Cape Town Stuff!
Rising star, Thembeka Mnguni, who released her debut album, Brave, on Friday, 22 July 2016, collaborates with some of South Africa’s foremost female artists in the all girl concert, Divas Unite, at GrandWest on 9 August 2016, in celebration of Women’s Day. This will be Mnguni’s first major appearance on a big stage with a symphony orchestra.
Fans of the reality TV talent series, The Voice, will recognise Mnguni from her performances on the show. Making into the final was a big achievement for her and despite not winning she secured a record contract which has resulted in the release of her first album. Mnguni is no stranger to the entertainment scene having toured many years ago with theatre impresario Pieter Toerien’s productions of the musicals Grease and High School Musical.
Elouise Matthys, PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest, says: “We are delighted to host Mnguni on our stage for her first major show. Her fans should enjoy seeing her perform live for the first time with a symphonic orchestra since The Voice.”
STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE
The City of Cape Town is demanding that the Minister of Energy, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, allows us to procure renewable energy from Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in light of Eskom’s decision not to do so.
We will not sit back passively waiting to be crippled by Eskom’s decision especially amid rapidly escalating electricity prices.
I wrote to the Minister of Energy in November last year asking for what is termed a Section 34 determination to allow us to procure 150 MW solar energy and 280 MW of wind energy from IPPs.
The City wants to be able to purchase renewable energy because, as a responsible government, we have to ensure that Cape Town works and that we put the needs of our residents and economy first. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s iconic City Hall is one of the main venues for this year’s Open Design festival which will feature 140 mostly free events. The 12-day city-wide festival of talks, exhibitions, workshops, tours, activations and interactive experiences kicks off on 10 August 2016. Read more below:
Innovations that address everyday challenges and explore how design can change lives will come to life at Open Design Cape Town 2016, which takes place from 10 to 21 August 2016 at Cape Town City Hall and across the city.
The City of Cape Town supports the event which is now in its fourth year. This 12-day festival includes talks, exhibitions, workshops, tours, activations and interactive experiences that explore how design links the building blocks of a sustainable, inclusive society.
‘Design touches and transforms every sphere of our lives, from healthcare to education, from housing to communication. Open Design Cape Town opens up unique opportunities in the design sector for many talented and creative young people. Continue reading
Afrikaanse Fees / Afrikaans Festival: The best of Afrikaans stand-up comedy all week! PLUS Afrikaans menu specials !!!!
Wednesday 27th July 2016
HEADLINE: Piet Potgieter
MC: Dugald Pieterse
SUPPORT ACTS: Westley Cockrell & Francois van As
Thursday 28st July 2016
HEADLINE: Hannes Brümmer (JHB)
MC: Melt Sieberhagen
SUPPORT ACTS: Piet Potgieter & Francois van As Continue reading
Sat 30 July: Red Tape Riot.
Wed 3 August: Stand Up Sessions: Siv Ngesi, Tracy Klass, Yaseen Barnes, Dalin Oliver
Thurs 4 Aug: Manny Walters and Bianca Wood.
Here are all the details for these shows:
Thurs 28 July: Fay and Wren Hinds (with Kolawole Gbolahan.)
Venue: Café Roux, The Farm Village, Noordhoek.
Address: 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.
Time: Dinner from 19h00. Show from 20h30.
The One Night in Cape Town concerts – the official Cape Town leg for the Oppikoppi headliners in August – features multi-platinum alternative rock band KONGOS; rapper Yelawolf and metal outfit August Burns Red in three not-to-be-missed performances.
Now in its sixth year, the concert has proved so popular that it takes place in the Mother City over three nights with KONGOS performing on Friday, August 5, at Hillcrest Quarry and Yelawolf on Monday, August 8, and August Burns Red on Wednesday, August 10, both at the Assembly.
KONGOS feature Kongos brothers Johnny (accordion, keyboards, and vocals), Jesse (drums, percussion, and vocals), Daniel (guitar, vocals) and Dylan (bass guitar, lap slide guitar, vocals). The US alternative rock band composers and record in Phoenix, Arizona, where they have lived since 1996. However, they have a strong South African connection having spent their childhood in London and South Africa where they attended Johannesburg’s Seheti School. They have an impressive following in this country with previous tours sold out in hours of being announced. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service has started the scoping works for two new fire stations in Masiphumelele and Sir Lowry’s Pass/Somerset West. A total of R13 million has been set aside for each facility.
Currently, the projects are in the design phase, with construction expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017 and to near completion towards the end of 2018.
‘The Masiphumelele project is especially crucial. The area is prone to devastating structural fires as we’ve witnessed in previous years. The South Peninsula has also been ravaged by a number of vegetation fires over the last two summer seasons, so another fire station in this part of the metro is a no-brainer. It means that our firefighters are able to get to the scene quicker and save lives and also property,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith. Continue reading
After starting the first two games of the season, Du Preez injured his knee against the Toyota Cheetahs in Bloemfontein in Round Two and comes into the starting line-up for Jean-Luc du Plessis who was injured in the victory against the Southern Kings at DHL Newlands last week.
There is just one other change to the backline, for the match which kicks off at 19h00 on Saturday, as Nic Groom returns after being rested against the Southern Kings, with Louis Schreuder and Brandon Thomson providing backline cover on the replacements bench.
In the front row Bongi Mbonambi starts at hooker with Scarra Ntubeni moving to the replacements bench where he will be joined by props Oli Kebble and co-captain Frans Malherbe who are both returning from injury.
Locks Eben Etzebeth and Pieter-Steph du Toit both return after sitting out last week, whilst the only change to the loose trio sees Siya Kolisi return to the starting XV with Rynhardt Elstadt and a fit-again Nizaam Carr amongst the replacements. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s Health Directorate will roll-out a new fleet of mobile clinics in the coming months.
The directorate has spent R2 million to acquire four new IVECO midi-buses in April this year. The refurbishment of the vehicles is set to cost just over a million rand and will commence once the tender process has been finalised.
Three of City Health’s eight sub-districts use mobile clinics to reach clients in areas not situated close to existing health facilities. These are the northern, eastern and southern sub-districts. The northern district requires two mobile clinics due to the demand in the area.
‘Our current fleet of mobile clinics is nearly two decades old, so we are very excited about the new vehicles. I’m hoping that the refurbishing of the vehicles will be finalised as quickly as possible so that we can hit the road and deliver even better services to our clients,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Health, Councillor Siyabulela Mamkeli. Continue reading
At 11h15 today Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical Services responded to a block of flats alight on the corner of Klipfontein and Jupiter Street in Surrey Estate, near Athlone.three children and one adult male was treated for smoke inhalation and rushed to Heideveld Community Health Centre in stable conditions.