he has been able to replace them with Ruben de Villiers and Shane Farmer, who are both returning from spells on the sidelines themselves. Continue reading

South Africa’s comedic ventriloquist Conrad Koch heads to the Baxter Theatre with his latest comedy show, Puppet Guy for two performances only on 23 & 24 September at 8.15pm.

Following the success of comedy acts such as Puppet Asylum, The Chester Missing Roadshow, and Missing, Puppet Guyshowcases the guy behind the puppets with a unique take on ventriloquism. In his newest comedy production Koch takes his artistry to a completely new level of performance. Audiences will be introduced to a host of new characters in an inventive, creative and interactive way, bringing you the funniest and latest material in this hilarious new show.

Conrad gets back to the silly side of ventriloquism, talking to himself and the variety of odd puppet people that live in his head. In this production he discovers that his puppets have all gone missing. These characters have formed such an integral part of his persona, that now he needs to find a way of creating new puppets out of interesting objects surrounding him. Continue reading

Substantial restoration work to the Old Granary building at 11 Buitenkant Street in Cape Town central is underway. The City-appointed contractor is being guided by a restoration architect to enhance this culturally significant building which is more than 200 years old. Read more below:

The rehabilitation and restoration work on this early 19th century City-owned gem is earmarked for completion by early to mid-2017, if all goes according to plan.

‘The building has been vacant for over 20 years and is in need of restoration and rehabilitation. The vision is to restore the building externally while sensitively rehabilitating its interior spaces for use by the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation as a Peace Centre, offices, an archive and a museum. The City’s Environmental Resource Management and Property Management departments are residing over the restoration work. Continue reading

DHL Western Province coach John Dobson has made a number of changes to his team to face the Toyota Free State Cheetahs at DHL Newlands on Friday.

Following their bye week and training camp in Hermanus, DHL Western Province will be looking for their first win of the Currie Cup Premier Division campaign in a match that kicks off at 17h10.

There are two new faces amongst the outside backs with Jaco Taute coming in at fullback and Kobus van Wyk replacing the injured Khanyo Ngcukana on the right wing, whilst Olympic Bronze medallist Cheslin Kolbe has returned from Rio and will provide cover on the replacements bench.

In midfield Huw Jones shifts to inside centre in place of Dan du Plessis who is out with a shoulder injury, with Johnny Kotze coming into the starting line-up at outside centre.

Flyhalf Brandon Thomson will make his first Currie Cup start for DHL Western Province to form a halfback partnership with Jano Vermaak, with Robert du Preez and Godlen Masimla on the replacements bench. Continue reading

17th August, 2016adidas South Africa and Ajax Cape Town Football Club launch the club’s new home and away jersey for the upcoming 2016/2017 season.
The home jersey maintains the classic style of previous years, which has become iconic and true to the club’s tradition while paying tribute to the rich history.  The simple in design yet striking in look Ajax home jersey retains its customary red chested middle with white side trimmings, finished by a classy v-neck collar in red which match the sleeve cuffs and three-stripe branding at the flanks.
“We are pleased to introduce yet another iconic jersey for the upcoming 2016/2017 season,” commented adidas South Africa Head of Football, Adrian De Souza. ‘We believe that the jersey will be well received by the players and assist them in improving their form for 2016/2017 season”
The away jersey is a powerful black and the off-blue tone sleeves feature aqua trim to match the adidas three stripe branding on the shoulders.
“Ajax is proud to see the maintenance of its iconic red and white design of the home jersey. At the same time, we believe that adidas has surpassed expectations in being the difference and in creating a striking away kit that we are all excited about. Our players and fans alike will no doubt be moved by the updated yet iconic home jersey and bold way kits.” said Milo Boer, PRO at Ajax Cape Town. Continue reading
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