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06 Feb 2013

On the beat with Hout Bay Neighbourhood Watch

This short clip shows what went down on a HBNW shift early this morning, Wednesday 6th February 2013.

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05 Feb 2013

Has the new Hout Bay soccer field reached its capacity?

Has the new Hout Bay soccer field reached its capacity?

The new Hout Bay soccer field has been a great success. It has given the Mandela Park residents a facility that on some levels can be compared with international standards, i.e playing surface and quality of the field make-up.

As a result the field has reached its capacity in terms of amount of teams playing there on the weekend. (It has be calculated that 20 teams compete there every weekend)

There  are rumours that people would like a second field built…

With this in mind does anyone know how well used the Hangberg soccer field is? Would it be possible for some Mandela Park teams to play there?

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31 Jan 2013

Now this is what we need for the “Day Pass” on Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay!

Now this is what we need for the “Day Pass” on Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay!

I am sure there will be plenty of discussion about this “Day Pass” idea. Remember 790Tv is about social comment and conversation.

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28 Jan 2013

Bicycles power street lights in Hout Bay

Bicycles power street lights in Hout Bay

This could become reality in the near future. We could pay people to pedal unlike roping convicts in from the article below.

Taken from Euornews.com:

A group of inmates in a Brazilian high-security jail, clad in red prison uniforms, pedal furiously on stationary exercise bikes.

Guards watch over them as they eat up the virtual kilometres.

The prisoners are not just cycling to keep fit: they are doing the local community a good turn, and by doing so get to reduce their sentences.

How? As they pedal, the inmates generate electricity which helps light the town at night.

Ronaldo da Silva is serving a five-and-a-half year term for holding up a bakery.

“Here, by cycling, we feel more important and more useful,” he says. “You feel better day-to-day.”

The scheme was the idea of a local judge. Businesses and police helped make it work.

“With our project, the idea is that they can now exercise, lose weight and at the same time it also benefits them because after every three days of work, their sentence shortens by one day,” said Prison Director Gilson Rafael Silva.

Each night the charged battery is used to light up the riverside promenade at Santa Rita do Sapucai in the mountains north of Sao Paulo. Long abandoned after dark, the area has been brought back to life.

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25 Jan 2013

Paying for the “day pass” on Chapmans Peak, Hout Bay

Paying for the “day pass” on Chapmans Peak, Hout Bay

There has been a discussion happening on HBO in connection with the paying for the Chapmans Peak “day pass”.

790Tv called the Entillini manager in Hout Bay and was told the following:

During daylight hours, the “day pass” is free. However once the sun has set one has to pay for the “day pass”. This is not a new policy but has been in existence since the toll-booths were set up. There are signs on the toll-booths explaining this.

The reason this was implemented, was due to the fact that people were abusing the system. People were taking a “day pass”, and driving all the way through after sunset or before sunsrise. The times during which the control point is unmanned.

 

 

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