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Spring brings brighter days and the desire to explore lighter dishes, with seafood lending well to the season. Harnessing its location on the edge of the ocean, The Table Bay promises its guests the freshest fish and seafood while remaining true to its commitment to protect overexploited sea species.

“Seemingly ordinary fish can be extraordinary. The secret lies in the preparation. Guests are promised innovative options and the assurance that their choice to eat seafood responsibly is not compromised,” says The Table Bay’s Executive Chef, Keshan Rambarun.

The Table Bay embraces Sun International’s sustainable seafood promise and has committed to serving green listed seafood at its Camissa Brasserie. All fish and seafood products on its ever evolving menu are sourced from sustainable suppliers approved by the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI).

“As an environmentally conscious hotel, we have taken to heart our responsibility to use scarce and precious resources mindfully. This includes fish and seafood. We recognize that are oceans are being ravaged by unsustainable harvesting and that fish stocks must be protected to ensure that natural marine ecosystems are balanced. As such, we have committed wholeheartedly to Sun International’s group wide sustainable seafood strategy which is formalised by a Sustainability Seafood Policy,” explains Rambarun.

For September, to hail the start of spring, Rambarun has included SASSI Squid Ink Pasta on the Camissa Brasserie menu.

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The exciting “Maak My Famous” showcase starring Emo Adams, Tarryn Lamb and the Top 10 Finalists from the hit kykNET TV show, takes place on Saturday, 14 September at the Grand Arena, GrandWest.

Special guest performances include Early B, Alistair Izobell, Nur, Charlton Daniels and the ‘Maak My Famous’ band. The TV show has taken the country by storm and this is your chance to see all the stars live on stage.

“This local music sensation is going to be one of the best shows this year,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest. “If you are a fan of local music this show is not to be missed.”

There will be a matinee and an evening show on Saturday, 14 September 2019. The afternoon show starts at 14h00 and the evening show starts at 20h00. Doors open an hour before each show starts. Tickets are available from Computicket, starting at R120.

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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 www.waterfront.co.za.

Silo District

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BRAKPAN, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 17:  Babalwa Latsha of South Africa lifts the trophy with the team as they qualify during the Women's World Cup qualifier match between South Africa and Kenya at Bosman Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Brakpan, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

BRAKPAN, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 17: Babalwa Latsha of South Africa lifts the trophy with the team as they qualify during the Women’s World Cup qualifier match between South Africa and Kenya at Bosman Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Brakpan, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer was delighted on Saturday as his charges booked their place in the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand with a 39-0 victory against Kenya in the deciding match of the qualifiers at the Bosman Stadium in Brakpan.

The win marked a clean sweep for the Springbok Women in the competition and wrapped up a full-house of points from their three matches following 89-5 and 73-0 victories against Uganda and Madagascar earlier in the tournament.

The Springbok Women ran Kenya ragged early on, which saw them earn their fourth try early in the second quarter and take a 24-0 lead at the break, and they built on this is in a competitive second stanza in which they added three more tries to their tally for the 39-0 win.

In the other match, Madagascar and Uganda played to 15-15 draw in a gripping encounter, in which both teams ran hard on attack and defended with intent.

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STATEMENT BY MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES AND HEALTH, COUNCILLOR ZAHID BADROODIEN

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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STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS, COUNCILLOR MALUSI BOOI

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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South African rugby players – men and women, schoolboys and adults – were congratulated for Saturday’s national team hat-trick by Mr Mark Alexander, president of SA Rugby, on Sunday.

The Springboks overcame Argentina, 24-18; the Springbok Women defeated Kenya, 39-0; and the SA Schools team beat England U18, 33-26.

“Saturday was a very satisfactory day for South African rugby,” said Mr Alexander. “We had national teams in action in Pretoria, Brakpan and Wellington – all of them in important matches and all of them came through.

“I’d like to congratulate our men and women players and our schoolboys on their successes. It’s not often that we have three national teams playing on the same day and to have them all victorious is cause for some pride.

“In particular I’d like to congratulate the Springbok Women on their qualification for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup.”

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The Currie Cup Premier Division – sponsored by DirectAxis Financial Services – is going down to the wire yet again and with only one round of the league phase left before the playoffs, five teams will be scrambling to determine how the top four finish.

Tafel Lager Griquas secured their first appearance in the semi-finals since 1998 with a good 27-23 win over DHL Western Province in Kimberley on Friday evening.

George Whitehead was the general for the men from Kimberley, while the rest of his team delivered a well-organised and physical performance as DHL Western Province made a number of handling errors and struggled in the scrum. The full match report and scorers can be found here.

On Saturday, the Toyota Free State Cheetahs had to dig deep, but in the end they had too much fuel in the tank as they outlasted the Phakisa Pumas by 43-37 in a high-scoring match in Nelspruit.

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