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Arbor Day….growing trees for the community

Intaka Island Eco-Centre hosted more than 80 Grade 10 Life Science and Agricultural Science learners from Sinenjongo over two days to celebrate Arbor Week.

Dale Greenberg, newly appointed Eco-Centre Manager, said Arbor Week was an opportune time to call on the learners to plant indigenous trees as an educational, practical ...
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Von Seidels expands into new larger offices

Von Seidels, the largest full-service Intellectual Property law firm in the Western Cape has moved into its new larger Century City offices, 1 Park Close overlooking  the Central Park Oval. 

Founded in 2007 by six partners who were previously with Bowman Gilfillan’s IP department, Von Seidels, has since established itself as a leading IP law firm winning a number of awards. It specializes in protecting and enforcing IP rights in South Africa and throughout the rest of Africa.
The law practice originally occupied 600 square metre offices in The Estuaries ...
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Century City canoeists shine at Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon

Ivan Kruger, one of Century City sports ambassadors, and partner Graeme Solomon finished seventh overall in the recently held Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon (GKCM).

The GKCM is a kayaking race that takes place annually on the Orange River from Upington to Augrabies with this year’s race attracting a record number of entrants including international paddlers from the Czeck Republic and Sweden. 

This is Ivan’s record of the event.
Day 1-30km
A furious start saw the Czeck boat taking an early lead and claiming ...
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Green buildings growing exponentially

The number of  sustainable buildings registered with the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) and either awarded or awaiting a Green Star rating is growing exponentially.

Two recent additions being developed by AssetMatrix are Estuaries Plaza, now rebranded Old Mutual Wealth, and No 17 Park Lane.

Old Mutual Wealth is being developed on a high visibility site on the corner of Ox Bow and Heron Crescent, and offers a beautifully balanced combination of luxury and environmental awareness
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CCPOA speaker takes part in Sinenjongo High School’s Careers Day.

Sibongiseni Buyangane, one of the rising stars at the Century City Property Owners’ Association Intaka Island Eco-Center, was among 26 speakers who participated in this year’s Career Day at Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park held last Saturday.
The speakers were divided into three groups according to the subjects needed to qualify for a career in that field. 
Sibongiseni, who spoke on Environmental Conservation, was one of eight speakers falling in the General Cluster which also included a personal trainer, a property broker, a sales manager, a plumber, a ...
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Brightening up Joe Slovo

The external walls of the Paradesi Place of Safety for Orphans and Vulnerable Children and adjoining playground in Joe Slovo Park are a lot brighter thanks to the combined efforts of staff from the Century City Property Owners’ Association and the Rabie Property Group.

The group of around 60 Picasso wannabes undertook the painting in shifts throughout the day last Friday. They had initially intended doing this as part of their 67 minute pledge for Mandela Day but were ...
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Ratanga special for Century City corporates

Ratanga Junction Theme Park is offering Century City-based corporates a special package of R50 000 for entry for 500 people on November 1.
Jenni Vermaas of Ratanga says this amounts to a 42% discount providing an ideal opportunity for local companies to entertain their staff, their families, their charities and/or their clients.
“It also allows companies a unique concept for their year end celebrations and to include social responsibility guests.”
The package allows for 500 rider tickets (either Full or Mini Adventurer). ...
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Feeding hundreds for Mandela Day

Century City Property Owners’ Association (CCPOA)  joined forces with Rabie Property Group on Mandela Day, July 18 to make hundreds of sandwiches and treat packs that they then distributed to an orphanage, crèche and other hungry children in Joe Slovo in Milnerton.

Spokeswoman for the group, Maggie Rowley, said they had been set to assist an NGO, Clean C,  paint walls, containers and a playground for the Masikuleleke crèche and Paradesi Place of Safety for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in the township for their 67 minutes for Mandela this year.

“When ...
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Century City goes greener with LED lighting

Century City is further reducing its carbon footprint by rolling out LED lighting on the pedestrian pathways within the precinct with plans to extend this to street lights in the short to medium term.

Gordon Ralph, facilities and infrastructure manager for the Century City Property Owners’ Association, said that a pilot project comprising 58 pedestrian pathway lights along a 1km stretch between KnightsBridge and Waterview Park had recently been implemented and had yielded significant results.

“We converted the 70watt metal ...
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Lane Closure on Ratanga Road

A 50m section of the right hand lane on Ratanga Road in the direction of Milnerton will be closed intermittently over the next four weeks so a break in the median island can be constructed to allow  access to the new MyCiTi bus terminus, which is currently also under construction.
The right hand lane will be closed between the taxi rank entrance and Link Road from Thursday 3 July 2014.
The lane closure is not expected to impact peak hour traffic in the mornings. However, afternoon peak hour traffic will be closely monitored and, if deemed necessary, contractors’ operating ...
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Century City is booming with new development totalling R4,3 billion

Century City is booming with new development totalling R4,3 billion

Century City is booming with new hospitality, residential and commercial developments totalling more than R4,3 billion recently completed,  under construction or in the pipeline.

These include a R1 billion mixed use development, The Square, in the Bridgeways precinct at the Ratanga Road entrance to Century City which will comprise:
•    A 900 seat Conference Centre with 12 meeting rooms and a business class lounge, 
•   ...
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Ratanga open for holidays and bonus days

Ratanga Junction, the Wildest Place in Africa, will be open daily from Friday 18 April until Sunday 4 May for the Easter holidays and special bonus days.
Ticket prices are R172 for an Adventurer Rider Ticket for those 1,3m in height or taller or R85 for a Mini Adventurer ticket for those under 1,3m.  For R60 non-riders can purchase a Fun Pass which provides entry to the park as well as allowing visitors to travel around the park by boat and to access all the exciting live entertainment on offer.
Ticket prices exclude the Slingshot which is separately ticketed at R55 per person ...
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2014 Century City Sports Festival draws thousands

This year’s Century City Sports Festival, held from Friday 28 February through to Sunday March 2, attracted a record number of participants with the signature event - a 10km Road Race - drawing a field of  close to 2000 runners.

Runners came from around the country to participate in the 10km Century City Express road race which is held over a flat, fast course with many runners attempting to achieve personal best times over the distance.

First home was Lungile Gongqa ...
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Hot in the city … but cool at the Century City Natural Goods Market

Hot in the city … but cool at the Century City Natural Goods Market


Sunday 23 February 2014

It might be hot in the city, but it’s cool under the Bedouin tents that are a feature of the popular Century City Natural Goods Market where visitors have the chance to eat good, do good, listen good and shop good at Cape Town’s premier summer fair

As always, prime time entertainment is a feature of the fair and this month, Mean Black Mamba, with their raw foot stomping roots music that gets ...
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Intaka hosts Elkanah House Primary

Intaka hosts Elkanah House Primary

Intaka Island Environmental Education Centre in the heart of Century City hosted 48 Grade 6s from Elkanah House Primary this week to celebrate World Wetlands Day. The learners enjoyed a full programme which included a guided tour of the 16ha Intaka Island wetlands nature reserve, a guided boat trip around the Island and a “pond dipping” where learners are able to look at the organisms in our waters, collected from the wetands, more closely under a microscope.

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Measures taken to combat traffic congestion

Measures taken to combat traffic congestion

There was major traffic congestion in and around Century City much of last week mostly as a result of serious teething problems with the installation of the City of Cape Town’s new SCOOT system (an adaptive traffic control system for managing traffic signals). The City has apologised profusely for the inconvenience caused and their engineers worked throughout the week to rectify the problems. Thankfully by Friday the situation was much improved.

Last week’s traffic congestion was also exacerbated by lane closures for the construction of major sewerage works on Ratanga Road ...
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Century City links into the MyCiTi network

Chris Blackshaw, CEO of the Century City Property Owners’ Association, middle , and Richard Mandulo, Century City’s  Transport Manager, right, try out the new MyCiTi service at Century City under the watchful eye of the MyCiTi regulator Ismai Waggie.

City of Cape Town’s Integrated rapid transit system, the MyCiTi  service,was extended to Century City on November 30.
Chris Blackshaw, CEO of the Century City Property Owners’ Association ...
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