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Mayor , MEC Donald Grant & SANRAL Regional Director Kobus van der Walt SOD turning  R 300 interchange

Mayor , MEC Donald Grant & SANRAL Regional Director Kobus van der Walt SOD turning R 300 interchange


Today the City of Cape Town and its partners, the Western Cape Government Department of Transport and Public Works and the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) turned the first sod in the new R60 million R300/Bottelary interchange in Kuils Rriver.

This new connection will go a long way towards alleviating pressure on two of the city’s most important arterials, the R300 and Bottelary Road.

Cape Town is the most congested city in the country as a result of increased investment and more people moving to Cape Town in search of opportunities. Continue reading

Support the tenth global Earth Hour at the Waterfront

Date:                        Saturday, 19 March 2016

Time:                        6pm:                         Programme starts
6pm:                         Paige Mac performs
7pm:                         Matthew Mole performs
8.30pm:                   Mike Campbell Big Band performs
8.30 to 9.30pm:     Lights switched off
(Note: The children’s See-Saw-Do entertainment area is open from 5 to 8.30pm)

Venue:                     Wooden Deck (in front of Hildebrand and Port Captain’s building and adjacent to Clock Tower Swing Bridge)

Cost:                         Free to attend

Contact:                  V&A Info Centre on or 021 408 7600

When the lights go out over the V&A Waterfront on Saturday, 19 March, load shedding will not be the reason. Instead, the property will be lending its support to the World Wildlife Foundation’s (WWF) international Earth Hour initiative. Continue reading


On Monday night I attended the very first Inclusive City dialogue as part of the second phase of the Inclusive City Campaign which the City of Cape Town launched in 2015.

During this phase, the idea is for local councillors to initiate workshops with community leaders, where everyone can collectively grapple with racism. As leaders, we can never make the assumption that we have the solutions to all society’s problems. The input and ideas from everyday people often give the most meaningful insights and I was looking forward to hearing directly from the people in a local community. Continue reading

The City of Cape Town’s Naming Committee this morning, 9 March 2016, recommended a list of names for the newly built community residential apartments and complex in Langa to the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, for approval. Read more below:

The rental units were recently built on the corner of Bhunga Avenue and Ndabeni Street in Langa as part of the City’s hostel transformation programme. The families who are benefitting from this redress programme moved into their homes in December 2015.

The development consists of 18 individual residential units, collectively forming the complex. Part of this redress project is to identify suitable names for the new complex and rental units in consultation with the broader community of Langa. Continue reading

Café Roux Sessions for the next week: Shaun Jacobs Band (9-11March), Just Jinjer (Sat 12 March), Barry Hilton (Fri 18 March) and Arno Carstens (Sat 19 March.) – Welcome to contact me for possible interviews, high re images and/or media accreditation. (Media tickets are limited, but we do have some available per show.)

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

Wed 9 /Thurs 10 / Fri 11 March- Shaun Jacobs Band.
Venue: Café Roux, The Farm Village, Noordhoek.
Address: 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.
Tickets: R150.00
Time: Dinner from 19h00. Show from 20h30
Bookings: go to or book at
Contact for enquiries: / 021 789 2538

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It is hoped that the arrest of two suspected muggers will serve as a warning to would-be thieves that the City and other enforcement agencies are keeping a close eye on the Company’s Garden to ensure the safety of visitors. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Parks Department has been notified that two suspects were arrested in the Company’s Garden precinct today, 8 March 2016.

One suspect was arrested inside the Company’s Garden for possession of an imitation firearm. The South African Police Service (SAPS) suspects that the individual has been involved in a number of muggings in the area and has detained him for further investigation. Continue reading

The City of Cape Town reminds residents that due to hot weather, an extended billing period, and the Level 2 water restriction tariffs, many may notice a spike in their water bills this month. We would also like to assure all residential customers that the Accounts Department has made allowance for the longer billing period. Residents are not being penalised in terms of the higher steps of the tariff, which are being applied correctly. 

In light of the recent enquiries and social media posts on the subject, the City of Cape Town would like to remind residents that increased water and sanitation tariffs have been implemented since 1 January 2016 as part of water restrictions.

For an average domestic customer, the differences in price are as follows: Continue reading

The much anticipated sequel to one of the highest grossing romantic comedies of all time, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, is the featured film for the March 2016 Nu Metro Girls’ Night Out at GrandWest. Ladies are called to unite for an evening of nonstop laughter with My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 on Tuesday, 22 March 2016.

This laugh a minute follow up brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger, fatter Greek wedding after Gus and Maria discover that they were never really married.

Nu Metro’s Girls’ Night Out starts at 19h00, with the movie beginning at 20h00. Tickets to Girls’ Night Out at Nu Metro GrandWest cost R55 per person. Bookings can be made via the call centre on 0861-CINEMA (+27 861 24 6362), online via or at the cinema.

The City of Cape Town has assessed the damage caused by the recent petrol bombing and vandalism of its Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Incremental Development Area (IDA). Read more below:

An assessment has been made of the 20 housing units razed by the petrol bombing incidents and the vandalism of more than 100 units between 25 and 27 February 2016.

‘It is not certain when repairs will be effected, but it is estimated that the repairs to the units that can be repaired will take at least a month to complete.

‘The situation is incredibly frustrating and it must be borne in mind that these units have been earmarked for vulnerable beneficiaries who are flood victims displaced by past flooding and also persons who are perpetually affected by flooding as they reside in flood-prone areas. Continue reading

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