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Excitement is building for the first ever #SuperHeroSunday double-header on 3 February at Cape Town Stadium, featuring all four Vodacom Super Rugby franchise teams on the same day at one venue.

South Africa’s top players wearing their new jerseys inspired by Marvel’s Spider-Man, Thor, Black Panther and Captain America will run out at Cape Town Stadium on #SuperHeroSunday, for the first public appearance of the Marvel makeover of SA’s Vodacom Super Rugby teams.

The Emirates Lions will be dressed in the familiar webbed suit of Spider-Man; the Cell C Sharks will adopt the Black Panther look; the DHL Stormers will be looking to hammer their opponents in the colours of Thor; and the Vodacom Bulls will shield all attacks thrown their way as Captain America.

The jerseys will be exclusively worn in most South African derbies. The teams will wear in their usual jerseys for matches against international opposition.

If you’re attending the event, make sure you know all the ins and outs of what will be happening on Saturday and Sunday:

TICKET COLLECTION

Attendees have to collect their tickets from Computicket outlets before making their way to the stadium.
Please note there no collection points at the stadium.
No pass-outs between games will be permitted at the stadium on the day.

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STATEMENT BY MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY, ALDERMAN JP SMITH

The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service is aware of a video clip doing the rounds on social media showing a high-speed crash on the N1 outgoing at the Sable Road off-ramp.

We can confirm that the incident did in fact happen just after midnight this morning, leaving the driver of the BMW seriously injured.

The incident is just the latest example of the devastation wrought by illegal street racers on our streets. What is equally concerning is the group of people gathered on the overpass who were filming the incident.

It is representative of an ongoing problem that our traffic officers have to contend with week in and week out, particularly the Ghost Squad.

Fortunately, this time, no other persons were hurt, but there have been plenty of cases before where innocent persons have paid with their lives because of the recklessness and arrogance of others.

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Date: Last Saturday of every month (Next one 26 January)

Time: 10am to 3pm

Venue: Silo District

For a unique creative market experience, don’t miss the V&A Waterfront’s new Silo Market, held on the last Saturday of every month between 10am and 3pm. The market is a new initiative that partners with the Craft and Design Institute, to offer talented young start-up companies a platform to trial innovative products. The market will be carefully curated to offer a limited number of unique products that are not widely available.

The creative new retail offering will also include a range of young up-and-coming performers to complete the fun experience, and the January market will highlight performances from two jazz artists.

Saxophonist Linda Tshabalala will captivate audiences from 10am with her wide range of rhythms and sounds and mastery of the sax. Linda has also performed locally with legendary artist, the late Hugh Masekela.

Trombonist Steven Sokuyeka will also keep everyone entertained with his wizardry of the trombone. Steven, who was a member of the well-known and respected band, Cups and Saucers started his musical journey at the tender age of 12.

STATEMENT BY EXECUTIVE MAYOR DAN PLATO

This morning, the City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Department caught the occupants of a vehicle who were illegally dumping construction material along Baden Powell Drive, fined the driver and impounded the vehicle.

The type of behaviour displayed by these offenders is completely unacceptable and is a risk not only to the environment, but also to public health. I have asked the City’s Law Enforcement officials to be extra vigilant with those suspected of illegal dumping as they are placing a massive burden on our staff to keep our communities clean when it is private businesses who are making this mess.

The City of Cape Town has 26 drop-off sites for garden refuse, builders’ materials and any other items that do not fit into household wheelie bins. These are more than sufficient to ensure the legal and safe disposal of waste.

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The Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS) is set to wow the crowds again at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World from 2-3 March 2019. The show promises two days of fun and excitement with a broad appeal to all car and bike buffs, petrol heads and the whole family, providing loads of entertainment for everyone.

Now in its third year, the CTMS has grown to become a motor show that rivals some of the best in the world, and this year’s show promises to yet again deliver an even bigger and better spectacle.

The show spans the length and breadth of GrandWest and features a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars, bikes and trucks, as well as sport utility vehicles and experimental or concept cars. Visitors will have the opportunity to see numerous accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles, antique and collector cars, engine modifications (pimped-up rides), a Sound Off competition, virtual simulations, car wrapping, drifting, a large 4X4 outside area, live music and much more!

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Pic: Radison Blu blogCapetonians are encouraged to comment on the City of Cape Town’s proposal to include the Bo-Kaap area in a Heritage Protection Overlay Zone. Read more below:

The Bo-Kaap is Cape Town’s oldest surviving residential neighbourhood and offers visitors a glimpse of a way of life that is rare in most modern cities.

The area’s historical character is, however, under pressure given its proximity to the central business district and its large-scale developments and traffic congestion, and urban renewal which is driving a high demand for properties within the Bo-Kaap.

The City’s proposal to include the Bo-Kaap area in a Heritage Protection Overlay Zone is aimed at conserving the neighbourhood’s unique historical character and way of life by managing development in a sustainable and considered manner.

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The City of Cape Town is proud to host Banyana Banyana and the women’s soccer teams from the Netherlands and Sweden at the Cape Town Stadium for their FIFA World Cup preparation matches. Read more below:

‘The City would like to extend a warm welcome to all three teams as they do battle on the field in preparation for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup that will take place in France during June – July this year. We are extremely proud to be the host city for the preparation matches especially since this is the first time that Banyana Banyana have qualified to compete in a FIFA Women’s World Cup,’ said Executive Mayor, Alderman Dan Plato.

The matches, which will be played in honour of the late Winnie Mandela and Albertina Sisulu, will help the team to prepare for their ultimate battle for the World Cup. Continue reading

This morning Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Dan Plato, visited the City of Cape Town’s Call Centre and spoke to residents about some of the concerns that they had. The Call Centre receives an average of 2,5 million contacts per year, and the majority of the calls received are answered in under two minutes.

‘I was very happy to see how friendly and professional our staff are. Some of the problems they deal with are difficult ones, but they always act in a professional manner and this shows with customer satisfaction ratings. The customer feedback survey indicates that customers are generally satisfied with service that they receive from the Call Centre and our team is committed to maintaining the highest level of customer service.

‘I’ve asked the Call Centre management for a report on the nature of the calls so that we can look at how best to streamline our responses to service requests and ensure we deal with some of these challenges before they become a problem for our residents,’ said Mayor Plato.

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Today, I am pleased to break ground on the path-breaking Conradie Better Living Model Game Changer development.

This marks a significant milestone in the provincial government’s efforts to redress the legacy of apartheid spatial planning, and to deliver well-located, affordable integrated housing opportunities for citizens living in the province.

As we break ground today, with our partners the City of Cape Town and Concor Construction, we celebrate the realisation of the enormous effort and hard work of a dedicated project team over the past three years.

It has not been an easy road to get to this point, but the results will be worth it –  the pioneering development of an affordable, mixed-use, residentially-led development close to the Cape Town CBD.

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