31 Aug 2011

TCM Pop Up Cinema and ECHO Events bring Viva Las Vegas to the Imizamo Yethu community

TCM Pop Up Cinema and ECHO Events bring Viva Las Vegas to the Imizamo Yethu community
Taken from bizcommunity.com:
Members of the Iziko Lo Lwazi Community Centre in Hout Bay were invited to a screening of Viva Las Vegas by TCM Pop Up Cinema and ECHO Events. Visitors enjoyed a relaxing afternoon and were treated to popcorn and refreshments whilst they journeyed into the life and times of Elvis Priestly and classic Las Vegas. Pop Up Cinema is a new film screening concept in South Africa which allows people to immerse themselves into the very heart and soul of classic film.

Iziko Lo Lwazi is a non-profit organisation providing training and work for women from the township of Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay. The women make hand-made paper and paper products, which are decorated by a team of beaders. The product range also includes gifts and jewellery, sold both locally and internationally. Although volunteers are currently helping the organisation to develop, the ultimate aim is for the crafters to take over the running of Iziko Lo Lwazi. The centre offers training in business skills, planning, product development and marketing, and regular literacy classes are held. The emphasis at Iziko Lo Lwazi is education and learning as a community supported initiative and it is this spirit of community, and their commitment to self empowerment and economic growth and sustainability, that led TCM to host its second CSR Pop Up Cinema event in Hout Bay.

Musa, VP and GM, Middle East, Africa and Pan Region for Turner Broadcasting Systems, commented, “TCM’s Pop Up Cinema is much more than a just a regular viewing at your local movie theatre. Pop Up Cinema invites you to immerse yourself into a world of film and we hope to introduce and revitalise these classical movies to all South Africans from every walk of life.”

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15 Feb 2011

Shack dwellers left homeless after fire would consider a move

Shack dwellers left homeless after fire would consider a move
Taken from eyewitnessnews.co.za/Malungelo Booi:

Some residents of a township in the Western Cape town of Hout Bay on Monday said they would not refuse an offer to be relocated.

Many Imizamu Yethu residents have been busy rebuilding after their homes after they were destroyed in a weekend fire.

The blaze was reportedly sparked by a candle.

The City of Cape Town said it is working on a long-term plan to relocate scores of shack dwellers.

Some residents said they are tired of the constant shack fires and admit they would not oppose such a move.

About 160 structures were destroyed by the blaze, leaving 900 people destitute.

Residents said they are grateful that no lives were lost in the incident.

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31 Jan 2011

La Nina makes life hard for Imizamo Yethu

La Nina makes life hard for Imizamo Yethu

La Nina Still With Us- Conflicting Forecasts for Cape Point Peninsula

On January 29, 2011, in Environment, Weather, by Russell Hepworth

In an early post I reported that we were going to enter a La Nina cycle of weather, (for more on this follow this link.) At the time the phenomina was expected to give us a wet end to the winter, which it did, heavy rain for the north of the country in the summer and- if it stays with us, the pattern should be for a dry winter in the Western Cape.

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22 Nov 2010

How would IY and Hangberg feel?

How would IY and Hangberg feel?

Here is an interesting read on poor whites who are not welcome in certain townships, I wonder how IY and Hangberg residents would feel? Comments welcome.

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(www.790tv.co.za does not necessarily share the views of the blog)

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15 Nov 2010

Hangberg and IY march in solidarity

This video just in….

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