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Bookkeeping training empowers informal tradersThe bookkeeping three-day skills training workshop was held last week for informal traders in Subcouncil 1 (Atlantis and Dunoon) and will start tomorrow, Tuesday 11 May, for Subcouncil 2 (Kraaifontein). <span><p>The bookkeeping three-day skills training workshop was held last week for informal traders in Subcouncil 1 (Atlantis and Dunoon) and will start tomorrow, Tuesday 11 May, for Subcouncil 2 (Kraaifontein). <br> <br>Participants will receive an accredited National Qualification Level 1 certificate issued by the South African Qualifications Authority. They will also receive a certificate of attendance on the last day of training.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Book%20keeping1.jpg" alt="" style="width:802px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>This training intervention was arranged in response to the outcome of a survey conducted by the Area Economic Development Department among informal traders, where bookkeeping was identified as crucial.<br> <br>‘Bookkeeping is vital to any business because it makes it so much easier to budget. With your income and expenses properly organised, it's simple to review your financial resources and costs, and improve planning. If you don't keep accurate and up-to-date books, it's a lot harder to get an accurate budget because it's all mainly guesswork.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/book%20keeping2.jpg" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span>​​‘As part of the commitment to empower traders and small businesses, the City heeded to the call from traders for basic accounting and bookkeeping training,’ said Alderman Grant Twigg, Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management, at the opening of the three-day training session in Atlantis. <br></span><span><p><strong>Topics included:</strong></p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Accounting terminologies</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Accounting for transactions </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Identifying source/ sales documents </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Doing journal entries</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Posting to the general ledger </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Preparing income statements </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Preparing balance sheets </div></li></ul> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/book%20keeping3.jpg" alt="" style="width:877px;" /> </figure><p>‘I want to thank the informal traders for participating in the accredited training, which is recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority, to upskill themselves. Now, when managing their businesses, they can apply the knowledge learnt in the training,’ said Alderman Twigg.</p><p><strong>End​​</strong></p></span><p> </p>2021-05-10T22:00:00Z1
City to shut down 1 220mm Tygerberg water pipeline for urgent maintenance The work will result in reduced water pressure and intermittent water supply to Brooklyn, Sanddrift, Tygerhof, Rugby, Century City, Paarden Eiland, Joe Slovo, Phoenix, Kensington and Acacia Park<p>The work will result in reduced water pressure and intermittent water supply to Brooklyn, Sanddrift, Tygerhof, Rugby, Century City, Paarden Eiland, Joe Slovo, Phoenix, Kensington and Acacia Park. </p><p>To minimise the impact of the shut down on residents, water will be diverted from other pipelines to ensure water supply to the affected areas, however, some areas may still experience reduced water pressure.  In addition to the valve replacement, technical teams will also use this opportunity to replace two faulty meters on this pipeline.</p><p>Residents are also advised to store water in clean, sealed containers in advance and to ensure that their taps are left in the closed position during this period to prevent any water loss and/or water damage when the supply is restored. </p><p>The City regrets any inconvenience caused, however this maintenance will ensure future stability and continuity of water supply to the area.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p><p> </p>2021-05-10T22:00:00Z1
Jan Smuts Drive resurfacing currently under wayWork is scheduled to take place between 09:00 and 16:00 from Monday to Saturday<p>Work is scheduled to take place between 09:00 and 16:00 from Monday to Saturday. The completion date is 15 June 2021, pending unforeseen delays and inclement weather. </p><p>The resurfacing is part of our continuous road maintenance programme and is implemented to ensure the longevity of our road network, and to improve the safety of all road users. </p><p>Although no road closures are anticipated, we foresee that traffic flow will be impeded around the construction areas. To manage this, we will have flag personnel regulating the traffic flow either by temporary lane diversions or temporary lane closures. </p><p>‘While we are working on making our roads more durable, the safety of our residents and motorist takes first precedence. Thus, we urge residents and motorists to be extra cautious when moving around the construction site, to please comply with the displayed signage and adjust accordingly, and to ensure that their parked vehicles do not hamper the work that must take place. With winter upon us, we urge motorists to keep their headlights on, maintain a safe following distance and slow down when approaching the site in the interest of their own safety and the safety of the workers and pedestrians. We also encourage them to consider using alternative routes to minimise delays,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Alderman Felicity Purchase.</p><p><br>End<br></p>2021-05-10T22:00:00Z1
City salutes health staff on International Nurses DayThe theme for this year, ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead’, could not be more appropriate.<p>​</p><p>The theme for this year, ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead’, could not be more appropriate. </p><p>Nurses are the largest part of our healthcare profession and have been at the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic. </p><p>They continue to provide life-saving services to our most vulnerable communities and show continued commitment despite their own fears and anxieties. </p><p>We acknowledge their passion, dedication and innovation with gratitude.</p><p>The past year has arguably been one of the most challenging for our nurses, and health services as a whole.</p><p>They have lost colleagues, relatives and friends to the pandemic. It is not easy to keep going when the world is gripped by fear, yet these extraordinary women and men press on.</p><p>The way in which they work too has changed dramatically, with a number of innovations introduced as part of the City’s Covid-19 response. </p><p>Some of these measures included the introduction of overflow facilities and queueing systems to balance the needs of Covid-19 patients and ongoing provision of general primary health care, as well as Covid-19 testing booths.</p><p>In spite of the ever-present risk of infection, our health staff went beyond the call of duty during one of the most difficult times in world history.</p><p>As we pause to mark International Nurses Day on 12 May, I want to extend the City’s gratitude to our nursing staff and encourage them to stay the course, difficult as it is.</p><p>We are starting to see signs of a resurgence in Covid-19 cases, with an average of 160 new cases being diagnosed per day.</p><p>It is likely that these numbers will start increasing in the weeks ahead, which will require another herculean effort from our healthcare workers.</p><p>The City has made progress with the vaccination of approximately 76% of our health staff to date. </p><p>These efforts, along with other measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 are ongoing, but they require everyone to play a role.</p><p>I therefore appeal to the public to help us honour our nurses on International Nurses Day by implementing Covid-19 health and safety protocols at all times. </p><p>The more we do to safeguard ourselves, the lighter the load that our health workers have to carry.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2021-05-10T22:00:00Z1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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