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The construction of the Delft Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre of Excellence is under way. This is the last of three such projects to be undertaken for the current 2015/16 financial year. Read more below.

Today, 18 April 2016, the City of Cape Town marked the official start of construction of the Delft ECD Centre of Excellence with a sod-turning ceremony.

The R12 million construction project is anticipated to be completed in February 2017 and it is envisioned to accommodate approximately 160 children in Phase 1, which can be extended to 400 in Phase 2 should the need arise. The facility on the corner of Cork Tree and Sapele Road, Delft will also boast its own food garden which will supply the centre with a variety of fresh produce. The centre will have a toy library as well as an educational outdoor play area. Continue reading

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South Africa’s remarkable and versatile Paralympic athlete Pieter du Preez has been nominated for the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award, following his outstanding performances in 2015.

Du Preez won double gold medals in the time trial and road race In the H1 class at the Para-Cycling World Championships and finished the season No.1 in the world rankings. In wheelchair competition, the 35-year-old broke the 10,000 metres T51 world record and set new African records in the 200, 1,500 and 10,000 metres. He is the 2015 world No.1 at 800, 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000 metres. Back in 2013, he famously became the first quadriplegic to complete an ironman triathlon.
He said: “It is one of the biggest honours in my life and I am extremely humbled to be nominated for a Laureus World Sports Award. I am very proud to represent not only my country, South Africa, but also quadriplegics and tetraplegics all over the world.” Continue reading

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Gimmies edge Paul Roos

Week two of the Premier Inter-schools competition saw Paarl Gimnasium defeat Paul Roos 28 – 24 in front of their home crowd in Paarl.

Both teams scored 4 tries a piece in a stop start game. The home side dominated up front for most of the match while the visitors made too many mistakes.

Paarl Gim were first on the scoreboard as captain and scrumhalf Zak Burger slipped through the defence to get the first try of the match. Theo Boschoff was on song with the boot succeeding with his first of 4 conversations. Continue reading

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This year’s crop of kisses is upon us. And how’s about a big ol’ Metal kiss to start with. Right on the trip switch. Ladies and gents, please welcome to The UNSEA, entering from stage far left: August Burns Red.

August Burns Red is an American metalcore band from Pennsylvania. Since their formation in 2003, August Burns Red has 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. Continue reading

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ARRANGED (series 2)
Fridays from 10 June at 20:00

Three couples from different cultural backgrounds have one thing in common, the belief in arranged marriages. From a Romani gypsy couple in New York City, a southern couple from the Bible belt, to a couple raised by traditional Eastern Indian parents living in Los Angeles, these brides and grooms don’t just marry each other, their unions include their entire family. Viewers will see each couple’s relationship from the lead up to their weddings to the several months after the reality of married life sinks in. Continue reading

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unnamedSTATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE

Note to editors: Today, 18 April 2016, the City of Cape Town’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, was joined by representatives from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology to sign the City’s Inclusive City anti-racism pledge.

Today we were pleased to host the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Dean of Students, Cora Motale, and the Student Representative Council President, Sibusiso Thwala.

We welcome their commitment and thank them for reaffirming their support for the Inclusive City Campaign and joining us in the fight against racism. Continue reading

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The antioxidant-rich Rooibos tea is best-known for its health benefits, but according to South Africa’s top gardening gurus, it’s also a must for every garden.

Margaret Roberts, a prominent figure in the world of gardening and natural health has been using Rooibos for composting ever since she can remember.  She says Rooibos makes a fantastic natural fertilizer as it contains nutrients and trace minerals beneficial to plant growth.

“Instead of throwing away your used Rooibos tea leaves or bags, use it along with other vegetable and fruit peelings to make a balanced compost mix. Our thriving Herbal Centre near Hartbeespoort dam keeps compost heaps going in much the same way with Rooibos tea being among the critical compostable materials. We use it on all our vegetables and fruits in the huge Herbal Centre gardens that supply our restaurant, and the produce is of excellent quality,” she says. Continue reading

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The Baxter Theatre Centre seeks to appoint twelve (15) Ushers in the Front of House department on an ad-hoc basis for appointment commencing 3 May 2016. The successful candidates will assist the Front of House staff to provide excellent customer service to the Baxter’s patrons and ensure public safety.

Requirements:

  • A matric certificate or equivalent qualification.
  • A friendly disposition coupled with sound interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Fluency in English and at least one other official language.
  • The ability to work well under pressure, both as part of a team and independently.
  • Alertness and the ability to think quickly in an emergency situation.
  • A strong sense of customer service.
  • The flexibility to work according to the Baxter Theatres operational hours.

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