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25 Feb 2011

Diving for treasure!

Diving for treasure!

Okay maybe not for gold and silver, but lots of other interesting objects from SS Maori.

Visit http://learntodivetoday.wordpress.com to read all about it….

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24 Feb 2011

With “big wave” season approaching, lets get the blood pumping.

Nice clip from the big wave surf spot “Dungeons” below the Sentinel, Hout Bay. Thanks to Laurent Soragna and Dungeon Ninja.

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24 Feb 2011

Taxi Rank facilities will get R1.5 million upgrade

Taxi Rank facilities will get R1.5 million upgrade

Shaun Benton/thenewage.co.za

Of the City of Cape Town’s proposed capital budget, R751m is earmarked for housing, while R1.8bn goes to utility services and R1.7bn goes to transport, roads and “major projects”.

With a proposed 20.8% increase in the draft capital budget – from R3.995bn to R4.828bn – more than R363m has been earmarked for 36 new projects around the city. The largest single amount – R81, 3m – is due to be spent on transport infrastructure development in Site C, Khayelitsha.

The next largest amount, R37m, is to be spent on an upgrade of the Green Point promenade. An amount of R30.3m is earmarked for bulk roads and storm water for housing projects, including the new extensions of Bardale, Wallacedene and Pelican Park.

Other amounts: R18m for the main taxi rank in Nyanga; R6.5m for the Samora Machel taxi rank in Philippi, where R1.5m is to be spent to widen Stock Road; R15m for a transport interchange holding facility in Wynberg; and R1.5 m to upgrade taxi facilities for Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay.

Another R1m will go to upgrading the Khayelitsha golf driving range; R30m is earmarked for new depots and upgrades for the city’s engineering and asset management divisions.

Water security for the city is to get a R23.8m boost, involving a bulk water augmentation scheme to link the Berg River Dam to the city’s water network; R3m and R1.8m will go to build new early childhood development centres in Leonsdale and Rocklands.

The construction of bulk services infrastructure for housing in Ocean View is to cost R9.3m, while nearby Masiphumelele sports complex is to see a R3.7m upgrade; R2m is to develop Monwabisi coastal node to advance tourism, and R3.9m is for a new sports complex in Wallacedene.

The final phase of property improvement at Mitchells’ Plain driving testing facilities is to cost R1.224m. Just more than R5m is to go to the upgrade of the Melkbosstrand fire station; and R3.3m is for the establishment of a vehicle impounds facility in Maitland.

A further R1.92m is to go to developing the existing Huguenot Square Hall into a two-storey youth centre. The completion of phase two of the upgrading of Turfhall Stadium “to meet international standards” is to cost R1195672, according to the city.

A figure of R28.9m has been proposed for the upgrading of the Piers Road main substation, while R10m is to go to the rehabilitation of proclaimed main roads including Vanguard Drive and Van Riebeeck Road (the Kuilsrivier, Blackheath and Eersterivier section), as well as others “still to be identified”.

Other projects include:

· R1.4m on a 400 volt supply for a gas turbine in Athlone.

· R500000 for the rehabilitation of an existing building in Steenbras.

· R940000 for the upgrading of the SANS main substation.

· R9m on a head office for the city’s water and sanitation department.

· R2m for a new sewer line in the New Rest Area.

· R3m for a new Northern Regional Sludge Facility.

· R2.5m on an overhead line for a servitude access road in Mitchell’s Plain.

· R10m for a new water main for Dummer Road in Somerset West.

· R3m for the construction of the Watergate access road.

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23 Feb 2011

Hout Bay Sandcastle Competition for 2011

This clip is from last years competition:

CALLING ALL SANDCASTLE SCULPTORS

Calling all master sandcastle builders to the Hout Bay Sandcastle Competition on Saturday 5 March, 2011.

Whether you’re a professional sand artist, an amateur castle creative or just love the feeling of beach sand between your fingers and toes, this is a day not to be missed.

The annual contest, organised by Hout Bay’s Valley Pre-Primary School, is celebrating its 15th year. Building sandcastles is the order of the day but families can also enjoy activities such as face painting, pony rides, balloon artists, jumping castles, magicians, food stalls and other entertainment.

Registration is at 8.30am at Hout Bay beach on the day and the competition kicks off at 9.30am and runs until 1.30pm. Prizes will be given to winners in each category as selected by celebrity judges.

Entry fees are R30 an adult and R15 a child. Companies are also invited to enter corporate teams and brand their sandcastle sites for R700. Or companies can sponsor Sonwabile teams of children from local development projects in Hout Bay for R700.

School teams competing in the interschool category pay R150 for a team of up to 6 people. A professional category has also been added for 2011. Entry fees for this category are R100 per adult or R300 for a team of up to 4 people.

Funds raised at this annual competition go toward improving facilities and sponsoring underprivileged children at Valley Pre-Primary School and Hout Bay Educare Centre in the Hangberg area.

For more info visit www.houtbaysandcastle.co.za or call Splash PR on 021 790 9911 or email info@splashpr.co.za

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23 Feb 2011

Lads let loose on Llandudno Beach

This clip is all about selling the life in Llandudno. Lads, beer, love, flesh and beach…It might work for you! Thanks David Copeza

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