This month we have much to be grateful for. We celebrate the women of our nation and in our Mother City - dedicated, passionate and courageous women making a difference in whatever sphere they find themselves.
We recently celebrated GP CID's seven years of existence and success with our friends and strategic partners during an intimate birthday celebration. We see exciting new businesses enter our boundaries and adding value to our area. And as the days become warmer and the flowers start to blossom we celebrate the start of a new season; Spring.
However, it would be wise in our time of celebration to remember and appreciate the selfless efforts of the many men and women in uniform who play a vital role in achieving and fostering the very things that we are celebrating. With the devastating news of the death of friend and colleague, Police Inspector Tinus Nell still fresh in our minds, we are reminded of the fatal dangers faced by these brave officers every day - mothers, wives, fathers and husbands.
I urge you however, to not only sympathise and further complain about the crime in our country that causes these fatalities, but to allow our sympathies to translate into action. Make up your mind to start respecting and acknowledging the service offered by the men and women in the Police service.
GP CID CELEBRATES SEVENTH BIRTHDAY
GP CID TURNS SEVEN
The Green Point City Improvement District (GP CID) celebrated its seventh birthday by hosting an intimate celebration in St Andrews Square at Prestwich Memorial in Green Point on Wednesday 20 August.
INTERNATIONAL FASHION NOW IN GREEN POINT
Scalini Boutique opens in style
High fashion and elegance. The words that describes the new Scalini boutique in the heart of the trendy Cape Quarter area in Green Point.
The bespoke new clothing gallery in Jarvis Street, which opened its doors on 31 July, is home to selected luxury European clothing and footwear brands, including Sergio Rossi, Fratelli Rossetti, Eres swimwear and Penny Black by Maxmara, to name a few.
GP CID INSTRUMENTAL IN RECENT QUARRY OPERATION
Following increased concern amongst Green Point community members regarding the influx of illegal squatters to the Green Point 'quarry' - also identified as a crime hotspot by SAPS - on upper Somerset Road, a clean-out operation was recently completed by GP CID with the assistance of SAPS.
SA'S SUPER WOMEN CELEBRATED IN ART
In celebration of the many inspirational women in South Africa, Kloof Street's recently opened art gallery Kunst House, is currently featuring a powerful exhibition by American born and South African raised artist Leila Flaherty Fanner. Suitably named Super Women, this 10 piece retro pop collection is dedicated to women, past and present, who have significantly contributed to the empowerment of women in South Africa.
NEWS YOU CAN USE
There are numerous banking-related scams you need to watch out for:
How the scam works
Pharming occurs when your computer is infected with a virus that attacks the Domain Name Server (DNS) system
GREEN UP YOUR ACT
4 small ways to make a BIG difference to the environment
Switch your light bulbs
Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) use a quarter of the energy of incandescent light bulbs and last up to 12 times longer.
Be mountain wise Both locals and tourists alike love exploring the various mountain routes Cape Town has on offer - even more so in the warmer months. Anyone is allowed to freely explore Table Mountain, Lion's Head and Signal Hill, however it is critical to realise that there are very real safety and security threats involved. Before you head for the hills, be sure you know the following rules of the mountain - it could save your life:
Click here to report an Incident
GP CID Contact Numbers
GP CID Patrol Vehicle
082 214 3228
GP CID 24 hour control
021 421 0885
OK CID Contact Numbers
OK CID Patrol Vehicle
082 217 1386
OK CID Manager
082 411 7778
General OK and GP CID Contact Numbers
082 922 1832
082 444 2727
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WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?
We pride ourselves in having the top events happening in and around Cape Town listed on our website each month.
Here are our favourite events for Aug/Sep:
If you are staying in Town:
JOY Market Day
Date: 6 September
Venue: 55 Kloof Street, Love Project/Deli 55
Time: 09:00-15:00. Free entrance.
Contact: Lize on 072 0922 2044
If you are going away:
Darling Wild Flower Show
Date: 19 - 21September 2008
Tel: 027 492 3410
SUBMIT YOUR CAPE TOWN EVENT
DATES TO DIARISE FOR AUG/SEPT
28 Aug 2008 Cape Homemakers Expo
30 Aug 2008 Country Tastes Food & Wine Festival
31 Aug 2008 Blisters for Bread Family Fun Walk
19 Sep 2008 Darling Wild Flower Show
20 Sep 2008 Talisman Herald Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge
21 Sep 2008 Gastronomica Knysna 2008
24 Sep 2008 Cape Town Marathon
26 Sep 2008 Hermanus Whale Festival
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