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07 Jul 2011

790Tv makes it onto the pages of Advantage

790Tv makes it onto the pages of Advantage

790Tv has made it onto the pages of the media magazine, Advantage.

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07 Jul 2011

Atlantic Seaboard next for MyCiTi roll-out

Atlantic Seaboard next for MyCiTi roll-out

Taken from capetimes.co.za:

Babalo Ndenze Metro Writer

COMMUTERS living in Hout Bay, Imizamo Yethu, Hangberg and Llandudno are next in line for the city’s MyCiTi roll-out, with 200 stations to be constructed along the route, starting this month.

MyCiTi is to replace Golden Arrow’s bus service on the route.

The nine permanent feeder routes which will be introduced into the city’s Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) network by June next year will ensure that no one has to walk more than a few minutes to the nearest stop.

The city will also build a feeder station in Adderley Street in the city centre.

These developments are part of the first phase of the IRT system.

“Construction starts this month of all the stops. Service will start running towards the middle of next year. There will be temporary stops while the permanent stops are being built,” said city spokeswoman Kylie Hatton.

This feeder service is expected to benefit thousands of residents of the Hout Bay area who have not had a regular public transport service.

The service along the Atlantic Seaboard will run from Lower Marlin Crescent in Hout Bay, past Imizamo Yethu, Clifton’s 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st beaches and Bantry Bay, stopping at the Queens Beach feeder station, from where commuters will be able to connect to the Cape Town Stadium, V&A Waterfront and Gardens feeder routes.

“The stations will be roughly 500m apart and this will go a long way to

making Cape Town more public transport and pedestrian friendly. The routes should be going live in June 2012.

“Construction starts now and it will take about two years for all stops to be completed,” Hatton said. She said the tender for the fleet of 200 buses had already closed.

Hatton said the operating hours for the feeder service would be similar to the operating hours at the beginning of the first phase.

“We may extend the operations on weekends and on important event dates. Adderley Street is going to have one of our larger stations. It will be more like an extended station and will be situated close to the railway station,” Hatton said.

The City of Cape Town is also planning on permanently closing off parts of Old Marine Drive near the Civic Centre, with plans to convert the area into a public transport precinct.

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06 Jul 2011

HANGBERG PEACE AND MEDIATION FORUM

HANGBERG PEACE AND MEDIATION FORUM

In Sept. 2010 a street battle happened in Hangberg between local residents and various Law Enforcement Agencies. This resulted in some serious injuries to people on both sides.

Since Dec. a  process of Peace and Mediation has been taking place. Great progress has been made in a) establishing a new and universally accepted leadership structure, b) re-establishing trust between residents and City/Province/Sanparks. As a result of this process several major initiatives have been implemented to upgrade and enhance the Socio/Economic environment of Hangberg. These existing upgrade projects have established a stimulus for what could well prove to be a Phoenix like metamorphosis of Hangberg, which in turn could have huge  positive impacts on the greater Hout Bay.

You are invited to attend a feedback meeting on the exciting progress so far to be given by Brian Williams the mediator who has contributed so much to the success of the process to date.

St. Peter’s Church Hall.  Wed. July 6th at 7pm.

Please RSVP to confirm to Jenny at TOBI.

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06 Jul 2011

Royden Bryson currently surfing in the Mr Price Pro

Royden Bryson currently surfing in the Mr Price Pro

Hout Bay local, Royden Bryson is currently surfng in the Mr Price Pro up in Ballito, KwaZullu-Natal.

Click here for the link to the live video feed…

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05 Jul 2011

Good news for Big Wave surfers in Hout Bay

Good news for Big Wave surfers in Hout Bay

Taken from surfline.com:

Cape Town big wave surfers stand a chance to win a share of R110 000 (about $16000.00) in the just announced: Rebel Sessions 2011.Rebel Media have announced the prize money to be awarded for the best waves surfed and recorded at the legendary Dungeons reef at Houtbay, or the lesser-known offshore reefs at nearby Kommetjie.

From July 15th to 22nd October, the committed few who ride giant waves off the Cape of Storms every winter will be filmed and photographed by the Rebel Media crew on the ten best days of surf of 15 feet or over.

A panel of three local and three international surfing legends will judge the footage at the end of the period.

R50 000 will go to the surfer of the best big wave paddled into, R30 000 for the best tow-in wave, R20 000 for the biggest wave paddled into and R10 000 for the biggest wipeout in either category.

Rebel Media will provide specialist big wave camera crews by local production company Fixerfilm on the ten biggest and best days of surfing in the period. Cameras will film the action from the land, from a boat and from a specialized jet ski to get the best possible footage, which will be posted on rebelsessions.com. Ultimately, the footage will be edited into an international documentary.

Announcing the award, Christian Herles, Head of Rebel Media said, “this is an event that seeks to reward the guys who are out there pushing the limits of big wave surfing, usually when there’s no prize or cameras filming. It’s an event from locals for locals giving them time to pick their days and avoid contest pressure”.

The long waiting period and Rebel Media providing the camera crews gives the local chargers whose sessions normally go undocumented, a chance to stand out. But all waves surfed at either of the breaks recorded and submitted will be considered for the prize money regardless of who films or rides them.

All the information can be accessed via rebelsessions.com

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