This is a guaranteed “Get out of Jail free card”, valid for the next 6 months.
For all the amazing things you do mum, with lots of love.
Step 1: Keep the kids busy by teaching them a skill,
The Bonus; it will give mum free time away from the kids while they are in their master class sessions, featuring superstar Chef Dad.
Home Make Pancakes, for mum.
TOTAL TIME: Prep 15mins. Cook; 5mins/batch
MAKES: 4 Servings
- 1.5cups Self-Rising Flour
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE
Note to editors: the following speech will be delivered by the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the Cape Town Climate Change Coalition meeting this evening, 18 April 2017.
Members of the Cape Town Climate Change Coalition, ladies and gentlemen.
Good evening, goeie naand, molweni, as-salaam alaikum, shalom.
It is a great pleasure to join like-minded people and organisations who are committed to responding to climate change in our city.
The impact of climate change has the ability to compound existing challenges in urban environments.
For this reason, the City of Cape Town is overlaying all our decisions that we make on a daily basis with the impacts of climate change.
We cannot plan anything without factoring in the impact of climate change. Continue reading
Event: Ideas World Cup Cape Town
Date & Time: Friday, 21 April 2017 from 13:00 – 18:00
Venue: Amphitheatre, V&A Waterfront
Ticket Price: Free
On 21 April 2017, Ideas World Cup Cape Town will host the most invigorating and interactive brainstorming experience the city has ever seen! We’ve invited innovators, disruptors, expert facilitators and neuroscience experts to help you tap into your creative potential and access all the great ideas you have inside your brain – all with the aim of finding solutions to 5 societal and environmental challenges facing our city.
How might we ensure Cape Town’s water security?
How can we ease traffic congestion?
In what ways might we prevent fires in informal settlements?
In what ways might we provide affordable housing in the CBD and surrounding suburbs?
How can we build our city’s capacity for social entrepreneurship? Continue reading
A new study coming out of the United States has confirmed what companies involved in food and beverage packaging and recycling in South Africa have known for some time – despite the strides made in reducing the environmental impact of PET beverage bottles, the insensitive selection of other packaging elements such as labels and glues can dramatically reduce their recyclability.
“The big takeaway (from the study) is that the bottles are probably reaching the technical limit of what the light-weight bottle could handle, but at the same time, they could be better from a recycler’s point of view,” said Marcio Amazonas, one of three authors of the paper.
“For example, water bottle designers have lowered the weight of containers to 7.5 to 8.5 grams in some low-priced products but PET recycling can become contaminated by using the wrong label material or inks that bleed. Even the type of glue used can have an impact. Continue reading
The Junior Springboks resumed their preparations for the World Rugby U20 Championship after a well-deserved break, with the training squad gathering in Stellenbosch for their third training camp on Tuesday. The camp will run until 18 May.
Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux said this camp would be vital in terms of fine-tuning their structures and getting the players ready mentally and physically for the international spectacle.
The Junior Springboks switched back into training mode on Tuesday with a gym session and will return to full training on Wednesday with an eye on preparing for their warm-up match against the Varsity Cup Dream Team at the Danie Craven Stadium at 19h00 on Monday, 25 April.
“The time off was good for the players because it allowed them to switch off and return to camp fresh and ready to work hard,” said Roux. Continue reading
During a very busy Easter weekend that left three people dead and an estimated 600 others displaced as a result of fires, the City’s firefighters also had to contend with yet another hostile reception. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town has noted with disappointment the latest incident of firefighters being attacked in the line of duty.
This past Easter weekend, the City’s Fire and Rescue Service responded to eight informal settlement fires that claimed the lives of two men and an infant and destroyed approximately 200 structures, leaving 600 people displaced. The incidents were recorded in Hout Bay, Mfuleni, Crossroads, Wallacedene, Vrygrond, Gugulethu, the New Rest informal settlement, and Lwandle. Residents were less than welcoming in Vrygrond, where sections of the community pelted firefighters with stones, damaging a fire truck. This is the second incident in the area in just over a week. Earlier this month, a fire truck was damaged and a firefighter hit when an unruly crowd stoned staff and vehicles attending to a fire.
‘Attacks on firefighters are becoming far too commonplace. If people aren’t stoning the fire trucks, they threaten or harass the firefighters trying to get to the frontline or even cut their hoses. It’s unbelievable that the very people the firefighters are trying to protect are causing delays, effectively resulting in a much higher cost both to the affected community and the City. Residents need to realise that we are not the enemy and this type of behaviour could rob them of a potential lifesaving service,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith. Continue reading
Dam levels have declined to 24,1% (storage levels), which is 1% down from a week ago. With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at 14,1%. Consumption over the past week is 685 million litres per day, which is 15 million litres under the collective usage target of 700 million litres per day. Read more below:
It is incredibly encouraging to see that collective water consumption has dropped to below the target for the first time since water restrictions were implemented, but the good news comes with the warning to keep on saving water.
‘Although we thank those consumers who continue to save water, we run the very real risk of consumers making a decision to use more water, especially with the bit of rain that we’ve had recently.
‘We cannot emphasise strongly enough how critical it is that we do not relax our water-saving efforts over the next year at least. One winter of average rainfall will not get us out of this predicament. In addition, hot weather is expected again this week and this will have an impact on water use. We really cannot afford for consumption to increase at this stage. To give our residents an idea of the seriousness of the situation, we will be lowering the consumption target to 600 million litres soon,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; and Energy, Councillor Xanthea Limberg. Continue reading
- Half Price Sundays are back: R60pp for selected shows only
- MID WEEK MADNESS with limited R50 early bird tickets to our Wednesday & Thursday night shows at Computicket, on selected shows only.
- Happy Hour: 6-7pm – great specials every week
- For group bookings or to hire the venue for exclusive use, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cape Town Comedy Club is open 5 days a week. Comedy nightly from 8.30pm, dinner from 6pm.
What’s on this week …
LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
Wednesday 19th April 2017
HEADLINE: Sne Dladla
MC: Stuart Taylor
SUPPORT ACT: Angel Campey
OPEN MIC: Justin-Ray Stoffels
Thursday 20th April 2017 (R120) Continue reading