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The City of Cape Town’s Council on Thursday 31 March 2016 approved the installation of fibre-optic cables in the municipality’s sewer and stormwater pipes. Read more below:

This was the final step in the approval process and should silence the many sceptics who believed this was merely a pipe dream. Link Africa, a telecommunication network service provider, can now to proceed with the installation of fibre cables in the municipality’s pipes.

‘I am pleased that this request was approved by Council. This innovative way of installing fibre-optic cabling will have far reaching benefits, not only for the City but more importantly for our residents and businesses. The granting of the long-term rights will contribute to the accelerated roll-out of telecommunications infrastructure that is essential for economic development in Cape Town,’ said City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services and Compliance, Councillor Xanthea Limberg. Continue reading

Transport for Cape Town, the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, is spending approximately R55,4 million on the resurfacing of major traffic arteries in Observatory, Woodstock, Paarden Eiland, Newlands, Claremont and Wynberg. Read more below:

‘All in all, the three projects amount to the value of R55,4 million for the resurfacing of nearly 9,2 km of road across the city. The projects are already under way, with the majority of roadworks taking place at night in an effort to minimise the inconvenience to road users and disruptions to traffic. The works should be completed in the latter part of the year, if all goes according to plan,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.

Transport for Cape Town (TCT) is responsible for maintaining the city’s road network comprising over 10 620 km. Continue reading

26th April 2016 at GrandWest

Dr Victor & The Rasta Rebels to join the stellar line-up

Both established music promoters, both brands giving value to their audience, both always guarantee a great show… Two Cape Town greats – Marmalade Productions and Alistair Izobell Productions coming together to present a top notch show.

Both production companies have produced spectacular shows over the years which include: Divas, Divos and Duets and Music Alla Kaap, both have included major international artists and the best South African music on offer. Between the two companies’ productions – over 100 000 fans have experienced their brand of success.

The date is perfect, just before Freedom Day, what a great way to celebrate!

Rocking the City will feature: The Rockets, PJ Powers, Nur Abrahams, Garth Taylor Edith Plaatjies, Morné Holland and Dr Victor & The Rasta Rebels. The best Cape Town musicians will support this stellar line-up. Continue reading

Five suspects were arrested by City Metro Police officers after a high-speed chase in Eerste River on April Fool’s Day. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Metro Police Department arrested five suspects for possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition on Friday 1 April 2016.

Officers on patrol in Eerste River noticed a white Mercedes Benz driving without its headlights on. When officers requested that the driver pull over, he sped off instead. The vehicle nearly collided with a police vehicle during the subsequent high-speed chase and eventually came to a stop when the driver reached a dead-end. The five occupants of the vehicle tried to run away, but were apprehended by the officers. A search of the car revealed a 9 mm Norinco 1 Star pistol and 12 rounds of ammunition. The suspects were all arrested in connection with the firearm, while the driver was also charged with reckless and negligent driving.

Metro Police officers arrested eight suspects for drunk driving during a roadblock in Khayelitsha, while 10 other suspects were arrested on drug-related charges during operations in various areas including Hanover Park, Bonteheuwel and Atlantis. Continue reading

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Do you have an innovative idea for creating employment in your community?

We want you to come up with the best entrepreneurial ideas for boosting employment in your local community. We will provide training and development opportunities for start-ups. The winners will be given the chance to partner with the City of Cape Town on projects which will uplift job seekers and provide sustainable employment opportunities.

About #YouthStartCT

The #YouthStartCT Challenge serves as an accelerator programme for start-up entrepreneurs aged from 18 to 35. The main aim of the competition is to contribute to business skills development, innovation and the growth of entrepreneurs in Cape Town. The programme is being run in support of capacity development and job creation.

Entrepreneurship is key to the national agenda for the alleviation of poverty, unemployment and inequality in South Africa. In the context of this aim, and with a focus on youth development in Cape Town, the City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate in partnership with Seed Academy will be hosting the #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge 2016.

Prizes

R100 000 worth of prizes will be shared among the top 3 winning job creation ideas. In addition, participants will benefit from training and entrepreneurship development opportunities that will kick-start their careers.

GrandWest hosted a group of Ravensmead High School’s top design, maths and science learners at the rAge2016 exhibition which took place at the complex from 18 to 20 March 2016. The learners were transported to the exhibition where they were hosted by rAge representatives and given opportunities to get some hands on experience with some of the new technologies and games that were showcased.

rAge is South Africa’s biggest annual video gaming, computer, technology and “geek culture” exhibition, giving visitors a glimpse into the future and the chance to explore the latest goodies and gadgets. The event alsofeatured a three day NAG LAN, a 52 hour BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer/Console) LAN, where gamers all hooked up to one network for 52 hours of pure gaming. Continue reading

From 24 November 2016, British Airways will offer three additional flights from London’s Gatwick Airport to the Mother City and vice versa. Read more below:

The three additional flights from Gatwick Airport to Cape Town International Airport and back will bump up the number of seats available to 825 per week between the cities of London and Cape Town. It will also make British Airways (BA) the only airline to offer customers a choice of two airports in the United Kingdom. Currently BA is the only carrier to fly directly from London to the Mother City.

‘I must commend our partner, Cape Town Air Access (a division of Wesgro), for brokering this deal with British Airways. I would also like to thank the airline for their positive response to this request. This much-needed additional capacity between the two cities will be welcomed by both leisure and business travellers,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Economic Development, Councillor Garreth Bloor. Continue reading

The Big Blues Meets Rock Festival 2016

Saturday 9 April, Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville.

Dan Patlansky launches his new album Introvertigo!

Dan Patlanksy voted  no 4 of 10 Best Rock Guitarists in the World today – Total Guitar Magazine, UK. Dec 2015.

Also featuring: Blues Broers, Gerald Clark Trio, Mark Haze, Crimson House, Natasha Meister, Pebbleman,  Jesse Jordan and The Rockerfellas.

If you’re a Rocker and/or a Blues lover, get your groove on for electrifying Blues & Rock will join forces again at HILLCREST QUARRY in Durbanville on Saturday the 9th of April. Continue reading

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

The following speech on the draft budget was delivered by the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the full Council sitting this morning. Read more below:

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

Mr Speaker,

These are difficult times for our country.

We face the possibility of a credit rating downgrade due to a lack of confidence in our National Government. Continue reading

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