The City of Cape Town’s Hangberg Library was officially opened today following maintenance and extensive renovations. The renovations enhance visitors’ library experience and also make the facility more accessible to people with disabilities and the elderly. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Special Projects, Alderman Belinda Walker, officially opened the Hangberg Library today, 3 March 2016. The library has been open to patrons since December 2015 following months of extensive renovations and maintenance at a cost of over R2,5 million.
The City’s libraries are identified for proactive maintenance in a five-year cycle. The major changes to the Hangberg Library will improve the visitor experience and ensure that it is now more accessible for people with disabilities.
In addition, a glass roof gives patrons a sweeping view of the Hout Bay harbour area, which draws thousands of local and international visitors annually. Continue reading
With live music, delicious food, wine and craft beer, specials on camping, outdoor and travel gear as well as amazing holiday prizes up for grabs this is a jam packed weekend you won’t want to miss out on.
The Cape Getaway Show has special events happening each day with loads of adventures for the whole family and a few special treats for the outdoor sports fanatics. What’s more, the first 1000 people to enter the gate on Friday will receive an awesome Getaway T-shirt!
See below of what the Cape Getaway Show has in store: Continue reading
Johannesburg/Lagos, 3 March 2016: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa today announced the hosts for Lip Sync Battle Africa, the first localised format of the multi-platform, pop-culture phenomenon to air on the continent.
South African entertainment superstar Pearl Thusi and Nigerian music legendD’Banj will host Lip Sync Battle Africa. Pearl Thusi will serve as all around host and “master of ceremonies”, while “Koko Master” and “Oliver Twist” starD’Banj will step up as the “colour commentator”, adding his lively observations to the proceedings.
Three local franchises, the DHL Stormers, Emirates Lions and Cell C Sharks, started the competition with a bang last week as they registered morale-boosting bonus-point victories. They will undoubtedly look to continue this form as most of the teams begin to find their feet in the competition.
The Toyota Cheetahs and Vodacom Bulls, meanwhile, will be determined to improve on their form in the opening round and register their first victories of the season to avoid slipping further behind the pace-setters early in the competition.
SA’s sixth franchise, the Southern Kings, have a bye.
The Emirates Lions will be the first South African franchise to take to the field on Saturday morning as they go up against the Chiefs in Hamilton in their second tour game at 06h15. Continue reading
BERLIN, March 3, 2016 – Boris Becker and Novak Djokovic are celebrating after the world tennis No.1 was nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award for the second straight time. In an exclusive, in-depth interview on Laureus.com, Becker, who has coached Djokovic since January 2014, said: “Very few players, if any, had a year like that.” Continue reading
The conception of the LunarEpic Flyknit began over 18 months ago with the contemplation of a global football boot. Taking insight from Nike’s Magista — which allows the foot, ankle and lower leg to work together as a single unit to emphasize natural movement and a feeling of fluidity — the company’s running designers set out to create a shoe that imparted this same sensation, while still serving runner’s key needs: fit, feel and force.
An innovative programme in forestry management is not only creating jobs in some of Knysna’s most vulnerable communities, but also teaching locals about plantations and indigenous forest.
PG Bison, South Africa’s leading diversified timber company, is currently offering the programme to 28 learners, who will be given an opportunity to advance through four forestry qualification levels. They are paid a stipend during their training, and the company has committed to helping them find employment either at PG Bison or at a sub-contractor, once the learners graduate.
The learners will develop a broad skills set in theory and practice. This includes basic mathematics and communication, financial management, as well as subjects specific to forestry like weed control and tree planting. Continue reading
With a national youth unemployment rate of 34,9%, the City’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate is hosting a series of career expos in the next month, bringing prospective employers to young job seekers’ doorsteps.
The City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate today launched its careers expo roadshow to try and open doors for unemployed youth.
The expos are part of the City’s Transversal Youth Development Strategy, which includes personal development through life skills training, with a focus on unlocking economic opportunities.
‘Stats SA recently informed us that the national youth unemployment rate is just under 35%. There are a number of reasons for this, including lack of access to information and opportunities, young people who are simply not work-ready, and the fact that so many young people drop out of school without completing matric. We are addressing these very complicated issues on a number of fronts and the expos are about taking opportunities to our young people and opening their eyes and minds to what is out there for them if they’re prepared to work hard,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Social Development and Early Childhood Development, Councillor Suzette Little. Continue reading