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Exclusive to ITV Choice (DStv 123) on April 29 at 20.00

In honour of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday on April 21, ITV Choice (DStv 123) has scheduled a raft of exclusive and never-seen-before-in-Africa programming in April and May.

The Royal Season starts on Friday, April 29 at 20h00 with When Ant & Dec Met The Prince: 40 Years of the Prince’s Trust which premieres on Friday, April 29 at 8pm. In this unique documentary, popular presenters Ant and Dec have close access to HRH The Prince of Wales, where viewers will see an unguarded Prince of Wales talking about the upcoming 40th anniversary of The Prince’s Trust, his life as a grandfather and amusing anecdotes from his days in the Royal Navy. Continue reading

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  • Southern Kings record first win of season in Port Elizabeth
  • Emirates Lions collect vital bonus point in Johannesburg thriller

The Vodacom Bulls did just enough to edge the Toyota Cheetahs 23-18 in a hard-fought local Vodacom Super Rugby derby clash on Saturday evening at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. The home team led 20-10 at halftime and outscored the visitors by three tries to two.

After several gusty performances in their previous matches, the Southern Kings scored their first win of the season when they outlasted the Sunwolves 33-28 in Port Elizabeth on Saturday afternoon. A strong scrum and 13 kicking points by flyhalf Louis Fouché tipped the scale in favour of the Kings at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium after both sides scored four tries each.

Industrious hooker Edgar Marutlulle had another storming performance for the Kings and he was deservedly presented with the Vodacom Player of the Match award afterwards. Continue reading

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The City of Cape Town’s Council on Thursday 31 March 2016 approved the installation of fibre-optic cables in the municipality’s sewer and stormwater pipes. Read more below:

This was the final step in the approval process and should silence the many sceptics who believed this was merely a pipe dream. Link Africa, a telecommunication network service provider, can now to proceed with the installation of fibre cables in the municipality’s pipes.

‘I am pleased that this request was approved by Council. This innovative way of installing fibre-optic cabling will have far reaching benefits, not only for the City but more importantly for our residents and businesses. The granting of the long-term rights will contribute to the accelerated roll-out of telecommunications infrastructure that is essential for economic development in Cape Town,’ said City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services and Compliance, Councillor Xanthea Limberg. Continue reading

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Transport for Cape Town, the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, is spending approximately R55,4 million on the resurfacing of major traffic arteries in Observatory, Woodstock, Paarden Eiland, Newlands, Claremont and Wynberg. Read more below:

‘All in all, the three projects amount to the value of R55,4 million for the resurfacing of nearly 9,2 km of road across the city. The projects are already under way, with the majority of roadworks taking place at night in an effort to minimise the inconvenience to road users and disruptions to traffic. The works should be completed in the latter part of the year, if all goes according to plan,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.

Transport for Cape Town (TCT) is responsible for maintaining the city’s road network comprising over 10 620 km. Continue reading

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26th April 2016 at GrandWest

Dr Victor & The Rasta Rebels to join the stellar line-up

Both established music promoters, both brands giving value to their audience, both always guarantee a great show… Two Cape Town greats – Marmalade Productions and Alistair Izobell Productions coming together to present a top notch show.

Both production companies have produced spectacular shows over the years which include: Divas, Divos and Duets and Music Alla Kaap, both have included major international artists and the best South African music on offer. Between the two companies’ productions – over 100 000 fans have experienced their brand of success.

The date is perfect, just before Freedom Day, what a great way to celebrate!

Rocking the City will feature: The Rockets, PJ Powers, Nur Abrahams, Garth Taylor Edith Plaatjies, Morné Holland and Dr Victor & The Rasta Rebels. The best Cape Town musicians will support this stellar line-up. Continue reading

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Five suspects were arrested by City Metro Police officers after a high-speed chase in Eerste River on April Fool’s Day. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Metro Police Department arrested five suspects for possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition on Friday 1 April 2016.

Officers on patrol in Eerste River noticed a white Mercedes Benz driving without its headlights on. When officers requested that the driver pull over, he sped off instead. The vehicle nearly collided with a police vehicle during the subsequent high-speed chase and eventually came to a stop when the driver reached a dead-end. The five occupants of the vehicle tried to run away, but were apprehended by the officers. A search of the car revealed a 9 mm Norinco 1 Star pistol and 12 rounds of ammunition. The suspects were all arrested in connection with the firearm, while the driver was also charged with reckless and negligent driving.

Metro Police officers arrested eight suspects for drunk driving during a roadblock in Khayelitsha, while 10 other suspects were arrested on drug-related charges during operations in various areas including Hanover Park, Bonteheuwel and Atlantis. Continue reading

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Johannesburg Monday 4 April 2016 : Award-winning hip hop star Cassper Nyovest and gorgeous actress and Club 808 host Boity Thulo are the first celebrities to lock horns in the ultimate reality contest during the global TV premiere of Lip Sync Battle Africa (20:50CAT, 14 April 2016, MTV).

The former twosome are polishing their mics and donning the spangles for a full-on on-screen dust-up, in which the onetime pals swap kisses for disses, and love songs for lip syncs.

The hotly-awaited TV series, the first African version of US TV hit format Lip Sync Battle USA, is hosted by entertainment goddess Pearl Thusi with colourful commentary from “koko master” and Nigerian Afrobeat star, D’Banj. Continue reading

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Do you have an innovative idea for creating employment in your community?

We want you to come up with the best entrepreneurial ideas for boosting employment in your local community. We will provide training and development opportunities for start-ups. The winners will be given the chance to partner with the City of Cape Town on projects which will uplift job seekers and provide sustainable employment opportunities.

About #YouthStartCT

The #YouthStartCT Challenge serves as an accelerator programme for start-up entrepreneurs aged from 18 to 35. The main aim of the competition is to contribute to business skills development, innovation and the growth of entrepreneurs in Cape Town. The programme is being run in support of capacity development and job creation.

Entrepreneurship is key to the national agenda for the alleviation of poverty, unemployment and inequality in South Africa. In the context of this aim, and with a focus on youth development in Cape Town, the City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate in partnership with Seed Academy will be hosting the #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge 2016.


R100 000 worth of prizes will be shared among the top 3 winning job creation ideas. In addition, participants will benefit from training and entrepreneurship development opportunities that will kick-start their careers.

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While HISTORY’s Pawn Stars SA star Roy Peretz and his team at the Cash Inn can attest to some odd people bringing in even odder objects to pawn, they admit to being unable to compete with their counterparts around the world who lay claim to being on the receiving end of some of the strangest things ever brought into their shops. The top 10 all time weird and wonderful items and experiences include:

The gold fillings of dead relatives
A man who took his glass eye out of his head and put it on the counter and asked how much
One customer tried to pawn a herd of cattle
A guy who tried to sell his toupee.
One lady tried to sell a horse. The selling point of this horse? It had both male and female parts.
This from a pawn shop owner: “I had one lady call me and ask if I wanted her swimming pool… an in-the-ground swimming pool!”
A Noah’s Ark made of lollypop sticks. The guy wanted R7000 for it.
A dolphin themed toilet seat
A vibrator that looked like a bath toy.
A man came in, pawned his wheelchair, and then crawled out to a waiting car Continue reading

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GrandWest hosted a group of Ravensmead High School’s top design, maths and science learners at the rAge2016 exhibition which took place at the complex from 18 to 20 March 2016. The learners were transported to the exhibition where they were hosted by rAge representatives and given opportunities to get some hands on experience with some of the new technologies and games that were showcased.

rAge is South Africa’s biggest annual video gaming, computer, technology and “geek culture” exhibition, giving visitors a glimpse into the future and the chance to explore the latest goodies and gadgets. The event alsofeatured a three day NAG LAN, a 52 hour BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer/Console) LAN, where gamers all hooked up to one network for 52 hours of pure gaming. Continue reading

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