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City launches digital internships These are paid internships and are limited to the institutions in the Western Cape, however, graduates from other universities outside the province will be considered if they reside in Cape Town<p>This opportunity will be available to 13 interns from January 2023.</p><p>These are paid internships and are limited to the institutions in the Western Cape, however, graduates from other universities outside the province will be considered if they reside in Cape Town. This includes new graduates, honours graduates, from across the following disciplines:</p><ul><li>Computer Science, Information Systems and Data and Analytics </li><li>Physical Sciences (BSc)</li><li>All Engineering degrees</li><li>Business Science, Finance and Accounting degrees </li><li>Industrial Psychology and Human Resources degrees</li></ul><p>'Internship is a big stepping stone to one's career path and can sometimes lead to permanent employment for the participants. This is a great opportunity that will give the graduates exposure to the job market and on-the-job training, while being part of a large digital transformation programme, thus, get real-life experience. The participants will also learn, develop skills and gain experience in the digital projects as well as get exciting roles that offer responsibility and engagements with more senior stakeholders across the organisation. Even more exciting, the interns will get a stipend of R8,507.04 per month, meaning they get to enjoy economic inclusion as well. I urge students and graduates currently looking for employment opportunities to please take full advantage of this opportunity. The spaces are limited, thus, if you meet the above-mentioned criteria, make sure to apply as soon as possible,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services, Alderman Theresa Uys.</p><p><strong>Interested graduates can register and apply via this link:</strong> <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://</span></a><a href="" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p><strong>About the CAR Programme:</strong></p><p>The City is embarking on a 10-year digital roadmap that commenced in 2018, as a result of a Feasibility Study that was conducted on our ageing IT assets, that have served us exceptionally well over the past 20 years, but reaching an end of life by December 2027, thus, needs replacing. </p><p>To tackle this digital deadline, we established our digital transformation programme following the Council approval that was received in June 2020. </p><p>This Digital Programme is referred to as the CAR Programme or Core Application Refresh, as the three Core Systems will be refreshed – ERP + Productivity + GIS. Our GIS or geo-spatial system has already gone live in June 2021, while our ERP + Productivity solutions are currently following an open-market tender process to ensure that the City is able to implement the best-of-breed and best-fit solutions for the City. All the new CAR technologies will be implemented in the next five years, before December 2027 and will endeavour to deliver:</p><ul><li>Financial stability of our revenue management, billing and financial systems to ensure continued clean financial audits</li><li>Improved employee-value proposition through greater automated processes and mobile accessibility, that will attract and retain talent for the City</li><li>Better citizen experience through an omni-channel digital platform for improved service delivery to all our citizens</li><li>Ease of doing business with our service providers and suppliers</li><li>Greater data visibility, data transparency and real-time data accessibility allowing the City to become a more data-driven and date-led organisation.</li></ul><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2022-09-27T22:00:00Z1
Donation allows City Health to create more room at its Town Two Clinic The prefabricated structure, built on the premises of the Town 2 Community Day Centre in Khayelitsha, was utilised by MSF to conduct its EndTB trial.<span><p style="text-align:justify;">The prefabricated structure, built on the premises of the Town 2 Community Day Centre in Khayelitsha, was utilised  by MSF to conduct its EndTB trial. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The trial will be concluded at the end of this month – with the curtain falling on 20 years of productive collaboration with City Health. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p style="text-align:justify;">Over the past few weeks, MSF concluded all clinical, counseling, health promotion and social work support to HIV programmes and Drug-resistant TB programmes at health facilities in Khayelitsha.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The organisation vacated its building at Town 2 on 13 September, and, as a parting gift, has donated the structure to the City. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">'This is a massive gesture by Doctors Without Borders, and one that the City is incredibly thankful for. It will go a long way towards creating additional capacity at Town 2, and allowing the City to amplify its service offering to the surrounding community. This building will greatly assist the facility through the expansion of infrastructure for HIV and TB patients. The donation is an example of how important partnerships are in the quest for safer and healthier communities,' said Councillor Viljoen.<br></p><p><br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p style="text-align:justify;">The value of the donated building is nearly R750 000 and includes a generator, air conditioning system and a dehumidifier. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The new asset has been transferred to City Health, with the department set to manage ongoing maintenance that's required. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">'The success of the endTB trial and other drug-resistant TB programming in Khayelitsha stands on the fruitful collaboration with City Health, the Western Cape Department of Health, TAC, CBOs, trial participants, TB patients and the acceptance of the community. It has shown that shorter, more effective and better tolerated treatment for drug resistant TB is possible. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p style="text-align:justify;">It is with great pleasure to hand over this structure to increase capacity at Town 2 for the care of HIV and TB patients in Khayelitsha', said MSF project operational manager, Ms Audrey van der Schoot.</p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2022-09-27T22:00:00Z1
Cllr Badroodien steps down from Mayco pending outcome of Disciplinary CommitteeCouncillor Badroodien has however written to me to request that he step down from his position as Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation<p>I have been informed by the Speaker's Office that Councillor Zahid Badroodien is to face a Council disciplinary committee to answer charges relating to the alleged tampering of an electricity meter at a property owned by him.</p><p>This is a Council matter being dealt with by the Speaker's Office. I am therefore not at liberty to comment on the charges against Councillor Badroodien, nor the disciplinary process to be followed. </p><p>Councillor Badroodien has however written to me to request that he step down from his position as Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation pending the finalisation of the disciplinary hearing. I have accepted his request. It is important for every member of the Mayoral Committee to be fully focused on their work.</p><p>In the interim, Cllr Siseko Mbandezi, MayCo Member for Finance, has agreed to assume responsibility for the Water and Sanitation portfolio on the Mayoral Committee. I am confident that Councillor Mbandezi will do an excellent job until such a time as Councillor Badroodien has successfully answered this case.</p><p>I would like to thank Councillor Badroodien for the contribution he has made to Water and Sanitation since his appointment in November 2021. I look forward to a fair and speedy resolution of this matter, in the best interests of all Cape Town residents. <br><br>Further enquiries can be addressed to the speaker's office.</p><p><br><strong>End </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><br></p>2022-09-27T22:00:00Z1
Latest legacy mural unveiled in the 2023 Netball World Cup countdownThe mural is one of 12 to be unveiled in the lead up to the Netball showpiece.<p>The murals that are being commissioned in the lead up to the 2023 Netball World Cup are meant to create awareness in the city and communities about the event, but also to serve as a legacy after the curtain falls on the tournament.</p><p>In a joint undertaking between the City's Events, Recreation & Parks and Arts & Culture Departments, 12 murals are in the pipeline  – one a month until the event in July next year.</p><p>Two murals have already been unveiled - at the Langa Indoor Sports Centre, and at OR Tambo Hall in Khayelitsha.</p><p>The locations are based on whether there is sufficient wall space, how visible the mural will be from a major roadway, and whether the facility can be linked to netball programmes or upgrades.</p><p>Where possible, artists from the local community are commissioned to complete the mural in their area – if not, a supporting artist must be from the local community to ensure the transfer of skills.</p><p>The 6m x 7,5m mural at Gustrow Sports Ground was completed by Sydney-Shem Lewis from Strand, supported by Lee Anco, also from the area.<br></p><p><span></span></p><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:951px;" /></figure>​​'Each mural unveiling signals us being one step closer to the World Cup. It's an incredibly exciting time for Cape Town, but also for the country and the continent. We want to ensure that we put on a showpiece to be remembered for many years to come, but we also have a duty to help the sport dig in its roots in as many of our communities as possible. Netball is a big code in South Africa, but if we want it to grow even more, and give more young people a shot at playing at the highest level, we have to invest in more facilities, resources and programmes centred around development – something that is high on the City's agenda,' said the Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.<div><br></div><div>The Gustrow Sports Ground has been earmarked for upgrades totaling just over R800 000 in the 2022/23 financial year.<p><span></span></p><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:951px;" /></figure>​​'The murals are part of building momentum as the Netball World Cup nears, but also aim to inspire young ladies across all four areas of the metropole to aspire to bigger and better sporting goals. As the City, we welcome and support mass participation and want to enable the youth through our offerings at our sporting facilities. Through sport, we are able to unite, build connections and enhance our well-being,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Patricia Van der Ross.<p></p><p><br></p></div>2022-09-27T22:00:00Z1







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