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The City of Cape Town’s Hout Bay Gateway Precinct Project is well under way and is expected to be completed by the end of June 2016. The upgrade of the Imizamo Yethu entrance, in particular, forms part of the City’s broader commitment to this community.

The R5 million Hout Bay Gateway Precinct Project comprises the upgrading of the pedestrian environment along Hout Bay Main Road and Victoria/NR Mandela Roads to provide the community with safer paved walkways to schools, taxis, the MyCiTi stations and the clinic.

The upgrading of the intersection is part of a series of interventions in this area such as the construction of the MyCiTi station and the upgrading of the sports complex.

Further improvements to the area include: paving walkways and larger public spaces; creating retaining walls to stabilise soil embankments; providing low seating walls, lighting and playground equipment; and planting trees. Continue reading

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The Olympic Games is without a doubt the pinnacle of world sport and the peak of any athlete’s career. Powerade, as the official sports drink of the 2016 Olympic Games, will be giving everyday sportsmen and women a taste of what it takes to train like a professional in 2016 through the Powerade Train Like an Olympian campaign. The campaign kicks off at the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour and will move onto the new Cape Argus Sport Show and the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. Powerade will be giving all race participants and expo goers at each event the opportunity to experience elements of an Olympic style training assessment from some of the country’s top training specialists.

Just like Olympians, all sportsmen and women have the desire to continually improve their performance and to achieve their personal goals. However, average sportsmen and sportswomen only have limited access to professional training information and the exercise science which could take their performance to the next level. Continue reading

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The City of Cape Town’s Hangberg Library was officially opened today following maintenance and extensive renovations. The renovations enhance visitors’ library experience and also make the facility more accessible to people with disabilities and the elderly. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Special Projects, Alderman Belinda Walker, officially opened the Hangberg Library today, 3 March 2016. The library has been open to patrons since December 2015 following months of extensive renovations and maintenance at a cost of over R2,5 million.

The City’s libraries are identified for proactive maintenance in a five-year cycle. The major changes to the Hangberg Library will improve the visitor experience and ensure that it is now more accessible for people with disabilities.

In addition, a glass roof gives patrons a sweeping view of the Hout Bay harbour area, which draws thousands of local and international visitors annually. Continue reading

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The biggest travel, outdoor and adventure event, The Cape Getaway Show, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans, is back at Lourensford Wine Estate and promises to be bigger and better than before.

With live music, delicious food, wine and craft beer, specials on camping, outdoor and travel gear as well as amazing holiday prizes up for grabs this is a jam packed weekend you won’t want to miss out on.

The Cape Getaway Show has special events happening each day with loads of adventures for the whole family and a few special treats for the outdoor sports fanatics. What’s more, the first 1000 people to enter the gate on Friday will receive an awesome Getaway T-shirt!

See below of what the Cape Getaway Show has in store: Continue reading

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Johannesburg/Lagos, 3 March 2016: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa today announced the hosts for Lip Sync Battle Africa, the first localised format of the multi-platform, pop-culture phenomenon to air on the continent.

South African entertainment superstar Pearl Thusi and Nigerian music legendD’Banj will host Lip Sync Battle Africa. Pearl Thusi will serve as all around host and “master of ceremonies”, while “Koko Master” and “Oliver Twist” starD’Banj will step up as the “colour commentator”, adding his lively observations to the proceedings.

Lip Sync Battle Africa will premiere in April 2016 on MTV (DStv channel 130), MTV Base (DStv channel 322) and e.tv.
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The South African Vodacom Super Rugby franchises will look to build momentum this weekend as round two of the competition kicks off and the rust begins to wear off.

Three local franchises, the DHL Stormers, Emirates Lions and Cell C Sharks, started the competition with a bang last week as they registered morale-boosting bonus-point victories. They will undoubtedly look to continue this form as most of the teams begin to find their feet in the competition.

The Toyota Cheetahs and Vodacom Bulls, meanwhile, will be determined to improve on their form in the opening round and register their first victories of the season to avoid slipping further behind the pace-setters early in the competition.

SA’s sixth franchise, the Southern Kings, have a bye.

The Emirates Lions will be the first South African franchise to take to the field on Saturday morning as they go up against the Chiefs in Hamilton in their second tour game at 06h15. Continue reading

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BERLIN, March 3, 2016 – Boris Becker and Novak Djokovic are celebrating after the world tennis No.1 was nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award for the second straight time. In an exclusive, in-depth interview on Laureus.com, Becker, who has coached Djokovic since January 2014, said: “Very few players, if any, had a year like that.” Continue reading

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FEATURING A REVOLUTIONARY MID-HEIGHT COLLAR DESIGN AND A NEW TOOLING SYSTEM, THE LUNAREPIC FLYKNIT OFFERS A VIRTUALLY VANISHING FIT, FLUID FEEL AND SUPERIOR SOFTNESS.

The conception of the LunarEpic Flyknit began over 18 months ago with the contemplation of a global football boot. Taking insight from Nike’s Magista — which allows the foot, ankle and lower leg to work together as a single unit to emphasize natural movement and a feeling of fluidity — the company’s running designers set out to create a shoe that imparted this same sensation, while still serving runner’s key needs: fit, feel and force.

THE LUNAREPIC FLYKNIT IS AVAILABLE STARTING MARCH 3 AT NIKE.COM AND RETAIL LOCATIONS. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY.

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An innovative programme in forestry management is not only creating jobs in some of Knysna’s most vulnerable communities, but also teaching locals about plantations and indigenous forest.

PG Bison, South Africa’s leading diversified timber company, is currently offering the programme to 28 learners, who will be given an opportunity to advance through four forestry qualification levels. They are paid a stipend during their training, and the company has committed to helping them find employment either at PG Bison or at a sub-contractor, once the learners graduate.

The learners will develop a broad skills set in theory and practice. This includes basic mathematics and communication, financial management, as well as subjects specific to forestry like weed control and tree planting. Continue reading

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