Cape Town Stuff!
Consumer Studies learners from four Cape Town based high schools got to spend a week in the busy kitchens at GrandWest where they were exposed to the diverse aspects of working behind the scenes in the fast paced hospitality industry. The learners were from Goodwood College, JG Meiring High, Ravensmead High and Sinethemba High.
The initiative, A Day in the Life of a Chef, was organised by GrandWest’s Social Economic Development Department as an extension to its Consumer Studies upliftment programme which has seen the Consumer Studies classrooms at the four schools upgraded to ensure better learning environments for the learners. The upgrade project included equipping the classrooms with seven stoves each, as well as crockery, cooking utensils and fridges. Industrial tables and cupboards were installed, while various aesthetic improvements were also made, including fixing the ceilings and repainting the classrooms. Continue reading
Note to editors: the following speech was delivered by City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at a lunch that she hosted for the City’s all-women road repair teams today at the Civic Centre Banqueting Hall.
Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town (TCT), Councillor Brett Herron; TCT Commissioner, Melissa Whitehead; TCT officials; my special guests; all of the women from the road repair teams; and members of the media.
It gives me great pleasure to be with you all today as we honour 24 women who have made this city proud. Continue reading
In the seven years since its inception, CY Market has grown into one of the hottest events on Cape Town’s cultural calendar with a unique focus on empowering local woman and giving NPOs the opportunity to help the community.
The market is the brainchild of four female entrepreneurs. “We believe in inspiring women to dream and create, pouring their inner beauty into creations that speak of style, passion, quality and the extraordinary,” says Ansomari Schoeman, co-founder of the event.
For this year’s theme, Lapslap Moi, exhibitors are encouraged to create something that is uniquely personal and illustrates all “the pretty in their lives.”
Exhibitors are hand-picked each year, with new exhibitors added yearly to the roster, while old favourites return, bringing loyal customers with them. Continue reading
Back in Cape Town in July by overwhelming public demand is platinum selling singer and songwriter, Tevin Campbell. GrandWest will welcome Campbell to its stage for one show on 22 July 2016. This show, like his previous concerts in South Africa in 2013, is expected to sell out quickly.
“What a coup to have Tevin Campbell performing on our stage in July 2016. His fans were quick off the mark to purchase tickets to his previous South African shows, leaving many disappointed at having missed out. Here is another chance to see this talented artist live in Cape Town,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest.
Fans can expect to hear many of Campbell’s popular hits as well as new material such as his latest single, “Safer”, released earlier this year. During his career, Campbell has been mentored by some of the world’s legendary artists including Quincy Jones and Prince. He has also worked with some of the industry’s top writers and producers including Babyface, Al B. Sure, Narada Michael Walden, Wyclef and Sean “Diddy” Combs.
Stand a chance to win a set of tickets to Tevin’s show in Cape Town here:
Jones took a special interest in Campbell’s talent and was featured on “Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me)”, which hit number one on the R&B charts in June 1990. Later that year, he appeared in Prince’s Graffiti Bridge film singing “Round and Round” which became a gold single. In the summer of 1991, he featured on the soundtrack to Boyz in the Hood singing “Just Ask Me To”, which went on to become a top ten R&B hit. All of this set the stage for his debut album, 1991s T.E.V.I.N., which went platinum and included two R&B chart toppers, “Tell Me What You Want Me to Do” and “Alone with You”, as well as the R&B top five hit “Goodbye”. I’m Ready, released two years later, went double platinum and featured three R&B chart hits, “Can We Talk”, “I’m Ready” and “Always in My Heart”. Campbell’s compilation album The Best of Campbell was an international success, reaching multi platinum status in Africa, Japan and the UK. Continue reading
A spate of penguin fatalities has occurred in Simon’s Town over the past two weeks. The City of Cape Town has identified the predator by installing trap cameras in the area. The images confirmed the presence of a large caracal. The City is collaborating with our partners to protect the endangered African penguins along the Simon’s Town coastline, while at the same time managing this sensitive ecosystem with the utmost care. Read more below:
The recent penguin fatalities occurred during four separate events in the area south of Links Crescent, close to Froggy Pond in Simon’s Town.
The City of Cape Town, together with Table Mountain National Park (TMNP), has investigated the incidents to try and identify the predator/s. Initial evidence suggested the presence of one or more caracals in the area and as such, the City installed trap cameras to confirm this assumption. Images of the predator were finally captured on camera, confirming the presence of a large caracal. Continue reading
Multi Grammy nominated artist Tevin Campbell to return to South Africa for 3 shows in July 2016
“The Return of Tevin Campbell”
Cape Town – GrandWest – 22 July 2016
Johannesburg – Carnival City – 23 & 24 July 2016
Marmalade Productions are proud to bring Tevin Campbell back to South Africa after sold out performances in 2013.
Tevin Campbell was born in Dallas, Texas on November 12, 1976. At the age of 12, he became one of the youngest solo artists to ever be signed to a major record label. Quincy Jones took a special interest in Tevin’s talent and he appeared on Jones’ LP Back on the Block and was featured on “Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me),” which hit number one on the R&B charts in June 1990. Later that year, he appeared in Prince’s Graffiti Bridge film singing “Round and Round,” which Prince wrote for him and which became a gold single. Next, in the summer of 1991, he appeared on the soundtrack to Boyz in the Hood singing “Just Ask Me To,” a Top Ten R&B hit. All of this set the stage for his debut album, 1991’s T.E.V.I.N., which went platinum and spawned two R&B chart-toppers, “Tell Me What You Want Me to Do” and “Alone with You,” as well as the R&B Top Five hit “Goodbye.” I’m Ready, released two years later, did even better, going double platinum and featuring three R&B chart hits — the number one “Can We Talk,” “I’m Ready,” which went Top Five, and “Always in My Heart,” which reached the Top Ten. Campbell’s compilation album “The Best of Campbell” was a huge international success, reaching multi-platinum status in Africa, Japan and the UK. Campbell has worked with some of the industry’s top writers and producers including Prince, Babyface, Al B. Sure, Narada Michael Walden, Wyclef and Sean “Diddy” Combs.
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Opening act: Jono Grayson
Dates: Wednesday 27 July
Times: Doors open at 18h30
Performances start at 19h30
Venue: Chavonnes Battery Museum, Silo District
Cost: Tickets R175 per person
The Chavonnes Battery Museum in the V&A Waterfront’s Silo District is going to rock on Wednesday, 27 July when smoking hot rockers Arno Carstens and François van Coke team up for a one night only acoustic performance. Continue reading
Venue: Café Roux, The Farm Village, Noordhoek.
Address: 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.
Time: Dinner from 19h00. Show from 20h30.
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