Welcome to February 2009
We hope that everyone had a well deserved break during the holiday season in 2008 and entered 2009 feeling revitalised.
Statistics on the 2008 holiday season “crime and grime” status are included in this newsletter and we are pleased to be able to report that in the OK and GP CID areas, crime was significantly reduced in comparison to 2007.
Thank you to the community, businesses, stakeholders, SAPS, Metro Police, Law Enforcement and various private security companies for all working together to provide a safer environment. In line with this sentiment is our letter of thanks to SAPS in honour of National Police Day that took place on the 27th of January 2009. Their dedication and hard work in making our areas safer and more secure deserves to be acknowledged.
Thank you too to the Friends of De Waal Park – it is really appreciated that you took the time to write. It’s always good to be able to pass onto our hardworking team the thanks.
As always, there are a multitude of leisure and lifestyle activities available in both the CID and OK areas. In this newsletter, we’ve put together some ideas for a “lunch route” in Green Point – focussing on some of the spectacular eateries in the area – do yourself a favour and make some time to experiment with the various menu’s. We’d also love to receive your restaurant reviews.
We’ve also visited a unique, new boutique in the area – worth a visit!
The gear-up for 2010 continues. With one year to go, development in the GP area in particular is moving ahead at breakneck speed. We shall keep you up to date with new developments as they take place and if you’d like to send us information on developments that you’ve noticed and any questions, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YOUR CID?
Green Point: Bianca T Boutique
Situated in the cosmopolitan De Waterkant area, Bianca T Boutique is a hidden Green Point jewel waiting to be discovered.
Boasting exclusive ladies wear imports from Paris and London, as well as “one of a kind” pieces by Bianca and her design team, this fashion hub is a definite must see.
The eye-catching flagship Lalesso boutique in Buitenkloof Studios, opened its doors in November last year. The CID newsletter team went for a visit to find out more.
Launched in Cape Town in 2005, Lalesso is the brainchild of Alice Heusser and Olivia Kennaway. Whilst still in their second year of studying Fashion Design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, class mates and friends Alice and Olivia decided to step out and launch their own clothing label on a part-time basis.
Take an opportunity to explore The Lunch Route in Green Point
Café Sofia, Somerset Rd. Shop 1, Sovereign Quay, Somerset Road, Green Point
The Food: Little dishes, shared by everyone at the table! Meze, tapas, antipasto ...Fusion mixture of the rich and healthy eating culture of South Europe, North Africa & Middle East, blended in our unique presentation. But by far the most significant aspect of the food sharing ritual is its ability to bring people from all walks of live round the table to enjoy the experience of this small on size but high in flavour and taste cuisine.
Corner of Prestwich and Alfred Streets, Green Point
Bouillabaisse is a vibrant get-together for locals as well as for tourists who choose to dine in style. The Franschhoek branch is situated in the heart of this picturesque Winelands village, while the Cape Town branch forms part of the Epicurian Food Emporium at the Waterkant, near the famous and upmarket Waterfront.
Parisian chic in the heart of Cape Town's hippest restaurant quarter, De Waterkant. Crêpe Suzette - a brand new crêperie, pâtisserie and meeting place.
39 Main Road, Green Point
“The always buzzing Mano’s stands at the unofficial cosmopolitan heart of Greenpoint. With its internationally trendy ambiance, and bistro cuisine, Mano’s is the place to be on any day of the week.” Jade Allen, MANGO-OMC
The Foundry, Prestwich Street, Green Point
At Beluga you will find it all: tantalizing foods, interesting wines, great cocktails and aperitifs, fine ports and cigars and the warmest welcome. It's a great dining experience for locals and visitors alike.
Shop 1, Winston Place, 65 Main Road, Green Point
Miss K is a new and trendy breakfast and lunch café in Green Point. There is a long, narrow inside section with tables running alongside the open kitchen. There are also several tables set up on an outside deck area overlooking the road. The interior has been nicely finished with clean whites and stylish murals, crockery and decorations.
CID PARTNER NEWS
NATIONAL POLICE DAY
In light of National Police day that was hosted on 27 January 2009, the City Improvement Districts (CIDs) of Green Point and Oranje-Kloof wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the South African Police Service for its ongoing dedication and hard work in making our areas safer and more secure for residents, business owners and visitors to the areas alike.
In particular we would like to thank your management team in particular Snr. Superintendent Swanepoel, Superintendents Classens, Engelbrecht, Coetzee and Captains Janssen, Swanepoel and Keller, together with their dedicated members not forgetting the members of the CCU under Captain de Graaf.
We commend them on their successes and hard work and acknowledge their willingness to collaborate in order to fight the scourge that plagues our nation.
Please convey our appreciation for their outstanding and loyal performance to your members including all civilian members under your command.
Lastly we pay tribute to those members who sacrificed their lives for the sake of securing safety and security for all.
Here is to a safe, secure and prosperous 2009.
Hugh von Zahn (Chairman - Green Point CID), Chris Fick (Chairman - Oranje-Kloof CID)
CRIME KEPT TO MINIMUM OVER FESTIVE SEASON IN GP AND OK AREAS
Due to a proactive “Festive Season Initiative”, acts of criminal intent were kept to a minimum in both the City Improvement Districts (CIDs) of Green Point and Oranje-Kloof over the December/January holiday period.
I would like to thank your staff who responded within minutes to assist De Waalers who were deeply disturbed by a man who was trying to sell an obviously, stolen puppy late afternoon on 2/01/09. His story kept changing as he went from person to person.
Since it was 'only a dog' De Waalers were tempted to take the easy way out and just 'buy stolen goods' to ensure the safety of this little creature and then try and 'find' its rightful owner. This is of course, does NOT sit easy with us dog-owners who these days have to guard their pets like a guard dog! Moral dilemma!
Your staff ensured that we did not have to 'reward' this thief to take this puppy into our care, they had sufficient authority to demand that he tell them where he got this dog and that he take them to the rightful owners. Off they went. We thought that was that, and the group started discussing who would take on the responsibility of 'Sushi' - Lo and behold, within 30 minutes, the very relieved owners came to collect their puppy !
Gratitude and thanks to our neighbourly OKCID from Friends of De Waal Park!
Committee Member De Waal Park
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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?
Iziko Summer School: William Bloke Modesane
Dr Sam Raditlhalo of UCT discusses the eventful life of the actor and playwright who was also one of the founders of the controversial Drum magazine.
Venue: Iziko Museum Time: 6pm Cost: TBA
Tel: 021 481 3813
19 February - 28 February
A celebration of the history of Marimbas in Cape Town with representatives from six distinguished Marimba bands.
Venue: Artscape Theatre Time: 19 & 20 Feb @ 7.30pm, 21 - 27 Feb @ 8.15pm, 28 Feb @ 3pm & 8.15pm Cost: R 40
Tel: 021 421 7695
Cape Town Pride Festival
20 February - 1 March
An annual showcase of the diversity and sense of togetherness within the gay community. Highlights include the launch cocktail party, a street parade, fashion shows, sports events, art exhibitions and some great parties, including a ball.
Venue: various Time: various Cost: various
Tel: 021 421 7695
Oude Molen Elgin Race
One of the most beautiful races in the country. A half marathon, a 10km road race and a 5km Schools Challenge
Venue: Oude Molen Distillery, Elgin
Tel: 082 7077 497
Lion of Africa Yacht Race
An annual all-female sailing regatta. Venue: from the Royal Cape Yacht Club, Table Bay Cost: R50 per boat (Entries can be made up until the day before the race.)Venue: Oude Molen Distillery, Elgin.
Tel: 021 421 1354
The first day of Lent - a time of reflection, penitence and fasting for the Christian community in commemoration of the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert.
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Theatre: Dear Liar
25 February - 14 March
Adapted from the correspondence between George Bernard Shaw and renowned stage actress Mrs. Patrick Campbell, this is the story of a tempestous love affair that lasted for 40 years.
Venue: Theatre On The Bay Time: 8pm, matinees 7 & 14 Mar @ 3pm Cost: R 90 - R 125
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Eddy Grant In Concert
A vociferous promoter of the culture and achievements of contemporary black people, Grant's meticulous recording method is to a great degree responsible for his reputation - he has played every instrument, sung every vocal part and produced every track on all of his solo albums.
Venue: Grand Arena, Grand West Time: 7pm Cost: R 218 - R 321
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Cape Classic Concert
Part of a cultural exchange between South Africa and Europe, the evening offers a wide range of European classical chamber, piano and vocal music. Artists include Stephanie Krug (soprano), Franz-Peter Fischer (violin), Sara Birringer (baroque violin), Mathias Feger (viola), Hans Huyssen (violoncello), Verena Fischer (traverso), Katharina Suske (recorder, oboe), Andrew Cruickshank (harpsichord) and Hansjorg Haasis (double bass).
Venue: Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, cnr Adam Tas Rd & Oude Libertas St, Stellenbosch Time: 8.15pm Cost: R 125
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QUOTE OF THE MONTH
GP CID Contact Numbers
GP CID Patrol Vehicle
082 214 3228
GP CID Shift Manager (24 hrs)
071 670 3019
OK CID Contact Numbers
OK CID Patrol Vehicle
082 217 1386
OK CID Shift Manager (24 hrs)
071 670 3019
OK CID Manager
082 411 7778
General OK and GP CID Contact Numbers
082 560 0684
082 922 1832
082 432 4559
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 in and around Cape Town for this holiday season
3rd Cape Town International Summer Music Festival
The long-awaited 3rd Cape Town International Summer Music Festival starts on Thursday 20 November and runs until 18 December in the City Hall.
Conductor: Krzysztof Penderecki
Soloists: Alexander Ivashkin (cello), Florian Uhlig (piano)
Beethoven - Prometheus Overture
Penderecki - “Largo for Cello”
Date: 20 November – 18 December
Venue: Cape Town City Hall
Contact: +27 21 551 0042 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts
Heralding the real start of the summer season, the Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts kick off on Sunday, 23 November. Local and international artists such as Freshlyground, Just Jinjer, Shaun Morgan of Seether, Arno Carstens , Plush, Watershed, The Parlotones and the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra offer a season that is sure to be a sellout!
Botanical Society members: R65
Scholars (age 6-17): R55
Date: 23 Nov 2008 – 5 April 2009
Venue:Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Time: 17:30 for 18:30
Tel: +27 21 799 8783/8620
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DATES TO DIARISE FOR DECEMBER/JANUARY
16 Dec 2008 GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS AT BAXTER
20 Dec 2008 STELLENBOSCH FRESH GOODS MARKET
20 Dec 2008 HOLIDAY FUN FOR KIDS - MTN SCIENCECENTRE
21 Dec 2008 MUSIC ON THE PIAZZA