The City of Cape Town will this week amalgamate the Water Technical Operations Call Centre (TOC) with its Corporate Call Centre. This means that residents will soon be able to contact the City for service requests, general City information, and all other service delivery delay requests at any time, 365 days of the year.
The amalgamation of these two call centres will immediately result in improved responsiveness when residents contact the City regarding water and sanitation service faults. This enhanced operational efficiency of the Water TOC is particularly important in light of the national drought and the recent water restrictions within Cape Town which have placed increased pressure on the Water TOC. Continue reading
The Allianz Stadium is hosting the tournament after its move from the Gold Coast and both days of the fourth round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series have been sold out.
There have been three different champions in the three tournaments so far in Dubai (Fiji), Cape Town (South Africa) and Wellington (New Zealand), and all eyes will be on the iconic Australian city to see who finishes on top this time.
Last Sunday, the Springbok Sevens came within a whisker of winning their second title of the season after their December triumph in front of a sell-out crowd in Cape Town. A last gasp try by hosts New Zealand thwarted an excellent effort by the South Africans, who will again be amongst the favourites for this weekend’s event in Sydney. Continue reading
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It’s match day for the Urban Warriors once again as we travel to Orlando Stadium to take on Soweto giants, Orlando Pirates for the third time this season.
Ndiviwe Mdabuka made Orlando Pirates pay for their mistakes as Ajax ended Orlando Pirates’ MTN8 campaign early with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Orlando Stadium earlier this season.
Roger De Sa’s men however went down 2-1 to an Orlando Pirates side who displayed renewed confidence at Cape Town Stadium, but the Urban Warriors put in a monumental effort as they pushed hard for the full 90 minutes.
Captain Travis Graham is back into the squad following his one match suspension, stating that the team performed well in his absence, but need to continue picking up maximum points.
“I really wanted to be part of the team, but there was nothing I could do about having four yellow cards. The guys did really well to get the result against Arrows. It’s important for us to pick up as many points as possible to get to the 30 point mark as quickly as possible,” commented Graham.
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Two of the three ECD Centres of Excellence currently under construction are nearing completion, with positive progress on the third big project. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre build programme for the current financial year is on track. The Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate set aside R11,9 million towards the construction and finalisation of three facilities in its 2015/16 budget allocation.
The Nantes ECD Centre in Athlone is scheduled for completion in May, while the process to appoint an operator for the Golden Gate ECD in Netreg is under way following the completion of the World Design Capital construction project. Construction of the Delft ECD centre is set to start in April, with completion expected in February 2017. Continue reading
A number of specially selected South African households look set to become the country’s latest reality stars when Gogglebox South Africa premiers on Thursday 03 March 2016 at 21:00 on the Sony Channel (DStv Channel 127).
A diverse mix of South African’s will be represented on the show where we are invited into ordinary people’s living rooms. Introducing some of Gogglebox’s households:
• Portuguese married couple Travis and Giselle, both share the same professional interest as online content producers. This couple is bold and entertaining. Their strong connection as a couple will be tested as this couple don’t always see eye-to-eye. Join Travis and Giselle as they entertain you with their energetic playful vibe on Gogglebox.
• Valentine and Melissa enjoy spending their time doing the simple things in life as a couple – having dinner and drinks in front of the TV. Valentine a make-up sales rep and Melissa a home executive share their time with their three year old son. A dynamic, supportive and beautiful young family that will be sure to keep you entertained. Continue reading
Models and Pageantry SA Magazine (MPSAmag) hosted the inaugural Miss, Mrs and Mr MPSAmag at The Venue Melrose Arch on Sunday, 31 January 2016. With over R400,000 in prizes to be won, the event, which was a fundraiser for the charity Deskbags, was exceptionally well supported by entrants and spectators alike.
An amputee model Caleb Swanepoel (20), a first-time pageant entrant, stole the show on the day. The Capetonian survived a shark attack in Knysna in 2015, which left him with a prosthetic right leg. Flying in for the day to compete, the University of Cape Town drama student made his first win of the day in the 17+ male category, then scooped the overall senior male category, before walking away with the overall winner’s title – Mr MPSAmag 2016.
Genive Trimble (17), winner of the 16 to 18 female category, beat fellow Roodepoort resident, 19+ winner Tharina Botes (19) in a tightly contested walk off after they had tallied up an identical score in the preliminary rounds. After the walk off, Genive won the Senior Female title by a margin of just 0.3 points. Junior Male winner was Roan Gonsalves (16) of Krugersdorp who had competed in the male 13 to 16 category and Junior Female winner was Miné Fourie (13) from Rustenburg in the 13 to 15 girls category. Continue reading
Ditch the roses and chocolates and avoid crushing rejection this Valentine’s Day with 5FM’s annual anti-Valentine’s Day event Love Sucks party. This year we found the perfect partner in the super trendy Opel Adam, the event sponsor, who will play a very pivotal role in this year’s party.
Sticking to what the station knows best, this year sees the return of speed dating as 5FM plays cupid to party-goers with an Adam and Eve themed party in Johannesburg, Ballito, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth – all on Saturday 13 February. And if you’re not into speed dating – that’s still cool, 5FM DJ’s will keep you on the dance floor all night. Entry into the respective clubs are R55 and available for pre-sale at www.quicket.co.za with all proceeds going towards national youth leadership development organisation loveLife. Continue reading
The Maynardville Open-Air Theatre is the setting for another season of Shakespeare this month. This production of ‘Othello’ coincides with the theatre’s 60th anniversary.
The City of Cape Town’s open-air theatre inside Maynardville Park is the stage for the annual Artscape Shakespeare in the Park production, with the play ‘Othello’ being featured for 2016.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the venue as well as the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 1616. Throughout 2016, theatre companies across the globe will pay tribute to William Shakespeare’s lasting legacy as the world’s preeminent playwright.
‘We are delighted to partner with the Artscape again to bring this timeless masterpiece to Maynardville. The setting under the stars provides a memorable experience for theatre lovers of all ages,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Special Projects, Alderman Belinda Walker. Continue reading
(February 2016) Brace yourself, The takealot.com Cape Town 10s is a drop kick away! Taking place on 5 & 6 February 2016at Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point, this year’s event is going to be the most epic event the Mother City has ever witnessed!
There are loads of new additions to this year’s takealot.com Cape Town 10s tournament; beach volleyball has been introduced which includes the Flying Fish Pro Beach Volleyball Series. There is the ‘Live The 10s Rugby Village’ which provides the opportunity for spectators and players alike to stay on-sight at the tournament. There will be loads of spot prizes and exciting activations, celebs galore and a great entertainment line-up inside Africa’s biggest beer tent. There will be free Wi-Fi available at the event so be sure to post your favourite moments of the day on the social media platforms; don’t forget to tag #takealot10s on your posts. Over 25 000 people attended the last event – if you you’re looking for the most exhilarating weekend of your life, you’ll need to pre-book tickets right away to avoid FOMO and a 500 metre line at the gate! Continue reading