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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

STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER: TRANSPORT FOR CAPE TOWN, COUNCILLOR BRETT HERRON

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

This from timeslive.co.za:

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‚ owned by John Comitis‚ will make their professional debut with a high-profile MTN8 meeting against Kaizer Chiefs at their Cape Town Stadium base on a date yet to be determined by the PSL.

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

Alleged dagga dealers were among at least 278 suspects arrested by the City’s enforcement agencies in the last seven days. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Metro Police Department arrested 81 suspects in the last week – 40 of them for drug-related offences.

In an operation in Delft on Thursday 23 June 2016, officers rounded up 12 suspects for possession of dagga and confiscated large quantities of the drug, including 36 plastic bags and nearly 150 parcels. Other arrests included possession of illegal ammunition and dangerous weapons and drunk driving – one of them a motorist who was collared in Delft after colliding with a Metro Police vehicle. Continue reading

Due to huge public demand for Afrikaans comedy, Cape Town Comedy Club is proud to announce 5 days of Afrikaans only stand-up comedy, from Wednesday 27th to Sunday 31st July 2016.

The MC is Melt Sieberhagen and Headline Act Hannes Brümmer, both of “Die Flying Dutchmen” fame: “the best, crazy and funny African stand-up and improv duo on Earth!”. They are Supported by Schalk Bezuidenhout, Piet Potgieter and Francois van As. Lineup subject to change.

Tickets are available at Computicket or any Shoprite / Checkers stores. Wednesday and Thursday – R95 (R50 limited tickets available at Computicket), Friday and Saturday R120 and Sunday half-price promotion R60.

http://online.computicket.com/web/festival/cape_town_comedy_club_2015/26297277

Cape Town Comedy Club, the only dedicated comedy venue in the Western Cape is a dinner theatre and has a full restaurant and bar available.

Show Times: Starts 8.30pm. Doors open 6pm.

Happy hour is from 6-7pm and 1 hour after the show!

Address: 6 Dock Road, The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront

Enquiries: 0214188880 / 079 495 3989
Email: info@capetowncomedy.com
Website:
www.capetowncomedy.com

SPEECH BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE

The following is an extract from a speech delivered by City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at an event to hand over title deeds to Lagunya business owners, held at the Gugulethu Sports Complex today, 28 June 2016

Good morning, goeie môre, molweni, as-salaam alaikum, shalom.

Today is a day of great humility as well as pride.

I am humbled to be with you at the finish line of this long road of injustice which you travelled upon. Continue reading

The City of Cape Town would like to inform residents to be on the lookout for a scam artist posing as a City of Cape Town employee.

The City has received at least three reports from Milnerton, Claremont and Rondebosch of residents being fleeced of thousands of rands by a person claiming to represent the City as part of an electricity and/or water meter upgrade project. The person further indicates that pensioners are being prioritised for the upgrades and makes them part with significant amounts of cash on the premise that his colleagues will arrive the following day to complete the work.

The City can assure the public that the modus operandi described does not conform with our processes. Our field staff do not handle cash – all such transactions are done at the City’s customer centres or via the appropriate electronic channels.

While the City is currently rolling out an electricity meter replacement programme, the planned replacements are free. Each replacement has a notification number on our internal systems which the City call centre can verify should a resident enquire. In addition, we do targeted marketing and mailbox drops of any planned work to be carried out in an area. Continue reading

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