It will take 23 million litres of water a day to keep schools in the Western Cape open

Cape Town, 01 February 2018 – With Day Zero fast approaching, schools are fearful of the scenario they may face. eNCA’s Pheladi Sethusa sat in on a meeting with Western Cape Premier Helen Zille as she presented the plan to keep schools operational.​ Watch full report here.

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Water watch: countdown to Day Zero

CAPE TOWN 29 January 2018 – The Western Cape has had three consecutive dry seasons, which have led to the worst drought in 104 years. Repeated calls to reduce water consumption have fallen on deaf ears for two years.​ Watch full report here.

Bakery goes green

A Cape Town bakery is upping its production by going green. The eco-friendly 24-hour operation makes use of energy efficient machinery, that replaces the old-fashioned way of baking a good loaf – but doesn’t compromise on quality. Watch full story here. 

“Sweets with the change”

“CAPE TOWN – Jewellery that brings Cape Town’s Cape Flats to life –  designed from childhood memory. Stacy Beukes’s concept range, Sweets with Change, is selling like hot cakes.

Inspired by life on the Cape Flats, this jewellery speaks to distinct childhood memories. Aptly-named concept range, Sweets with Change, draws on trips to corner shops in Grassy Park.”

Watch full report from 16min26sec here.

Source: eNCA 

Clifton waiter apologises for ‘2 Blacks’ bill

“CAPE TOWN – The waiter responsible for describing patrons as “2 Blacks” at The Bungalow at Clifton Beach in Cape Town has said he never intended the offence taken.

Screengrab of slip.
Screengrab of slip.

The waiter, Mike Dzange, says he regrets the controversial incident.

“I’d like to apologise deep from my heart for the trouble I have caused; it happened without intention of hurting anybody. I’d sincerely like to apologise to Mr Scott and partner,” Dzange, a Zimbabwean national said.

He has been suspended from The Bungalow, where he has worked for eight years.

Scott Maqetuka tweeted a picture of this slip describing him as one of two blacks, accusing the Bungalow restaurant in Clifton of racism.

Dzange admits he was wrong to use racial descriptions for patrons. He has been suspended in the interim.”

eNCA caught up with Dzange.

Swimma Caps, swimming caps for dreadlocks and braids

“CAPE TOWN – Daily struggles with an ill-fitting swimming cap has led a Cape Town mother to think out of the box.

The saying ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ proved true, as her unique creation – borne out of frustration – shows.

Swimma Caps cater for big hair, like creator Numvuyo Treffers’ long dreadlocks.

She previously opted not to swim because of her hair.

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The caps come in two sizes: afro regular and afro large, using waterproof silicone material.

Different sizes and colours are being developed, and Treffers says sales are going swimmingly.

Watch full story here.

 

Source: eNCA