Date Saturday, 14 March 2020
Venue V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre
Performer YME Band
Youth In Music Excellence (YME) will showcase their talents on Saturday, 14 March from 7pm at the V&A Amphitheatre. Young talented musicians are chosen from the Youth In Music Excellence Festival in Stellenbosch to be part of the band. They represent top musicians in the Jazz genre and are awarded this position by their musical ability.
Despite the limitations placed on her at birth and doctors saying that she will never be able to do anything by herself, Cindy has in 5 years become one of South Africa’s top Down Syndrome Field Athletes with the support of her family and her school, Club 21.
At the Sports Union for Athletes with Down Syndrome (SU-DS) World Championships in Athletics, Cindy represented South Africa in Portugal, making the top 3 for shot put, discus and javelin. Making South Africa proud, she brought home 2 silver and bronze medals.
Pictured above: Dressed in green and gold, Cindy and her team celebrate victory after the World Championships in Portugal.Continue reading
The City of Cape Town has received numerous questions about its preparedness to deal with any potential cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19 is part of a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals. The virus is spread mainly from person-to-person (coughing, sneezing, touching affected surfaces). An infection may present with fever, coughing and shortness of breath with at least 80% of the cases being mild in nature. Residents with underlying co-morbidities such as diabetes, heart and lung conditions are at increased risk of contracting the infection.
It is important to note that South Africa’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak is being led by the National Department of Health (NDoH), with support from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), World Health Organisation, Centre for Disease Control, and other partners.
The City of Cape Town is one of the partners involved in the response – under direction from the National Health Department and the Western Cape Health Department.
City Health fulfills a complementary primary health function through its network of more than 100 clinics, as well as an environmental health function.Continue reading
STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR FINANCE, ALDERMAN IAN NEILSON
The City of Cape Town continues to disconnect services of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). The disconnections should not affect the operation of the trains and thus commuters.
This is as a result of PRASA repeatedly failing to pay municipal rates and services debts of approximately R114 million to the City, of which R98 million is the arrears amount.
Eskom recently disconnected some of PRASA’S train operations for non-payment of debt to the value of only R6,5 million leaving passengers stranded and no trains operating.Continue reading
Scheduled maintenance on the water supply line in the Buh-Rein Estate and Mosselbank areas will cause low water pressure in these areas between 5 March and 27 March 2020. Read more below:
Residents of Buh-Rein Estate and Mosselbank areas are advised that repair work will take place on the water supply line currently feeding their areas between 5 March and 27 March 2020.
The City is making adjustments to the water network in the area to ensure supply is maintained, and although residents will likely notice a drop in water pressure, we do not expect any supply interruptions as a result of this work.
Residents are also advised to make sure that taps are left in the closed position during this period to prevent any water loss and/or water damage when supply is restored. Residents are advised to store water in clean, sealed containers for use during this period.
The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience that may be caused.
After months of international premieres and sold-out performances, director Oliver Hermanus’ latest film, MOFFIE, will premiere on the local circuit next week – finally reaching his “intended audience…my fellow South Africans.”
The story of a young conscript who battles to survive compulsory service in apartheid-South Africa’s military while confronting toxic masculinity and coming to terms with his sexual orientation, premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September of last year. Since that sold-out performance in Italy, MOFFIE and Hermanus have garnered high praise from critics and audiences across the globe.
In recent weeks, in anticipation of the film’s South African premiere on 13 March, 2020, Hermanus shared and discussed the film with a select few gay men for whom he has great admiration, and sat down to talk about their experience of the word “moffie.” These conversations form part of the #calledamoffie campaign by Portobello Productions – the team behind the movie – to denuclearize the word and the hurt it has caused so many people. Videos of these conversations are available to watch on the film’s website, www.moffiefilm.com and features actor Armand Aucamp, comedians Marc Lottering, Pieter-Dirk Uys and Casper de Vries, TV and radio personality Rian van Heerden, politician Siphesihle Dube, fashion designer Lukhanyo Mdingi, business consultant and founder of the Gay Pages, Rubin van Niekerk, sexual health activist Phumlani Kango, and Damian Engelbrecht, the first openly gay contestant on the reality series Boer Soek ‘n Vrou. Among the topics the videos touch on, is how the word “moffie” has affected their lives.Continue reading
SA Rugby welcomed Mitchum SA into their sponsorship family after Mitchum secured a new one-year partnership as an associate sponsor for Vodacom Super Rugby.
Vodacom Super Rugby is the largest rugby union competition in the Southern Hemisphere, consisting of a total of 15 teams – five from New Zealand, four each from South Africa and Australia as well as one team each from Argentina and Japan – dating back to the 1990s.
“We are excited to welcome Mitchum to our sponsorship family and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with a partner that is enthusiastic about rugby and the sustainability of the game,” said Jurie Roux, SA Rugby CEO.
“To attract such a sponsor in a tough economic climate is not only testimony to the lure of rugby as a sport and Vodacom Super Rugby as one of the top sporting competitions in South Africa, but also for the return on investment that Mitchum see in associating with SA Rugby and our brands.”
Roux said Mitchum has come on board as one of two associate sponsors to Vodacom Super Rugby and formed an integral part of SA Rugby’s plans of improving the quality of rugby to the fans each year.
“Without sponsors, sport will struggle and we’re fortunate that we have South African companies that are passionate about growing rugby,” Roux added.
Ndungu Wanjohi, Marketing Director at Revlon South Africa, said: “Mitchum is excited to come on board as an associate sponsor for the international competition.
“The association of our brand and that of Vodacom Super Rugby is a natural one that serves Mitchum and our strategy in a manner that makes sense for many reasons. We believe this new sponsorship deal will take our brand exposure to even greater heights.
“The sponsorship of Vodacom Super Rugby represents a renewed and passionate commitment by us to the future of the sport in South Africa with a particular emphasis on the ever-growing support which Vodacom Super Rugby is enjoying year on year.”
The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has received the findings of the Department of Community Safety’s Docket Archive Store (DAS) Assessment Project.
This assessment highlighted, amongst others, that the Integrated Case Docket Management System (ICDMS) is not being effectively used. The total cost of implementing ICDMS in SAPS stations and courts was R613.5 million in 2017.Continue reading
The Cell C Sharks tackle the Jaguares in Durban on Saturday afternoon in their first game since returning from their successful Vodacom Super Rugby tour of Australasia. The match kicks off at 15h05 and will be televised live on SuperSport1.
The Durban side can top the South African Conference if they beat the formidable South American outfit, as the DHL Stormers, who are currently in the lead on the log, have a bye this weekend.
The Emirates Lions will be the first South African team in action on Saturday in their round-six encounter with the Rebels in Melbourne, where the action gets underway at 10h15 (SA time).
In Pretoria, meanwhile, the Vodacom Bulls will be desperate for their first win of the season when they host the Highlanders in a late afternoon kick-off at Loftus Versfeld (17h15).
Alberts and Simelane start for Emirates Lions in Melbourne
The inclusion of Springbok flank Willem Alberts is one of three changes to the Emirates Lions’ starting team for their clash against the Rebels in Melbourne on Saturday. The match starts at 10h15 (SA time) and will be televised live on SuperSport1.
Alberts, who-rejoined the Joburg side earlier this year after playing club rugby in France, comes into the starting team in the back row to replace the injured Vincent Tshituka.
In the front row, Pieter Jansen is handed a start in the No 2-jersey, with Jan-Henning Campher moving to the replacement bench. The outside centre berth goes to Wandisile Simelane and Manuel Rass drops out of the matchday 23 this week.Continue reading