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
Boland and the Valke will meet in the grand finale of the LSEN Week at Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Affies) in Pretoria on Thursday after strong performances in the first two rounds of the tournament.
The clash will mark Boland’s third consecutive appearance in the final match of the LSEN Week.
Last season they defeated Western Cape neighbours, Western Province, 25-12 in Worcester, while they defeated SWD 45-3 in Potchefstroom in the 2014 edition of the tournament.
Boland and the Valke were among three teams that remained unbeaten after the second round of matches on Tuesday. The Free State was the third unbeaten team. Continue reading
Johannesburg, 30 June 2016: MTV (DStv channel 130) has just the right way to warm you up during the ruthless winter nights as Ridiculousness Africa heats up your screens with bizarre video clips of crazy antics, shocking stunts and eccentric exploits from some of the internet’s craziest clowns.
Embrace your own inner Ridiculousness as host with the most, Thomas Gumede, is joined by the gorgeous Boity Thulo, Nigerian funnyman Basketmouth, and celebrity guest Nasty C in the first episode of the series, premiering on Thursday 14 July at 21:15 CAT.
Nasty C, real name Nsikayesizwe Ngcobo will show off his funny side when he joins Thomas, Boity and Basketmouth on the Ridiculousness sofa to share his hilarious comments and observations on the video antics. The 19-year old chart-topping rapper and award-winning MC from Durban is best known for his hits “Hell Naw”, “Juice Back” and his recent feature on DJ Vigilante’s “Bang Out”, alongside K.O and AKA. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town will, on 8 July 2016, issue the prospectus for the development of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct in the Cape Town central business district. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for urban developers to address the city’s traffic woes and affordable housing needs in return for the rights to develop one of the most valuable, vital and iconic precincts in the Mother City. Read more below:
The prospectus will provide investors and developers with all of the information they need for devising a development proposal for this precinct – a strip of City-owned land that is located under and between the existing and unfinished highways between the city’s northern edge and the Cape Town Harbour.
The strip of land is 6 ha in size and 140 m wide. It is situated in a prime location and has the potential to provide developers with a significant return on investment. Continue reading
GrandWest turns up the heat this winter with a scintillating show by some of the world’s best known R&B artists live at the Grand Arena on 24 July 2016. The one night only show, Legends of R&B, will feature the iconic R&B group, The Manhattans, with Gerald Alston and Grammy Award winning songstress Regina Belle.
“Legends of R&B is a rare treat for rhythm and blues music enthusiasts. We look forward to welcoming these celebrated artists to our stage for one of only four concerts to be performed during their South African tour,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest.
Since first emerging on the music scene in the 1960s, The Manhattans have sold over 40 million albums worldwide and boast a string of chart topping hits including classics such as “Kiss and Say Goodbye” and “Forever by Your Side”. Alston joined the group in 1970 and together they enjoyed success with their 1973 song “There`s No Me Without You”. The song quickly became a number one chart topper on both the US Billboard Pop and R&B charts. The group found further success in 1980 with the release of “Shining Star”, which reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and received a Grammy Award. Continue reading