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Today the City of Cape Town achieved another first in South Africa, with an important step towards our goal to become the digital capital of Africa by launching the pilot phase of Wi-Fi provision on our MyCiTi buses.

As an opportunity city, we understand the demands of the 21st century and the greater need for connectedness.

As of part of a pilot phase, Wi-Fi has been installed on 10 MyCiTi buses, which will first be tested on the various feeder routes across the city.

Once the service has been tested on the feeder routes, the full roll-out will be expanded to all 380 buses such as the trunk routes in Atlantis, Table View, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha.

Passengers on these buses will be able to connect their Wi-Fi-enabled devices (cellphones, laptops, tablets) to the Wi-Fi.

Late last year, the City of Cape Town awarded a tender to VAST Networks to provide and manage the provision of Wi-Fi on MyCiTi buses. Continue reading

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Note to Editors: Rights free audio clips of Junior Springbok assistant coach Nazeem Adams in English and Afrikaans are attached.

Junior Springbok assistant coach Nazeem Adams drew inspiration from the class of 2012 at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in South Africa to inspire the team to advance to the semi-final of the competition this year in Manchester.

In 2012, the Junior Springboks suffered a first-round defeat against Ireland, but fought their way into the semi-final with bonus-point victories over Italy and England, and went on the win the trophy. Continue reading

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during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between South Africa and Fiji at Wellington Regional Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand.

during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between South Africa and Fiji at Wellington Regional Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand.

Experienced Springbok flyhalf Morne Steyn has been called up as replacement for the injured Pat Lambie who suffered concussion against Ireland on Saturday at DHL Newlands.

Lambie will take a mandatory break of one week following his injury in Cape Town and will therefore miss the second Castle Lager Incoming Series Test match at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Lambie underwent precautionary scans on Sunday, which proved normal, and he was examined for a third time on Monday morning by Springbok team doctor, Dr Konrad von Hagen. The player has already returned to his home in Durban.

According to Springbok coach Allister Coetzee, Steyn, who has 60 Test caps to his name, was always in his plans as a flyhalf replacement option in the event of injury to one of the three flyhalves in the squad. Handré Pollard, another Bok regular at No 10, is also injured at the moment. Continue reading

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Pic: eowspa.com

Pic: eowspa.com

It’s official, we bid farewell to sunny days and blue skies and it will be a while until we can see flowers poking up through the earth. In the meantime, we’re trapped beneath layers of clothes and boots – longing for the days where we can wear sandals and those pretty little summer dresses again.

We don’t have to let the cold weather cause chaos on our entire body though! This is where the importance of body scrubs comes in. Body scrubs are great for exfoliating as they eliminate the dead skin cells and nourish the new skin beneath, leaving your skin soft and glowing all over.

Below are just a few ideas for DIY scrubs you can make at home, instead of spending a ridiculous amount of money on them at the specialty shops. I know I will be making some of these this winter!

Sea Salt Scrub

To create a simple salt scrub, you basically just need coarse sea salt or Epsom salts, a carrier liquid (like an oil, glycerin  or some honey) and a scent. Feel free to experiment with different oils, salts and essential oils to see which you like the most and which work best for your skin.

Citrus Morning Scrub

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 drops grapefruit essential oil

Mix all the ingredients together and pour into a lidded jar. Wet your skin in the shower and gently massage the scrub all over yourself—preferably in gentle, circular motions—to exfoliate it. Rinse thoroughly, pat dry and moisturize if necessary. Continue reading

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“VOICES ON FIRE.”

The fourth annual Poetry in McGregor is happening from August 26th to 28th. Feast with us on the heart’s food, the resonant human voice, the felt reality of who we are. Since ancient time our understanding of ourselves, our sense of what lies within, was said to come out of the blue: inspiration, the breath of heaven, the song of the muse, the voice of the poet.

There is a great range of poets performing at various interesting venues at this year`s event.  English poetry from the young awesome talents of Elisa Galgut and Vangile Gantsho to well-known poets James Matthews, Patricia Schonstein, Kobus Moolman, Khadija Tracey Heeger and Harry Owen. In the Afrikaans section we have the heartwarming and inspiring Margot Luyt (Verse n Klank on RSG), Koos van der Merwe, Daniel Hugo, Diana Ferrus and Lara Kirsten. Last year`s winner of the Poetry Competition, Louise Westerhout will also be taking to the stage. Exciting groups that are coming are UWC poets, Lingua Franca Spoken Word Movement andMothertongue. There are also immensely entertaining poets including Margaret Clough and Stephanie Saunderswho will have you rolling in the aisles as they look at the lighter side of life. For a complete list of all the wonderful participating poets, go to: https://mcgregorpoetryfestival.blogspot.co.za/ Continue reading

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Cape Town Comedy Club always making sure you have a good time…….
· Come and have fun with us on 15th (DJ Godfrey on the decks)

· Enjoy the public holiday – Youth Day on 16th

· Spend Father’s Day at CTCC on Sunday 19th June

· Our Winter Meal & Cocktail Specials – May to August

LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

Wednesday 15th June 2016 (Day before public holiday)

HEADLINE: Tracy Klass
MC: Dalin Oliver
SUPPORT ACT: Phil de Lange
OPEN MIC: Liam Bento
GUEST ACT: Mel Jones & DJ Godfrey

Thursday 16th June 2016 (Public Holiday)

HEADLINE: Tracy Klass
MC: Dalin Oliver
SUPPORT ACT: Phil de Lange
OPEN MIC: Liam Bento

COMPETITION: Continue reading

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The City of Cape Town will this week celebrate Youth Day, which falls on Thursday 16 June 2016, with a wide range of events and activities to commemorate the role the youth played during the 1976 Soweto Uprising.

Youth Day is also about celebrating the important role of the youth in building a vibrant society and contributing towards the diversity of our city.

Various City of Cape Town departments, together with members of the community, will participate. All media are welcome to attend.

Transport for Cape Town

On Youth Day, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron, will hand out about 8 000 whistles to young commuters at the MyCiTi station inReygersdal Drive in Atlantis at 10:30

The whistle handout is part of the City’s focus on the safety of women and girls in Atlantis. In 2014 the City partnered with the United Nations in a Women Safe Cities Initiative with the Atlantis community as the focus point.

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The Cape Town International Convention Centre will again commemorate Youth Day with a special Youth Day programme. It is the third year running that the centre will be hosting youth from Cape Town.

Youth Day is significant in the history of South Africa, and at the CTICC it is important that we highlight the impact youth – past and present – have on their communities and our society.

The CTICC will host learners from Mitchell’s Plain School of Skills and Lathi-Tha School of Skills on 13th June with a packed Youth Day programme. Both schools provide an alternative learning environment to youth and support them through skills and academic development. Continue reading

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The fourth annual DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented by Nedbank, will be held at the newly revamped Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit this year. This tastebud-tanalising food and music festival is by far the biggest and most popular of its kind in South Africa, with an estimated 40 000 people expected to attend over the two-day festival.

Due to overwhelming public support, this world class festival has been extended to take place over two days, Saturday and Sunday 8-9 October 2016. It is the largest non-motoring event of its kind scheduled to take place at Kyalami this year.

“The prime location, international recognition, world class facilities, along with its nine entry and exit points make the newly revamped Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit the ideal venue for this prestigious festival that fuses flavoursome and fashion foods with eclectic entertainment that pleases both customary and contemporary tastes,” says Lloyd Cornwell, Festival Director of the DStv Delicious Festival. “We take our patrons’ feedback very seriously which is why we decided to move the event to October to take advantage of the warmer weather and longer days. We believe that the time of year combined with the centrally located and iconic venue will attract even more enthusiasts looking for a gastronomical feast blended with a world-class entertainment line-up.” Continue reading

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