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Cape Flats Rugby Club Turns 100

25 October 2006

One of the oldest rugby clubs on the Cape Flats celebrates its Centenary tomorrow with a gala reception hosted by Deputy Mayor Andrew Arnolds. The Progress Rugby Football Club, based in Crawford, has over 120 members from Athlone, Mitchells Plain,... Read More

Department of Agriculture Supports Wine Council?s Vote Against GMO?s

25 October 2006

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has decided to side with the SA Wine Council in their opposition against a request to the Registrar: Genetically Modified Organisms for permission to use genetically modified malolactic yeast ML01 for the... Read More

City Call Centre Flooded by Residents Seeking Relief

25 October 2006

A flood of calls from residents to the City of Cape Town's call centre 0860 103 089, incorrectly trying to either seek relief under the City's Indigent Policy or make an arrangement to pay off their arrears debt, is blocking the lines and... Read More

Soccer and Environment Workshop for Youth in Manenberg Promotes Sustainable Development

25 October 2006

The first 'soccer and environment' workshop will be held in Manenberg on Saturday, 28 October as part of this year's LA21 Community Festival. Read More

Launch of the Micro Agricultural Financial Institutional Scheme of South Africa

25 October 2006

About 46% of South African households are considered poor or low-income, more then 15 million poor people living in rural areas in South Africa and over 60% of black households can be defined as low-income and rely mostly on the informal sector for... Read More

Media Invitation to Attend the Launch of the Waterwise Program

24 October 2006

Drowning is a major cause of death by injury, this according to the Medical Research Council of South Africa. The graphs peak in the age groups 1-4 and again in 10-14. In the teen category the majority of deaths are from disadvantaged communities. Read More

City Taking Steps to Address Over-Crowding in Imizamo Yethu

23 October 2006

The City of Cape Town is to act on the fire safety and environmental health hazards posed by overcrowding in the "Pipetrack" area of Imizamo Yethu informal settlement, Hout Bay. Read More

Six Sites for Diwali Celebrations

19 October 2006

The City of Cape Town has identified six areas that can be used for the discharge of fireworks for Diwali Religious Celebrations on Saturday, 21 October 2006. The six sites are: Read More

Celebration of "Guy Fawkes" Night on 5 November 2006

19 October 2006

The City of Cape Town will permit the discharging of fireworks in public on Sunday night, 5 November, Guy Fawkes Night, but only at the sites listed below, and nowhere else without special permission. Metro Police will be monitoring the sites. Read More

Fire at Masiphumelele

18 October 2006

A fire occurred at approximately 02:00 this morning within the Masiphumelele Informal Settlement, Fish Hoek. The fire razed 292 structures leaving 1076 people destitute (709 adults and 367 children). Read More

City's Youth Environmental School (YES) Programme Runs Year Round

17 October 2006

The City of Cape Town's successful Youth Environmental School (YES) Programme, traditionally held during World Environment Week, is expanding to include other major commemorative days and weeks on the annual calendar. Read More

City Honours Managers for Excellence

17 October 2006

Seven project managers at the City of Cape Town have received special awards for their exceptional service delivery in implementing water, electricity and waste management projects in the Cape Metropole. Read More

City's Town Planning Department Introduces New Standardised Forms

17 October 2006

In order to improve its customer service, the City's Town Planning Department has introduced a new single, city-wide standardised application form and submission requirements for Land Use Management applications such as rezonings, subdivisions and... Read More

Royal Visit to Red Cross Children's Hospital

17 October 2006

Prince Edward Count of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, visited the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital on Mo Read More

N7 Bridge Re-Opened for Normal Two-Way Traffic Flow

16 October 2006

Good news for road-users. The N7 bridge in the vicinity of Acacia Park has been reopened for normal two-way traffic i.e. using both the the southbound and the northbound carriageways. Read More

City Releases More Land for Affordable Housing

16 October 2006

The City of Cape Town has plans to release a further 10.4 hectares of housing land in addition to the already approved 42 hectares of land to be developed for affordable housing for the so called GAP housing market. Read More

Mayor to Host Fund-Raising Tea in Support of the Ruan Belcher Trust

16 October 2006

Mayor Helen Zille will host a tea in support of the Ruan Belcher & Other Near Drowning Survivors' Rehabilitation & Educational Trust on Wednesday, 18 October 2006, in Cape Town. Read More

City Takes Immediate Steps to Prevent Further Closure of Libraries

11 October 2006

With the closure of one library in Hangberg, and with a number of other libraries at risk of closure due to staff shortages, the City is taking immediate steps to rectify the situation. Read More

Cape Town Welcomes Danish Research Ship

11 October 2006

One of the largest Danish scientific expeditions in more than 50 years is due to sail into Cape Town harbour on Sunday, 15 October. Read More