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Warrant evaders were among nearly 400 suspects arrested by the City’s enforcement agencies in the last week. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service closed the net on 199 warrant evaders in the last week. Operation Reclaim roadblocks were held in various parts of the city in the hunt for motorists with outstanding warrants of arrest for not paying their traffic fines.

‘I’ve said it time and again: we are putting more resources into tracking down the “scofflaws” who think they can break the rules and simply get away with it. We are intensifying our efforts and I would therefore advise motorists with outstanding fines to settle their debt or they could be in for a nasty surprise,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith. Continue reading

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Note to editors: the following speech will be delivered by City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the official handover ceremony of 45 title deeds for the residents of Steurhof that will be held at the South Peninsula High School at 19:00 tonight.

Good evening, goeie naand, molweni, as-salaam alaikum, shalom.

I am here tonight to deliver on a promise that I made to all of you a few years ago. On 19 December 2012 I handed over letters of commitment for the transfer of Council rental units in Steurhof, Diep River. Continue reading

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Junior Springbok vice-captain Junior Pokomela on Sunday said his team was ready to make their mark at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Manchester, England, as they prepare to take on Japan in their opening match on Tuesday.

The team had two hard training sessions in the warm sunny weather in Manchester on Sunday and a recovery session in the swimming pool, and will conclude their preparations for the match on Monday at the Academy Stadium with their captains run.

“We have had two days to recover from the journey to Manchester, and a few training sessions to get back into the swing of things and regain our focus,” said Pokomela. “Today’s training sessions were of a very high intensity and it is clear that the players are focused and ready to make their presence felt. Continue reading

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Springbok looseforward Teboho ‘Oupa’ Mohoje was on Sunday named captain of the South African ‘A’ team by coach Johan Ackermann as the squad assembled in Bloemfontein for a two-match series against a strong England Saxons team.

He will be assisted by his Toyota Cheetahs team-mate, Francois Venter, while the squad was bolstered by the addition of two forward replacements from the Blue Bulls.

Springbok backrower Arno Botha returns to national colours after two seasons plagued by injury while he is joined by emerging lock star, Jason Jenkins, who joins his 2015 Junior Springbok locking team-mate, RG Snyman, in the ‘A’ squad.

Ackermann said: “Oupa has natural leadership ability and is one of the few players in the squad who knows what it means to be a national player. I’m looking forward to working with him and Francois over the next fortnight as we bring together a young and exciting squad.” Continue reading

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The City of Cape Town has commenced with a public participation process for the naming of five unnamed suburbs in Delft. Residents and interested parties are invited to make proposals that will commemorate the people and events that are inherent to Delft. Read more below:

Delft was established in 1989 on a farm situated next to the Cape Town International Airport. Even though some of the suburbs in Delft are named after Dutch towns such as The Hague, Roosendal, Eindhoven, Voorbrug and Leiden, up to nine precincts are still only known by a number to this day.

‘It is 27 years down the line since Delft was established and high time that we embark on a process to name the precincts of greater Delft. According to the 2011 Census, nearly 18 600 households or 64 500 people live in Delft and, given Cape Town’s population growth, we can safely assume that Delft is home to even more people today. To these residents their precincts are much more than a number – it is the place they call home, where they work, play, socialise, celebrate and have their roots. Names can have a powerful emotional effect and this naming process is part of our efforts to bring dignity to the people residing in these precincts, and to build an inclusive space where all of us feel at home,’ said the Chairperson of the City’s Naming Committee, Councillor Brett Herron. Continue reading

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With the recent announcement of the Kongos ONICT event at Hillcrest Quarry, August Burns Red (US) get their own night in Cape Town at The Assembly.

10 August 2016 will see August Burns Red taking the Mother City out for a night she will never forget. Hilltop Live hosts One Night in Cape Town with August Burns Red & more at The Assembly, mere days after their performance at OppiKoppi. They are set to be burning hotter than ever before, covered in the scarlet mist of Northam and ready to show Cape Town what they are made of.

Since their formation in 2003, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, they have evolved into one of the biggest names worldwide in the modern metal scene, continually growing and connecting fiercely with a colossal legion of fans. August Burns Red has spent years skillfully crafting a balance between a ferociously heavy sound with empowering lyrical content, while showcasing a rich surplus of inventive guitar riffs, blistering solos, and dynamic drumming. With a solid collection of 5 previous albums, Thrill Seeker (2005), Messengers (2007), Constellations (2009), Leveler (2011), the band’s latest release Rescue & Restore (2013) rocketed to the top of the Billboard charts – debuting at #9 on the Billboard Top 200.

After being announced to play OppiKoppi, Capetonians have been chomping at the bit for information around a ONICT event for August Burns Red, and finally Cape town gets their chance to see modern metal at its finest at one of the iconic venues in Cape Town. With local support still to be added to this show, it can only get better from here.

Date: 10 August 2016
Venue: The Assembly
Artists: August Burns Red & SA Artists
Tickets: R350 from Computicket.
Get your tickets here
Doors open: 21h00
Doors close: 02h00
Restrictions: No under 18”s ROAR

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Escape from your everyday life and join us for a new fantasy world experience this winter. Let your imagination run free as we take you on a journey through this mystical world of music, art & dazzling performers, whilst mingling amongst beautiful guests immersed in white.

So Happy’s White Wonderland experience will take place on 30th July 2016 at The Bank, Cape Town.

Come explore this new fantasy world dressed in white from head to toe contributing to the surreal magical atmosphere of the night filled with surprises and mysterial energy where YOU become the headliner of the show.
White Wonderland will feature a glittering, sparkling entourage of theatrical performers, including twisting aerialists, towering stilt-walkers & dramatic dancers combined with music provided by SA’s top DJ’s. There will also be mystery prizes, games and activations that will enhance your wonderland childlike experience.

What could be better than an experience like this knowing that you are supporting an unbelievable cause?

So Happy have a powerful charitable drive and are proud to be associated with The Smile Foundation. Celebrate in the knowledge that your fun is helping other people become happy too. Continue reading

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The City of Cape Town notes the publication by Stats SA of the results of the Household Survey 2015. We note the data presented but believe that it needs to be interrogated and verified against other data before it can be used to manage future implementation.

In general, it is inexplicable that Stats SA uses ‘RDP standards’ when these standards have long been replaced. There are, for example, Department of Housing standards that are applied to service provision, and standards defined in the Water Services Act.

On energy provision, it is inexplicable that Stats SA has only reported the results at a provincial level, yet does not report this data at a metro level when it does do so for the other services. The data shows that 96% of households in the Western Cape receive electricity from mains for lighting. Continue reading

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Following their successful #LoveRugby squad assembly exercise in Cape Town last Sunday, the Springboks are ready to give back more to their passionate supporters.

The community of Belhar will be the beneficiary of the a once-in-a-lifetime training visit by the full Springbok squad on Monday, 6 June starting at 15h00.

Allister Coetzee and his Bok squad are due to have a full training session on Monday at the Belhar Rugby Club to prepare themselves for their opening Castle Lager Incoming Series Test next Saturday against Ireland at DHL Newlands.

Following the field drill, the players will then stay on for a signing session and to meet their fans.

Coetzee said he was looking forward to the Belhar visit. “The players were thrilled with last week’s #LoveRugby exercise and they are excited about the visit to Belhar. The community will get the opportunity to watch a full Springbok training session, which is something special,” explained Coetzee.

Monday’s field training exercise is open to the public, and all media are invited to attend this unique visit. Media must however confirm their attendance to the event by email to by no later than 12h00 on Sunday, 5 June.

What: #LoveRugby field training session
Who: The Springbok rugby squad
When: Monday, 6 June 15h00 – 17h00
Where: Belhar Rugby Club, corner of Symphony Way and Accordion Street

Injury concern for Jan Serfontein

Springbok centre Jan Serfontein injured his wrist playing Vodacom Super Rugby two weeks ago, and the initial x-rays showed no fracture. However, while at the Springbok camp, his wrist did not improve as expected and as a result further medical examinations were done. Continue reading

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A unique blend of musicians will unite on stage for an awe-inspiring and uplifting gospel celebration of music at the Baxter Theatre from 27 June to 3 July at 8pm.

‘Let us Praise’ will feature some amazing artists in the gospel music industry which the mother city has to offer coming together to perform on one stage. The exciting line-up will be hosted by all-round musical entertainer Alistair Izobell, who will be joined on stage by TopDog SA’s pianist extraordinaire Camillo Lombard, saxophonist Donveno Prins, Charlton Daniels, Mark Williams and Mornay Hoffmeester.

Other talented musicians forming part of the line-up includes songwriter and performing artist Wilmot Fredericks, Gospel choir the Joshua Generation and contemporary gospel artist Varonica Meyer.

Directed by Alistair Izobell, the show is a gospel celebration of incredible music sung by award winning artists in the industry. Being a veteran producer and stage performer, Izobell is known to be sincere about his faith and envisioned a platform showcasing incredible artists in celebrating the uplifting power of gospel music among generations.

One of the leading groups who will be performing is the Joshua Generation, an urban gospel band comprising of ten members, who have become well-known in the industry for the past three years. They have headlined the Kingdom revolution concert and was the opening act and backing group for the award-winning international artist Vashawn Mitchell. The band is currently working on their first debut album with mentor Shawn George and producer Marco van der Merwe. Continue reading

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