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DATE:                    Saturday, 8 December 2018

TIME:                    15h00 to 18h00

VENUE:                Pierhead Deck

COST:                    Free

Get ready for a marathon tango dance session at the V&A Waterfront’s Pierhead Deck on Saturday 8 December. Watch dancers from cities across South Africa show off their best moves between 3pm and 8pm or register to enter online at http://www.tangomarathon.capetown/. Registration is free but is essential for anyone wishing to participate in the event. For further information visit www.waterfront.co.za.

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The City of Cape Town has made good progress with the Kommetjie Road Project, one of our flagship interventions to relieve congestion in the Kommetjie area in the Far South. Apart from the ongoing improvements to the road infrastructure, local residents have also benefitted from temporary work opportunities to the value of over R5,1 million since the start of the project to date. Read more below:

‘Residents from Kommetjie and Noordhoek would’ve noticed that we’ve started placing the asphalt layers on the newly constructed lanes along Kommetjie Road and Ou Kaapse Weg last week. This marks an important milestone as the groundwork from the past 24 months or so is finally becoming visible, and hopefully this also gives the locals some satisfaction for enduring the inconvenience that goes with roadworks in general,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, Alderman Felicity Purchase.

The Kommetjie Road Project is part of the City’s Congestion Management Programme and is due for completion by the end of 2019, pending any unforeseen challenges. The budget for this project is R194 million and approximately R100 million has been spent to date.

‘Apart from the improvements to the road infrastructure and the congestion relief this project will bring, one of the current and most important benefits is the temporary jobs that have been provided to local residents as part of the contract. Up to 45 local residents are currently employed as temporary workers on this project. In fact, since this project started in October 2016 to date, more than R5,1 million has been paid to men and women from the area who have been employed as temporary workers.

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Homegrown talent, DJ Eazy E, ChapterTHREE and Melissa Allison to support International stars Sybil and  Judy Boucher on Saturday 1st December 2018 at

Boardwalk Casino (PE) Festive Lawns

Marmalade Productions and CB Entertainment are proud to announce, DJ Eazy E, Chapter THREE and Melissa Allison to support international singing sensations, Sybil and Judy Boucher for one show only in Port Elizabeth on 1st December.  Cape Town’s maestro Camillo Lombard and band will support all acts and the event will commence at 16h00 and will run for six hours.

DJ Eazy E has spent over 25 years honing his craft as a club and event dj. He has shared a stage/dj box with the top international and local stars including: Fatboy Slim(UK), Busta Rhymes & the Flipmode Squad, Roland Clark(USA), DJ Zinhle, Mi Casa, Crazy White Boy(Ryan Murgatroyd & Kosta K),  Roger Goode(5FM), Fresh(5FM), Euphonik(5fm), Dino Bravo(5FM), Dj Kent(5FM), Lady Lea, Loyiso, Craig de Sousa, Dj Cleo, Ready D, Dj Waxxy, Carl Cox, T Bose(Metro FM), Oskido, Jazzy D(JHB). He has recently shared the stage with international 90’s artists, Sonia, Black Box & Lonnie Gordon. DJ Eazy E played sets at the internationally televised IPL Cricket in South Africa and a past winner of the Millers Draught Eastern Cape battle of the dj’s.

ChapterTHREE is a vocal group established in 2008 and have performed at numerous functions and events covering songs from a wide range of eras and genre from the Manhattans’ hits of the 70’s to Bruno Mars’ chart-busting singles of 2018. Their performances have often been described as entertaining, explosive, inspiring, touching and heartfelt because of their stage presence, dance routines and mesmerizing harmonies. It is this versatility that has seen ChapterTHREE, becoming one of the Eastern Cape’s most sort after group. They have released several singles playlisted on local radio and have performed at some of the biggest events the Eastern Cape. They are also the winners of the Best Vocal Group category 2011 and Artist of The Year 2012 at the Bay FM Bay Area Music Awards. Continue reading

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DATE:                    Saturday, 1 December 2018

TIME:                    9h00 to 19h00

VENUE:                Amphitheatre & lower Kids Ahoy area

COST:                    Free

This event is hosted by the Embassy of Korea in Pretoria annually.  Enjoy a melding of local dance and voice talent with international traditional performance group.  Activities such as traditional games, mask making etc. will be ready for you to enjoy. K-pop competition, k-make up, cultural performances and taekwondo demonstration. For further information visit www.waterfront.co.za.

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“Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu” this is the proverb meant to educate and inspire all around the continent as we reach the month of reconciliation, Simple Tone seems to be making sure that this time around this message is being echoed and heard around Africa with his new song titled We Are One, which will get everyone in the motherland dancing to their roots.

The Dj/Producer collaborates with Aruba beatz and house duo Black Motion on the project, the track is performed on a house tribal beat produced by Simple Tone, Aruba beatz and the magic touch of Black Motion. Truth be told, with a producer combination like this one, best believe your ears will be blown away with a splash of diversity.

Aruba Beatz vocalist kat does not hold back her pipes on her hook and verses; she really graces the song with her soulful voice and captures the true sound of Africa. The theme of the song tackles social problems like xenophobia, poverty, abuse and discrimination, and one must say the message is heartfelt in every beat.

So no matter how far you live or come from, whether you are from Botswana, Nigeria, Namibia, Lesotho or Zimbabwe, just pick up your music device and listen to Simple Tone as he unites Africa.

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JOINT STATEMENT BY ALBERT FRITZ

WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

& ALAN WINDE

WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

The Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, and the Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, today expressed their anger, following a gang-related shooting incident in Ravensmead on Saturday, which saw the loss of one community member and four wounded minors.

The deceased, Ferdie Samuels aged 25, was standing outside when a car with an unknown registration number stopped in front of him and opened fire. The children, upon hearing the noise, ran outside and were caught in the cross fire. The suspect re-entered his vehicle and fled the scene.

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The recovery came during an operation along the Atlantic Seaboard, which is one of several in the past week that netted 131 suspects. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service arrested 131 suspects in the last week and issued 8 299 fines for various offences.

Of those arrested, 120 were motorists caught driving under the influence of alcohol at various roadblocks across the metropole. The highest number of arrests at a single roadblock occurred in Table View on Thursday 15 November 2018 where 22 motorists were taken into custody.

‘We’re heading into the period of year-end parties and general festive season merriment. My appeal to members of the public is to be mindful of their behaviour and to drink responsibly. There are so many different options available to us these days and I commend those people who have changed their behaviour by using private taxis or designated drivers to get to and from their destinations. However, the reality is that far too many people are still taking chances; often with devastating consequences,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.

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Vodacom Super Rugby’s geographical appeal and footprint has been highlighted with the release by SANZAAR of an updated tournament schedule for 2019, that will kick-off on Friday 15 February when the Chiefs host the Highlanders in Hamilton, New Zealand. The Final will take place on Saturday 6 July.

The updated schedule includes the match venues, that have now all been confirmed by the teams, and the respective kick-off times.

SANZAAR CEO, Andy Marinos, said: “As there will be no June inbound international matches in 2019, due to Rugby World Cup in Japan later in the year, Vodacom Super Rugby will run uninterrupted for 21 weeks from February to July.

“This is a huge plus for the tournament next year and there will also be a uniform start to the tournament in Round 1 with a full round of seven matches to kick-off Vodacom Super Rugby.”

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Chester Missing, South Africa’s most vocal and politically-opinionated puppet is joining eNCA with a brand new show. Almost News with Chester Missing will air at 7:30pm on Sunday evenings from November 25.

The show will take an irreverent look at the current affairs landscape and put high-profile politicians through their paces in interviews only the country’s most famous puppet can get away with. Chester Missing is, of course, delighted, “I have my own TV show. I’m a puppet. Have any of you realised how crazy this is? Someone tell Hlaudi. He broke ground for puppets everywhere.”

Chester’s creator Conrad Koch is equally thrilled, “Chester and I are hugely excited to be creating this show with South Africa’s best news source, eNCA, and the amazing award-winning team at Diprente. South Africa has huge room for incisive, hilarious satire as we move towards elections next year. We want to make Almost News with Chester Missing both well researched and really, really funny.”

Says eNCA’s Editor-In-Chief Mapi Mhlangu, “Over many years Chester has become an integral part of the political firmament and has asked questions of our leaders no one else would dare to. And with one or two exceptions, politicians and business leaders love the interchange and are happy to participate. Chester also provides a release valve for South Africans who need to laugh at each other and themselves.”

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