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The below is an extract from a statement by the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at her first official meeting with the South African Police Service Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General KE Jula, today 7 April 2016.

It is a great pleasure for me to be here today with the newly appointed Western Cape Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula.

Even though the primary mandate to fight crime belongs to the South African Police Service (SAPS), the City of Cape Town has a crime prevention strategy which exists to support their work. We are here today in the spirit of cooperative governance to reaffirm our commitment to working with the SAPS to address the scourge of crime across our city. Continue reading

Transport for Cape Town, the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, in collaboration with the Richmond Park Development Company (Pty), will soon embark on a major project in Bothasig to turn Plattekloof Road into a dual carriageway and refurbish the existing road infrastructure. Read more below:

‘All in all, we will spend approximately R100 million on the project – first of all to build a new carriageway south of the existing Plattekloof Road and secondly to refurbish the existing Plattekloof Road after we have completed the construction of the new carriageway. Once completed, this important artery will be a dual carriageway all the way from the N7 freeway in the west to the N1 freeway in the east,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.

The project should commence within the next three weeks, if all goes according to plan. Continue reading

An adult male passed away this morning when he was struck by a train on Nolungile Station in Khayelitsha. The fatal incident occurred at 08h00 and Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical as well as Forensic Pathology Services responded to the scene.

City Health urges the public to clean up their lifestyles and keep fit to limit the impact of diseases like diabetes, which is the focus of World Health Day tomorrow. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Health Directorate would like to appeal to residents to have regular tests for diabetes mellitus (commonly referred to as diabetes) and to keep in shape to avoid contracting the disease. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has singled out diabetes for World Health Day tomorrow, 7 April 2016, as it has become one of the biggest threats to public health.

According to the WHO, about 350 million people worldwide have diabetes and the disease was responsible for 1,5 million deaths in 2012 – most in low- and middle-income countries. Continue reading

The sequence of events that resulted in the retrieval of a car stolen two years ago showcases not only the skills of the City’s volunteer Law Enforcement service, but also the automatic number plate recognition technology. Read more below:

One of the City’s Law Enforcement Auxiliary Service members helped a car owner recover his vehicle that had been stolen two years ago, after trying to correct an incomplete traffic fine.

Ryan Morris (pictured) ticketed a vehicle during an operation in the Cape Town CBD on Thursday 24 March 2016 for being unlicensed. A few days later, he noticed that some of the details on the fine were not filled in correctly. He verified the vehicle registration number with the Traffic Services control room only to find that the vehicle had been reported stolen in 2014. Thanks to licence plate recognition technology, it was determined that the vehicle is frequently used in the Table View area. On Thursday 31 March 2016, the vehicle was recovered and the owner contacted. It emerged that the car was the subject of a sale, but the owner never received payment and had been unable to locate his vehicle for the past two years. Continue reading

Cape Town Comedy Club is open five days a week, WednesdaySunday. Comedy nightly from 8.30pm, doors open 6pmCape Town Comedy Club is open five days a week, WednesdaySunday. Comedy nightly from 8.30pm, doors open 6pm

  • A Night of Headliners: R190pp Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 April 2016. You are in for a real treat as four of South Africa’s top comedians perform on our stage for two nights! Marc Lottering, Loyiso Gola, Conrad Koch (with Chester Missing) as well as Kurt Schoonraad as the MC. As usual, the line-up is subject to change.
  • To hire the venue for exclusive use – contact
  • Half Price Sundays: R60pp for selected shows only / Happy Hour: 6-7pm andone hour after all the shows


Wednesday 06th April 2016 (A Night of Headliners)

Marc Lottering

Loyiso Gola

Conrad Koch/Chester Missing
Kurt Schoonraad (MC) Continue reading

With a number of factors impacting on the cost of living and food prices in particular, the City of Cape Town challenges residents to help provide greater food security to those in need. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate is appealing to residents far and wide to join the quest for poverty alleviation through food production.

The key focus of the Directorate’s Poverty Alleviation Programme is helping to establish and nurture community food gardens by providing training, materials and support to such initiatives in communities in need.

Since the first roll-out of the food garden support programme in the 2013/14 financial year, the Directorate has lent support to 196 community food gardens – 28 of them at City-owned Early Childhood Development centres. Continue reading

The City’s Mayoral Committee (Mayco) today identified the Green Point Urban Park and track as potential provincial heritage sites.

The City of Cape Town’s Green Point Urban Park and track forms part of the greater Green Point common which is one of Cape Town’s few heritage sites that tells a historically inclusive and unifying story of a city that was home to nomads, herders, sportspersons, soldiers, caregivers, convicts and slaves.

The City’s own Heritage Impact Assessment of this important asset stated that the Green Point Common was of a high heritage significance. In order to allay fears of excessive commercialisation, disposal and attrition of the most precious components of the original site, the City of Cape Town has nominated the Green Point Urban Park and historic Green Point track as a Grade Two provincial heritage site.

‘We believe that the nomination of the Green Point Urban Park and track area as a provincial heritage site will ensure the protection of the site and therefore conserve its inherent qualities as a richly layered reflection of Cape Town’s history. Continue reading

CAPE TOWN. – You know that Novak Djokovic, the number-1 male tennis player in the world, is at his majestic best when he hits a few double-backhand winners down the line early on. You sensed Graeme Smith was in form when you witnessed a splendid off-drive for a boundary in the first two overs.

And you realize the Cape Cobras fast bowler Vernon Philander is rampant when the vociferous leg-before-wicket shouts for a delivery that nipped back into the left-hander and struck him flush on the pads, are heard repeatedly in his first spell.

Philander, though, admits he is not back at his best. He needs more overs and more game time. Justin Ontong, captain of the Cape Cobras for the match against the Sunfoil Dolphins, applauded his excellent holding role in both first and second innings at PPC Newlands during the weekend.

One of the key moments of the match came when he had Vaughn van Jaarsveld caught behind for 29 in his second spell from the Kelvin Grove end. Van Jaarsveld had blasted four boundaries, including two clinical straight drives that whistled past Wayne Parnell, the bowler. Continue reading

Unique restaurant decor combines relaxation with sophistication

Strolla, perfectly located nearby Sea Point’s lively promenade is the latest addition to Cape Town’s trendy culinary scene. Whether you want to drop in for coffee or a meal, catch up on work or host meetings while your children take advantage of the kid’s facilities, Strolla has it all.

Besides a scrumptious menu and lively atmosphere, Strolla brings a unique twist to restaurant decor. Comfortable and casual, with a sophisticated tone, the distinctive interiors attract diverse crowds throughout the day. Owner and restaurateur Brendon Crew’s vision was to create a relaxed yet sophisticated environment where family, friends and business people alike will feel at home.

The brainchild behind the creative interiors is designer Nicola Orpen from Bone Interior Design, well-known for designs that are inspiring, playful and progressive. Strolla is no exception with decor comprised of pinks and jade that compliments the skyline, as seen from the sundeck, with cocktail in hand. Continue reading

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