Rondebosch Potters Market | 21 March 2015

It’s that time again. Twice a year, in March and November, the Rondebosch Potters Market is held at Rondebosch Park. This super-popular market features the works of both professional and amateur potters from Cape Town and elsewhere in the Western Cape. The market is the perfect place for finding unique, locally-made gifts and there are always fantastic bargains to be had, pa...
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The Burning Hills of Cape Town

The massive fire raging in the southern peninsula mountains is set to burn for at least another two days – perhaps longer. With the Cape Town Cycle Tour taking place on Sunday, the battle to contain the fire raged on on Tuesday, with helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and ground teams fighting the blaze spread out over a vast area – fuelled by thick fynbos that has not been bu...
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New Load Shedding App

No more confusing PDFs, no more outdated schedules that are almost as frustrating as the power outages themselves – News24 has developed a nifty app that allows you to check exactly when your neighbourhood will be hit by load shedding. The free web application, Grid Watch allows users to type in their suburb name, and will then churn out an easy-to-understand schedule that s...
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New Load Shedding Schedule

The new schedules below are designed around the days of the month and reflect Eskom’s decision to implement loadshedding nationally on a regular basis and over weekends. They replace the previous schedules, which were designed around days of the week and were applicable for occasional loadshedding during peak demand times. Loadshedding stages depend on the extent of the shor...
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City of Cape Town is currently experiencing Stage 1 Load Shedding

The City of Cape Town is currently experiencing Stage 1 Load Shedding. Precautions to avoid damage to appliances: Have backup batteries for fences and gates to ensure electric fencing and gates still work during a blackout. It is imperative that backup batteries are installed and maintained; Install surge protectors which help to stop the massive sudden flow of energy in...
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Potters Market Rondebosch

The Potters Market Rondebosch is the biggest gathering of potters in Africa, featuring over 100 potters, ceramicists and sculptors. Held twice a year on the second-last Saturday of March and November and hosted by the Western Cape branch of Ceramics Southern Africa, this dazzling display of exquisite earthenware is happening at Rondebosch Park on 22 November from 8am to 4.30pm....
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Marsh Memorial Homes Annual Fete 2014

The Marsh Memorial Homes Annual Fete will take place on 1st November from 09:00 - 14:00 in Rondebosch. Marsh Memorial Homes is a residential care facility for 60 children & youth of various cultures & backgrounds.  All of their children have been removed by the Children’s Court from their homes of origin & have suffered from abuse, abandonment and neglect in ...
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Miniatures Fair

The 2014 Miniatures Fair will be held at St Thomas' Church Hall, 61 Campground Road, Rondebosch (next door to Bishops School), on Saturday September 6, from 10am until 4pm. Each year guild members build a show project that fair visitors get to vote for which they like the best. Entry is R10 for adults and R2 for children. Proceeds will go to Kleinmond Animal Welfa...
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MONTHLY FOOD FAIR IN AID OF NEEDY

A monthly food fair and market day in aid of the needy started in March as an aim to create a platform for home-based entrepreneurs to showcase their commodities. The aim is to get the local community to support local traders. If we grow, the community grows. Each month sees a variety of different stallholders taking part to keep the market fresh and give all a fair chance to ...
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And you think you’re cold in Rondebosch?

With winter making its presence known in Rondebosch, the Chas Everitt 2014 – Massive National Blanket Drive is on in full force. Help keep the cold out this winter and join a community-driven response to the needs of the poor during the winter months. If you would like to make a difference and add to our efforts, buy and drop off a blanket at our Tokai, Constantia or Wynberg...
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