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The City of Cape Town would like to inform commuters that the illegal strike by some of the drivers employed by Kidrogen, a MyCiTi vehicle operating company (VOC), is over. The MyCiTi bus service will be fully operational as from this afternoon, 31 October 2014.

All of the drivers reported for the morning shift and it is expected that the full contingent will be arriving for the afternoon shift as well.

As such, the MyCiTi service along the T01 and T03 trunk routes between the Civic Centre station and Table View, Dunoon, Melkbosstrand, Atlantis and Century City will be operating as per normal during the afternoon peak hours. The buses operating on the T01 will no longer turn at the Wood station, but will be running up to the Usasaza station as per the normal routing.

Furthermore, the feeder services in Table View and Atlantis will also be returning to normal.

The City and Kidrogen are closely monitoring the situation and will duly inform commuters, should there be any changes to the MyCiTi schedule.

The City wants to thank residents for their patience and understanding during this illegal strike. Commuters can contact the Transport Information Centre 24/7 on 0800 65 64 63 for the latest information regarding the service, or follow @MyCiTibus on Twitter, or visit the facebook page ‘MyCiTi Integrated Rapid Transit System’.

The countdown begins

One night only

15 November 2014

November sees the acclaimed South African comedian Joey Rasdien back for one night on the 15th of November at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City. His latest show, ‘The Here After’ explores where we, as human beings, the world and the universe come from and considers where we might end up. Rasdien takes his audience on a journey and considers everything from dating, voting, drinking and driving, war and even judgement day.

Join South Africa’s epitome of comedy on his journey at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre as he continues his comedy crusade.

Venue: The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City
Date: 15 November
Tickets range from R165 – R350

Bookings at Computicket or The Lyric Box Office On 011 248 5000 or www.goldreefcity.co.za

FOOTBALL4ALL

adidas South Africa today supports the official launch of the Johannesburg branch of the Football4All initiative – a grassroots football programme developed by a number of former South African international football players who will contribute in coaching novice primary school children.

“Since our launch earlier this year we have seen an overwhelming demand for the programme amongst scholars of all ages. The lack of ‘development’ of football particularly at grassroots’ level explains the great interest in the Football4All project”, says GeorgeDearnaley, former Bafana striker and Director of Football4All. “Together with formidable former international players and coaches, we are determined to ensuring that the game is accessible to all young girls and boys in South Africa and that the proper basics are taught to them,” he continued.

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On the eve of Men’s Health month, City Health is faced with the challenge of changing more men’s attitude to health matters.

The City of Cape Town’s Health Directorate continues to reassess and fine-tune its services to meet the ever-growing demands of the various sectors of the population.

In terms of Men’s Health, City Health has introduced a number of measures that focus specifically on the needs of this group. Since 2007, the City has opened five male clinics – three in Khayelitsha, one in Bellville and one in Gugulethu. These clinics offer a male-friendly environment where patients can access primary health care services, receive education on safe sex, obtain STI diagnosis and treatment, and receive HIV testing and counselling. Referral services for ARV initiation and for medical male circumcision are also available.

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Kid’s Ahoy Playground Activities

Young would-be mariners can enter into the spirit of the Volvo Ocean Race with additional themed activities at the V&A Waterfront’s Kid’s Ahoy playground, next to the Amphitheatre, between Saturday 1 and Wednesday 19 November.

Every day between 2pm and 7pm, youngsters can test their sea legs at the Volvo Ocean Race Kids Play Area, situated outside the Food Court where they can jump on a large jumping ‘boat’. But this is no slow-boat to China; this boat is designed to look like a Volvo Ocean 65, one of the torpedo-fast yachts competing in the Volvo Ocean Race. But if Formula One is more to their liking they can put pedal to the metal at the Volvo Ocean Race Kids Pedal Cars area. Designed especially for very small race fans, the miniature Volvo-styled cars, trucks and diggers will be just the ticket for aspiring young drivers who can safely navigate their way around the fenced and carpeted track.

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The race clock is officially ticking as the sun sets on the first day of race pack collection for the 2014 Nike Soweto Marathon taking place on Sunday 2nd November.  Runners from around the world will be joining in to celebrate the return of a beloved #PeoplesRace, a true showcase of South African athletics.  Mapeseka Makhanya was joined by Kabelo Mabalane at Constitution Hill to collect their race packs for the 21km and 42km events respectively. Charne Bosman recently pulled out due to an injury but joined the team to show her support.

For more information please contact us via email or follow us @SowetoMarathon.

In tonight’s jam-packed episode of MasterChef SA, Capetonian musician Francois Zietsman (22) had to hang up his apron after losing out to Durban teacher Penny (31) in a 40-minute blitz-challenge to produce a MasterChef-worthy dinner using only the ordinary type of ingredients that you would typically find in any household fridge.

Benny Masekwameng explained that forty minutes is the average time it takes most people to prepare dinner, but Francois wasn’t convinced. “What can you make in forty minutes?” he worried. “I just pictured myself making a normal dish … if I’m late for something, you know … make it quick and flavourful.”

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The City of Cape Town is encouraging unemployed residents who are looking for work to join the City’s jobseekers database. Read more below.

The City of Cape Town, as part of our efforts to build an opportunity city in which we make progress possible together with our residents, is calling on all jobseekers to register on the City’s jobseekers database at their local subcouncil office.

‘It is from this database that we provide work opportunities to those seeking work in our city. We know that there is no opportunity like a job opportunity and this administration is committed to alleviating the plight of the most vulnerable residents of our city’, said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Social Development and Early Childhood Development, Councillor Suzette Little.

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