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Interventions by the City of Cape Town and its new subcontractors have ensured that the Community Residential Units (CRU) Refurbishment Programme in Manenberg is back on track. The City views this programme as an important initiative to bring redress through increased service delivery. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s CRU Refurbishment Programme in Manenberg is progressing well and 432 out of the 624 rental units earmarked for internal upgrades have been completed.

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City and taxi associations to establish joint forum

Under the leadership of the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, the City of Cape Town has just met with the leaders of CATA, CODETA, SANCO, Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS), concerned taxi drivers, and the South African Police Service (SAPS). We jointly condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the violence that took place yesterday in Nyanga and surrounding areas.

We believe that the law must take its course. We trust that the South African Police Service will arrest those who were responsible for the violence.

We would like to give assurance to commuters that the City, GABS, and taxi associations will work together to prevent these disruptions from happening again. All public transport services will continue this afternoon as per normal.

To this end, we have jointly committed to establish a new forum with the leaders from the six regions around the city. This will serve as the platform where all taxi associations can debate and discuss their grievances in the future. All organisations present at the meeting are in agreement that the establishment of this forum is of the utmost importance and urgency.

The following leaders were in attendance:

  • City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille
  • The City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron
  • The City’s Commissioner: Transport for Cape Town, Melissa Whitehead
  • Francois Meyer of GABS
  • Colonel Mkhuseli Mgwiji of the SAPS, Khayelitsha Cluster
  • Vusumzi Miselo of CODETA
  • Alfred Maseti of CATA
  • Charles Kanku of SANCO
  • Siwe Coka of Inkanyezi Public Transport and Transformation Projects
  • Concerned taxi drivers

On Wednesday evening, 1 October, for one-night-only, one of South Africa’s, and indeed the world’s, most admired and respected musicians – Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse – is set to perform at The Lyric Theatre, Johannesburg, in a special, single performance, affair.

Titled Timelessness, a name coined by Mabuse, the show will  tip its hat to the masters, taking fans on musical journey filled with extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, performances.

2014 is a momentous year in Mabuse’s 50-year career immersion in music. Not only is it his golden anniversary of his unwavering commitment and contribution to South African music, it is 30 years ago his now 500 000 copy-selling single “Burn Out” changed the face of shape of Afro-pop and township jive like no other song or artist in pop music history.

From his first group, Harari, through to his stellar solo career that spans the better part of his adult life, Mabuse’s Lyric Theatre reveal is going to be jam-packed with so many hits and memories, beyond “Burn Out”, that “we might not be able to fit it in,” he jokes.

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All interested parties are invited to submit their comments on the City’s draft Resort Management and Development Policy until 30 September 2014. The City owns over 12 resorts in prime locations along Cape Town’s coastline. These resorts provide affordable accommodation in prime locations around the city, making Cape Town more accessible to international, domestic and local tourists. Read more below:

A well-developed network of resorts with a range of facilities is important in realising the potential of the coastline. Set in different locations with different characteristics, these resorts cater for a range of visitor experiences, from personal retreats into nature, to adventure-filled, active holidays. These resorts are a key element of Cape Town’s coastal recreational nodes, increasing visitor experience of the coastline and the surrounding natural areas.

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