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The City and its conservation partners are working together to protect Cape Town’s critically endangered and unique floral gems from extinction. Among the city’s 400 plant species that are of concern is the world’s smallest protea, the Swartland sugarbush, of which only eight plants remain. These conservation efforts coincide with this year’s theme for World Environment Day today, 5 June 2016, which is calling on members of the public to help safeguard threatened species for future generations. Read more below:

In light of World Environment Day, the City of Cape Town is calling on members of the public to make every effort to protect and conserve plant species that are critically endangered to prevent their extinction. Continue reading

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Come rain or shine, the V&A Waterfront offers activities aplenty this winter

ACTIVITY DATES TIMES VENUE COST
Reptile Garden 18 June – 18 July 10h00–18h00 Ground Floor, Jubilee Hall, V&A Watershed R50 per person
Pumptrack 25 June – 17 July 10h30–15h30 Quays Square (in front of the African Trading Port) Free
Innovation Station 28 June – 10July 11h00–18h00 Centre Court inside Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre R20 per child
Rugbytots First series:

4–8 July

Second series:

11–15 July

Mornings:

10h00–10h30: 2 to 3.5 yrs

10h30–11h15: 3.5 to 5 yrs

11h15–12h00: 5 to 8 yrs

Afternoons:

14h30–15h00: 2 to 3.5 yrs

15h00–15h45: 3.5 to 5 yrs

15h45–17h00: 5 to 8 yrs

Croquet Lawn (outside Springbok Experience Rugby Museum) Cost options:

R300 for one series only

R550 for both series

Logos Hope:
The World’s Largest Floating Book Fair
24 June – 11 July Sun – Tues: 14h00 – 21h30

Wed – Sat: 10h00 – 21h30

Docked at Jetty 2 R5 per person

Cape Town, June 2016 — The V&A Waterfront is determined not to let rain end play this winter, with a full line-up of activities to keep children busy come rain or shine. Continue reading

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SA Rugby on Monday announced it was partnering with Blue Label Telecoms for the Castle Lager Incoming series against Ireland.

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed telecommunications and technology company will partner the Boks for the three-Test series of matches in Cape Town (11 June), Johannesburg (18 June) and Port Elizabeth (25 June).

Blue Label Telecoms’ name and branding will appear on the Springboks’ jersey for the series as well as in a number of on-and off-field areas.

 “We are delighted to welcome Blue Label Telecoms to the rugby family,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby. “They are one of South Africa’s most innovative and visionary companies and the way they have embraced this opportunity is testimony to that.” Continue reading

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Cape Town Comedy Club is open five days a week, WednesdaySunday. Comedy nightly from 8.30pm, doors open 6pm.

On this week at Cape Town Comedy Club …

LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

Wednesday 08th June 2016

HEADLINE: Conrad Koch / Chester Missing
MC: Dusty Rich (JHB)
SUPPORT ACT: CJ Benson

OPEN MIC: Nathi Maki

Thursday 09th June 2016

HEADLINE: Mel Jones
MC: Dusty Rich (JHB)
SUPPORT ACT: CJ Benson

OPEN MIC: Nathi Maki

COMPETITION:

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School of Rock Claremont, South Africa’s leading performance-based music school is proud to announce its 4th Season Show, Mzansi Rocks which will take place on 18 June at the Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest. The show will see performances from various School of Rock students and promises a complete celebration of local music!

School of Rock Claremont recently hit their one year milestone and continue to celebrate their first year of business by hosting two season shows, one at 12pm and the other at 3pm on the Saturday, 18th June.

The show will feature performances from kids as young as 8 years old, with music renditions to 20 of South Africa’s most celebrated musicians and bands, including the late and iconic Brenda Fassie, Johnny Clegg, Prime Circle and Beatenberg. Continue reading

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Transport for Cape Town, the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, will spend approximately R103 million on a major project to turn a section of Broadway Boulevard into a dual carriageway. The project will commence within the next three weeks and will take about two-and-a-half years to complete. Read more below:

Broadway Boulevard is one of the main arteries in Strand and serves as an access route to the N2 freeway and Gordon’s Bay.

‘Residents from Strand are well acquainted with the traffic congestion along Broadway Boulevard during the morning and afternoon peak-hour periods. Transport for Cape Town (TCT) has identified this artery as one of the roads in need of investment – firstly to provide relief for those who are using this road to get to where they need to be, and secondly to accommodate the expected increase in traffic in future,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron. Continue reading

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Friday, 24 June 2016 at 7PM on e.tv and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194)

After a devastating miscarriage and multiple failed attempts at falling pregnant with Suffocate’s baby, Puleng visits an inyanga, to determine the cause. The inyanga gives Puleng dire news, but she is determined to find a solution.

She resorts to western medicine and steals some of Suffocate’s nail clippings to get a DNA test done. The DNA results come back with bad news: Suffo and Puleng’s DNA are incompatible and they will not be able to produce a baby. They suffer from a rare condition called ‘Alloimmune Implantation Dysfunction’, where the male partner’s genetic material it too similar to the recipient’s genotype. Continue reading

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(South Africa, 6 June 2016) This weekend a number of Absa Pride Riders who participated in the 2016 Absa Cape Epic continued their support and commitment to the Diepsloot Mountain Bike Academy (DMA).

Ray Wilson, Absa Pride Rider and owner of Biketique, made good on his promise and donated 10 brand new mountain bikes. The DMA riders also received cycling kit and accessories while Adidas South Africa, in aiming to empower young runners, handed over 35 pairs of running shoes from their road and trail running series, towards the DMA’s newly formed running club.

Today’s handover follows a similar initiative in April, when Absa Pride Riders committed to mentoring several DMA riders, in line with the bank’s ReadytoWork initiative. ReadytoWork is Barclays Africa’s pan-African initiative aimed at helping young people build the skills they need to make the critical transition from education into the world of work. Continue reading

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Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron on Monday named a strong team to face Japan in their opening match at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship at the Academy Stadium in Manchester, England, on Tuesday.

Captain and centre Jeremy Ward will partner with JT Jackson in the midfield. Jackson is one of two survivors of the 2015 edition of the tournament in Italy.

The loose trio that featured in all three of the team’s warm-up matches in South Africa, flankers Zain Davids and Ernst van Rhyn and No8 Junior Pokomela, has been retained for the match, while flyhalf Manie Libbok and Southern Kings Vodacom Super Rugby scrumhalf James Hall will form an exciting halfback combination. Continue reading

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