Cape Town Stuff!
- 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
CAPE TOWN THIS WEEK: A NEWSLETTER BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE
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
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
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
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