Motorists with outstanding fines will soon be able to ‘pay as they go’, courtesy of new technology.
The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service is adding another technological advancement to its arsenal with the roll-out of smart SMS technology that will allow motorists to pay fines via their cellphones, tablets or personal computers.
The technology has been brought on stream by the City’s service provider who is responsible for generating and sending fine notices.
For the past few months, the service provider has been testing the SMS service. A message containing a link to a secure webpage is delivered to a motorist’s cellphone. They are then able to view the fine by inputting their identification number, with additional options to download or e-mail the fine or even pay it directly from the link. Continue reading
Border on Friday emerged as the top team at the National Girls U16 Week at the HT Pelatona Projects Stadium in Welkom, as they defeated Western Province 15-7 in a tight final match.
The teams also met in last season’s final game, but Western Province edged the East London side 12-10 to take top honours.
This season, however, Border, who won all three of their matches, made no mistake and succeeded in building on their victories against the Blue Bulls and their neighbours, the Limpopo Blue Bulls.
SWD, who registered back-to-back victories in their opening two matches, meanwhile, suffered their first defeat of the tournament as they went down 27-0 against Eastern Province. Continue reading
The Cape Town Flower Show takes place from Thursday 27th–Sunday 30th October 2016 at The Castle of Good Hope, in the centre of Cape Town. At the show, a brand new floral competition is being launched. Amateur, semi-professional and professional florists and floral artists will be given the opportunity to show their skill and design flair in the first-ever South African MasterFlorist™ competition. Do you think you have what it takes?
Entries for Round One are open from Friday 1 July 2016 – Sunday 31 July 2016 and can be submitted online here. From the entries, 20 competitors will then be selected for Round Two and the final 12 contestants will then battle it out in a daily competition held on each day of the Cape Town Flower Show. Contestants will be put through their paces, as they are presented with a new themed elimination challenge. At the end of each daily challenge, contestants will be judged by a panel of floral experts and media when three competitors will then be eliminated. The final challenge on Sunday 30th October is not to be missed when the final three florists battle it out for the ultimate prize of R20 000 and the title of South African MasterFlorist™ Winner 2016. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town urges residents to play outside this winter, and avoid missing out on the natural beauty that Cape Town has to offer. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town manages 16 nature reserves in Cape Town – many of which are in close proximity to urban areas. Residents are spoilt for choice with access to beautiful reserves located right on their doorstep.
‘Cape Town’s natural beauty truly comes alive during winter. The mountains, hills and fields change to bright green over this period. It’s the ideal time for locals and visitors to grab their hiking boots and camera, and to get out and up close with our breathtaking natural surroundings.
‘Many of our reserves have hiking trails which offer visitors and residents an opportunity to access certain parts of the natural environment which they may not have been exposed to before,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Environmental and Spatial Planning, Councillor Johan van der Merwe. Continue reading
The roll-out of a free wireless internet (Wi-Fi) hotspot at the Crossroads Library will be a welcome addition to the host of other services that are available. The library has been located in its new home in the Philippi Village for about nine months and has provided residents, especially learners, with access to improved services in a much more secure environment. Such state-of-the-art libraries are no longer just places to borrow books but are evolving into one-stop global information and activity hubs. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services and Compliance, Councillor Xanthea Limberg, today unveiled the City’s latest free Wi-Fi offering, with a hotspot situated at the Crossroads Library. The local ward councillor and residents joined Councillor Limberg to test the newest Wi-Fi hotspot and the trial went off without any technical glitches. This latest offering is in addition to the free internet available through the SmartCape facility. Continue reading
GrandWest is thrilled to bring the international children’s theatre show, Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure, to its stage from 15 to 17 July 2016. Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure is an engaging and interactive story about Dora and her friends’ Boots and Diego’s voyage of discovery to Treasure Island in search of the ultimate pirate party.
Young audiences will revel in helping them to navigate over the Dancing Mountain and through the Silly Singing Bridge in pursuit of the Pirate Piggies. Along the way, Dora’s fans will use their map reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully help her reach Treasure Island and avoid the pesky fox, Swiper.
Dora the Explorer live stage shows have enjoyed success around the world and have now been seen by more than four million people in Australia, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Kuwait, Russia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and New Zealand. Continue reading