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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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South African star of stage and screen, Jamie Bartlett, joins radio legend Shado Twala and the internationally renowned DJ Fresh on the judging panel for the upcoming season of SA’s Got Talent, which returns to in September. Best known for his role as David Genaro on Rhythm City, Jamie will be bringing his enthusiasm and experience to Mzansi’s most-watched TV talent show.

Bartlett is ecstatic about his new role of judge on the show. “SA’s Got Talent is a true celebration of top, local talent across the spectrum. I’m very excited at the prospect of being able to serve the talent and the show in my role as a judge. Viewers tuning into SA’s Got Talent will see the real me – not playing a character, but daring the talent to move me,” he says.

Marlon Davids, acting MD Channels Division, says that Bartlett’s extensive professional experience in the South African theatre, film and television industries will stand him in good stead when it comes to nurturing the next generation of talent on SA’s Got Talent. “We can’t wait to see what he has to say about the talent that will be on stage – we know he’ll be honest, and tough to impress!”. Continue reading

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Motivation is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “the act or process of giving someone a reason for doing something”. So do we really need motivation in order to work out? The answer is yes, unless one makes decisions and actions without a reason. Then why is it so easy to make excuses to avoid a workout?

Most people find any excuse to avoid a workout. Either they’re too tired from work, don’t have time or have other things to do – such as buying groceries or spending time with family. However, there really shouldn’t be any excuse when it comes to such a vital part of health. Exercise shouldn’t be an option, it should be a priority for all of us, as it’s essential to our wellbeing. As Dr. Gaby points out, exercise helps relieve the symptoms of “depression or anxiety issues as well as heart issues, diabetes” and more. While some people suffering from these issues raise the argument that they can simply take medication to better them, only taking medication doesn’t get you to your prime health – yet combined with exercise, your health will improve exponentially. It’s important not only to improve these health issues through exercise but to prevent them as well. Continue reading

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In an apparent effort to discredit the “much celebrated financial performance” of SAA’s low-cost subsidiary Mango and deflect credit for it from Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout, SAA has disclosed that it has been assisting Mango financially since it started trading in 2006.

This might put it at odds with competition law and provide grounds for a market investigation by the competition authorities, transport economist Joachim Vermooten told Moneyweb.

SAA issued a statement on Saturday afternoon, two days after news that Bezuidenhout – who headed Mango from its start – has resigned and will be joining regional low-cost airline fastjet. Read the full SAA statement here.

It said: “Mr Bezuidenhout’s departure is expected to have no impact on the operations and possible growth prospects of Mango Airlines. SAA materially contributed to the much-celebrated financial performance of Mango Airlines and will continue to support the airline should the need so arise.

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Springbok flyhalf Patrick Lambie will undertake a mandatory one week rest and if he is asymptomatic following the prescribed resting period, then he will be managed according to the World Rugby Return to Play Protocol.

Dr Konrad von Hagen, the Springbok medical doctor, confirmed on Sunday the Bok No 10 will rest the coming week and he will be monitored by the Bok medical team. The team doctor said even though the player’s x-rays showed no abnormality, Lambie will however undergo further scans as a precaution.

Lambie was injured in a tackle that saw Irish flanker CJ Stander being red-carded for dangerous play in the first half of the match, won 26-20 by Ireland. A decision on a replacement for Lambie will be made in due course. Continue reading

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City Health’s message to young people this Youth Month is that disease doesn’t ask for an identity document and can affect anyone – young or old. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Health Directorate continues to face a number of challenges relating to youth health – some more serious than others.

The Directorate has made strides in the last decade to attract more young people to primary healthcare facilities and the results are evident, in particular around reproductive health.

Between 2006 and 2015, the number of babies born to mothers under the age of 18 dropped from 5,3% to 3,87% of all births recorded. Other successes include the high uptake of contraceptive methods, including male and female condoms, and an enthusiasm for the youth-specific facilities and sessions set aside by City Health (such as the Site B youth clinic pictured above). Continue reading

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The City of Cape Town has allocated about R350 million in the 2016/17 financial year for infrastructure projects in the Voortrekker Road Corridor (VRC) as part of its ongoing efforts to revitalise this substantial area.

This investment is over and above the normal City-funded service delivery allocations to this area and aims to improve urban conditions and to unlock a range of investment opportunities in future.

‘The core belief that underpins our efforts in this important part of our metro is that strategic public spending will encourage further development and investment from the private sector.

‘Our targeted investment drive in infrastructure and public space upgrades aims not only to lay a solid and attractive foundation for further private sector investment, but also shows our commitment to enhancing the second largest central business district area in the metro and its surrounds. Continue reading

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