As part of our commitment to being a well-run city, the City of Cape Town has prioritised prudent financial management as this leads to increased financial stability which attracts business and investment and in turn creates jobs.
We have put various controls in place to ensure that service delivery and good governance practices are accelerated across the organisation.
This has resulted in Cape Town achieving 12 unqualified audits and our third clean audit in the 2014/15 financial year, while international ratings agency Moody’s also recently commended the City of Cape Town’s ‘solid financial management’. Continue reading
This week, Ifeayni and his fellow contestants were taken to the Eastern Cape where their challenge involved participating in a “Wild Coast Sun-Commercial”. The remaining 5 were also given an opportunity to also enjoy the beauty of South Africa’s Wild Coast, before being reminded that being a contestant in Top Actor it is not all fun and games.
In the episode, Alex Khayo conquered his fear of swimming, but many of the contenders faced difficulties with the voiceover section of the challenge, before guest judges Bruce Macdonald and Mahlubandile Thole decided to send Ifeanyi home to Nigeria. Continue reading
This from wheels24.co.za:
Cape Town – As inconvenient as they may seem, roadblocks exist to ensure the safety and well-being of all road users, especially during peak traffic hours, holiday periods and over weekends.
Knowing your rights as a road user as well as the best approach to dealing with the situation is critical in SA.
Arrive Alive editor Johan Jonck said: “It is important that road users reduce the anger caused by delays as a result of roadblocks through a better understanding of why they are necessary. Roadblocks should not be seen as merely a fine collection or a money-generating exercise, but as something that is important for the safety of all road users.”
Two types of roadblocks
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South African actor Ivan Zimmermann will depart on a cycling expedition from Beijing to Istanbul on May 14th2016. He will be riding with 14 other cyclists that he has never met before and together they have to complete 12 280km in 145 days. The travelling schedule stretches through the “Silk Route” that consists of ten countries, including China, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and Turkey. This is Zimmermann`s second similar challenge. He successfully finished a cycling trip from Cairo to Cape Town in 2015. Continue reading
They have already captured millions of hearts with their music. This week, South Africa’s most loved gospel group, MTN Joyous Celebration achieved yet another industry record. MTN Joyous Celebration reached a million views on YouTube for their track,Hallelujah Nkateko. The song is featured on the album Joyous 19. Continue reading
Mother’s Day will be celebrated in gourmet style at the luxurious Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel in Sea Point on Sunday, 8 May 2016 from 12pm with a special buffet menu to treat Moms, devised by Executive chef, Craig Carmichael.
The culinary experience at the hotel’s #add Restaurant & Pool will open with stir-fried squid with rocket and orange salad, marinated fish and sweet pimentos and papaya and cabbage coleslaw for starters. Decadent mains, meanwhile, will include roasted suckling pig, vegetable ratatouille, potato dauphinoise and green beans with toasted almonds.
To complete the celebratory day, delicious desserts include classic favourites such as cream brule, mini chocolate mousse and tropical fruit salad. Continue reading
Last night I met with the real leaders of Dunoon, including the elected ANC ward councillor, Councillor Lubabalo Makeleni.
This meeting follows the high level of violence which has occurred in the area since Sunday evening. Major roads have been blocked with burning tyres, public infrastructure has been vandalised, shops belonging to foreigners have been looted, and people’s lives are being threatened.
Collectively, we condemn what these EFF thugs and gangsters are doing. It is increasing the suffering of all the people of Dunoon. Children are being prevented from going to school, and parents are being prevented from going to work to provide for their families.
We call on the Economic Freedom Fighters not to start their campaign with violence and destruction. They cannot try to gain votes at the expense of the poor through the destruction of public and private property. Continue reading
This incredible work has been commissioned (part of the Suidoosterfees 2016) to celebrate the life and work of the late Professor Jakes Gerwel ( the former chairman of Media24, former rector of the University of Western Cape and the director general of former President Nelson Mandela’s cabinet). Kristalvlakte will serve as a creative and literary monument honoring Jakes Gerwel’s memory.
From the shreds of the constant drug war, dealer Priscilla is trying to keep her family and life together. The community is bleeding due to the interference of political orders, gang bosses and religious leaders. Sometimes there are waves of peace, as in any good war. But war is like love – it will always find a way out. And while life goes on Priscilla’s drug dealings will survive in the backstreets of time.
From the talented pen of Amy Jephta, under mentorship of Tertius Kapp, Kristalvlakte was born. This topical theatre piece is an adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s ‘Mother Courage und ihre Kinder’. Continue reading
The construction of the Delft Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre of Excellence is under way. This is the last of three such projects to be undertaken for the current 2015/16 financial year. Read more below.
Today, 18 April 2016, the City of Cape Town marked the official start of construction of the Delft ECD Centre of Excellence with a sod-turning ceremony.
The R12 million construction project is anticipated to be completed in February 2017 and it is envisioned to accommodate approximately 160 children in Phase 1, which can be extended to 400 in Phase 2 should the need arise. The facility on the corner of Cork Tree and Sapele Road, Delft will also boast its own food garden which will supply the centre with a variety of fresh produce. The centre will have a toy library as well as an educational outdoor play area. Continue reading