The SA Select Women’s team on Thursday recorded a strong start to the Las Vegas Invitational as they progressed through the first day of the tournament unbeaten with victories against Stars Rugby 2 and Brazil.
The team displayed good skills on attack and produced a solid defensive effort, which earned them a total of 58 points, while they conceded only five points.
SA Select captain Lorinda Brown and her team kicked off the tournament with a superb 46-0 victory against the mixed international team, Stars Rugby 2, to achieve their objective of building momentum and confidence early on. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town has implemented its Stranded Whale Protocol after the carcass of a young southern right whale has come ashore just south of Melkbosstrand. Read more below:
The City was notified of the carcass this morning, 4 March 2016.
‘While such occurrences tend to draw curious onlookers, from a safety perspective we urge members of the public to please keep away to allow the agencies on site the space to remove the whale carcass.
‘In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Environmental and Spatial Planning, Councillor Johan van der Merwe.
There is great excitement brewing for the sixth annual Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival which takes place daily, for one week only, from 12 to 18 March, where 40 productions from all over the Western Cape will be showcased.
The hugely popular development festival kicks off with the Zabalaza Weekend on Saturday, 12 and Sunday 13 when all venues and spaces in the theatre complex will pulsate with dynamic and diverse artistic activities featuring 26 productions.
The Zabalaza Main Festival features 17 productions and runs from 14 to 18 March daily with shows on at 10am,11.15am, 12.30pm, 3pm, 5pm, 6.30pm and 8pm.
The festival will boast multiple genres – from drama, poetry, hip hop, dance and musical theatre to physical theatre and theatre for children, performed in five different languages – English, Xhosa, Afrikaans, Zulu and Shona. Continue reading
But life was often a struggle for this once unemployed single mother.
“My life looks like a fairy tale in many ways, but you have to remember that life is not a fairy tale. I was the American Idol but at the time I couldn’t even read a fairy tale to my four-year-old daughter,” she revealed in her biography Life is Not a Fairytale.
Her book has been turned into a movie of the same title which airs on True Movies (DStv Channel 138) on both Monday March 7 &14 at 20h45.
“But was my past, and where I am now is my future. We all go through things and the things I went through made me who I am today,” she says. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s Hout Bay Gateway Precinct Project is well under way and is expected to be completed by the end of June 2016. The upgrade of the Imizamo Yethu entrance, in particular, forms part of the City’s broader commitment to this community.
The R5 million Hout Bay Gateway Precinct Project comprises the upgrading of the pedestrian environment along Hout Bay Main Road and Victoria/NR Mandela Roads to provide the community with safer paved walkways to schools, taxis, the MyCiTi stations and the clinic.
The upgrading of the intersection is part of a series of interventions in this area such as the construction of the MyCiTi station and the upgrading of the sports complex.
Further improvements to the area include: paving walkways and larger public spaces; creating retaining walls to stabilise soil embankments; providing low seating walls, lighting and playground equipment; and planting trees. Continue reading
The Olympic Games is without a doubt the pinnacle of world sport and the peak of any athlete’s career. Powerade, as the official sports drink of the 2016 Olympic Games, will be giving everyday sportsmen and women a taste of what it takes to train like a professional in 2016 through the Powerade Train Like an Olympian campaign. The campaign kicks off at the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour and will move onto the new Cape Argus Sport Show and the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. Powerade will be giving all race participants and expo goers at each event the opportunity to experience elements of an Olympic style training assessment from some of the country’s top training specialists.
Just like Olympians, all sportsmen and women have the desire to continually improve their performance and to achieve their personal goals. However, average sportsmen and sportswomen only have limited access to professional training information and the exercise science which could take their performance to the next level. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s Hangberg Library was officially opened today following maintenance and extensive renovations. The renovations enhance visitors’ library experience and also make the facility more accessible to people with disabilities and the elderly. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Special Projects, Alderman Belinda Walker, officially opened the Hangberg Library today, 3 March 2016. The library has been open to patrons since December 2015 following months of extensive renovations and maintenance at a cost of over R2,5 million.
The City’s libraries are identified for proactive maintenance in a five-year cycle. The major changes to the Hangberg Library will improve the visitor experience and ensure that it is now more accessible for people with disabilities.
In addition, a glass roof gives patrons a sweeping view of the Hout Bay harbour area, which draws thousands of local and international visitors annually. Continue reading