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Adult Education and Training Readers Competition 2022Reader's Competition 2022.<p>‘Tat’ uMadiba once said: ‘Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.’ This rings true for our contestants. and I am proud of all these City employees, who took part in this competition. It takes a lot of courage to read in another language in front of a hall full of people. Reading is a critical skill that helps unlock opportunities as we have seen with the previous contestants who have been promoted as a result of increased and improved reading skills. Others have gone further to obtain their matric and qualifications in further education and training,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services, Alderman Theresa Uys.</p><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Readers1.jpg" alt="" style="width:1903px;" /> </figure><p>​​The reading competition forms part of the Adult Education and Training curriculum in the General Education and Training Band of the National Qualifications Framework advancing literacy and numeracy skills for City employees who are seeking to obtain their first qualification, the General Education and Training Certificate.</p><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Readers2.jpg" alt="" style="width:1903px;" /> </figure><p>​​The purpose of the AET reading competition is to encourage and promote a reading culture and lifelong learning. It is aimed at increasing literacy and numeracy skills for adult learners, and to advance the AET students participation both in the workplace and in their respective communities. The biggest asset of the City of Cape Town is our staff, and we need to invest and build capacity to ensure that we deliver services to our customers in a professional and proficient manner. </p><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Readers3.jpg" alt="" style="width:1903px;" /> </figure>​​Contestants competed at AET Levels 1 to 4 offered on the programme, in the General Education and Training Band. The winners of the first, second and third place were awarded trophies according to their reading abilities for AET Levels 1 to 4. </span></span></span><p> </p><p>The winners are:</p><ul><li>Level 1 : Nosipho Gatyeni</li><li>Level 2 Veronica Pekeur</li><li>Level 3 Ralph Pekeur</li><li>Level 4 Martin van Niekerk</li></ul><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Readers4.jpg" alt="" style="width:1903px;" /> </figure>​‘A mind that can read is a mind enlightened. Thus, I encourage the contestants to keep on reading, and most importantly, to enjoy the journey while doing so,’ said Alderman Uys.</span><p>Captions<br>Picture 1- Alderman Theresa Uys, Nosipho Gatyeni<br>Picture 2 – Veronica Pekeur<br>Picture 3 Ralph Pekeur<br>Picture 4 Maring van Niekerk</p><p>End</p>2022-06-25T22:00:00Z1
City to rehabilitate Viking Way intersection along Jakes Gerwel Drive this week Partial road closures along Jakes Gerwel Drive this week due to rehabilitation work that is required at the Viking Way intersection<p>​</p><p>The rehabilitation of this intersection forms part of the rehabilitation of Jakes Gerwel Drive between Blue Gum Street and Viking Way.</p><p>The night work will take place as follows:<br>• On 28, 29 and 30 June 2022 between 19:00 and 05:00 <br>• This is to accommodate the removal of the existing layerworks and replacing this with asphalt base. Work will be done in various lanes at a time to ensure that there will be through traffic along Jakes Gerwel Drive. </p><p>The weekend work will take place as follows:<br>• On 2 and 3 July 2022 between 07:00 and 19:00<br>• The placing of the asphalt surfacing needs to be done during the day because the asphalt layer is thin and loses its heat too quickly at night in winter, which means adequate compaction can’t take place as without proper compaction the layer will fail prematurely.  </p><p>‘Jakes Gerwel Drive is one of our busiest roads and a key transport link, not to mention the Viking Way intersection. The rehabilitation work this week will improve its condition and lifespan and improve the travel experience for all road users, especially those from surrounding suburbs including Langa, Bonteheuwel and Epping. Roadworks are happening only after hours and on the weekend to best accommodate the traffic in the area and to limit the inconvenience associated with roadworks. We would like to thank residents who have cooperated with the contractor during the road rehabilitation project along Jakes Gerwel Drive and ask for their patience as we attend to the last stretch of the project,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Councillor Rob Quintas.</p><p>Overall the City has a 5% target for local labour with the rehabilitation of Jakes Gerwel Drive. At the end of May 2022, the City has spent up to R2,6 million on local labour.</p><p>The detour routes to accommodate traffic during these partial closures are as follows:<br>• Traffic that needs to use the detours during these works will be diverted from Gunners Circle in the south and from the Grand West off-ramp in the north.<br>• Traffic being diverted on Viking Way will use the slip lane to the left to Denneboom Road when travelling east and will be diverted left along Jakes Gerwel Drive to Gunners Circle when travelling west. </p><p>All lanes will be affected at various times. Work areas will be demarcated to regulate traffic flow, and to assist pedestrians. The basic plan is to keep at least one lane open in each direction along Jakes Gerwel Drive at all times.</p><p>The final aspects of the project to still be implemented include pathcing work around the Frans Conradie Intersection near the N1 and various ancillary works that will have minimal impact on traffic.  The work is scheduled to take another month to complete, pending unforeseen delays and inclement weather.</p><p>The Jakes Gerwel Road Rehabilitation project also included minor improvements to the sidewalks and repairs to guardrails, which benefit pedestrians along this stretch of road.</p><p>The City asks that road users continue to assist by:<br>• Reducing travelling speeds<br>• Paying attention and adhering to road signs<br>• Being vigilant in and around the roadworks area<br>• Looking out for uneven road surfaces<br>• Being mindful of construction workers<br>• Factoring in extra travel time</p><p>End</p>2022-06-25T22:00:00Z1
Human Settlements' Portfolio Committee meets with WCGIt was pleasing to have these discussions, share learnings and compare notes with the WCG Department of Human Settlements about the many housing projects across the metro <p>​</p><span><p>Councillor Ntsodo and the Portfolio Committee members discussed a variety of Human Settlements matters with WCG officials including MEC Tertuis Simmers. The project funding process, the progress of both the WCG’s and the City’s housing projects, and the selection of beneficiaries were discussed.<br> <br>‘It was pleasing to have these discussions, share learnings and compare notes with the WCG Department of Human Settlements about the many housing projects across the metro and the various matters which impact them. We have a strong partnership and look forward to continuing along this path of collaboration.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/HSPC%20meeting%20with%20MEC%20Simmers.jpg" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>​​​​​​‘The City allocated R2,8 billion for the City’s Human Settlements Directorate over three years, according to the 2022/23 Budget. It will include a budget for work on informal settlements upgrades and the enhancement of basic services, public housing maintenance, and Breaking New Ground housing across the metro. As the Portfolio Committee, we help to hold the City to account and have oversight over the plans in action. <br> <br>‘The discussion at this meeting was in line with our Human Settlements Strategy which advocates for a more diverse, innovative and partnership-driven approach to the delivery of more affordable accommodation options for residents. The Human Settlements Directorate has a number of projects at various stages in areas across the metro and we will continue to work together with the WCG where required,’ said Councillor Ntsodo.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/HSPC%20meeting%20with%20MEC%20Simmers%202.jpg" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure><p><strong>​​Housing Needs Register </strong><br>Beneficiaries of City housing projects will be selected in accordance with the City's Housing Allocation Policy and Housing Needs Register to ensure housing opportunities are made available in a fair and transparent manner that prevents queue jumping and to those who qualify for housing as per the South African legislation. The City’s political office bearers do not have access to or influence over the Register and its qualifying beneficiaries.<br> <br>Register on the City’s Housing Needs Register and keep your contact details up to date: <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Register/Housing-and-property/Register-on-the-housing-database" target="_blank">https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Register/Housing-and-property/Register-on-the-housing-database</a> <br> <br>For more information on the various housing programmes and the qualifying criteria, visit this page.<br>  <br>Anonymous tip-offs welcomed: Residents can give anonymous tip offs if they are aware of illegal activity that is taking place; that has happened or is still to happen. Please call 112 from a cell phone (toll free) and 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 for emergencies.</p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p></span><p> </p>2022-06-23T22:00:00Z1
City teams attending to emergency pipe burst in Table View The City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate is attending to emergency repairs to a 300mm diameter water main that burst earlier this morning in Table View<p>​</p><p>All relevant departments have been deployed to the site to attend to this matter and cordoned off the area so that the situation can be assessed and the necessary repairs can be done in the shortest possible time.</p><p>Traffic Services and the South African Police Services are on site managing the traffic flow. Residents are asked to please avoid the area if possible. No buses will be allowed in this section during this time. </p><p>The Water and Sanitation team will start with the necessary repairs as soon as possible. </p><p>The extent of the impact on the water supply to the surrounding area has been significantly reduced by the rerouting of the water supply in the network. Residents who are experiencing water supply disruptions as a result of this pipe burst are advised to contact the City on 0860 10 30 89 or SMS 31373 or WhatsApp 060 018 1505 or email <a href="mailto:Water@capetown.gov.za" target="_blank">Water@capetown.gov.za</a></p><p>More updates will be shared via the City’s social media platforms as soon as more information is available.</p><p>The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused during this time.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2022-06-23T22:00:00Z1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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