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A musical celebration of a heart-rending part of our culture and history. A glimpse into a world that has for some been forgotten. “Home” is a musical fantasy conversation between disparate souls – family members, friends, strangers who lived in the former District Six. In one way or another we are all committed to this place – our homes – homes that the government would not allow us to live in. Was it perhaps the only time and place where the real “rainbow nation” was? “Sometimes a thought like that could cross your mind … ” Come, let’s go Home!

Home – Directed by – Alistair Izobell – Musical with Donveno Prince
Wednesday April 27-19h00 ▪ Saturday April 30-11h00
Price R80, R100, R150, R200 Computicket Location: Artscape Opera House

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Enter below with your answer. Each winner wins 2 tickets to the show at the Artscape on Wednesday 27 April. Closing date is Tuesday 26 April at 2pm. Winners will be notified via email and need to respond with details within 24 hours. Failing this we will choose another random name from the entries. baydu.co.za will not be held responsible for cancellations. We are also not liable for anything that may happen at a venue including injuries. Please enter with an email address you check regularly!

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Bleisure travel is an awful contraction, but if industry experts are to be believed, a growing trend as business travellers add a little personal downtime at the start or end of work-related trips.

The reasons vary, from getting to know the culture in the cities or foreign countries where they do business, to coping with the stress of a connected, always-on world or simply as a reward for being away from home.

“I find that I’m able to concentrate and add more value if I’ve arrived a day before a big meeting or conference and given myself a little time to relax and acclimatise,” says Edward Frost, British Airways’ commercial manager for South and East Africa, who travels internationally at least once a month. Continue reading

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The Consumer Studies classrooms at four Cape Town high schools have been upgraded with the help of GrandWest as part of Sun International’s nationwide Schools Renovations Programme. Facilitated by GrandWest’s Corporate Social Investment Department, the upgraded classrooms at Goodwood College, JG Meiring High, Ravensmead High and Sinethemba High in Philippi are now ready for action.

According to Heidi Edson, Group Socio Economic Development Manager at GrandWest, the classrooms have been equipped with seven stoves each, as well as crockery, cooking utensils and fridges. Industrial tables and cupboards were installed, while various aesthetic improvements were also made, including fixing the ceilings and repainting the classrooms. Work at the schools was carried out by an enthusiastic team of GrandWest suppliers and service providers. Continue reading

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Keeping your car in tip-top running condition may seem a difficult task for many owners, but with some basic and regular maintenance, you can be assured of hassle-free motoring, advises Auto Care Diagnostics (ACD), a division of Aftermarket Solutions

Johannesburg, 19 April 2016 – For many motorists, filling up with petrol or diesel, and having the fuel attendant check the oil level at that stage, is as far as they go in terms of regular vehicle maintenance. What happens under the bonnet is often of little concern, and may be very intimidating.

However, with some basic, regular maintenance checks that can be easily performed by any driver, you can help ensure that your vehicle runs properly, and diagnose problems early on before they leave you stranded as a result of a breakdown, or lead to hefty repair bills – particularly in these cash-strapped times. Continue reading

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This from time.com:

Vehicles affected include the eK wagon and eK Space

TOKYO — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Wednesday says it found evidence its employees intentionally falsified fuel mileage test data for several models of vehicles.

The Tokyo-based automaker said Wednesday that the inaccurate tests involved 157,000 of its own-brand eK wagon and eK Space light passenger cars, and 468,000 Dayz Roox vehicles produced for Nissan Motor Co.

The problem was found after Nissan pointed out inconsistencies in data, the company said. Mitsubishi conducted an internal probe and found that tire pressure data was falsified to make mileage appear better than it actually was.

“The wrongdoing was intentional. It is clear the falsification was done to make the mileage look better. But why they would resort to fraud to do this is still unclear,” company president Tetsuro Aikawa told reporters.

He and other company executives bowed in apology.

Aikawa said that although he was unaware the irregularities were happening, “I feel responsible.”

The company said it would investigate whether data were altered for vehicles sold overseas.

 

Full story at time.com.

 

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Early indications are that there has been a further decline year on year in the number of babies born to mothers under the age of 18. 

The City of Cape Town’s Health Directorate is enthused by early indications that the teenage pregnancy rate appears to have declined even further year on year.

While the data for 2015 has not been finalised yet, indications are that there has been a drop in the number of teenage births compared with the previous year. Of the 69 908 live births recorded in 2015, 2 704 were to mothers under the age of 18. This accounted for 3,87% of all births, as outlined below.

‘This is very good news indeed and I want to applaud our young women and men who are taking responsibility for their sexual health. We need to stop clinging to the belief that young children will listen to us when we tell them to abstain. Ideally, yes, but the fact is that many are having sex and so it is our responsibility to make sure that they do so responsibly. Looking at the figures, it is clear that more and more young people are taking that responsibility, but also that the interventions are hitting the mark,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Health, Councillor Siyabulela Mamkeli. Continue reading

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SPEECH BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE

Note to editors: the following speech was delivered by City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the key handover ceremony to beneficiaries of the Heideveld housing development today, 19 April 2016.

Mayoral Committee Members, councillors, Heideveld housing development beneficiaries, Heideveld housing development Project Steering Committee, City of Cape Town staff, members of the media, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.

Good afternoon, goeie middag, molweni, as-salaam alaikum, shalom.

It is a privilege to be here and share in this moment with you today.

It has been a priority of this administration to provide for the housing needs of Cape Town’s steadily growing and increasingly urbanised population. Continue reading

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5FM’s live music sessions 5Live comes to Joburg for the first time since its inception last year. The feature is hosted by Rob Forbes and Fix Moeti on the last Friday of every month and usually held in Cape Town. This month the station has invited indie rock band Desmond and the Tutus on Friday, 22 April, a week earlier to accommodate the station’s takeover weekend in Polokwane for Small Town Live Loud.

The special edition of 5Live will be broadcast from the V1 Studios at the SABC in partnership with The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) and The Academy of Television & Screen Arts (ATV) between 15:00 and 16:00. The ASE & ATV will provide technical assistance in a studio they use as part of training for their students. Continue reading

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