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GrandWest’s new Sun Park plays host to the first Night Nation Run© to ever be held on the African continent on 13 May 2017. The international event, touted as a ‘musical voyage’, will take participants on a vibrant five kilometre tour of Cape Town’s streets, with live music, multiple stages, lights and laser shows. Suitable for all fitness levels, the race invites participants to run, walk, skip or dance their way along the route to the accompanying sounds of high energy electronic dance music.

Participants will get ready for the jamming jog ahead with a pre party at Sun Park before heading off along the illuminated route. The race ends at the Sun Park where an exhilarating main stage experience awaits. The after party featuring a host of electronic dance music DJs will continue until 22h30. Entrants are encouraged to wear neon gear to get them into the spirit of the event which has attracted over one million people around the world.

Tickets cost R595 to participate, include a Night Nation T shirt and are available to purchase at www.nightnationrun.co.za

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As part of its 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, and its current focus on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) proudly presents award-winning arts journalist Lwandile Fikeni onWednesday 29 March.

Fikeni will present Like a Pistol Shot in the Middle of the Concert.

This lecture will discuss the ways in which art and literature of the post-TRC era proffered a space for creative possibility for a new-ish nation coming into its own. It will also look at how these forms codified strategies for survival and resistance, especially for those on the margins on whom the total homogenising (read: subtracting) effect of the project of nation building would fall.

Lwandile Fikeni is an art critic and MA Creative Writing candidate at Wits University. He was the 2015 Arts Journalist of the Year Award-winner and the recipient of a 2016 Wits Ruth First Fellowship grant.

The lecture, followed by an open question and answer session, will take place from 6pm on Wednesday 29 March 2017 at Hiddingh Hall, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 – 37 Orange Street, Cape Town.

Refreshments will be served from 5:30pm. RSVP at ica@uct.ac.za.

For more information, contact the ICA office +27 21 650 7156 | ica@uct.ac.za or Rabbit in a Hat Communications +27 21 300 0052 | tammy@rabbitinahat.co.za | sascha@rabbitinahat.co.za.

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WITH TWO NEW HOSTS AND EPIC CRAZY CONTENT

It’s time to check out Africa’s most hilarious and crazy Internet videos as the second season of insane antics starts on Ridiculousness Africa on 8 June (MTV, DStv channel 130).

 An immediate hit, Ridiculousness Africa debuted in July 2016 and had audiences cracking up (and cringing). The show features some of the funniest videos that the Internet has to offer along with commentary from award-winning actor, comedian and TV host, Thomas Gumede and a revolving-door panel of top notch African talent.
Gumede will be joined by co-hosts and co-conspirators, actress, singer and former Generations star Denise Zimba and happy go lucky MTV Base video jockey and Nigerian on-screen personality Ehizojia “Ehiz” Okoeguale. Shooting starts today in Spain.
Returning as the host of the second season is very exciting for Gumede, “It’s going to be better and even funnier than before. There’s a great team on air and behind the scenes, and going back to film in Spain and speaking Spanish to all the lovely ladies, definitely the cherry on the top.”
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While many young South Africans are victims to bullying at school, the phenomenon is not limited to the playground, with many lives and careers damaged annually by bullies in the workplace. Victims of this kind of bullying should not resign themselves to their fate, as there are several steps they can take to put an end to the bully’s reign of terror, an expert says.

“Workplace bullying is the consistent and repeated mistreatment of one employee by another, and international estimates suggest that at least 1 in 6 people will at some stage fall victim to an office bully,” says Dr Gillian Mooney, Teaching and Learning Manager at The Independent Institute of Education, South Africa’s largest private higher education provider.

She says workplace bullying takes a huge toll not only on the person on the receiving end, but also on teams, divisions and even the company as a whole. Continue reading

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The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee on Monday 20 March 2017 recommended that Council adopt the draft Travel Demand Management Strategy (TDMS) when it meets next week. The strategy proposes practical solutions to alleviate the traffic congestion on Cape Town’s road network. Read more below:

‘The draft Travel Demand Management Strategy was issued for public participation in October last year when we asked residents and interested parties to comment on the City’s proposals on how to change motorists’ travel behaviour. We have received overwhelming support from residents who have also made valuable contributions in terms of how we can all pull together to reduce the number of private vehicles on our roads,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, Councillor Brett Herron.

The City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority is spending R750 million on road infrastructure projects over a period of five years to address congestion in Kommetjie, Kuils River and Blaauwberg. However, building new roads alone will not solve this challenge in the long-term. Experience the world over has proven that new road capacity is usually taken up within a matter of months and that construction cannot stay ahead of the growing demand due to rapid urbanisation. Continue reading

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STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE FOR INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS, WATER AND WASTE SERVICES; AND ENERGY, COUNCILLOR XANTHEA LIMBERG

The City of Cape Town today, 22 March 2017, joins South Africa and the rest of the world in observing World Water Day. This year it is of particular significance as the metro faces one of the worst droughts in more than a century. Read more below:

As we commemorate World Water Day, with its theme ‘wastewater’, it is apparent that we are at a tipping point where our behaviour and way that we view all water sources must start changing – not only because of a drought but as a long-term goal of becoming a more water-sensitive city.

During this time of drought, the total volume of water saved since January 2016 (since the start of Level 2 restrictions) to February 2017 is equivalent to the volume of the Wemmershoek Dam. By the end of May 2017 we therefore hope to have saved the equivalent volume of the larger Berg River Dam. Continue reading

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I have just returned from inspecting the rebuilding process and engaging with community members in Imizamo Yethu. It is the first time in history that the City of Cape Town and the affected community have worked together on such a large scale.

We obtained an interdict on Sunday to prevent resettlement on the burnt land. We have not had to use it. We are truly partners in this rebuilding process and we are very grateful for their cooperation.

On Monday evening, the City hosted a community meeting with the residents of Madiba Square from Imizamo Yethu. The City was ready to begin the process of super-blocking and issuing the emergency housing kits on Monday morning, but due to the high number of structures already erected on the land, we were prevented from doing so.

During the community meeting on Monday night, the residents of Madiba Square who had already erected structures agreed to remove them so that we could commence with the super-blocking project today. A total of 15 families requested the City’s assistance to dismantle their structures so that they can receive emergency housing kits. These families signed a request in that regard which we have for our records. Continue reading

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This from timeslive.co.za:

After 22 years at the SABC, radio veteran Glen Lewis is leaving Metro FM for a new show on Tbo Touch’s internet radio station Touch HD.

Touch HD spokesperson Lulu Ndevu confirmed to TshisaLIVE on Wednesday that both Glen and Tim Modise had joined the station.

“We can confirm that they have joined the station. We are excited to welcome them on board. Their appointment is in line with our strategy to bring the best talent on the African continent to the station,” Lulu said.

It is understood that Glen will host the morning show on Touch HD, with Touch taking the reins of afternoon drive show.

Tim previously featured on Tbo Touch’s TouchCentral where he hosted a weekday evening talkshow.

Full story here:

http://www.timeslive.co.za/entertainment/2017/03/22/CONFIRMED-Glen-Lewis-leaves-Metro-FM-for-Touch-HD?platform=hootsuite

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The Coca-Cola Schools T20 Challenge is fast becoming recognized as a week where heroes are made. The tournament, which sees South Africa’s top 8 school T20 teams battling it out to be named national champions, is often the first taste of franchise cricket for many of its participants. Since its inception, multiple Proteas and franchise players have come through its ranks. With this year’s event scheduled to take place from 24-26 March, 2017 looks set to continue the tournament’s hero making trend.

The Coca-Cola Schools T20 Challenge offers school sides the unique chance of representing, and donning the colours of their local franchise teams. For many of them this will present an opportunity of a lifetime – the chance to progress to senior franchise ranks.

In its short five year history the tournament has already seen the likes of Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo; Lungi Ngidi; Theunis De Bruyn and England opening batsman Keaton Jennings taking part. This, together with the numerous franchise players to have progressed through the tournament, is evidence of its hero making potential.

Fetsi Mbele, Senior Communications Manager: Brand Experience, Coca-Cola Southern & East Africa said, “We are proud to be playing a part in unearthing future cricketing heroes and assisting in the development of South African cricket through our sponsorship of the Coca-Cola Schools T20 Challenge. We can’t wait to see the talent on display at this year’s tournament.” Continue reading

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