Cape Town Stuff!
The City of Cape Town, the Western Cape Government (WCG), and property management company Garden Cities today, 17 March 2016, handed over the first four completed units of what is regarded as a catalytic human settlements project for the Fisantekraal area, near Durbanville. Read more below:
The first phase of this approximately R294 million project, which is built on a public and private sector partnership, comprises 868 subsidised housing units. It is earmarked for completion by the end of 2017.
To date, 38 units have been completed. Continue reading
STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE
The following speech was delivered by the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the opening of the R78 million Kuyasa Regional Library in Khayelitsha with donors, the Carnegie Corporation, today 17 March 2016. Read more below:
Good afternoon, goeie dag, molweni, as-salaam alaikum, shalom.
It gives me great pleasure to address you all on this wonderful occasion for the City of Cape Town, our generous donors, and most importantly for the community. Continue reading
An adult female hang glider is suspended from a cliff 150 meters to the left of Platteklip Gorge since 11:30 this morning. Exactly how she got into her predicament is yet unknown, but she appears to be in good health without any serious injuries. Several rescue unit from Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical services are currently absailing down from a higher position to reach the patient who appears to have become entagled in her own base jumping gear.
The Omuramba MyCiTi station in Racecourse Road in Table View turned into a maternity ward for a few minutes on Monday 14 March 2016, when MyCiTi personnel assisted a pregnant commuter to deliver a healthy baby boy. Read more below:
The hero on the day was Xolani Stofile, a MyCiTi station manager (pictured above) with first-aid experience, who was visiting personnel at the Omuramba station. Continue reading
The Easter holidays are jam packed with “egg-citing” things to do with children at GrandWest. Puppet shows, Easter Bunny appearances, face painting, balloon twisting, magic shows, and arts and crafts workshops and a grand scale Easter egg hunt are just some of the activities children can look forward to between 19 March 2016 and 3 April 2016.
Activities for children take place at the Cape Village from 12h00 to 16h00 daily. On Easter Sunday, 27 March 2016, the festivities reach fever pitch with an Easter egg hunt from 12h00 to 15h00. Children between five and ten years of age are invited to register between 11h00 and 12h00 in order to show off their sleuthing skills and join the fast paced scramble for chocolate treats in the Henrik Boom’s Garden. The Easter egg hunt includes a host of fun filled activities such as pom pom painting, colouring in, biscuit decorating, Easter puppet making and chocolate play dough sculpting.
As always there is a choice of family friendly entertainment at GrandWest throughout the holidays including ice skating at The Ice Station, games at The Magic Company and the play area at Spur.
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Fri 18 March – Barry Hilton comedy.
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 www.caferouxsessions.co.za or book at www.webtickets.co.za
Contact for enquiries: email@example.com / 021 789 2538
- HWBOT World Tour 2016
A first for South Africa! The HWBOT World Tour is a series of overclocking events held across seven countries and five continents, where the next generation of overclockers can learn, share and compete.
HWBOT World Tour will be making its second stop for 2016 at rAge Cape Town and will feature:
– World Series for Amateurs: Overclocking workshops for amateurs will be held on Friday from 11h00 – 18h00 andSaturday from 10h00 – 18h00. If you’re interested in signing up for this you can do so at their stand. The top four overclockers will go through to a semi-final on Sunday morning and the final will take place from 12h00. Continue reading
Ajax Cape Town are pleased to announce, yet again, the promotion of another fi ne young talented footballer from the U19 team to the PSL squad. Masilake Phohlongo, has featured frequently in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge team, as well as participated for this year’s PSL team in the ETV Charity Showdown and the Cape Town Cup.
The Langa-born left footed playmaker signed his fi rst professional contract and will join fellow Langa-born player Olwethu Nguye, in the PSL squad along with Bantu Mzwakali from Gugulethu and Ndiviwe Mdabuka from Mfuleni, as the club continues to live up to it’s principle of No Youth No Future.
‘Scara’ as he is affectionately known, joined the Ajax Cape Town youth academy in 2008 at the age of 10, showing the makings of being a true playmaker with the added bonus of being a left footed player who’s silky skills were unstoppable from a young age. Continue reading
The City advises residents that pool backwash should not enter the stormwater system. It is advised to use a recycling system for this backwash.
As part of the City of Cape Town’s commitment to effectively managing and conserving our natural environment, pool owners are advised that in cases where they do not have a recycling system in place, backwash systems should discharge into the sewer system rather than the stormwater system.
Pool backwash is very high in chlorine and other chemicals that can have a destructive effect on the natural environment. If this water is discharged into the stormwater system, it can pose a risk to ecosystems downstream. As such, those who are found to be doing this are liable to a fine of R1 000. Continue reading