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Cape Town Stuff!

Date Friday, 30 August 2019

Time 17h00 to 21h00

Venue V&A Waterfront

Location Silo, Pierhead, Alfred Mall and Nobel Square

Watershed participation in the event will be confirmed at a later date.

Head down to the V&A Waterfront for the third instalment of Good Night Fridays between 5pm and 9pm. Wrap up warm and meander from the Silo District to Pierhead, Alfred Mall and Nobel Square for a fun, mid-winter evening of entertainment and good food. Experience everything from dancers to buskers, DJs, musicians, food and drinks tastings and exhibitions. Shops and restaurants will remain open. For a list of restaurant specials and the detailed entertainment line-up, please visit

Silo District

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Barely two months into the new financial year, the City of Cape Town’s Community Services and Health Directorate is already faced with fresh challenges around vandalism and theft at community facilities.

In one of the latest incidents at the Mayenzeke Clinic in Khayelitsha on Tuesday 6 August 2019, staff arrived at work to find that the facility had been burgled.

After breaking-in, the suspects proceeded to break down doors to 10 rooms in the clinic, cut padlocks on drawers and cupboards, broke the glass window in the reception area and pulled down the shelving, leaving patient folders in complete disarray.

Among the items stolen were computers, an ECG machine and nutritional products.

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Earlier this week, the Planning Appeals Advisory Committee supported a decision by the Municipal Planning Tribunal to approve the rezoning application for the Salt River Market site after dismissing the two appeals that were lodged. This allows for a mixed-use development on the site and will include 216 social housing units in addition to business and retail space. Read more below:

Today, 18 August 2019, I am standing on the site where the development will take place as a tangible demonstration of the commitment by the City of Cape Town’s administrative and political leadership to help drive the development of more affordable and social housing opportunities in Cape Town’s urban centres.

Next steps

Spatial development approval and then the drawing up and approval of buildings plans are the next steps. These processes happen in parallel and include the detailed design of the development, funding applications, the process to release the land and the procurement of the contractor, among others.

The application for the rezoning of the site was approved by the Municipal Planning Tribunal in April 2019. The appeals period expired in June 2019. Two appeals were lodged. The appeals report was referred to the Planning Appeals Advisory Committee for a decision and the appeals were rejected on 13 August 2019 on the basis of not being relevant to the zoning aspects.

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· Tickets from R195 to R400 – R150 for Friday’s play

· The HSBC Cape Town 7s … where #AnythingCanHappen

· 4 Tournaments – 4 different winners

· 5 Marriage proposals – 1 Runaway bride

Rugby supporters are urged to be on their marks at 09h00 on Wednesday 31 July, when tickets to the ever-popular 2019 edition of the new-look, three-day HSBC Cape Town Sevens tournament go on general sale, through or at their various outlets nationwide, or at participating Shoprite/Checkers stores across South Africa.

Tickets for all three days are available following pre-sales to loyalty members for this highly anticipated event, which takes place from 13 to 15 December at the Cape Town Stadium.

SA Rugby again urged supporters to only buy from Computicket and no other ticketing outlets, suppliers or re-sellers, to avoid being ripped off at massively inflated prices. These tickets cannot be guaranteed.

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Meet up to give at the ‘Battery Park Underground Series’

Date                      Saturday, 3 August

Time                      14h00 to 24h00

Venue                  Battery Park, underground garage, level one


Don’t miss the V&A Waterfront’s first underground party event on Saturday, 3 August in the Battery Park parking from 2pm until midnight. Come overdressed and drop that extra scarf or those woollen mittens into the donation bin, from where they will be delivered to NGOs who take care of the less fortunate in our society.

Entry is free, simply visit the website to download your ticket and bring along a warm item of clothing, blanket or non-perishable food to donate to Melela 4 Children, The Homestead Project for street children, and Ladles of Love. 10 ultra-cool DJs will donate their set time to the cause as they get the party pumping.

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The City of Cape Town’s Rylands Library hosted the eighth Matric Challenge earlier today. The programme is designed to bring the set work papers for Grade 12 learners to life and help prepare them for exams. Read more below:

‘The importance of reading cannot be emphasised enough and by making it fun and interactive, we hope to instil a love for reading in as many young people as we can possibly reach. Set work in high school is often seen as a chore, but with the Matric Challenge learners are shown a creative way of looking at the prescribed work and learning at the same time,’ said the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Zahid Badroodien.

The Matric Challenge started eight years ago as a Friends of Rylands library initiative in association with the staff at the facility. It is designed to bring to life the set work papers for Grade 12 learners, to make it a fun activity and help prepare the students for their exams.

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Tankiso Mamabolo brings her brand-new solo show, Tankiso Live: The Audacity to Be to the stage, from 6 to 17 August.

Women’s Day and Month at the Baxter will showcase the electrifying music talents of Tankiso Mamabolo, who brings her brand-new solo show, Tankiso Live: The Audacity to Be to the stage, from 6 to 17 August.

This year, Women’s Month will hit an electrifying note when the multi-award-winning Tankiso Mamabolo (from Aunty Merle, The Musical and The Fall-fame) brings her latest solo show, Tankiso Live: The Audacity to Be, to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, for two weeks only,- from 6 to 17 August at 8.30pm, nightly.

The 26-year-old performer received much acclaim for her sensational performances in two of the Baxter’s hugely successful productions in recent years, The Fall (which has toured to Scotland, the UK, the US, Australia, Ireland and France), garnering several top awards along the way. She also wowed audiences with her portrayal of Lydia Majola in Marc Lottering’s Aunty Merle, The Musical. The hit musical played to three sold-out seasons at the Baxter Theatre and she received a Fleur du Cap nomination for the role.

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On 17 July, the eve of the official opening of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP) and the Premier’s State of the Province Address, Speaker Masizole Mnqasela and Deputy Speaker Beverley Schäfer hosted a cocktail function for the Cape Town Consular Corps.

This event, customary at the start of a new parliamentary term, saw the Members of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament engaging with representatives of the 54-member strong Cape Town Consular Corps, further enhancing the already healthy relationships established between the Western Cape and many of these states.

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The City of Cape Town will commence with the extension of Belhar Main Road in August this year. The project will alleviate traffic congestion in Highbury and the surrounding areas, as well as support future developments planned for this region. Read more below:

The extension of Belhar Main Road is key to expanding the local economy in Kuils River, and will also allow for improved accessibility to and from the area. The City has met with community leaders on Tuesday, 16 July 2019, to discuss the details of the project and will soon host an open day where local residents will have the opportunity to get more information.

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A video clip was recently circulated on social media depicting alleged neglect of small children. The community member who raised the alarm, and brought the case to the Department’s attention, feared for the safety and wellbeing of the children.

A social worker from the Metro South region has been dispatched and a home visit conducted, safety and risk assessments conducted, and the children have been temporarily placed in a place of safety while the investigation continues.

Over the 2018/2019 financial year, 23 054 families in the Western cape were recorded accessing ‘developmental social welfare services’ that strengthens families and communities. Furthermore, 10 580 is the number of children and families in the Province who accessed ‘care and protection services’ over the same period.

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