The MyCiti bus service to Table View from cape Town began on Monday the 9th of May 2011, and has been the talk of the town. Cape Town City’s Media Manager Kylie Hatton said 104 drivers from taxi associations and bus companies have been trained to operate 43 buses on the three feeder routes in Table View and one feeder route in the city and the main trunk route. Apart from the bus drivers being trained, the IRT system has already provided direct employment to 500 people, she said.
The buses to Table View run every 10 to 20 minutes, and are all punctual as the route has its own dedicated lane, to avoid traffic problems. The main benefits to those using the MyCiti bus are safety, affordability (just R10 per journey), punctuality and less time spent waiting around for transport. We truly believe that the MyCiti Bus is going to revolutionalise public transport in the Western Cape.
The Gugulethu Wine festival was held on the 26th and 27th of May and was just as much of a success as the iTownship Wine Festival last year. The inaugural Gugulethu Wine Festival was held at the Gugulathu Square Mall and welcomed over 2050 visitors.
The man behind the magic is local businessman, Mzoli Ngcawuzele. He is the owner of the already famous “Mzoli’s Place,” a popular butchery in Gugulethu which attracts customers from all over the world. He has also been the driving force behind bringing viticulture to the townships, and has been a key figure in the creation of Gugulethu Square Mall.
Visitors to the event were treated to over 200 wines for tasting, classes on wine and food pairing and some celebrity appearances in the audience. Mzoli’s Meat also provided some tasty dishes for everyone sampling their delicious meats.
Our employee of the Month for May is Juwaya Orrie, Senior Reservationist at Leisure Hotels’ new Central Reservation service. She has worked for Leisure Hotels since January 2008, and has been an indispensable part of the management team. From shining as the reservations Manager at the Fountains Hotel and Apartments to her promotion to Senior Reservationist for Leisure Hotels, she has been a diligent employee from her first day. She excels in her position and thoroughly deserves to be Employee of the Month.
Every Wednesday night at 21.00h, CTV airs “Cape Rugby,” a programme detailing the events of the week in the Club Rugby sector in the Cape. “We’re very keen on supporting local talent. Sport, art, music, you name it,” says Jacques Osse, Director of Leisure Hotels. “Club Rugby is thrilling, and there are so many matches every week. We want the Club Rugby League to gain more interest from local and national rugby fans.”
Last year, Leisure Hotels had the privilege of hosting the top nation teams in the Club Rugby League, when they competed in the Club Rugby Championships 2010 in Stellenbosch. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting the teams who brought a wonderful atmosphere of excitement with them to the hotels.
You can catch Cape Rugby on CTV every Wednesday, from 21.00h to 22.00h.
Now taking place for the 8th year, the festival still brings you fantastic offers at fantastic value. Great focus will again be place on the responsible service of alcohol with the implementation of our ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY, DESIGNATED DRIVERS PROGRAM and BUDDY BUS SERVICE OFFERED.
When: Saturday, 04 June 2011
Enjoy German meals and other specialities, as well as wine, beer, coffee and cake.
Music, family entertainment and crafts will also be on offer at the Paul Roos Centre from 11h00 to 19h00 on June 6th. Don’t let the children miss the lantern procession in the dusk!
“This year we reviewed 400 films from across the globe, 53 of which are South African, from filmmakers of varying professional experience and we congratulate the filmmakers and thank them for their submissions.
Over the last two years, we have witnessed South African documentary filmmakers overcome considerable challenges, not least of which is finding the money. In South Africa it is Industry organisations, Film Commissions, Government and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) that assist filmmakers.
Regardless, we have noted that the South African entries submitted have improved in quality, and we are excited by the rise in the auteur-driven films, and that some filmmakers have secured international funding and are creating their own exhibition platforms.
We are also proud of the international films line-up, many of which have won top international awards. We strive to select films that are socially relevant to the South African experience, and will interest our diverse audiences.” From http://www.encounters.co.za/
The Vodacom Funny Festival is back and includes the following line-up:
Master of Ceremonies: Alan Committie – South Africa’s top comedy host with a wit so sharp, it’s frightening.
Constable Carl – back to police the audience to make sure the evening runs smoothly.
Carl Wastie – GHFM’s afternoon-drive sports anchor.
Kalki Henenberg – Australia’s leading hula-hoop artist adds a touch of circular class.
Miss Ro – Korea’s world-famous award-winning magician and quick-change artist.
Eugene Khoza – Johannesburg’s hottest stand-up shares his views on the nitty gritty that makes South Africa tick.
Kev Orkian – comic pianist and genius, direct from the UK after huge acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival.
Shimmy Isaacs – direct from Worcester to Cape Town. Cape comedy at its very best.
Full House – from Switzerland, a husband-and-wife piano cabaret duo, with a touch of class and plenty of comedy (13–27 June only)
The boy with tape on his face – from New Zealand, Edinburgh Festival 2010 sensation, top stand-up with a physical show which is so different and so brilliant (28 June–10 July only).
Come through to the Cape Town Marimba Festival to experience the vibrant energy of the African Marimba. The concert will feature some of Cape Town’s best marimba bands, and will end in a mass performance with over 120 players on stage. The festival is organized by Ross Johnson of amaAmbush together with Ann Barr. (www.sa-venues.co.za)
Baxter Dance Festival
When: Monday, 27 June 2011 to Saturday, 02 July 2011
Where: Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch, Cape Town
The Baxter Dance Festival, which has been an annual event since 2005, aims to provide both emerging and established dance companies and choreographers with an opportunity to present their work. It is the perfect environment to experience and see work by established professionals, as well as exciting up-and-coming dance practitioners.
The Main Programme runs from 27 June to 2 July and will feature work by established professional companies, as well as the newly commissioned works. (www.sa-venues.co.za)