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New Century City MyCiTi Routes commence on 2 April 2016

It’s almost six years since MyCiTi launched and more than 40 million passenger journeys have been made.  

The Century City MyCiTi service will be significantly expanded witht the addition of 2 new routes.

Route 262 Century Gate – will operate from Century Gate, along Century Avenue, Century Boulevard, Century Way (past Central Park) and Bridgeways to the Century City rail station. 

Route 260 will operate from Century Gate via Edison Way, Bosmansdam Rd, Koeberg ...
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Brick Lane Eatery open!

Brick Lane Eatery open!

The Brick Lane Eatery 

Trendy. Simple. Comfortable. 

The recently opened Brick Lane Eatery offers a variety-filled menu, craft beers, and good wine in a trendy, comfortable, waterside venue in the Quays precinct.
Operating from 7am – 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 9am – 4pm on Sundays, this contemporary eatery caters for both business people and Century City residents and is perfect for breakfast or before-work coffee, as well as being an ideal lunch breakaway venue. With its newly acquired liquor licence, The ...
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Dis-Chem opens in Intercare Medical Centre

Dis-Chem opens in Intercare Medical Centre

A Dis-Chem pharmacy has opened in the new Century City Intercare Day Hospital and Medical Centre on Park Lane and is trading to the public six days a week.


From Mondays to Fridays it is open from 8:30 am until 6pm and from 9:00am to 1pm on Saturdays.
While the Day Hospital only operates during the week, the Medical Centre, which now has five doctors on board, operates daily from 7.30am to 7pm Mondays to Fridays, 8am – 3pm on Saturdays and 9am – 2pm on Sundays.

During the weekends only General Practitioners ...
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Century City certified emergency fit!

Century City certified emergency fit!

Century City has been awarded a certificate for Recognition of Emergency Preparedness from the City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management Centre.

The certificate, which is valid for a year, is issued to organisations that have:

•    Undertaken a hazard-specific risk assessment
•    Are in possession of a facility emergency plan and emergency procedures with clearly defined roles and functions of the Emergency Management Team
•    Have provided emergency management training to personnel and
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SAPPI helps Sustainability

SAPPI helps Sustainability

The sustainable classroom at the Intaka Island Eco-Centre has been upgraded thanks to a R70 000 donation from SAPPI.

According to Alan Liebenberg, Century City Environmental Manager, the upgrade involved new info signage and the construction of a roof to protect those sitting on the stands in the open air classroom where learners are taught about sustainability issues such as rainwater collection, grey and black water, biogas, compost and earthworms.   


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Recycle and Save!

 
WastePlan, which has been running a number of hugely successful recycling projects in Century City, is looking at rolling these efforts out throughout the precinct.
WastePlan’s Anelle Henn says on average it was possible for companies to reduce the amount of refuse going to landfill by around 70% with concomitant savings in waste removal.
“For every three wheelie bins of waste, it is possible for us to recycle at least two,” she says. 
To get involved ...
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Vladimir Kotov flies Century City flag in Belarus

Vladimir Kotov flies Century City flag in Belarus

Vladimir Kotov flies Century City flag in Belarus

Century City runner and three times Comrades winner Vladimir Kotov recently returned from his native Belarus where he participated in the Minsk Half Marathon at the invitation of the Belarus Minister of Sport, Mr A Shamko and president of the Belarus Athletic Federation Mr V Devyatovskij.  Celebrated as a national hero and “the champion of Belarus,”  Vladimir’s record time for a half marathon has not been broken in ...
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Scout troops navigate Intaka Island

Scout troops navigate Intaka Island

 

The 1st Bothasig Rovers  
The annual district orienteering competition for Scout troops in surrounding suburbs was held by the 1st Bothasig Rovers on Intaka Island earlier this month.
In all, 13 teams participated with the event taking place in the dark to add an extra challenge.
Damon Hope, an Intaka Ranger and a member of the 1st Bothasig Rovers, said the scout groups ...
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Sinenjongo learners celebrate Arbor Week at Intaka Island

Intaka Island, the award-winning nature conservation wetlands and Eco-Centre at Century City, celebrated Arbor Week this week with a special programme for learners from Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo.
Intaka Eco-Centre manager, Adél van Wyk, said for the second consecutive year  groups of Grade 10 Life Science students had spent a fun day on the island learning about trees, the vital role they play in the lives of people and how they contribute to a green, dignified and healthy ...
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Doing our 67 minutes (plus) for Mandela Day

Doing our 67 minutes (plus) for Mandela Day

    
Staff from the Century City Property Owners’ Association – the non-profit company responsible for the day to day running of Century City, Rabie Property Group and Ratanga Junction joined forces today with ...
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 Bianca powers to maiden Berg title

Bianca powers to maiden Berg title

Bianca powers to maiden Berg title

Bianca Beavitt, sponsored by the Century City Property Owners’ Association, was the runaway winner of the women’s race in the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon which ended on Saturday. Bianca Beavitt kept a firm grip on the women’s race from the outset and the determined competitor charged in to Velddrif unchallenged to claim her maiden Berg title.

“It’s amazing to get to the end and see everyone’s smiles of relief!” said Beavitt. “Coming towards the finish line I just ...
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Century City’s Bianca wins first leg of women’s clash in Berg River Canoe Marathon

Century City’s Bianca wins first leg of women’s clash in Berg River Canoe Marathon

Bianca Beavitt, the Century City paddler sponsored by the Century City Property Owners’ Association,  won the first leg of the women’s 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon yesterday.

According to an article by Kyle Gilham of Gameplan Media,  who is covering the event, there was little other women competitors could do “to counter the dominance of the Century City competitor who wasted little time in powering her way to a commanding stage ...
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Century City Conference Centre on track to open February 2016

The Century City Conference Centre, part of a new, green, R1billion mixed-use development under construction  in the burgeoning precinct, is on track to open in February 2016 and the first bookings have been confirmed.

According to Glyn Taylor and Gary Koetser, joint CEOs of the Century City Conference Centre and Hotel (Pty) Ltd, construction was on schedule and they anticipated taking handover of the buildings in November this year ...
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Sinenjongo gets brightened up

 
Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park received a splash of colour this weekend. Staff from Amazon.com and learners from the High School took to paint brushes and brightly coloured paint to lighten up the school’s prefabricated classrooms this weekend. Lunches, on both Saturday and Sunday, were provided by Ratanga Junction with the CCPOA ensuring the meals were delivered. The school is sponsored by a number of Century City stakeholders, including the Rabie Property Group which adopted ...
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Gateway office workers evacuated within minutes!

Gateway office workers evacuated within minutes!

A quick thinking Securitas guard and a swift response team from the Century City Property Owners’ Association managed to evacuate the Gatehouse office block at Century City within minutes after a contractor’s vehicle caught alight in the parking garage on Thursday March 12.

Marinus Boshoff, Century City’s new appointed Safety and Security Manager, said the Securitas guard had alerted the Century City Control Room and the CCPOA despatched two response vehicles to the scene ...
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Managing Traffic Flows

Any successful mixed-use development of the size of Century City, particularly one that includes a major regional shopping centre, generates heavy traffic flows especially in the morning and afternoon peaks and over holiday periods.

Chris Blackshaw, CEO of the CCPOA, says that apart from the odd occasion when a major traffic incident in Century City or a bottleneck on the surrounding national and/or arterial roads has adversely impacted on Century City  traffic flows, traffic ...
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Century City prepared for festive season

Century City is gearing up for yet another bumper festive season.

The CCPOA-driven Operational Management Forum, which co-ordinates and facilitates law enforcement, security, traffic and disaster management issues within Century City, has been proactively preparing for the Festive Season.  

Chris Blackshaw, CEO of the CCPOA, says representatives from Canal Walk, Ratanga Junction, SAPS and Century City security recently had met with CCPOA management to update the plan.

In terms of traffic, all the signalized intersections are on the SCOOT system which results ...
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Canal Walk Security Measures

In light of the recent spate of mall robberies in the centre and other malls around the Western Cape, Canal Walk has tightened security measures to ensure the safety of both tenants and the public.

“The series of incidents that have occurred at Canal Walk and other shopping centres in Cape Town are a huge concern to us. We take security extremely seriously,” said Canal Walk's CEO Gavin Wood. “

Due to the increase in shopping mall robberies and change in the crime pattern, a full-risk assessment of the shopping mall was conducted. Based on the findings ...
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Intaka Island now a sought-after function venue

Intaka Island now a sought-after function venue

Since the opening of its Eco-Centre three years ago, Intaka Island, the 16ha wetlands nature reserve in the heart of Century City which is rich in plant and bird life, has rapidly become a sought-after function  venue.
The thatched roof, multi-functional Eco-Centre, which was funded by corporate donations, offers a variety of venues that can be hired out for suitable functions and in so doing help cover the overheads of its core environmental educational work and events.
The main activity venue within the Eco-Centre ...
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Green powered

Green powered
The Eco-Centre, which is an energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly building, is aiming to be completely powered by renewable energy shortly..
Currently about half of its energy requirements is powered by renewable energy, in particular by solar panels and a new larger wind turbine which comes on stream in September/October this year should enable the Eco-Centre to be completely off the grid.
Eco-Centre Manager, Dale Greenberg, says that the Eco-Centre structure itself was built with as many environmentally friendly materials as possible. Thatch roofs ...
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