Cobras representatives: Paarl Gimnasium
History in the tournament
This is Paarl Gimnasium’s first trip to the Coca-Cola® T20 Schools national finals. Their best result to date came when they qualified for the Boland provincial finals in the 2013/14 season.
Road to the National Finals Continue reading
Channel: MTV (DStv channel 130)
Date: Monday 07 March
Contestants: Gabriel Iglesias vs Randy Couture
While funnyman Gabriel – known as ‘Fluffy’ – gets the crowds going with his rendition of “I Wanna Sex You Up” by Color Me Badd, muscleman Randy takes on Olivia Newton-John’s“Physical” while barely breaking a sweat in his 80s workout gear.
While the City of Cape Town’s tuberculosis caseload has dropped, it’s not necessarily a reason to celebrate ahead of World TB Day. Read more below:
Tuberculosis (TB) remains an epidemic in many parts of the world, resulting in 1,5 million deaths every year – mostly in developing countries. In the run-up to World TB Day on 24 March 2016, the City’s Health Directorate wants to raise awareness about the importance of regular TB tests as a means of reducing the public health burden.
The City of Cape Town urges residents to get tested for tuberculosis if they have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with TB. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service and Metro Police arrested 207 suspects in the last five days during a series of operations across the city.
The City’s Traffic Service held roadblocks at a number of locations and arrested 155 suspects in total – 138 of them for driving under the influence of alcohol. This included 35 arrests in Atlantis, 32 arrests in Delft, 26 arrests in Durbanville, 21 arrests in Philippi and 16 arrests in Bothasig. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate is investing R14 million in automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology in the coming months.
The funding, secured in the annual adjustments budget, will be used to retrofit existing CCTV cameras with ANPR technology and to install similar technology in City enforcement services vehicles.
The Safety and Security Directorate first started experimenting with ANPR technology in 2010. Currently, five traffic vehicles have such installations. The technology is also used at roadblocks where an ANPR camera is mounted on a tripod. The bus and minibus-taxi (BMT) lane and average speed over distance (ASOD) camera systems also make use of ANPR technology. Continue reading
THOUSANDS SUPPORT PETITION AGAINST MCDONALD’S SA TO STOP SUFFERING OF HENS AND COMMIT TO CAGE-FREE EGGS!
An online petition supported by thousands and additional pressure from four local animal protection groups might just get McDonald’s South Africa’s attention to source eggs from cage-free hens in South Africa, despite the popular franchise’s refusal to commit when appeals were made earlier this year. To date, more than 8,000 people have signed the petition within a week.
During September 2015, McDonald’s internationally committed to phasing out battery cages from their supply chain in Canada and the United States within 10 years (following previous animal welfare commitments in Europe, North America and South America). However, corresponding commitments have not been made by McDonald’s South Africa. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee today, 15 March 2016, recommended that Council approve the amended Informal Trading Plan for Subcouncil 16. If approved, the number of informal trading opportunities will be increased from 430 to 599. Read more below:
The Good Hope Subcouncil (Subcouncil 16) is made up of Ward 77, which is the CBD, and immediate surrounding areas. Continue reading
Mayoral Committee adopts development strategy to address apartheid spatial planning and transport inefficiencies
The City of Cape Town anticipates that by the year 2032, Cape Town may need an additional 500 000 new dwelling units; retail space of 1 000 000 m²; office space of 3 500 000 m²; and industrial development comprising 4 500 000 m² to deal with the projected population growth. The location and nature of these future developments will have a significant impact on the millions of people who will be living and working in the city. Continue reading
During her tenure, the station has seen a substantial increase in sales, listener growth of 100%+ year-on-year, plus a huge rise in social engagement (over 56% of the station’s audience engages with them on Facebook), listener loyalty and traffic online, mainly due to the great station on-air product, together with a huge increase in Marketing and Events.
In light of these achievements we wanted to delve deeper into what drives this strong woman. Continue reading