STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER: TRANSPORT FOR CAPE TOWN, COUNCILLOR BRETT HERRON
The City of Cape Town is extremely concerned about the devastating consequences that the violent protests and vandalism of MyCiTi stations has on the law-abiding residents of Dunoon.
Over the past six weeks, at least three of the MyCiTi stations along Potsdam Road had to be closed for several days, denying MyCiTi commuters from Dunoon access to essential public transport services to get to work to provide for their families. Furthermore, the Phoenix station on Omuramba Road has been closed since 15 March 2016.
I have extracted commuter statistics for the MyCiTi stations at Usasaza, Dunoon, Killarney and Phoenix to determine how many of our residents have been affected. Today I can confirm that over 3 000 commuters from Dunoon and the surrounding areas have been adversely affected on a daily basis by the thuggish behaviour of a small group of troublemakers who have no regard for the law. Continue reading
It’s the ultimate battle of the sexes as MTV pits boys versus gals, with one third of comedy trio Goliath & Goliath teaming up with the #YouGotGot host to go head to head against “Queen of Comedy” Celeste Ntuli and her feisty team-mate Nina Hastie.
Dreamy Afro-soul newcomer Nathi, house music supremo Black Coffee, rising rappers Riky Rick and Emtee, and sultry songbird Zonke Dikana share the nominations spoils at the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards, grabbing an impressive four nods each.
The contenders for this year’s awards were announced amid great excitement and anticipation in Soweto on Thursday, 21 April 2016. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), the official passenger rail transport sponsor, ferried the VIP guests and media on the Metrorail Business Express to the Soweto Theatre, a landmark venue, located in Jabulani in the heart of Soweto, for the nominations “reveal”. Guests were escorted into the venue and then entertained by young performers from the Morris Isaacson High School, which is the very school that played a major role in the Soweto Uprising in 1976, forty years ago. Continue reading
iFix Repair Specialists of Apple, Huawei and Samsung products, has opened three new stores in La Lucia, Potchefstroom and Fourways, to meet the ever growing consumer demand for repair and technical support through quality service and expertise.
Nationally, iFix stores are run by entrepreneurs with a passion for the booming digital culture in South Africa. The stores are set with state-of-the-art equipment, the latest stock and highly trained technicians with a vested interest in fixing problems with precision, skill and care.
“What sets us apart from other repair stores is our unrivalled offering of quality repairs on Apple, Huawei and Samsung products as well as our technical support by knowledgeable staff and technicians,” says Alex Fourie, CEO of iFix. “We are thrilled to be expanding the iFix footprint with the launch of our Johannesburg, Durban and Potchefstroom stores.” Continue reading
In the backline there is a new halfback pairing of Godlen Masimla and Scott van Breda, whilst out wide Khanyo Ngcukana starts on the wing with JP Lewis named on the replacements bench.
In the forward pack hooker Chad Solomon and No.8 Tertius Daniller make their first starts of the season after featuring off the bench in the opening game of the campaign against the Blue Bulls at DHL Newlands. Continue reading
As the original whistleblower, I am not surprised at the findings of the Seriti Commission.
With due respect to Judge Willie Seriti, this outcome was decided long before the Commission started and Judge Seriti only had to design a process to get a predetermined outcome – to give President Jacob Zuma what he wanted.
This is an utter and total waste of time and taxpayer’s money.
Once again, these findings were designed to protect one man – President Jacob Zuma. Continue reading
The 33rd annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival takes place from 1 to 10 July 2016 and with more than 100 activities spread over ten days there will be no shortage of fun. As part of the festival, the Momentum Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour and the Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon will be taking place and entries are officially open! These highly acclaimed races offer sport lovers some of South Africa’s most spectacular natural scenery.
This year we also bring you the all new Momentum Health OatWell DualX, powered by PeptoPro which will form part of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival as well as the BIG5 SPORT CHALLENGE. The DualX events will challenge athletes across all levels of fitness, skill experience and ages through a number of events taking place throughout the Festival. Continue reading
Bleisure travel is an awful contraction, but if industry experts are to be believed, a growing trend as business travellers add a little personal downtime at the start or end of work-related trips.
The reasons vary, from getting to know the culture in the cities or foreign countries where they do business, to coping with the stress of a connected, always-on world or simply as a reward for being away from home.
“I find that I’m able to concentrate and add more value if I’ve arrived a day before a big meeting or conference and given myself a little time to relax and acclimatise,” says Edward Frost, British Airways’ commercial manager for South and East Africa, who travels internationally at least once a month. Continue reading
Keeping your car in tip-top running condition may seem a difficult task for many owners, but with some basic and regular maintenance, you can be assured of hassle-free motoring, advises Auto Care Diagnostics (ACD), a division of Aftermarket Solutions
Johannesburg, 19 April 2016 – For many motorists, filling up with petrol or diesel, and having the fuel attendant check the oil level at that stage, is as far as they go in terms of regular vehicle maintenance. What happens under the bonnet is often of little concern, and may be very intimidating.
However, with some basic, regular maintenance checks that can be easily performed by any driver, you can help ensure that your vehicle runs properly, and diagnose problems early on before they leave you stranded as a result of a breakdown, or lead to hefty repair bills – particularly in these cash-strapped times. Continue reading
This from time.com:
Vehicles affected include the eK wagon and eK Space
TOKYO — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Wednesday says it found evidence its employees intentionally falsified fuel mileage test data for several models of vehicles.
The Tokyo-based automaker said Wednesday that the inaccurate tests involved 157,000 of its own-brand eK wagon and eK Space light passenger cars, and 468,000 Dayz Roox vehicles produced for Nissan Motor Co.
The problem was found after Nissan pointed out inconsistencies in data, the company said. Mitsubishi conducted an internal probe and found that tire pressure data was falsified to make mileage appear better than it actually was.
“The wrongdoing was intentional. It is clear the falsification was done to make the mileage look better. But why they would resort to fraud to do this is still unclear,” company president Tetsuro Aikawa told reporters.
He and other company executives bowed in apology.
Aikawa said that although he was unaware the irregularities were happening, “I feel responsible.”
The company said it would investigate whether data were altered for vehicles sold overseas.
Full story at time.com.