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The City of Cape Town hopes to complete the construction of 1 005 serviced sites for its Gugulethu/Nyanga Infill Housing Project soon, which will make way for the construction of subsidised housing units as part of the City’s commitment to enabling redress. Read more below:

The Gugulethu/Nyanga housing project comprises the development of two large vacant sites along Govan Mbeki (Lansdowne) Road. The installation of civil engineering services is expected to be completed by mid-May 2016. Erf 8448 in Gugulethu will yield 571 housing opportunities, while Erf 2849 Mau Mau in Nyanga will yield 434 housing opportunities.

‘This has been a challenging project with many delays that were caused by intense community dynamics. It is therefore quite a feat that we are nearing this milestone. I thank all of our partners and stakeholders, as well as the community, for working with us so that we could make progress possible. Continue reading

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My Citi Bus Stations vandalised DuNoon Uzasa Phoenix

My Citi Bus Stations vandalised DuNoon Uzasa Phoenix

STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER: TRANSPORT FOR CAPE TOWN, COUNCILLOR BRETT HERRON

The City of Cape Town is extremely concerned about the devastating consequences that the violent protests and vandalism of MyCiTi stations has on the law-abiding residents of Dunoon.

Over the past six weeks, at least three of the MyCiTi stations along Potsdam Road had to be closed for several days, denying MyCiTi commuters from Dunoon access to essential public transport services to get to work to provide for their families. Furthermore, the Phoenix station on Omuramba Road has been closed since 15 March 2016.

I have extracted commuter statistics for the MyCiTi stations at Usasaza, Dunoon, Killarney and Phoenix to determine how many of our residents have been affected. Today I can confirm that over 3 000 commuters from Dunoon and the surrounding areas have been adversely affected on a daily basis by the thuggish behaviour of a small group of troublemakers who have no regard for the law. Continue reading

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The Emirates Lions proved far too strong for a gallant Southern Kings side in their Vodacom Super Rugby match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday evening, winning by 45-10 as the Highveld-side moved within a point of leaders DHL Stormers on the Africa conference standings.

In Cape Town, the DHL Stormers survived a second half onslaught from the visiting Reds to clinch a 40-22 home win in the early Saturday afternoon fixture. The Cape side received a blow before kick-off when captain, Frans Malherbe, had to withdraw because of illness. His place in the front row was taken by Vincent Koch, while Springbok midfielder Damian de Allende took over the captaincy.

Meanwhile on Friday, the Rebels put in a strong second half performance to beat the Toyota Cheetahs 36-14 in Melbourne. They scored 26 unanswered points in the second half to clinch a bonus point win, which saw them take pole position on the Australian conference ladder.

In the first match played on Friday morning, rookie flyhalf Garth April succeeded with all five kicks at goal to guide the Cell C Sharks to a hard fought 15-14 win over a 14-man Highlanders at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. The win enabled the Cell C Sharks to snap a winless streak of four matches. Continue reading

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Finally got your fitness routine down? Great! Now is the time to improve your beauty routine post-workout.

I must admit that I haven’t been going to gym as often as I normally do, it seems the colder days have made me quite lazy. Summer bodies are however made in winter, so I will try and get back into the swing and keep my gym routine somewhat still in tune.

Below are some beauty products I think are absolute essentials to have in your gym bag – let us know what your favourites are!!!

  1. Something cute to put your amazing beauty products in of course.
  2. The perfect little bottles to fill up with your best shampoos, conditioner, hand sanitizers, etc. Not all products come in travel sizes and you shouldn’t compromise your routine due to the fact that the bottles are too big and heavy. Continue reading
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SA Rugby on Saturday marked World Book Day with the announcement that it would open its seventh Boks for Books library, in the Nelson Mandela Bay region, on 23 June as its Corporate Social Investment (CSI) project continues to make a difference in peoples’ lives throughout the country.

The new library will mark the second of its kind in the Eastern Cape, with the other being at the Gcobani Higher Primary School in the Mdantsane Township, nestled between East London and King William’s Town.

SA Rugby’s Boks for Books initiative involves supplying fully-stocked mobile or refurbished libraries to previously disadvantaged schools within South Africa. The programme was born of a desire to make a different contribution to South African society. Continue reading

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The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Utility Services, Councillor Ernest Sonnenberg, took to the streets today to deliver the first of 5 000 home-composting containers that the City is providing free of charge to interested residents. The residents who the councillor visited were excited at the prospects for their gardens.

Councillor Sonnenberg celebrated Earth Day today, 22 April 2016, by delivering home-composting units to homeowners who successfully applied for them earlier this month.

The first delivery of the day was made to Mrs Agnes Mayi, a Khayelitsha resident and grandmother of two young orphans. Agnes is unemployed and feeds her grandchildren with vegetables that she grows in her garden, so quality compost is crucial to create a nutrient-rich ground in which they can grow. The peels and offcuts from the mielies, potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, cabbage and spinach that she plants provide the same scraps that go back into the compost to grow more vegetables. Up until now, she has been using a bucket but has struggled with leaks and cracks. Continue reading

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This joint initiative, which includes a R450 000 cash injection from the City, is aimed at luring illegal street racers onto the safety of the Killarney track.

The City of Cape Town and the Western Province Motor Club have teamed up for a weekly event at the Killarney race track, aimed at curbing illegal street racing.

The Robot Racing event allows car enthusiasts to race against each other on a track instead of the street. The start of the race is signalled by a traffic light turning from red to green, hence the name Robot Racing, and first person over the line wins. All cars undergo a basic safety check before being permitted onto the track to reduce the possibility of incidents involving the drivers. Continue reading

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COMEDY FOURSOME BRING THE LAUGHS IN EPISODE 3 OF HILARIOUS REALITY SHOW
Johannesburg, 22 April 2016: Comedy heavyweights Jason Goliath and Tol A$$ Mo go up against Celeste Ntuli and Nina Hastie as two comedy tag-teams engage in the first double contest of the Lip Sync Battle Africa (MTV, DStv channel 130, 20:50 CAT, 28 April 2016).

It’s the ultimate battle of the sexes as MTV pits boys versus gals, with one third of comedy trio Goliath & Goliath teaming up with the #YouGotGot host to go head to head against “Queen of Comedy” Celeste Ntuli and her feisty team-mate Nina Hastie.
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Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron was confident on Friday that the plans for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in June were falling into place, as his provisional training squad continues to put in the hard yards at their training base in Stellenbosch.

Theron’s training squad has been in Stellenbosch since the beginning of the month, where the focus has been on familiarising themselves with the game plan, and improving their conditioning and fitness.

The Junior Springboks, who secured the bronze medal at the 2015 World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Italy, will kick off their 2016 campaign in Manchester, England, against Japan on 7 June at the Academy Stadium, before taking on Argentina on 11 June at the AJ Bell Stadium, and France on 15 June back at the Academy Stadium in the pool stages. Continue reading

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Invisible

“Just people – but are often not recognized for who they are but as the scum of the earth.” The homeless. Street People. We pretend not to see them, look directly past them – never at them. Sometimes we pretend they don’t exist and the smell is just horrible “dammit, they could at least have a wash!”. Then we meet Kathleen Marion Jacobs. Suddenly things didn’t make sense to her, nothing was too clear, then she started running. Far away from normal, her everyday life, it suddenly seemed strange to her. Away from all that was familiar to her. Family, friends, the school where she was a history teacher and the children who laughed at her. Katie is a famous “Bergie” on Greenmarket Square, full of story tales.

Everyone knows her and she knows everyone, a smile and a chuckle will cost you nothing, but if it’s a life lesson, it costs R5.00! Katie’s story is not unique. It happens all the time, but what makes her story being on the street so special? Was it the forced removal of District Six in 1966 as a child? Or was it the fact that the Cape Flats was a noose around her neck, not able to breathe? Or was it her love of history? Or perhaps because her own history happened – that she had not foreseen? But she’s here now, with history and all. “You know me, but you do not see my soul!”

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