The City of Cape Town’s Health Directorate would like to appeal to residents to have regular tests for diabetes mellitus (commonly referred to as diabetes) and to keep in shape to avoid contracting the disease. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has singled out diabetes for World Health Day tomorrow, 7 April 2016, as it has become one of the biggest threats to public health.
According to the WHO, about 350 million people worldwide have diabetes and the disease was responsible for 1,5 million deaths in 2012 – most in low- and middle-income countries. Continue reading
The sequence of events that resulted in the retrieval of a car stolen two years ago showcases not only the skills of the City’s volunteer Law Enforcement service, but also the automatic number plate recognition technology. Read more below:
One of the City’s Law Enforcement Auxiliary Service members helped a car owner recover his vehicle that had been stolen two years ago, after trying to correct an incomplete traffic fine.
Ryan Morris (pictured) ticketed a vehicle during an operation in the Cape Town CBD on Thursday 24 March 2016 for being unlicensed. A few days later, he noticed that some of the details on the fine were not filled in correctly. He verified the vehicle registration number with the Traffic Services control room only to find that the vehicle had been reported stolen in 2014. Thanks to licence plate recognition technology, it was determined that the vehicle is frequently used in the Table View area. On Thursday 31 March 2016, the vehicle was recovered and the owner contacted. It emerged that the car was the subject of a sale, but the owner never received payment and had been unable to locate his vehicle for the past two years. Continue reading
Rally up on an hour journey docu-series taking you into the business lives of a tight-knit group.
Follow the friends and frenemies as they grapple their big dream into the elite world of urban Hollywood, as they juggle between the high-stakes world of entertainment with careers and family – all while navigating Los Angeles’ African-American celebrity circles.
Look out for guest appearances by Ne-Yo and Nick Cannon.
Watch About The Business on BET (DStv channel 129)Wednesday 13 April at 19:30 CAT.
Cape Town Comedy Club is open five days a week, Wednesday – Sunday. Comedy nightly from 8.30pm, doors open 6pmCape Town Comedy Club is open five days a week, Wednesday – Sunday. Comedy nightly from 8.30pm, doors open 6pm
- A Night of Headliners: R190pp Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 April 2016. You are in for a real treat as four of South Africa’s top comedians perform on our stage for two nights! Marc Lottering, Loyiso Gola, Conrad Koch (with Chester Missing) as well as Kurt Schoonraad as the MC. As usual, the line-up is subject to change.
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- Half Price Sundays: R60pp for selected shows only / Happy Hour: 6-7pm andone hour after all the shows
LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
Wednesday 06th April 2016 (A Night of Headliners)
Conrad Koch/Chester Missing
Kurt Schoonraad (MC) Continue reading
With a number of factors impacting on the cost of living and food prices in particular, the City of Cape Town challenges residents to help provide greater food security to those in need. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate is appealing to residents far and wide to join the quest for poverty alleviation through food production.
The key focus of the Directorate’s Poverty Alleviation Programme is helping to establish and nurture community food gardens by providing training, materials and support to such initiatives in communities in need.
Since the first roll-out of the food garden support programme in the 2013/14 financial year, the Directorate has lent support to 196 community food gardens – 28 of them at City-owned Early Childhood Development centres. Continue reading
RIO DE JANEIRO, April 5, 2016 – Brazilian star Neymar should remain at FC Barcelona and he will take over from Lionel Messi as the best player in the world, says Laureus World Sports Academy Member and football legend Cafu.
In an interview with Laureus.com, Cafu said: “I hope that he can continue at Barcelona. Barcelona is a team that supports him, it’s a team that provides him with structure to help him continue to shine.”
Neymar was beaten by Messi for the Ballon d’Or and has not been nominated for this year’s Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award, unlike Messi, but Cafu believes it is only a matter of time before he becomes the world’s best. Continue reading
New RBS Six Nations Grand Slam winners England will send a strong Saxons team – effectively the country’s next-best – to face South Africa ‘A’ in a two-match series in June.
The matches will be played in Bloemfontein’s Toyota Stadium on Friday, 10 June, and Outeniqua Park in George on Friday, 17 June.
It will be the first time since 2003 that the SA ‘A’ team will be in action in South Africa. On that occasion they drew 30-30 against Argentina in Wellington.
SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux said the decision to invite the Saxons to South Africa would provide the opportunity for a larger group of players than normal to line up against elite international opposition.
“The Saxons’ tour will coincide with Ireland’s three Test series against the Springboks and all players not involved with the Boks, will get the opportunity to take on top-ranked opposition during the same time, thereby exposing even more of our top players to international rugby,” said Roux. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s Green Point Urban Park and track forms part of the greater Green Point common which is one of Cape Town’s few heritage sites that tells a historically inclusive and unifying story of a city that was home to nomads, herders, sportspersons, soldiers, caregivers, convicts and slaves.
The City’s own Heritage Impact Assessment of this important asset stated that the Green Point Common was of a high heritage significance. In order to allay fears of excessive commercialisation, disposal and attrition of the most precious components of the original site, the City of Cape Town has nominated the Green Point Urban Park and historic Green Point track as a Grade Two provincial heritage site.
‘We believe that the nomination of the Green Point Urban Park and track area as a provincial heritage site will ensure the protection of the site and therefore conserve its inherent qualities as a richly layered reflection of Cape Town’s history. Continue reading
CAPE TOWN. – You know that Novak Djokovic, the number-1 male tennis player in the world, is at his majestic best when he hits a few double-backhand winners down the line early on. You sensed Graeme Smith was in form when you witnessed a splendid off-drive for a boundary in the first two overs.
And you realize the Cape Cobras fast bowler Vernon Philander is rampant when the vociferous leg-before-wicket shouts for a delivery that nipped back into the left-hander and struck him flush on the pads, are heard repeatedly in his first spell.
Philander, though, admits he is not back at his best. He needs more overs and more game time. Justin Ontong, captain of the Cape Cobras for the match against the Sunfoil Dolphins, applauded his excellent holding role in both first and second innings at PPC Newlands during the weekend.
One of the key moments of the match came when he had Vaughn van Jaarsveld caught behind for 29 in his second spell from the Kelvin Grove end. Van Jaarsveld had blasted four boundaries, including two clinical straight drives that whistled past Wayne Parnell, the bowler. Continue reading