Cape Town Stuff!
The Waterfront Theatre College, renowned for its diverse vocational training, showcases their dance department with a new production Hit me with a Hot Note at the Artscape Arena from Wednesday 13 to Friday 15 July 2016 at 20.00 and Saturday 16th at 3pm and 8pm.
Conceived by Delia Sainsbury, Hit me with a Hot Note is inspired by the opening line of the famous jazz song ‘Hit me with a Hot Note and watch me dance!’
‘I want to explore the use of rhythm across a range of dance genres’, Delia states, ‘presenting a new generation of choreographers and the growing wealth of dance talent.
‘As a feeder to the Dance industry’, she adds, ‘we have a responsibility to set the standard for dance training. Hit me with a Hot Note is designed to highlight the well-rounded and versatile disciplines The Waterfront Theatre College offers’. Continue reading
The City is intensifying its 1 000 Days Campaign amid concern from UNICEF that 69 million children under the age of five are likely to die in the next 14 years from preventable diseases. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town’s Health Directorate, in conjunction with the Western Cape Government Health Department, has embarked on a 1 000 Days Campaign focusing on the health and well-being of children from the time of conception until the age of two years.
New knowledge in the field of neuroscience shows that what happens during the first 1 000 days of the life of a child largely determines the future of that child. A safe environment in which to grow and develop, good nutrition, good parenting and early stimulation are critical during this phase of rapid growth, when the wiring of the brain takes place, establishing connections that will enable them to develop to their full potential. Continue reading
|Monday , 11 July to Thursday, 14 July||From 10am onwards||Installation of beaded Madiba portrait||The Watershed|
|Monday, 18 July||From 9am onwards||Relate Bracelets Beading||The Watershed|
|From 9am onwards||Angel Projects Shop
for Good challenge
Cape Town, July 2016 — To mark the spirit and the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the V&A Waterfront has partnered with the Relate Bracelet organisation and Angel Projects.
Create bracelets to sell as well as a beaded portrait of Mandela
Visitors to the V&A Waterfront’s Victoria Wharf can devote 67 minutes of their time to mark Mandela Day by putting their creativity and beading skills to work for charitable causes. Continue reading
Motorists with outstanding fines will soon be able to ‘pay as they go’, courtesy of new technology.
The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service is adding another technological advancement to its arsenal with the roll-out of smart SMS technology that will allow motorists to pay fines via their cellphones, tablets or personal computers.
The technology has been brought on stream by the City’s service provider who is responsible for generating and sending fine notices.
For the past few months, the service provider has been testing the SMS service. A message containing a link to a secure webpage is delivered to a motorist’s cellphone. They are then able to view the fine by inputting their identification number, with additional options to download or e-mail the fine or even pay it directly from the link. Continue reading
The Cape Town Flower Show takes place from Thursday 27th–Sunday 30th October 2016 at The Castle of Good Hope, in the centre of Cape Town. At the show, a brand new floral competition is being launched. Amateur, semi-professional and professional florists and floral artists will be given the opportunity to show their skill and design flair in the first-ever South African MasterFlorist™ competition. Do you think you have what it takes?
Entries for Round One are open from Friday 1 July 2016 – Sunday 31 July 2016 and can be submitted online here. From the entries, 20 competitors will then be selected for Round Two and the final 12 contestants will then battle it out in a daily competition held on each day of the Cape Town Flower Show. Contestants will be put through their paces, as they are presented with a new themed elimination challenge. At the end of each daily challenge, contestants will be judged by a panel of floral experts and media when three competitors will then be eliminated. The final challenge on Sunday 30th October is not to be missed when the final three florists battle it out for the ultimate prize of R20 000 and the title of South African MasterFlorist™ Winner 2016. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town urges residents to play outside this winter, and avoid missing out on the natural beauty that Cape Town has to offer. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town manages 16 nature reserves in Cape Town – many of which are in close proximity to urban areas. Residents are spoilt for choice with access to beautiful reserves located right on their doorstep.
‘Cape Town’s natural beauty truly comes alive during winter. The mountains, hills and fields change to bright green over this period. It’s the ideal time for locals and visitors to grab their hiking boots and camera, and to get out and up close with our breathtaking natural surroundings.
‘Many of our reserves have hiking trails which offer visitors and residents an opportunity to access certain parts of the natural environment which they may not have been exposed to before,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Environmental and Spatial Planning, Councillor Johan van der Merwe. Continue reading
GrandWest is thrilled to bring the international children’s theatre show, Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure, to its stage from 15 to 17 July 2016. Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure is an engaging and interactive story about Dora and her friends’ Boots and Diego’s voyage of discovery to Treasure Island in search of the ultimate pirate party.
Young audiences will revel in helping them to navigate over the Dancing Mountain and through the Silly Singing Bridge in pursuit of the Pirate Piggies. Along the way, Dora’s fans will use their map reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully help her reach Treasure Island and avoid the pesky fox, Swiper.
Dora the Explorer live stage shows have enjoyed success around the world and have now been seen by more than four million people in Australia, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Kuwait, Russia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and New Zealand. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town will, on 8 July 2016, issue the prospectus for the development of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct in the Cape Town central business district. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for urban developers to address the city’s traffic woes and affordable housing needs in return for the rights to develop one of the most valuable, vital and iconic precincts in the Mother City. Read more below:
The prospectus will provide investors and developers with all of the information they need for devising a development proposal for this precinct – a strip of City-owned land that is located under and between the existing and unfinished highways between the city’s northern edge and the Cape Town Harbour.
The strip of land is 6 ha in size and 140 m wide. It is situated in a prime location and has the potential to provide developers with a significant return on investment. Continue reading
GrandWest turns up the heat this winter with a scintillating show by some of the world’s best known R&B artists live at the Grand Arena on 24 July 2016. The one night only show, Legends of R&B, will feature the iconic R&B group, The Manhattans, with Gerald Alston and Grammy Award winning songstress Regina Belle.
“Legends of R&B is a rare treat for rhythm and blues music enthusiasts. We look forward to welcoming these celebrated artists to our stage for one of only four concerts to be performed during their South African tour,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest.
Since first emerging on the music scene in the 1960s, The Manhattans have sold over 40 million albums worldwide and boast a string of chart topping hits including classics such as “Kiss and Say Goodbye” and “Forever by Your Side”. Alston joined the group in 1970 and together they enjoyed success with their 1973 song “There`s No Me Without You”. The song quickly became a number one chart topper on both the US Billboard Pop and R&B charts. The group found further success in 1980 with the release of “Shining Star”, which reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and received a Grammy Award. Continue reading
Cape Town City FC will make their bow in the 2016/17 Premier Soccer League season after the new franchise out of the ashes of Mpumalanga Black Aces was launched on Wednesday.
The club is an ambitious project that seeks to unify 100 grassroots teams that play in the SAFA leagues to feed into their academy that is potentially to be based in Nyanga.
Discussions over the project started with SAFA Western Cape president Norman Arendse last November‚ and culminated in the purchase of Black Aces’ franchise to form a professional team for the grassroots sides to feed into.
“It was clear‚ if you don’t tap into the heart of the guy at the grassroots‚ you cannot succeed at the top. This is a club for the people‚” Comitis said. Continue reading