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To date the City of Cape Town has invested nearly R250 million in the rehabilitation of Main Road and the replacement of vital services such as water mains, sewer pipes and electricity cables in the Southern Peninsula. Read more below:

Once completed, the City of Cape Town would have spent approximately R304 million on the rehabilitation of Main Road which covers a distance of approximately 4,5 km from the intersection with Atlantic Road in Muizenberg, through St James, and to the intersection with Clovelly Road just past Kalk Bay. Continue reading

This incredible work has been commissioned (part of the Suidoosterfees 2016) to celebrate the life and work of the late Professor Jakes Gerwel ( the former chairman of Media24, former rector of the University of Western Cape and the director general of former President Nelson Mandela’s cabinet). Kristalvlakte will serve as a creative and literary monument honoring Jakes Gerwel’s memory.

From the shreds of the constant drug war, dealer Priscilla is trying to keep her family and life together. The community is bleeding due to the interference of political orders, gang bosses and religious leaders. Sometimes there are waves of peace, as in any good war. But war is like love – it will always find a way out. And while life goes on Priscilla’s drug dealings will survive in the backstreets of time.

Amy Jephta’s epic theater piece, has a star-studded cast: Ilse Klink, Brendon Daniels Roysten Stoffels Bianca Flanders, Tarryn Wyngaard, Dean Smith, Gantane Kusch, Daniel Richards, Dean Desk, Riaan Staggering and Antonio Fischer. It tells the story of a community much larger than the individual characters.

The work of Bertolt Brecht’s Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder presents no simple
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The City is investigating after one of its Law Enforcement officers was arrested along with four other motorists during an operation to tackle illegal street racing. Read more below:

A City of Cape Town Law Enforcement officer is facing disciplinary and criminal charges after being arrested for reckless and negligent driving.

The officer was one of five motorists arrested on charges of reckless and negligent driving during an operation focusing on illegal street racing on Wednesday 2 March 2016. He and three others were arrested along Koeberg Road in Milnerton (which was the busiest spot for the evening) and one other was collared in Blue Downs. Officers also issued 78 fines for various other offences.

‘The operation was surprising for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I don’t think the Ghost Squad expected to catch one of their own colleagues behaving badly and breaking the law, but secondly, officers were surprised at the fact that Koeberg Road appears to be a new favourite among illegal drag-racers. The fact is we cannot tolerate such behaviour from staff who are paid to uphold the law. It is not only embarrassing to the City, but it is also a smack in the face of the public who look to our staff to set an example,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.

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What’s on for the next 2 weeks at Cape Town Comedy Club.

LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

Wednesday 09th March 2016

HEADLINE: Kurt Schoonraad
MC: Martin Davis (UK)
SUPPORT: Yaaseen Barnes
OPEN MIC: Westley Cockrell

Thursday 10th March 2016

HEADLINE: Kurt Schoonraad
MC: Martin Davis (UK)
SUPPORT: Yaaseen Barnes
OPEN MIC: Westley Cockrell

COMPETITION:

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#CapeFlatsTEDA welcome the second invite for JOB opportunity.

If you love nature, working with people and would like to assist with crime, then this is for you. We seeking for 10 people to be part of our Biodiversity and Public Protection Unit as a Ranger.

The criteria is: you need to be fit and between 18 – 35 years old.

On the day of interviews you will have to attend a fitness assessment, so bring you fitness clothes with, CV and copy of ID.
When: 24 March 2016
Where: Thusong Centre, C/o AZ Berman dr and Kilimanjaro rd, Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain. Hive 1.
Time: 09:00

More information will be available at interviews.

Cape Flats Tourism and Environmental Development Association

Thusong Centre, Hive 1
Mitchells Plain, Tafelsig
C/o AZ Berman dr. and Killimanjaro dr.

(f) 086 636 8936

City of Cape Town staff are collecting thousands of dead carp in one section of Zeekoevlei. The City warns residents not to eat the fish and urges members of the public to stay clear of the area while the fish are being collected. Read more below:

It is estimated that approximately 5 000 individual fish or 6 to 7 tons of fish have died of suspected natural causes. More bodies are being discovered as the fish bloat and rise to the surface.

Fish kills, which refer to a localised die-off of fish populations, often occur at this time of the year with the change of seasons when water levels are low and temperatures are high. Fish sometimes become stressed during breeding and they may pass on infectious disease due to the grouping of large numbers of adult fish together.

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The City’s Open Data Portal is gaining momentum, with a further 11 data sets having been approved last month alone. With International Open Data Day taking place today, the City encourages more residents to get involved and make use of this innovative system. Read more below:

Through the Open Data Portal, the City of Cape Town’s data is incrementally released to the public in a useable format. It is available to all for free to enhance transparency and promote the use of the City’s data for broader social and economic benefit.

‘On International Open Data Day, the City would like to hear from any of our residents who have ideas for using open data, want to find an interesting project to contribute towards, or are currently developing online platforms which leverage off the data which has been made available by the City. As a well-run, opportunity city we are always encouraging developers to work with us in helping the global open data community to grow,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services and Compliance, Councillor Xanthea Limberg.

International Open Data Day sees residents in cities around the world gathering to write applications, liberate data, create visualisations and publish analyses using open public data. It seeks to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments. The City is doing just that.

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

This Sunday, 6 March 2016, close to 40 000 cyclists will saddle up to take part in the world’s most scenic and biggest timed cycle race.

The City of Cape Town is honoured to be home to the Cape Town Cycle Tour which continues to attract cyclists from all over the country and around the world.

On behalf of the City of Cape Town, I would like to wish all cyclists good luck for this year’s race.

You are the heartbeat of this event.

Your athletic ability, sheer determination, and the wonderful camaraderie are the biggest drawcards of this event. Continue reading

The City of Cape Town has implemented its Stranded Whale Protocol after the carcass of a young southern right whale has come ashore just south of Melkbosstrand. Read more below:

The City was notified of the carcass this morning, 4 March 2016.

‘While such occurrences tend to draw curious onlookers, from a safety perspective we urge members of the public to please keep away to allow the agencies on site the space to remove the whale carcass.

‘In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Environmental and Spatial Planning, Councillor Johan van der Merwe.

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