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The following is an extract from a speech delivered by the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the Energy Efficiency Forum this morning, 16 March 2016. Cape Town’s Energy Efficiency Forum has been helping commercial buildings and operations with practical ‘know-how’ since it was launched in 2009 by the City, in partnership with Eskom and the South African Property Owner’s Association. The forum is co-funded by Old Mutual, and supported by several other organisations. 

It gives me great pleasure to address the Energy Efficiency Forum at a time when I am really excited about all the opportunities available to us to become more energy secure. Continue reading

Alistair Izobell Productions is proud to announce his very personal show entitled “The Man behind the Music” 1st and 2nd April 2016 at the Baxter Theatre

Entertainment veteran Alistair Izobell is a household name, not only in Cape Town and South Africa, but on stages across the globe. His career spans some three decades and includes iconic roles in District Six, Kat and the Kings – both David Kramer / Taliep Petersen productions – as well as his own productions including, Kaapse Stoep Stories, Music Alla Kaap, Motown Memories, Radio Classics, Slick Swing, Now that’s Music and Remembering the Lux.

This versatile singer, songwriter, producer and iconic Capetonian, will delight audiences for two nights only and will take them on a musical journey that taps into his life, and love of his community and family. Songs performed are his original compositions as well as songs by those who have inspired him.

That all he knows – “music is what I would like to be remembered for, it’s part of my being and I have been blessed to share my talent” says Alistair.

COMPETITION: Continue reading


The City of Cape Town condemns in the strongest possible terms the violent protest by illegal minibus-taxi operators and the damage caused to City property in the early hours of this morning, 15 March 2016. Read more below:

A group of illegal minibus-taxi operators attacked the MyCiTi Phoenix station in Omuramba Road this morning at about 02:00. They placed burning tyres in front of the station entrance, causing damage to the station roller shutter doors and the front entrance. Furthermore, the cash office window was cracked, the lights under the canopy damaged, and the entrance canopy sheets damaged. Continue reading

While the City of Cape Town’s tuberculosis caseload has dropped, it’s not necessarily a reason to celebrate ahead of World TB Day. Read more below:

Tuberculosis (TB) remains an epidemic in many parts of the world, resulting in 1,5 million deaths every year – mostly in developing countries. In the run-up to World TB Day on 24 March 2016, the City’s Health Directorate wants to raise awareness about the importance of regular TB tests as a means of reducing the public health burden.

The City of Cape Town urges residents to get tested for tuberculosis if they have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with TB. Continue reading

Of the 207 suspects arrested by the City’s enforcement agencies, 175 ended up behind bars for drunk driving. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service and Metro Police arrested 207 suspects in the last five days during a series of operations across the city.

The City’s Traffic Service held roadblocks at a number of locations and arrested 155 suspects in total – 138 of them for driving under the influence of alcohol. This included 35 arrests in Atlantis, 32 arrests in Delft, 26 arrests in Durbanville, 21 arrests in Philippi and 16 arrests in Bothasig. Continue reading

A R14 million boost courtesy of the adjustments budget will see the City’s Safety and Security Directorate invest in its invisible policing strategy. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate is investing R14 million in automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology in the coming months.

The funding, secured in the annual adjustments budget, will be used to retrofit existing CCTV cameras with ANPR technology and to install similar technology in City enforcement services vehicles.

The Safety and Security Directorate first started experimenting with ANPR technology in 2010. Currently, five traffic vehicles have such installations. The technology is also used at roadblocks where an ANPR camera is mounted on a tripod. The bus and minibus-taxi (BMT) lane and average speed over distance (ASOD) camera systems also make use of ANPR technology. Continue reading

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee today, 15 March 2016, recommended that Council approve the amended Informal Trading Plan for Subcouncil 16. If approved, the number of informal trading opportunities will be increased from 430 to 599. Read more below:

The Good Hope Subcouncil (Subcouncil 16) is made up of Ward 77, which is the CBD, and immediate surrounding areas. Continue reading


Mayoral Committee adopts development strategy to address apartheid spatial planning and transport inefficiencies

The City of Cape Town anticipates that by the year 2032, Cape Town may need an additional 500 000 new dwelling units; retail space of 1 000 000 m²; office space of 3 500 000 m²; and industrial development comprising 4 500 000 m² to deal with the projected population growth. The location and nature of these future developments will have a significant impact on the millions of people who will be living and working in the city.  Continue reading

Tuesday, 15 March 2016:  Smile 90.4FM celebrates a year under the leadership of Lois O’Brien as MD of Cape Town’s fastest growing radio station.

During her tenure, the station has seen a substantial increase in sales, listener growth of 100%+ year-on-year, plus a huge rise in social engagement (over 56% of the station’s audience engages with them on Facebook), listener loyalty and traffic online, mainly due to the great station on-air product, together with a huge increase in Marketing and Events.

In light of these achievements we wanted to delve deeper into what drives this strong woman. Continue reading

The Community Chest Carnival is back, featuring food from around the world. Plus the new addition of gourmet food trucks to satisfy the taste buds of Cape Town’s foodie community.

To top this, the ever popular Vineyard Oval Market will be relocating for the four-day duration of the Carnival, bringing with them a selection of their regular stalls as well as their loyal customer base, according to market organiser Antonio Mullins.

“We are showing our commitment to Community Chest Carnival through the support from our regular vendors and encouraging our customers to follow us too,” he said.

John Robinson will be bringing his Charming Spitbraai truck, a regular at the Vineyard Oval Market. It’ll be his second year at the event. Also a regular at other Cape Town events, he serves his lamb spitbraai wraps and pita breads, chicken, lamb chops, boerewors, and crowd-pleasing burgers. Continue reading

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