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Planned zone pressure testing continues across the metro

The City of Cape Town is continuing its zone pressure testing across the metro. This could lead to intermittent supply disruptions. It forms part of our drought intervention efforts.

The City continues to roll out zone pressure testing across the metro in its effort to provide a reliable water supply service to the residents of Cape Town and to reduce water usage during the drought.

Affected areas     Date Time and duration
 

Sunningdale Zone: Sunningdale, Bloubergstrand, Table View, Parklands, Big Bay and Flamingo Vlei Area. It is bounded by Big Bay Boulevard to the north, Killarney Gardens and Dunoon to the east, Otto Du Plessis Drive to the west and Racecourse Road to the south.

 

    Tuesday 17          April 2018 Between 20:00 and 02:00
Woodstock and Salt River areas which are bounded by Strand Road to the north, Nelson Road to the west, Albert Road and Liesbeek Parkway to the east and Alma Road to the south.

 

     Tuesday 17         April 2018 Between 20:00 and 04:00.
Bellville South Zone which is the Bellville Area. It is bounded by Hoffman and Uranium Street to the north, Peter Barlow Drive to the east, Modderdam Road to the west and Robert Sobukwe Road to the south.

 

   Thursday 19       April 2018 Between 20:00 and 02:00.
Cape Town CBD, Gardens and Zonnebloem areas which are bounded by the Strand and Hans Strijdom Roads to the north, Buitenkant Street to the west, Barron Street to the east and Constitution and Wesley Roads to the south.     Thursday 19        April 2018 Between 20:00 and 04:00.

 

Please keep only up to 10 litres of water for essential usage if required however, residents living in the affected areas are urged not to stockpile large volumes of municipal water. This is because if there are any significant service interruptions, they are not expected to be in effect for long periods. Please also keep taps closed to prevent water damage in the event of a disruption and water being restored after a disruption.At all times careful consideration will be given to ensure minimal disruption to the water supply in the affected areas.

The City regrets any inconvenience caused. However, these are part of our efforts to keep Day Zero away.

Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

Easy breezy picnic time at Tea in the Park

Cape Town currently feels the city of eternal summer. We, as South Africans, are notorious for making the most of a not-so-lekker situation and this is no different. So, instead of lamenting the lack of rain, why not celebrate the sun and have a picnic instead?

It’s the perfect way to bring friends and family together and gives you license to laze the day away while enjoying the natural beauty of the Mother City. Tea in the Park café in Green Point park has made it that much easier by doing all of the hard work for you!

Location, location, location…

The adorable café by Reliance is a local gem nestled in the Green Point biodiversity garden. This spot means lots of room for kids to run and play, plus the smell of the ocean and captivating views from Table Mountain to Lion’s Head will take your breath away. Head to this special space for a moment of calm amidst the inner city chaos.

The quaint little building with adorable miniature stone wall has welcomed families with meals, bakes and bites since September 2016. Their new picnic option is perfect not only for families but also couples seeking a meal for two.

Treats to go

The packed picnics are great as all of the hard work is done for you by the cooks at Tea in the Park. The best part is that you get to pick your favourites from their menu, vegetarian options included, to create your ideal meal. Sandwiches, wraps, salads and sweet treats are all included as well as cutlery, a picnic blanket and umbrella for your comfort.

Clean and green

All of the indigenous plants found in both the garden and the one of a kind Biodiversity garden are grown in 100% organic Reliance Compost. Tea in the Park has built on this green legacy by serving local food and encouraging recycling and sustainable practices. The park is also animal friendly, so your four-legged family member can join in the fun too! Put this at the top of your list to enjoy the sunshine.

For more information contact

Tea in the Park: 060 997 6153

email: tea@reliance.co.za

Open 7 days a week 09h00 – 17h00. (Weather dependent)

City to resurface sections of Klipfontein Road (M18)

The City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA), will commence with road works on Klipfontein Road (M18), between Milner Road and Sawkins Road in Rondebosch. The works will affect mostly residents and road users in Heideveld, Surrey Estate, Athlone, Sybrand Park, Mowbray and surrounding areas.

Construction work on Kilpfontein Road is due to commence shortly. Work is planned to take place over the following weekends (Saturdays and Sundays):

  • 14 and 15 April 2018
  • 21 and 22 April 2018
  • 5 and 6 May 2018
The City has made access arrangements for residents living in the enclosed working area between Milner and Sawkins Roads, including Robor Crescent in Mowbray. On the weekend of 21 and 22 April 2018, residents will be allowed to park their vehicles in the secured Sport, Recreation and Amenities parking area located in Sawkins Road from Friday at 18:00 until Sunday at 18:00.
We will provide a golf cart shuttle service for the residents moving in and out of the working area.
Should work be postponed due to unfavourable weather conditions on any of the above-mentioned weekends, the work will be shifted to the following weekend.
The road works are scheduled to be carried out from 07:00 on Saturday mornings until 18:00 on Sunday evenings.
‘I advise residents and commuters who make use of this stretch of road that traffic on both the westbound and eastbound carriageways will be affected and half-width road closures will be implemented during the construction period,’ said Councillor Siyabulela Mamkeli, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Area Central.
Traffic on the westbound lanes, towards Liesbeek Parkway, will be detoured around the Rondebosch Common via Milner Road, Park Road, Campground Road and Sawkins Road back to Klipfontein Road.
Traffic on the eastbound lanes, towards Athlone, will be accommodated on Klipfontein Road.
The traffic detour will be in place throughout these weekends.
‘Road constructions always come with a level of inconvenience and we are doing our best to minimise this inconvenience. I would like to urge residents and commuters to be patient during the construction period and exercise extra caution when driving around the area,’ said Councillor Mamkeli.

Originally published by: City of Cape Town, Media Office

Dancing in the Park

Families are in for a special treat when the energy, exuberance and sheer talent of the Indoni dancers is showcased and highlighted in the unique setting of the Green Point Urban Park.

The Journey” is a contemporary dance and music work, choreographed by the Company Members and directed by their Artistic Director, Sbonakaliso Ndaba.

The performance will begin with separate groups dancing against various backdrops in the beautifully curated indigenous gardens and the Amphitheater stage. It will culminate in a final joyous celebration, when the destination is reached, on the Little Common.

Having gone through a rigorous three year training period, the Company Members have been given the challenge of passing on their teaching and leadership skills through outreach training programs to groups of youngsters in the townships of Khayelitsha and New Crossroads,. These young dancers will join their role models, together with the many performers of the Indoni Dance Academy, in celebrating the beauty of Cape Town on a Sunday afternoon in the park.

Celebrating the occasion with them will be their guests, dancers from Jazzart Dance Theatre and their young dancers from their outreach program.

The performance of “The Journey” and the Jazzart Dance Theatre performance, are both funded by grants from the City of Cape Town, enabling them to take arts to the people

About Indoni:

Performance and creative arts are powerful tools for healing and transformation. The vision of the Indoni Dance, Arts & Leadership Academy is to provide a space of excellence in dance and integrated arts, for talented school graduates who are without the financial means to go into higher learning.

Now celebrating four successful years, this three year post-school professional training programme for dance and integrated arts, including music, drama, and visual art, aims to liberate the talent and creativity of our youth.

With the mission statement of “Investing in our Youth”, the Academy seeks to promote the arts as a channel for economic, personal and professional development rekindling hope, and providing dignity and life skills to young people. Each student is empowered to become a creative collaborator in their own productive future.

In 2017 the Indoni Dance, Arts & Leadership Academy was the recipient of an Impumelelo Gold Award for their contribution to the country.

Sbonakaliso Ndaba, the Artistic Director of the Academy, is recognized as one of the leading contemporary African choreographers and teachers. She was the winner of the Western Cape Cultural Affairs Award in 2016 for ‘Best Contribution to Performing Arts: Dance’ and in 2017 for ‘Outstanding Achievement of Youth in Arts and Culture’.

The founding members of Indoni, Sbonakaliso Ndaba (Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer)Balu Nivison (Development Director and Lecturer in Life Skills)Jennifer van Papendorp (Managing Director) and Dr Mamphela Ramphele, (Patron and Lecturer in South African Heritage)  collectively bring their particular expertise to directing and managing the academy.

The Academy is presently receiving funding from the National Lottery Commission, the National Arts Council and individuals who form part of the Benefactor- Mentor- Investor (BMI) Initiative. For further company details: www.indoni-academy.org

Performance Information:

Venue: Green Point Park

Dates and Times: April 22 @16h00

If the performance is cancelled, due to bad weather, the alternative date is April 29.

Running Time:

  • 60 minutes

Ticket prices:

  • Entry is Free

For media enquiries and images contact:

Paula Kelly

083 267 3029

paulak@artslink.co.za

Publicity

Indoni Dance Academy

Website: http://indoni-academy.org/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/IndoniDance

Facebook: @IndoniAcademy

You Tube: Indoni Dance Group

Instagram: indoniacademy

Security report – March 2018

We are proud to say that March has been a feather in the cap of our city’s safety record. This past month our team has had very few incidents reported to them, proving that:

  1. We are able to see our impact on safety in the city.
  2. Circumstances can change if the right steps are taken.

The most prevalent incidents are drinking and driving and theft out of motor vehicles with two incidents of each occurring in the last month.

Remember that your life is worth much more than just having a good time. If you know that you will be consuming alcohol, please make the responsible choice by either:

  • Calling a taxi service
  • Having a designated sober driver
  • Organising a gathering at home

This way you save not only your own life, but also the lives of many others which share the road with you.

If you care about your community and would like to be part of our continued efforts to improve the area, why not become a board member? You can make a real impact and always be abreast of what’s happening nearby. All we need from you is attendance at four board meetings a year. Find out more information here.

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