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The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department will be conducting pressure management operations in a number of areas across the metro as indicated in the table below. 

Residents are advised to please take note of the date and time as per the following schedule:

Date Time Affected suburbs
Tuesday 28 May 2019 10:00 – 14:00 Beaconvale, Parow Valley, Cravenby and Florida
Wednesday 29 May 2019and; Thursday 30 May 2019 20:00 – 00:00

20:00 – 00:00

 

Table View, Parklands, Flamingo Vlei, Bloubergrandt, Westriding and Sunridge
Thursday 30 May 2019 19:00 – 00:00 Eikenbosch and Bellville

All taps should be kept closed during this period to prevent any water loss and/or damage when the water supply is restored. Residents are kindly requested to store water in clean, sealed containers for use during this period if required.

The City apologises for any inconvenience that may be caused.

SUNDAY NIGHTS ARE PIZZA WITH A TWIST EVENINGS AT THE CELEBRATED CAPE TOWN COMEDY CLUB FROM JUNE

Just like popcorn goes hand in hand with watching movies, what can possibly be a better fit than enjoying the tastiest pizzas when doing some “LOL”ing while being entertained by some of the funniest live comedy acts?

Well, that is exactly what you can expect from June (Sunday nights only) when you head to the number one choice of the best and funniest in the business at the popular Cape Town Comedy Club – the Mother City’s only dedicated stand-up comedy venue and voted as 1 of the Top 10 Comedy Clubs in the World (2016), as well as being awarded the Best Comedy Venue accolade this year.

Situated at the beautiful historic Pumphouse in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, pizzas ranging from R95 to R125 will now be available every Sunday at Cape Town Comedy Club – even on a gluten free base if required.

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They were among 118 suspects arrested by the City’s Traffic and Metro Police Departments for various offences during special operations in the last week. Read more below:

During an operation in the Athlone and Mitchells Plain area last night, the Ghost Squad arrested seven drivers for reckless and negligent driving and three for driving under the influence of alcohol. Three of those arrested were also charged with participating in an illegal street race.

Officers also issued fines to five unlicensed drivers, one for failing to wear a seatbelt, two unlicensed vehicles and two fines for disobeying red traffic lights.

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We’re excited to celebrate the amazingly talented Donvino Prins in the third rendition of his infamous Saxy Vibes at the Grand Arena. Come and join Donvino and friends as he celebrates 20 years in music!

Other artists making appearances on the night include Salome, Jarrad Ricketts, PJ Powers, Amy Jones, Andrew Young, Jonathan Rubain and DJ Uncle Cal!

We at baydu.co.za have 2 sets of tickets to to give away, one set each to 2 lucky people!

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WEEKLY STATEMENT ON ALL RAIL ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS – A JOINT MEDIA RELEASE FROM METRORAIL, THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN AND THE WESTERN CAPE GOVERNMENT

The Rail Enforcement Unit (REU) arrested nine suspects and inspected 147 hot spot areas and scrapyards the past week. Furthermore, the Metrorail Protection Services made nine arrests and ensured that 25 suspects remain in custody. Read more below:

Metrorail Protection Services arrested nine suspects this week and ensured that 25 offenders were denied bail. The teams also searched 1 042 individuals and patrolled 842 trains. Up to 29 illegally erected structures were dismantled and 49 street people removed from PRASA-owned property.

Furthermore, the REU conducted eight operations and 1 520 stop-and-search operations last week; inspected 147 hot spot areas and scrapyards; and conducted 74 patrols at stations. Two suspects were arrested in Delft and Ravensmead in terms of the Criminal Matters Amendment Act for tampering and malicious damage to essential infrastructure; and another seven suspects were arrested in Bishop Lavis, Lentegeur, Langa, Claremont, Kraaifontein and Kensington for the possession of suspected stolen property, dangerous weapons, and drugs. Continue reading

The Executive Mayor, along with the Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security joined traffic officers at a roadblock in Green Point last night to engage motorists about road safety and the dangers of drunk and reckless driving. Read more below:

During the roadblock, officers recorded 216 offences, which included 22 arrests for driving under the influence. One motorist’s breathalyzer reading was 1.04mg/L, which is nearly five times the legal limit.

These statistics represent a fraction of the transgressions that the City’s Traffic Service records on a daily basis.

Below is a snapshot of key offences recorded between October 2018 and March 2019:

OFFENCE October ’18 – March ‘19 October ’17 – March ‘18
Driving while intoxicated 1 761 1 573
Reckless and negligent driving 442 462
Outstanding warrants executed 97 368 65 723

‘The statistics are bittersweet. On the one hand it points to the hard work of our traffic officers to curb the lawlessness on our roads, but on the other hand it also means that too many road users do not take road safety seriously. We have seen some success through various campaigns by the City and from the provincial government, raising awareness of the dangers of drunk driving, speeding and pedestrian safety. However, it is clear that we need to keep driving the message of responsibility,’ said Executive Mayor, Dan Plato.

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There are two changes to the DHL Western Province starting line-up for the SuperSport Rugby Challenge encounter against Cell C Sharks XV in Durban on Friday.

There is one change in the forward pack and one in the backline for the clash, which kicks off at 15h00 on Friday at KP2 on the outer grounds at Jonsson Kings Park.

Hooker Daniel Jooste is back from injury to take his place in the starting line-up, while David Brits makes his first start of the season at outside centre.

There are a number of changes to the replacements bench with prop Michael Kumbirai and scrumhalf Godlen Masimla making their first appearances of the campaign and outside back Tristan Leyds back from injury.

DHL Western Province Head Coach Jerome Paarwater said that his side are determined to make it three consecutive wins on the road.

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Some of the biggest names in Afrikaans music will be taking to the Grand Arena stage at GrandWest on 11 May 2019 for the fantastic Super Sokkie show. Join Kurt Darren, Karlien van Jaarsveld, Die Campbells, Theuns Jordaan and Jan Bloukaas as they get the audience dancing and singing to their best hits.

“This is going to be a great show for anyone who enjoys good Afrikaans music,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest. “This is an amazing lineup of talent and we are so excited to host these big names at GrandWest.”

Tickets to Super Sokkie are available from Computicket at R150 or R250 for a VIP ticket, which allows for access to chairs and tables and a private bar. Doors open at 19h30 and the show starts at 20h00.

The City of Cape Town advises residents to familiarise themselves with the features and contents of a City employee identity card, as well as other indicators which authenticates City officials. Also, posing as a City official, or making use of the City’s name is a criminal offence. Read more below:

The City would like to remind residents that fraudsters often pose as City employees and target unsuspecting Capetonians as part of their scams.

It was recently brought to the City’s attention that a member of the public approached a resident and offered to tar the owner’s driveway. The fraudster alleged to be a City employee by using the name of an actual City official and offered to do the work for a fee of R3 500 which the resident paid. The fraudsters used a printout of a City staff member’s details to identify themselves as ‘officials’.

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Dams that supply Cape Town have declined by 1% over the past week to 46,6% (2018: 20,9%) of storage capacity. Read more below:

Cape Town’s collective water consumption for the past week increased by 22 million litres to 607 million litres per day of collective usage.

According to the City’s records dams were at 20,9% of storage capacity at the same time in 2018 and at 22,8% of storage capacity in 2017.

Although we are in a much improved position due to higher dam levels and reduced demand when compared to the same period in previous years, we encourage residents to continue using water wisely.

Level 3 restrictions remain in place to aid dam recovery.

Please see the following links for information on:

Please visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater for all water-related information and Frequently Asked Questions.

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