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19 Apr 2011

Remember The Bay Food & Wine Market’s once-off evening event!

Remember The Bay Food & Wine Market’s once-off evening event!
Our one-off ‘night’ market is approaching fast. This Thursday (21st April) 4-8pm. With exclusive craft vendors and extra special food and drink on offer including spit roast lamb and cocktails. Live music and an easter egg hunt for the kids. It’s one not to miss – spread the word!
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18 Apr 2011

IOL reporter in Hangberg

IOL reporter in Hangberg

With the up coming local elections, there is plenty of interest in Hangberg’s “plight”. Here are pictures by the IOL journalist @mtyala reporting on the area.

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15 Apr 2011

City makes space for Muslim burials

City makes space for Muslim burials

Taken from www.thenewage.co.za/ Shaun Benton:

A special section of the Khayelitsha cemetery has been set aside for Muslim burials because most of the old Muslim cemeteries in Cape Town were full, the municipality said yesterday.

It said in a statement that Block J in Khayelitsha Cemetery had been laid out for Muslim burials and would accommodate 836 graves from when it was officially opened today.

The city said this followed a request from the Muslim Judicial Council, which explained the special needs of the Islamic religion, which required separate allotments within cemeteries.

The new allotment would especially benefit Muslim families from Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha “who, up to now, had to travel long distances to bury their loved ones”.

Space is provided for Muslim burials in cemeteries in Modderdam, Ocean View, Grassy Park and Hout Bay.

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15 Apr 2011

Cats are being stolen in Hout Bay!

Cats are being stolen in Hout Bay!

There have been reports of cats being stolen in Hout Bay. If anyone has news or pictures of these occurrences, then please email news@790tv.co.za.

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14 Apr 2011

Ehrenreich & De Lille differ over Hout Bay

Ehrenreich & De Lille differ over Hout Bay

Taken from iol.co.za/ Babalo Ndenze/ Metro Writer:

‘I’d be a mayor for all’ – Ehrenreich


ANC candidate Tony Ehrenreich has promised that if he becomes mayor he will transfer all of the City of Cape Town’s rental stock to tenants and integrate communities by building social housing in Constantia and Milnerton.

After the ANC announced officially in Delft yesterday that he was the party’s mayoral candidate for Cape Town, Cosatu provincial secretary Ehrenreich told about 100 ANC supporters he would work hand in hand with business and the rich, but would be a “special friend” to the poor.

“After May 18 we will put all the people’s water back on,” said Ehrenreich, referring to the “trickle system”, implemented when residents fall into arrears with their water bills.

He said he disagreed with DA mayoral candidate Patricia de Lille that there was not enough land in Cape Town to eradicate the housing backlog.

In announcing the DA’s Cape Town manifesto on Tuesday, De Lille said a shortage of land was one of the biggest challenges.

“We are running out of land for housing, particularly in the southern parts and Hout Bay. The population has grown by half a million,” said De Lille.

But Ehrenreich said the statement was a “lie”.

“The first thing we must do is to create more integrated communities. We must take land in places like Constantia and Milnerton and build homes for our people. That’s the only way we can integrate our people,” said Ehrenreich.

He said the second priority in the ANC’s manifesto was “decent jobs”.

“We will make sure we work with national government. We must also make sure the procurement policies work in the interests of the working class. All clothing must be bought from South African factories.”

Ehrenreich said the council would use more small black businesses.

“The old white boys’ network still exists where they give jobs to each other.

“And we won’t cut people’s water. After May 18 we will put our people’s water back on. Rental stock houses will be transferred to our people, all the rental stock.”

Ehrenreich said that in line with the ANC’s manifesto he would deepen democracy, promote clean governance, and create a developmental state.

“We must come to the rescue of our people,” Ehrenreich said.

“When I’m mayor I will build a city that provides for all people, black and white, rich and poor.”

ANC national executive committee member Joe Phaahla supported Ehrenreich’s candidacy.

He said the party in the province had recovered. “It’s been three years since I was deployed to the province. You can now see the ANC is ready. You can feel the spirit is there,” said Phaahla.

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