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

It has come to my attention that my name is being used in what appears to be a phishing scam.

Thus far, five separate messages have been reported to my office. Each of the e-mails has been sent from the following e-mail address: patriciadelille@consultant.com. The subject line of four of the emails is ‘BRICS Bank funding’.

Please note that this e-mail address does not belong to me.

It would appear that a fake Facebook profile is being used to solicit contact details. Once the e-mail address is received, an e-mail is sent to said address asking whether the recipient would be able to use grant funds worth £450 000 (R9 739 448) from the BRICS bank to ‘explore job opportunities for our citizens’. Once they agree, they are added to a beneficiary list and asked to pay £250 (R5 415) in order to obtain a BRICS non-residential beneficiary form.

This afternoon I met with the South African Police Service (SAPS) to open a case for further investigation.

Members of the public are urged not to respond to e-mails coming from this account. I would also like to make an appeal to residents to forward these e-mails to mayor.mayor@capetown.gov.za so that we can have record of them and hand them over to the SAPS to assist in their investigation.

The City’s new micro-tunnelling machine has a number of features set to speed up the digging of underground tunnels to lay sewer pipes, as part of the R250 million Sanitation Master Plan. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department has taken delivery of a new piece of machinery set to expedite its bulk sewer upgrade programme.

The AVN 800 XC Herrenknecht micro-tunnelling machine was acquired at a cost of just over R10,6 million and comes with technology that enables safe, fast and efficient tunnelling in even the most difficult pipe jacking projects.

The machine has been used in more than 1 000 projects around the world. It is controlled with a laser navigation system that allows for precise positioning, has a built-in crusher that can reduce boulders to smaller pieces, and offers extra safety in less stable geological conditions (which is useful for tunneling operations in the sandy Cape Flats soil). Continue reading

At 13:30 this afternoon Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical Services was alerted to a motor vehicle accident where a car rolled off the Franschhoek Pass and caught alight. Witnesses on the scene report that the vehicle was travelling in the direction of Villiersdorp and one person was seen trapped inside the burning wreck. Emergency Services including medical, rescue and fire are all on scene. No further details are available at this time.

Marmalade Productions & Alistair Izobell Productions Presents “Rocking The City”  26th April 2016 at GrandWest

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 one more surprise…. soon to be announced. The best Cape Town musicians will support this stellar line-up.

The Rockets are one of the most successful R&B/Pop groups and have shared the stage with many international acts including: Usher, Ronan Keating, Will Young, Alicia Keys, Eddy Grant, Luther Vandross, Billy Ocean, The O’Jays and many others. They have also performed at many prestigious events including – The Staying Alive Aids concert at Green Point stadium filmed by MTV and watched by an estimated audience of 2 billion. The Rockets have had a long and successful recording career releasing many top selling albums and are currently working on a new album due for release later this year.

PJ Powers

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Pic: sport24.co.za

Pic: sport24.co.za

CAPE TOWN. – Robin Peterson and Justin Kemp, two names intimately associated with a golden period in the rich history of the Cape Cobras, will leave the franchise at the end of the season. Kemp will retire from first-class cricket at the end of the 2015/2016-season after a splendid career in which he featured in four tests and 85 One Day Internationals for South Africa.

He was a major factor in assisting the Cobras to lift ten trophies in the past eight seasons as belligerent middle-order batsman, dependable and probing medium-pacer and one of the best poachers of a cricket ball ever produced by Western Province and the Cobras. In 58 domestic one-day cup matches, he struck 1246 runs at an average of 31.94, while capturing 38 wickets. He also assembled 1691 four-day runs and captured 83 wickets at an average of 27.45.

As a slip-fielder, his name is mentioned in the same breath as Brian McMillan and Neil Johnson as three of the finest who ever played the game under the Oaks. He was a devastating finisher in one-day cricket. Kemp’s 89-ball unbeaten century against India at PPC Newlands for South Africa in 2006 is still fondly remembered. Continue reading

Two City of Cape Town initiatives have resulted in job opportunities and entrepreneurial training for 153 participants. 

The City’s Social Development and early Childhood Development Directorate has secured employment for 100 people with disabilities as part of its Vulnerable Groups Programme. The programme is being run across all eight Social Development district offices, including areas such as Atlantis, Mitchells Plain, Athlone, Belhar, Ocean View and Westlake.

Participants completed a workplace skills training programme before starting their three-month contracts which expire at the end of June 2016. They have been placed at local organisations, libraries, clinics, schools and police stations and perform administrative tasks like filing, managing switchboards, assisting with reception duties, monitoring Grade R learners at some schools, weaving cane and restoring cane furniture. Continue reading

"Black Dog" 2015

“Black Dog” 2015

The 2016 Fleur du Cap winner of the Rosalie van der Gucht Prize for New Directors, Mdu Kweyana, brings the South African theatre classic Woza Albert to the Baxter’s Golden Arrow Studio from 29 March to 9 April. The production previews on 29 and 30 March and opens on 31 March at 7pm. Schools performances will be on 5, 6 and 7 April at 11am, with a matinee on Saturday 9 April at 2pm.

Woza Albert, which means ‘Rise Albert’, was written by Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema and Barney Simon in 1981. The play is still regarded as one of the most successful plays to come out of South Africa, winning more than 20 prestigious awards worldwide.

Mdu Kweyama’s version of Woza Albert, brought to stage by arrangement with DALRO (Pty) Limited, was first performed at the Little Theatre last year as part of the Barney Simon tribute by the University of Cape Town.

The two-hander stars Sizwesandile Mnisi and Oarabile Ditsele who play various roles through mime, singing, dance and physical theatre – from a vendor, barber, servant to a manual labourer and soldier. Continue reading

Cape Town Comedy Club is open five days a week, WednesdaySunday. Comedy nightly from 8.30pm, doors open 6pm.

  • Due to popular demand, Cape Town Comedy Club is pleased to announce … MORE MARCH MADNESS with R50 tickets to Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st shows, now available at all Computicket outlets and Shoprite/Checkers stores.

  • A Night of Headliners: R190pp Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 April. You are in for a real treat as four of South Africa’s top comedians perform on our stage for two nights! Marc Lottering, Loyiso Gola, Conrad Koch (with Chester Missing) as well as Kurt Schoonraad as the MC. As usual, the line-up is subject to change.

  • Half Price Sundays: R60pp for selected shows only
  • Happy Hour: 6-7pm andone hour after the show

LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

Wednesday 30th March 2016

HEADLINE: Dalin Oliver
MC: Martin Evans
SUPPORT: Gino Fernandez
OPEN MIC: Brent Palmer

Thursday 31st March 2016

HEADLINE: Carl Weber
MC: Martin Evans
SUPPORT: Gino Fernandez
OPEN MIC: Brent Palmer

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