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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

The City of Cape Town’s administration is making every effort to stamp out fraud, corruption and dishonesty of any kind and will continue to do its utmost to ensure that public funds are accounted for. As such, the City has today, following a thorough internal disciplinary process, dismissed one of its employees who was arrested on allegations of fraud. The criminal case is still before the court and following due process. Read more below:

Following an internal disciplinary process, as required by the Labour Relations Act, the City of Cape Town has today dismissed an employee for fraud.

On 29 January 2016, a City employee was arrested on allegations of fraud. The arrest was made as a result of a proactive and extensive City-initiated investigation into the affairs of the alleged suspect and the handing over of evidence gathered by the City administration to the South African Police Service. Continue reading

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The City of Cape Town invites residents to participate in its home-composting programme. The roll-out of this programme was approved by the Utility Services Portfolio Committee today in an effort to help divert waste away from landfills. 

The City of Cape Town is inviting homeowners to apply for one of 5 000 free home-composting containers in its latest move towards becoming a zero-waste society. Because there are a limited number of units for the time being, we would like to encourage those who wish to participate to act fast in submitting their applications.

There are a few ways in which to apply. Residents can do so by:

Application forms are available as of today, 4 April 2016. Residents will also need to provide a copy of their ID or passport. Continue reading

The Farm Village, Noordhoek, 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.

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Venue: Café Roux, The Farm Village, Noordhoek.
Address: 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.
Tickets: R80.00
Time: Dinner from 19h00. Show from 20h30.
Bookings: go to www.caferouxsessions.co.za or book at www.webtickets.co.za
Contact for enquiries: info@caferoux.co.za / 021 789 2538
Proudly sponsored by: The Wolftrap Wine. Continue reading

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

The City of Cape Town’s Council this afternoon, 31 March 2016, approved the conceptual design of the MyCiTi route T12 between Mitchells Plain and Claremont and a portion of route T11 from Khayelitsha to the intersection of Strandfontein Road and New Ottery Road in Ottery. Read more below:

Transport for Cape Town (TCT), the City’s transport authority, will now proceed with the detail design process along the proposed route alignments.

Importantly, the conceptual design that served before Council this afternoon does not include the Wynberg section as this part of Phase 2A of the MyCiTi service is subject to a final court ruling. Continue reading

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

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