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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

Contact:               V&A Info Centre on 021 408 7600 or

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

Artscape Arena 13 to 16 July 2016

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


Date Time Activity Venue
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

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Victoria Wharf

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.

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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

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