Cape Town Stuff!
Monday, 29 February 2016: To celebrate the month of love, and the fact that 2016 is a leap year; Smile Breakfast with Bobby Brown and Lindy Hibbard made a Cape Town couple’s dreams come true today when they hosted a surprise engagement at the One & Only Resort, Cape Town as the last chapter in the Smile Breakfast “Take the Leap” campaign.
Lindy Hibbard, Smile Breakfast co-presenter, accompanied Carien de Jager from Durbanville, who was pre-selected by the Smile Breakfast team to meet her then boyfriend (now fiancé!), Marcel van Tonder, at the One and Only Resort situated at the V&A Waterfront for a beautifully planned secret proposal, complete with a live broadcast by Smile 90.4 FM from the Vista Bar with romantic red flowers and sparkling champagne.
The hotel’s Vista Bar, with its large 2-storey windows forming a picturesque backdrop of Table Mountain, created the perfect setting for Carien to pop the question in the spirit of the leap year, and propose to her forever man, Marcel. Continue reading
Kenny Solomon from Mitchell’s Plain has become the first South African to attain the coveted chess title of grandmaster.
In October 2012, GroundUp ran an interview with Solomon. At that time he had become a grandmaster-elect but still needed to jump through some technical hoops to become a full-fledged grandmaster.
On Sunday, the popular Chessbase website reported that by winning the 2014 Africa Chess Championship which ended a few days ago, he attained the grandmaster title. Solomon scored 7/9 and won the tournament on tie-break from Egyptian grandmaster, Ahmed Adly.
The Chessbase article carries an interview with Solomon, who is quoted saying, “Eventually, I hope I can help in developing the chess scene in South Africa in some way, perhaps by being involved in a training centre. There are many chess players in South Africa and it does have its own chess culture. However, most tournaments are not FIDE-rated. In junior tournaments, emphasis is mainly on qualification to international junior events. South Africa needs more FIDE-rated events.
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On for the next 2 weeks at Cape Town Comedy Club …
LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
Wednesday 02nd March 2016
HEADLINE: Hannes Brümmer (JHB)
MC: Carl Weber
SUPPORT: CJ Benson
OPEN MIC: Simmi Areff (JHB)
Thursday 03rd March 2016
Friday 04th March 2016
HEADLINE: Hannes Brümmer (JHB)
MC: Chris Forrest (JHB)
SUPPORT: CJ Benson
OPEN MIC: Simmi Areff (JHB) Continue reading
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