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Remote Control Jammer

The latest update on car theft – Cape Town Central Police StationSAPS

A new trend has emerged in the world of automotive crime: “SIGNAL JAMMING“.

Police around the country have started report car theft where there are no forced signs of entry. Signal jamming devices have become available to criminals whether they are buying it or simply making it themselves.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Victims park their car and attempt to lock them. However the perpetrator/s are lying in wait with a remote jammer. It isolates the signal of your car’s remote lock and stops it from getting locked.

The act of stealing your valuables is simple and no one would suspect the criminal because he could just pretend that it is his/her car.

Besides, the victim has no idea that the perpetrator has stopped the locking process and now has access to their car and valuables in the car.

HOW TO KEEP THIS FROM HAPPENING

The answer is really simple: Just make sure your car is locked by manually testing it.

  • Never push the lock button as you are walking away, better safe than sorry
  • Keep an eye out for your surroundings and any suspicious people around the area
  • Report any suspicious behaviour to the South African Police Service as soon as you can
  • Never leave valuables in the car

Contact details:

  • Radio Room – 021 467 8001/2
  • Ops Room – 021 467 8006/7

OneUp gym opens in Green Point

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Drop and give me 20. Going to the gym has become part of Cape Town culture, with fitness junkies receiving their daily fix by getting their heart racing at their local gym. However, unlike most gyms in the Mother City, OneUp Lifestyle Centre has decided to offer something truly unique to their visitors.

From a boxing club to a tattoo parlour, beauty salon and coffee shop, everything you may need to look on form for summer is under one roof at this lifestyle centre.

Six months ago, OneUp decided to open its doors to Capetonians at 39 Somerset Road in Green Point, offering specialised endurance and functional training from the likes of CFC (Cape Town Fight Club) and Pointbreak Fitness. The first of its kind in South Africa, these gym’s offer a variety of fitness programmes for everyone from the beginner to the advanced. OneUp aims to provide its customers with gym’s that offer complete body workouts so that they are left feeling completely satisfied after. All clients that train at OneUp, whether with a trainer or without, are surrounded by top professionals in their fields, so if by any chance they feel unsure about their workout, someone is just an arm’s length away to help.

The two main gyms under their umbrella at OneUp are Point Break Fitness and Cape Town Fight Club, each offering completely different workouts.  Ryan Botha from Point Break Fitness has been a trainer in the industry for a number of years, offering personal training and group class training to clients in order to reach their fitness goals. CFC offers a high intensity boxing workout for one-on-one or group classes, where a professional instructor will guide them through the process of boxing.

Other perks that have very little to do with fitness or training (but just as necessary) in the facility include TAGG Coffee Bar and Zhoosh Beauty Salon. TAGG, the onsite coffee bar, provides healthy workout snacks, shakes and top class coffee to enjoy after a strenuous workout. Zhoosh Beauty is the on-site salon that offers multiple treatments including Fake Bake spray tan’s, facials and waxes.  Perfectly necessary for that post-workout glow on the beach!

The space is massive with different fitness and lifestyle facilities around each corner. Scott MacPherson, the owner of the gym, explains that a Pilates studio is on the horizon.

And other future plans for OneUp?

The team from Panache Communication behind the OneUp and CFC brand, explain that there are a number of campaigns and ideas in the pipeline for 2015/ 2016.

The first one is the prospect of partnering with Scheckter’s Organic Energy drink, where they will be hosting a Summer Boot Camp on the Sea Point Promenade. Scheckter’s and OneUp will be getting Capetonians summer ready with the help of their fitness instructors and of course a healthy energy boost from Scheckter’s.

If you are keen on getting fit and healthy, it’s never too late to start, without having to pay a joining fee or the first month’s membership fee, you can get started with OneUp today.

Give them a call and ask them for a tour of their gym to kick start your summer fitness regime.

Tel: 27(0)87-236-3068

Roche Bobois opens on Kloof Street

rocheboboisKloof Street – the  new home for Roche Bobois Paris. This brand was founded in 1950, France. It then opened up its first furniture store in 1965, in Belgium. It has become one of the worldwide leading purveyors of genuine handmade furniture, with over 250 stores in 50 countries, globally.

Art de Vevre is the new trendsetter in furniture that is echoing in the mother city. The Roche Bobois Paris showroom has a French-styled theme and conjures a sense of magic, elegance and perfection. Their exclusive range of furniture is well priced and consists of items that are made-to-order.

“All the showrooms in the world are very aligned and have to reflect a unique brand identity. We are in contact with the headquarters in Paris every day to make sure that we are all on the same page, no matter what country,” says Charlotte Bermond, the sales associate at the Kloof Street store.

Roche Bobois Paris has five other stores in Africa including Morocco, Mauritius, Algeria, Ivory Coast and Tunisia. Within just a few months of launching in South Africa, Roche Bobois will soon be opening two more furniture stores: “the South African market represents a great development opportunity for Roche Bobois. After the opening of the Cape Town showroom, the objective is to open another showroom in Johannesburg and later Durban. One goal is to make Johannesburg a luxury furniture hub for the border countries such as Mozambique, Angola, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Namibia” says Charlotte.

Roche Bobois’ range includes French-styled furniture, from dining tables and chairs to sofas, cocktail tables, beds, armchairs, wardrobes and sideboards; to accessories, such as lighting, cushions and rugs; all handmade in a small town workshop, in France.

All their designers are world renowned, such as the likes of the famous Sacha Lakic, Christopher Delcourt, Cedric Ragot and Stephen Burks. There is also a string of haute fashion gurus, such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Sonia Rykiel Maison.

The latest design – the bubble sofa, which was entirely made by hand by Roche Bobois’ maestro Sacha Lakiv, is the next show-stopper. Sacha continues to dazzle Roche Bobois’ customs of fine art, with his unique and rare talent. The bubble sofa is made with hi-tech 3D fabric, designed to mould the sofa in three directions to look like a cloud of honeycombs, which is mainly made up of wool. The fabric is deliberately made to give a ‘light feel’, a sense of vibrant comfort and sophistication.

Go on down to the gallery-like store on Kloof Street and find something to add some Parisian style to your home or office. Opening hours are from 08h30 to 17h00 Monday to Friday.

A: 10 – 12 Kloof Street, Gardens | W: www.roche-bobois.com/en-ZA/ | T: 021 286 0793

A Hidden Gym

Many Green Point residents and working people will be familiar with the Green Point Cricket Club (GPCC), tucked away behind the stadium, which boasts beautiful grounds for evening running clubs, cricket nets and plays host to awesome events, such as Parklife recently – where Modest Mouse played the Cape Town leg of their world tour. However, what many don’t know is that there is a new gym in the clubhouse, Genesis Personal Fitness, currently in its second month of operation. A hidden gem, if you will.

photo 2The gym is owned and operated by Shaun, who after finishing his schooling in Zimbabwe studied Human Science Movement (otherwise known as Bio Kinetics) in Florida, USA. The gym is small and intimate, housed in what was previously a squash court at the GPCC clubhouse, and although it is certainly no Virgin Active, this could be argued as one of the strengths of the centre. It may not have the fancy, overpriced equipment that you’ll find at big gyms, but it has all the necessities, and beautiful outdoor grounds to boot. Furthermore, the smaller nature of the gym makes it ideal for one-on-one training sessions with Shaun, or small group sessions, which is what Genesis is all about. You will receive no judgement or discerning looks from the boets in the weight section, or the gym bunny babes in their boxercise class. The friendly, close vibe allows you to knuckle down and focus on what you’re there for. Genesis also offers weight loss clinics and sport-specific training and programs.

Just in time for summer, Shaun will also be starting a three-month boot camp in the first week of October. The boot camp includes three training sessions per week, a nutrition guideline booklet and a free assessment and fitness evaluation prior to starting. What’s more is that the two most improved students will receive free weight loss and/ or gym supplements to the value of R1 000! The boot camp will cost you R500 per month for the three months, or R1 200 if you pay up front (saving you R 300). Sign-ups have already started, and space is running out, so if you’re interested you best contact him soon!

Given that Genesis hasn’t been at the GPCC very long, they’re also offering discounts on one-on-one training.

For more information, check out the Genesis website or Facebook page. Alternatively, you could get in touch with Shaun directly at genesisshaun@gmail.com

11 arrests in Green Point and Oranje-Kloof in August

According to August statistics, the crime rate has significantly decreased, with 19 reported incidents compared to 44 from the previous month. With the assistance of SAPS we have been able to arrest 11 suspects in both areas, as part of our mandate to keep residents, businesses and visitors safe.

As the weather gets warmer and tourists slowly start to stream into both areas, the amount of petty crime tend to increase.  Because of this our GP/OKCID officers will extra vigilant and provide a constant presence on the streets. However, we strongly urge you to follow basic safety measures and to keep valuables hidden at all times.

If you ever feel unsafe, please call one of our GP/OKCID operations managers on 071 670 3019/ 072 944 6811. Our team offers 24/7 assistance to residents, tourists and business in the area, ensuring your safety.

Here’s a summary of incidents reported last month:

Early in the morning on 21 August a white Polo window was smashed in Green Point while the owner had left his car unattended with all his possessions in the car. The owner of the car, along with SAPS Constable Van Wyk and the GPCID, were on the scene soon after the crime had taken place. Through a combined effort of SAPS and GPCID the suspect was apprehended and arrested.

This case is an important reminder to avoid leaving valuables inside your car when parking, even inside a supervised parking area.

During the night on 29 August a fight occurred on the corner of Rose and Strand Street in Green Point between a group of intoxicated males. Our GPCID officers were on the scene to resolve the issue and ensure no further incidences occurred. The bouncer of St Yves, informed our CID officers that the glass from the SMEG store had been damaged during the incident. Our GPCID officers inspected the building to ensure nothing else had been broken or stolen.

On 7 August a smartphone was stolen from a table at Chalk & Cork on Kloof Street. A beggar had approached the table asking for money and while this was occurring had stolen the phone. So please keep a close eye on your phones and wallets if they are on a table, even in an environment like this where you feel safe.

On 9 August an unofficial car guard was witnessed damaging the window of a Nissan at the corner of Church and Kloof Streets. Our OKCID officers apprehended the suspect and took him down to the Central Police Station. We encourage residents to try avoid tipping informal car guards and rather make sure to pay meter guards and official car guards wearing security bibs.

Miller’s Thumb

Fancy an authentic seafood experience in Cape Town? Make your way to Miller’s Thumb – one of Cape Town’s best kept secrets.

Nestled among other popular restaurants and bars at the top of Kloof Nek Road, you can’t miss this amazing restaurant, thanks to its bright orange and green hues.

IMG_6688The ambience is bustling – on weekends it’s often hard to find a spot without a booking – yet cosy and character-filled, which makes it the perfect place to unwind from a long day of work.
Bring a couple of friends and let Jane, the owner, walk you through their surprising chalk board menu, boasting both fish and meat dishes. Daily specialities and timeless delights include Cape Malay chicken, Moroccan-style Kingklip and prawn curry. Every dish is carefully presented and served with a side portion of either couscous, brown rice or fried Chinese noodles.

Their wine selection is also pretty impressive and the waiters are helpful and prepared, so they can easily guide you to select the perfect pairing for your dish.

At the end of the meal, even if you already feel quite full, make sure to save some space for their mouth-watering selection of desserts. Choosing between a scrumptious pecan pie, a creamy cheesecake or a delicious blue cheese ice-cream won’t be easy, especially because all of them are homemade and beautifully presented.

A complete dinner with wine, a starter, main course and dessert will cost you approximately R300… not bad, huh?

The place is especially enjoyable in summer, when you can sit outside on the patio, with the incredible view of the Table Mountain as a backdrop to your table.

So come discover this local favourite at 10B Kloof Nek Road, Tamboerskloof, and make sure to reserve your table by phoning: +27 21 424 3838.

Browse their website if you’re keen to discover some of the specialities on their menu.

Opening hours: Monday 18:30-22:30
Tuesday-Saturday 12:30-14:00, 18:30-22:30
Sunday closed

 

 

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