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This is an extract from the address delivered by City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the sod-turning ceremony for the Dido Valley Housing Project which took place earlier today, 26 July 2016. It will house 600 families, 100 of whom are land restitution claimants who were forcibly removed from Simon’s Town and moved to Gugulethu in 1965.

We are here to celebrate a new chapter in the history of Dido Valley.

It has taken us way too long to get here.

The commitment was made more than 20 years ago, and we are finally at this juncture where progress is no longer is possible, but will soon be visible.

I want to thank the Red Hill Development Forum for their years of perseverance and for never giving up hope for a better life for their families and fellow community members. Continue reading

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Lance Sendin and Sean Erasmus, first team coaches of Hugenote in Wellington and Paarl Boys High respectively, have been appointed as head coaches of the two SA Schools teams for the Under-19 International Series in Cape Town and Paarl from 12 to 20 August, SA Rugby announced on Friday.

Sendin, who was the head coach of the SA Schools A team last season, takes over the head coaching duties of the SA Schools team from Hein Kriek, who is now an assistant coach of the Steval Pumas. Erasmus, meanwhile, takes over the head coaching duties of the SA Schools A team after serving as Kriek’s assistant coach last year.

Sendin and Erasmus will be assisted by Boland U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week assistant coach John Booysen and Bidvest Golden Lions U18 Craven Week assistant coach Mzwakhe Nkosi, as well as specialist coaches of the SA Rugby Mobi-Unit. Continue reading

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Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools is a series of 12 matches, which feature the highest profile and most traditional interschool rugby rivalries, from South Africa’s top rugby schools which are broadcast live on SuperSport from April to August.

Schoolboy rugby has served as one of the cornerstones of domestic rugby dating back more than a century, and true to its slogan “Honouring Heritage. Playing for the Future”, Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools is about History, Heritage and Tradition. The series, now in its third year, is expected to grow even stronger.

The Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools stories are further captured in 12 Preview shows, which preview all the games and provide historical overviews of these traditional schools and highlight other academic, cultural and sporting achievements. Continue reading

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Following the epic Joyous 20 recording at Moses Mabhida Stadium, MTN Joyous Celebration today announced that their 21st album recording Joyous 21 is set to take place in Dallas, Texas, USA in partnership with the acclaimed Bishop TD Jakes.

After 20 successful years of touring the African continent ministering gospel music to fans, the harmonious ensemble confirmed that their 21st offering will be recorded at the world-renowned church, The Potter’s House in Texas, Dallas where MTN Joyous Celebration will collaborate with The Potter’s House Choir in recording their live DVD, in the USA on the 03rd December 2016.

The recording will coincide with an East Coast tour covering the following cities, New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington DC. Continue reading

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Come and celebrate Café Roux`s 10th birthday with them with an exciting line up for the month of August! Francois van Coke, Arno Carstens, Majozi, Gavin Edwards (runner-up of The Voice SA), Josie Field, Jennifer Eaves, The Little Kings and many more! Here are the details:

Wed 3 August: Stand Up Sessions: Siv Ngesi, Tracy Klass, Yaseen Barnes, Dalin Oliver
Venue: Café Roux, The Farm Village, Noordhoek.
Address: 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.
Tickets: R120.00
Time: Dinner from 19h00. Show from 20h30.
Bookings: go to www.caferouxsessions.co.za or book at www.webtickets.co.za
Contact for enquiries: info@caferoux.co.za / 021 789 2538
Proudly sponsored by: The Wolftrap Wine.

Comedy. Headliner Siv Ngesi is one of SA’s most dynamic actors and comedians and with good reason. He immersed in several different spheres of the performing arts at one time, showcasing his talents across a number of platforms. He was voted Mail & Guardian’s most influential young South African. Age 9, Siv toured Asia with Les Miserables in the coveted role of Gavroshe. Since then landing roles in films such as World Unseen, Zeenon Z3 , Schweitzer , Invictus and Long Walk To Freedom. In 2014 Siv captivated audiences with his smile and dance moves in the 7th Season of Strictly Come Dancing. Siv performs to expats all around the world and with his very South African flavour of humour , he makes many want to book a ticket back home to SA . Continue reading

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The acquisition of state-of-the art ‘sound cameras’ will amplify City Health’s ability to prosecute noise nuisance cases. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Environmental Health Department has spent nearly R180 000 on the acquisition of two ‘sound cameras’ to help investigate noise complaints.

The units will be used in conjunction with existing sound level meters to measure the level of noise caused. Apart from the sound level meter and the camera, all of the other components were locally engineered to complete the device. City Health is not aware of similar equipment being used anywhere else in South Africa.

Until now, court cases involving noise nuisance complaints have relied on decibel readings from sound level meters as evidence to substantiate the complaints. The sound cameras will allow the capture of audio and photographic data which will be presented as evidence in addition to the decibel readings. Continue reading

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The much anticipated Henri Matisse|Rhythm and Meaning exhibition opened at Johannesburg’s Standard Bank Gallery recently. Art lovers can experience the genius and versatility of the French modernist master’s first exhibition in Africa for free and Standard Bank has also made available a free shuttle for patrons to attend the exhibition from 1 August 2016 to 17 September 2016.

To book a seat on the shuttle, patrons must visit www.standardbank.com/matisseshuttle and enter their details as prompted. Using a valid booking reference to enter, booked passengers will be shuttled between the Gautrain Park Station at 11:30 and 13:00 daily and returned to the Gautrain Park Station at 12:45 and 14:15 daily. The service runs from Monday to Saturday and excludes Sundays and public holidays. Continue reading

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