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The City advises residents that pool backwash should not enter the stormwater system. It is advised to use a recycling system for this backwash.

As part of the City of Cape Town’s commitment to effectively managing and conserving our natural environment, pool owners are advised that in cases where they do not have a recycling system in place, backwash systems should discharge into the sewer system rather than the stormwater system.

Pool backwash is very high in chlorine and other chemicals that can have a destructive effect on the natural environment. If this water is discharged into the stormwater system, it can pose a risk to ecosystems downstream. As such, those who are found to be doing this are liable to a fine of R1 000. Continue reading

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CAPE TOWN THIS WEEK: A NEWSLETTER BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE

The following is an extract from a speech delivered by the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the Energy Efficiency Forum this morning, 16 March 2016. Cape Town’s Energy Efficiency Forum has been helping commercial buildings and operations with practical ‘know-how’ since it was launched in 2009 by the City, in partnership with Eskom and the South African Property Owner’s Association. The forum is co-funded by Old Mutual, and supported by several other organisations. 

It gives me great pleasure to address the Energy Efficiency Forum at a time when I am really excited about all the opportunities available to us to become more energy secure. Continue reading

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SAN DIEGO, March 16, 2016 – Italian football giant Alessandro Del Piero has been elected the newest member of the Laureus World Sports Academy.

Del Piero was inducted as the 56th Laureus Academy Member during a visit to the Tony Hawk Foundation in San Diego, then celebrated by joining the skateboard legend on his own private ramp.

New Academy Member Del Piero said: “Skateboarding is a little out of my comfort zone, but when Tony Hawk says ‘try this’, I am not going to say no. It was great to meet Tony and hear from him about the work of Laureus Sport for Good. Using sport to improve the lives of young people means very much to me. I am grateful to the members of the Laureus Academy for asking me to join them, It is a great honour.” Continue reading

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Asanda Mqiki is one of SA’s most breathtaking young vocal artists, and this Sunday 20th March, will perform on a prestigious international stage.  Selected to perform on the Main Stage of the inaugural online Lovebusk Festival alongside a handpicked group of top artists from countries including Australia, Argentina and Singapore, Asanda will be sharing her music with listeners and viewers who will be tuning in from across the globe to watch her live stream from the roof of the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town.

Kicking off at 8am SA time, LoveBusk is billed as a low-fi net festival with a big heart, and Asanda joins the impressive lineup of musicians and inspiring speakers such as Kevin Johansen (Argentina), Ash Grunwald (Australia) and Emmanuel Jal (South Sudan) who will busk live from wherever they are in the world – their home, studio, on tour, anywhere with an internet connection. As with real life buskers, the audience will tip but the tips earned by the artists in fact go to their particular chosen charity or cause, and the festival’s “for purpose” project – building a home for and with abandoned children in Uganda.    Continue reading

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The waiting is over: superstar rapper Nicki Minaj touches down today, (Wednesday 16th March) for the South African leg of her Pinkprint Tour, which will set Johannesburg’s Ticketpro Dome ablaze this Thursday andFriday before blowing away Durban and Cape Town.

Tickets are selling out fast and fans of the Anaconda hitmaker will have to rush to secure their seats for one of the most spectacular live events to hit South African stages this year, says David Airey, of tour promoters Airey Scott Entertainment.

“This is quickly shaping up to be the show of the year – judging by the response to Nicki’s international dates so far, it’s going to be phenomenal. Fans are strongly urged to go and snap up the few remaining tickets before it’s too late,” Airey adds. Continue reading

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Alistair Izobell Productions is proud to announce his very personal show entitled “The Man behind the Music” 1st and 2nd April 2016 at the Baxter Theatre

Entertainment veteran Alistair Izobell is a household name, not only in Cape Town and South Africa, but on stages across the globe. His career spans some three decades and includes iconic roles in District Six, Kat and the Kings – both David Kramer / Taliep Petersen productions – as well as his own productions including, Kaapse Stoep Stories, Music Alla Kaap, Motown Memories, Radio Classics, Slick Swing, Now that’s Music and Remembering the Lux.

This versatile singer, songwriter, producer and iconic Capetonian, will delight audiences for two nights only and will take them on a musical journey that taps into his life, and love of his community and family. Songs performed are his original compositions as well as songs by those who have inspired him.

That all he knows – “music is what I would like to be remembered for, it’s part of my being and I have been blessed to share my talent” says Alistair.

COMPETITION: Continue reading

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

The City of Cape Town condemns in the strongest possible terms the violent protest by illegal minibus-taxi operators and the damage caused to City property in the early hours of this morning, 15 March 2016. Read more below:

A group of illegal minibus-taxi operators attacked the MyCiTi Phoenix station in Omuramba Road this morning at about 02:00. They placed burning tyres in front of the station entrance, causing damage to the station roller shutter doors and the front entrance. Furthermore, the cash office window was cracked, the lights under the canopy damaged, and the entrance canopy sheets damaged. Continue reading

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