Cape Town Stuff!
Transport for Cape Town, the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, has installed a 3D laser detection system in Muizenberg to assist in preventing vehicles with a height of 2,5 m and more from crashing into the low railway bridge at Atlantic Road. Read more below:
‘The railway bridge crossing Atlantic Road in Muizenberg is notorious for crashes, mainly because road users often underestimate the height of their vehicles or load when driving through under the bridge. A truck or vehicle crashes into or gets stuck under this bridge about once a week despite the numerous signboards along Main Road and Atlantic Road warning drivers of the 2,5 m height restriction ahead,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.
It became apparent that a different warning system was required to improve the safety of road users and to try to prevent crashes into the railway bridge over Atlantic Road as the earlier systems were affected by the extremely corrosive environment and required constant maintenance. Continue reading
At 10h50 this morning a 22 year old male died after sustaining a gunshot wound to his abdomen In Bishop Lavis opposite the Court Building. Western Cape Government Health Forensic Pathology Services attended the scene.
The return on investment has been huge since the launch of the City’s initiative to reward informants which sees members of the public paid a small cash amount in exchange for blowing the whistle on crime. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town has made dozens of arrests and recovered stolen goods and contraband worth millions of rands, courtesy of its Informant Reward System.
The City’s Safety and Security Directorate formulated the Informant Reward Policy in 2013. It makes provision for payment of up to R1 000 for information that will lead to an arrest or the successful confiscation or recovery of stolen goods or contraband.
Since the initiative was launched in October 2013, 34 payments have been made to informants, totalling R33 500. In return, the City has made 51 arrests: Continue reading
The community of Belhar near Bellville in Cape Town came out in their thousands to support the Springboks’ open training session on Monday afternoon. This outing by the Springboks formed part of the national rugby team’s #LoveRugby campaign.
The community watched a full-on Springbok training session, which was also part of the squad’s preparations for their first Castle Lager Incoming Test match against Ireland at DHL Newlands on Saturday.
Bok coach, Allister Coetzee, and his assistant coaches drilled the squad during a strenuous session and afterwards the thousands of excited supporters were treated to some fun games on the field between few young fans and their Bok heroes.
Springbok captain, Adriaan Strauss, said afterwards they were delighted by the huge turnout of local supporters. “We saw once more today what Springbok rugby means to our fans across South Africa. The community made this an unbelievable experience and the Springboks will certainly remember this special reception for a long time. Everyone had a great time and it was wonderful to experience the awesome amount of passion displayed by so many fans, young and old. They again reminded us what a huge honour and privilege it is to represent the Springboks,” said Strauss. Continue reading
STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE
As our Muslim community prepares for the month of Ramadaan, I extend my best wishes and blessings to you during this period of high-intensity spiritual devotion.
As you observe this period of fasting, reflection, sacrifice, worship and giving, I wish you strength and fulfilment.
We value the important role that the Muslim community plays in our city, where your generosity and compassion for others makes a great impact in our work of building a caring city. I am truly grateful for all the efforts of the Muslim community and for their kindness in our quest to build this caring city.
By being united through our diverse cultures, religions and beliefs and remembering the values of humanity, we are able to make a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable residents and give them hope for a brighter future. Together, our efforts help to make this great city even greater.
On behalf of the City of Cape Town, I wish you a blessed Ramadaan.
Ramadaan Mubarak – Ramadaan Kareem.
The City and its conservation partners are working together to protect Cape Town’s critically endangered and unique floral gems from extinction. Among the city’s 400 plant species that are of concern is the world’s smallest protea, the Swartland sugarbush, of which only eight plants remain. These conservation efforts coincide with this year’s theme for World Environment Day today, 5 June 2016, which is calling on members of the public to help safeguard threatened species for future generations. Read more below:
In light of World Environment Day, the City of Cape Town is calling on members of the public to make every effort to protect and conserve plant species that are critically endangered to prevent their extinction. Continue reading
Come rain or shine, the V&A Waterfront offers activities aplenty this winter
|Reptile Garden||18 June – 18 July||10h00–18h00||Ground Floor, Jubilee Hall, V&A Watershed||R50 per person|
|Pumptrack||25 June – 17 July||10h30–15h30||Quays Square (in front of the African Trading Port)||Free|
|Innovation Station||28 June – 10July||11h00–18h00||Centre Court inside Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre||R20 per child|
10h00–10h30: 2 to 3.5 yrs
10h30–11h15: 3.5 to 5 yrs
11h15–12h00: 5 to 8 yrs
14h30–15h00: 2 to 3.5 yrs
15h00–15h45: 3.5 to 5 yrs
15h45–17h00: 5 to 8 yrs
|Croquet Lawn (outside Springbok Experience Rugby Museum)||Cost options:
R300 for one series only
R550 for both series
The World’s Largest Floating Book Fair
|24 June – 11 July||Sun – Tues: 14h00 – 21h30
Wed – Sat: 10h00 – 21h30
|Docked at Jetty 2||R5 per person|
Cape Town, June 2016 — The V&A Waterfront is determined not to let rain end play this winter, with a full line-up of activities to keep children busy come rain or shine. Continue reading
On this week at Cape Town Comedy Club …
LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
Wednesday 08th June 2016
HEADLINE: Conrad Koch / Chester Missing
MC: Dusty Rich (JHB)
SUPPORT ACT: CJ Benson
OPEN MIC: Nathi Maki
Thursday 09th June 2016
HEADLINE: Mel Jones
MC: Dusty Rich (JHB)
SUPPORT ACT: CJ Benson
OPEN MIC: Nathi Maki
School of Rock Claremont, South Africa’s leading performance-based music school is proud to announce its 4th Season Show, Mzansi Rocks which will take place on 18 June at the Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest. The show will see performances from various School of Rock students and promises a complete celebration of local music!
School of Rock Claremont recently hit their one year milestone and continue to celebrate their first year of business by hosting two season shows, one at 12pm and the other at 3pm on the Saturday, 18th June.
The show will feature performances from kids as young as 8 years old, with music renditions to 20 of South Africa’s most celebrated musicians and bands, including the late and iconic Brenda Fassie, Johnny Clegg, Prime Circle and Beatenberg. Continue reading
Transport for Cape Town, the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, will spend approximately R103 million on a major project to turn a section of Broadway Boulevard into a dual carriageway. The project will commence within the next three weeks and will take about two-and-a-half years to complete. Read more below:
Broadway Boulevard is one of the main arteries in Strand and serves as an access route to the N2 freeway and Gordon’s Bay.
‘Residents from Strand are well acquainted with the traffic congestion along Broadway Boulevard during the morning and afternoon peak-hour periods. Transport for Cape Town (TCT) has identified this artery as one of the roads in need of investment – firstly to provide relief for those who are using this road to get to where they need to be, and secondly to accommodate the expected increase in traffic in future,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron. Continue reading