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The City of Cape Town has issued 128 building and relocation kits to families who lost their homes during the Imizamo Yethu fire which occurred over the weekend. It has affected approximately 700 residents. Read more below:

Humanitarian relief, such as hot meals, blankets and food parcels, is still being provided.

The enhanced emergency kit includes nails, poles, galvanised corrugated steel roof sheets, a door with a lockset or padlock, and a window. The City is the only metro in the country that assists residents affected by fires and floods in this manner.

All of the timber poles that are handed out as part of these kits have been treated with fire-retardant paint prior to being issued.

Various City departments have been working tirelessly to help the families of Imizamo Yethu rebuild their lives. Continue reading

(Cape Town, 29 February 2016) The 7th annual Cape Town Carnival will explode onto the Green Point Fan Walk on Saturday, 12 March 2016 with a dazzling procession of floats, hip-shaking dancers, and foot-stomping bands. The event will radiate glitz and unity as hundreds of dancers, community performance groups, celebrities and dignitaries come together to celebrate. This year the theme is “street life” and is taking inspiration from the endless dynamics and energy of Cape Town’s streets.

Getting to the Cape Town Carnival with public transport will be easy as MyCiti will offer extra busses on each of the following routes in addition to the standard schedules.

  • Three trips departing from the Cape Town Stadium station every hour to Cape Town Station – at 22:30, 23:30 and 00:30 please note the normal MyCiti charges with myconnect apply.

Spectators are encouraged to visit the MyCiti website at http://myciti.org.za/en/home/, for further details on the available public transport options.

Carnival-goers will have the freedom of the city streets from 15h00 and can enjoy the variety of food, crafts and special kids’ activities on offer along the Fan Walk. The streets will be closed for final preparations at 18h00before the magic begins with an explosion of fireworks at 19h00.

ROAD CLOSURES  Continue reading

Optimist Greg Bertish to embark on 24hour endurance fundraiser on 4 & 5 March at the V&A for the Children’s Hospital Trust

Greg Bertish – being the optimist that he is – believes that he can conquer all odds in a tiny 8 foot by 3.5 foot dinghy, aptly named ‘The Optimist’, to inspire and promote positive belief in children while raising funds for the Children’s Hospital Trust. The Optimist (Opi) is a single-handed sailing dinghy intended for use by children up to the age of 15. Continue reading

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