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IS S UE TH IRT Y-S IX 3rd Quarter 2020


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Welcome back! It’s great to see an increase of activity as our Century City community is getting into the swing of things. As the dark, chilly Winter mornings slowly turn lighter and warmer, our lanes are increasingly filled with runners and walkers. With the canals open, we’re also seeing the welcome return of canoeists. Birdwatchers must be as ecstatic as we are about Intaka Island receiving visitors again! Missed your favourite local? Well, the wait is over as restaurants reopen (read more on page 9 and 10) and our hotels can now receive business and leisure travellers. I would never have thought I would say that I miss traffic, but more cars on the road are a sign of more businesses returning to their offices, and it’s heartwarming to see the return of life and energy as our roads get busier. After all, what is a city but for its people? Moving forward has a slightly different approach, and we’re all learning to adjust to new ways of doing things. Century City Conference Centre too remains futurefocused with their new digital conferencing solutions (read more on page 3 and 4). Our teams at the CCPOA have been busy bees: planting, cleaning up, preparing for visitors, and ensuring that your environment is pristine, safe and a precinct to be proud of. Spring is the season of renewed energy, new blooms, and fresh starts. It’s a time to embrace a different way of thinking. Let’s move forward!

As the skies turn pink a little earlier in the mornings and tiny buds start to appear on trees and shrubs, your heart warms up a little: Spring is on its way! At the Intaka Island jetty, I watched a goose and gander carefully nudge their noisy bunch of tiny goslings along to the water. Plop, plop, plop and then a graceful glide into the canal. Living and working in Century City brings you closer to nature in unexpected ways. You can stand in your boardroom and look down on a giant heron eyeing a lunchtime snack in the water, or watch a pied kingfisher wait for just the right moment from the balcony of an apartment (see page 16 for an incredible sighting). Our extraordinary Intaka Island has opened again (page 5) and we’re excited to welcome our regulars back and introduce newbies to the magic of this biologically diverse paradise. Century City is becoming even greener! The ample rain we’ve received throughout Winter has enhanced the growth of our landscaped gardens, which are green and lush with pops of vivid colour. Through a collaboration between Century City, the City of Cape Town and Newlands Nursery, the public spaces around Century City are being improved by the planting of indigenous trees and plants. As the world around us starts to pick up pace again and we get entangled in busy days, let’s remember to consciously take moments of pause to appreciate the beauty within Century City. You might just become part of something spectacular.

Chris Blackshaw

Natalie du Preez

CEO | Century City Property Owners’ Association

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DEVELOPMENT AT CENTURY CITY REGAINS MOMENTUM

abie’s latest developments at Century City have gained great momentum since 1 June, when construction could recommence in Level 3 of the COVID-19 lockdown regulations. Set along the edge of Sable Road, Sable Corner’s impressive curved façade makes a statement of sophistication and elegance. This P-grade office building comprises five floors across 6,868 square metres of prime space including a roof deck offering unobstructed views and an executive entertainment opportunity or function area. The finishing touches are currently being completed, such as landscaping, bathrooms, and lobbies. “The entire first floor has already been committed to a firm, who will take occupation early 2021,” says Jason Elley, Commercial Broker Liaison for Rabie. “Tenants of Sable Corner can look forward to a prestigious, high-visibility

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location and identify with bluechip corporate neighbours like Discovery and MTN. We’ve included Green Building design principles that will reduce operating costs, and overall, staff will be satisfied with a great working environment, in addition to enjoying the excellent benefits of being part of Century City.” Bridgewater One, rapidly rising adjacent to the former Ratanga Junction site, is a multifaceted mixed-use scheme. When complete in mid-2021, it will consist of an 80-room hotel flanked by 122 residential apartments

Bridgewater One

overlooking three hectares of water and greenery, and three individual office buildings. “We’ve reached the top of the hotel, and the apartment portion is rising quickly to floor eight. The civils works contract of Bridgewater One will commence shortly, and the shaping of the common and public area roads and walkways will start taking place,” says Raynard Haupt, Project Manager for Rabie. “Quality is of the utmost importance and all elements of construction, whether below or above ground, are being monitored by Rabie’s project managers and professional team to ensure the delivery of an excellent product.” 85% of the apartments have been sold, as well as several sectional title office suites and studios. The duplex penthouse apartments have either two or three bedrooms and boast incredible views and doublevolume spaces, as well as balconies. The penthouses also include two basement parking bays per apartment.


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CENTURY VILLAGE CELEBRATES ITS FIRST BIRTHDAY

n a cold winter’s morning, 25 July 2019, the first Spar in Century City opened its doors to its first customers and, since then, has steadily become a firm favourite for fresh groceries, necessities, and great takeaway options. For seasoned Spar franchisees, father-and-son team Henry and Jonathan Barnes, this gourmet store is their second outlet, after the very successful Bothasig Spar. Other tenants started trading from 1 August 2019 onwards and have grown into Century City institutions over the last year. With tenants hand-picked to ensure that everyday shopping is as easy

and accessible as possible, shoppers can do electronic banking at the Nedbank ATM and Absa ATM, courier a package at Postnet, get a makeover at Modhair’N or Skin PHD, or have their eyes tested at Neovision Optometrists. Lavender Blue Health Shop and Oil Science will look after your health, and Urban Tails, a vetshop, will take care of the needs of your furry friends. Williams Dry Cleaning and Laundry and Top Stitch will ensure that your attire is in tiptop shape. Hungry? In addition to an array of takeaway meals available at Spar, grab a healthy snack at Century Village Biltong and Nuts. Greens Café and Pizzeria offers comfortable

spaces for leisurely dining, and Akiya Sushi serves delectable authentic Japanese sushi and various Chinese dishes on a takeaway basis. And now that we can crack a cold one or end the day with a glass of red, Tops will fill up your empty liquor cabinet. Located on the corner of Century Avenue and Socrates Way, Century Village is situated opposite Curro Century City, on the northern side of Century City. It’s centrally located and easily accessible to parents on the school run, tenants in nearby offices, as well as residents from the surrounding homes. Let’s celebrate a year of convenient shopping at Century Village!


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INTRODUCING CENTURY CITY VIRTUAL CONFERENCE CENTRE

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n response to the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 restrictions on large physical gatherings and international travel, Century City Conference Centre has launched a comprehensive and cutting-edge digital conferencing solution. “This new solution will not be in competition with our existing facilities: there will always be a crucial place for face-toface meetings, conferences, exhibitions and banquets. Rather than replacing our physical offering, this timely innovation is an additional service for our clients to select

from as consumer needs evolve,” said Glyn Taylor, joint CEO. “We are constantly scanning the technology horizon for advances that offer more value to our clients,” said Gary Koetser, joint CEO. “The issues we are facing today because of the pandemic have only accelerated the need for digital solutions, which give event organisers the scope to include delegates or speakers from literally anywhere in the world. “Our new virtual conferencing solution also offers a hybrid option, with best-of-bothworlds features of a physical

and a virtual event combined.” The Century City Virtual Conference Centre is a turnkey solution consisting of two fully equipped, on-site video production studios and a digital platform, all expertly run by the Century City Virtual Conference Centre events team. The on-site studios feature: • the highest resolution LED screens available in the rental market today • a full lighting rig and sound system • high-speed 1GB fibre lines for live-streaming quality audio and video


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opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors, networking functionalities and features and event analytics and

reporting allows for better return on conference spend and measurement of event objectives.”

“All of this impressive hardware is brought to life via an integrated digital platform that offers enhanced audience engagement. The solution is flexible enough to be booked for a few hours or for multiple days,” commented Koetser’s counterpart, Glyn Taylor. “The combination of enhanced audience engagement tools, branding For more information on the new Century City Virtual Conference Centre, please email our events team on events@ccconferencecentre.co.za or visit www.ccconferencecentre.co.za


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INTAKA ISLAND REOPENS TO THE PUBLIC

ollowing the easing of the National Lockdown Regulations to allow for exercising in parks and nature reserves, Intaka Island reopened to the public on Monday 27 July 2020. The reserve is COVID-19 Health and Safety compliant and welcomes visitors. All regulations relating to social distancing, health protocols and gatherings apply. The reserve is open to the public from 08h00–17h30 (Monday to Sunday). Why the later opening? Staff on duty must perform hygiene, screening and testing tasks before visitors can enter the reserve. Screening takes place on entering the foyer/front glass doors. All visitors are subject to a three-step check-in process: • Wearing of face masks. • Disinfection of hands with sanitiser. • Scanning of body temperature. This is unobtrusive, with high regard for personal space and comfort. As all visitors are subject to screening, we regret that there can be no early entries or late exits. Ablution facilities are available at the Eco-Centre and Lapa area. We kindly request our visitors to respect social distancing and hygiene protocols as well as the wearing

of face masks at all times, including while out on the pathways and viewing areas. We regret that no boat rides or children’s birthday parties are available at this stage. Bird hides are open: • LIMITED TO FIVE PERSONS AT ANY ONE TIME and observing social distancing and hygiene protocols. • Please make use of the sanitiser station provided upon entering and exiting the bird hides. • Please wear your mask while inside the bird hide and around the Island. • Visitors are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per person in the bird hide,

to give all visitors an equal opportunity to enjoy the beautiful birdlife that we have all missed so much. Intaka Island is open for groups, functions and events, including the use of the Activity Centre, Cube and Lapa, subject to the applicable social distancing, hygiene and gatherings regulations. Visitors are welcome to make bookings for venue hire or events to be held this year or in 2021. Feel free to contact our office to discuss further details. Please help us to stay open by adhering to COVID-19 Regulations and Health and Safety protocols. We look forward to welcoming all our visitors back to the Island!

Intaka Island, 2 Park Lane, Grand Central | 021 552 6889 | info@intaka.co.za | www.intaka.co.za


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CENTURY CITY COLLABORATES IN GREENING THE CITY

entury City is becoming even greener! A collaboration between Century City and the City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department aims to improve the public spaces around Century City by the planting of indigenous trees and plants. Century City prides itself on its high standards in terms of providing world-class, wellmaintained public open spaces and beautifully manicured landscapes. The section of Ratanga Road where it bends from Sable Road has become an eyesore of late and Century City has embarked on a project with the various stakeholders, including the City of Cape Town, to improve the sense of arrival and departure to and from Century City. This section is divided into a range of diverse land ownerships within the public and private sectors, with the predominant owner being the City.

“In February, Century City’s Environmental and Horticulture team attended the Newlands Nursery Open Day managed by the City,” says Louise de Roubaix, Environmental and Horticulture Manager of Century City Property Owners’ Association. “It was at this event where the collaborative partnership germinated.” “Recreation and Parks wants to encourage all residents

Town,” said Councillor Zahid Badroodien. The overarching objectives are to upgrade the landscapingrelated infrastructure and plantings, promote the planting of water-wise gardens and indigenous trees, improve the overall aesthetics of the area and build long-lasting partnerships to sustain the project into the future. De Roubaix continues: “Since the onset of Level 3, when our

“To date, Century City has received and planted a total of 32 large Fever trees and Ficus trees, as donated by Newlands Nursery.” to create a green fauna-rich landscape which can be done by writing to our arborist at Arborist@capetown.gov.za. We look forward to seeing more partnerships like our fruitful relationship with Century City across the city. Together we can create an Urban Forest in Cape

landscaping teams were allowed back, we have been hard at work to eradicate the landscaping backlog and have focused on installing, repairing and upgrading irrigation systems. To date, Century City has received and planted a total of 32 large (100-litre) Fever trees (Vachelia xanthophloea) and Ficus trees (Ficus rubiginosa), donated by Newlands Nursery. Century City will plant and maintain these trees on the property owned by the City of Cape Town, as part of the existing maintenance plan for the Century City precinct. Furthermore, Century City is engaging directly with property owners bordering Ratanga Road in assisting with the upgrade of landscaping immediately adjacent to their respective properties.” With the goal in mind of planting in excess of 100


8 indigenous trees during the winter months, Century City is also overhauling the remainder of the gardens in the Ratanga Road section, with Spekboom (Portulacaria afra), Aloe ferox, Strelitzia reginae, Cotyledon orbiculata, Lampranthus cedarbergensis and various other water-wise plant species. An approved Horticulture Plant Species list is used, which guides the planting and is based on what is locally indigenous and native to the Western Cape Province and Cape Flats vegetation types. All other private gardens within the Century City precinct are also obligated to make use of these indigenous species in their landscaping. This minimises encroachment by exotic species and hybridisation with local species. Future collaboration between Century City and the City of Cape Town will involve knowledge exchange of nursery management practices, pest control, assistance with propagation and collaboration around educational programmes involving sustainable planting of water-wise indigenous gardens and tree maintenance programmes.

CENTURY CITY REMEMBERS ANTON VAN ZYL

On the 12th of August, we received news of Anton van Zyl’s sudden passing. Anton joined the Century City Safety & Security team in 2017 as the Securitas contract manager. He had previously been the contract manager for the Voortrekker Road City Improvement District and, prior to that, an SAPS captain with approximately 25 years’ service. He was responsible for all the officers deployed in public spaces in Century City, as well as for the Century City Emergency Response teams. “Anton was an early bird and arrived at the office before 6:00 every morning, with a mug of coffee in hand,” says Marinus Boshoff, Safety & Security Manager for CCPOA. “He was the life and soul of the party and always thought Fridays were braai days, come rain or shine!” Anton’s quiet demeanour and gentlemanly ways cemented an endearing management style, and his staff held him in high regard. Anton leaves behind a wife and two adult children and will be sorely missed by Century City.


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RESTAURANTS OPEN FOR SIT-DOWN UNDER ALERT LEVEL 2 RESTRICTIONS

As one of the leading small-plate offerings in SA, La Parada continuously serves innovative and mouthwatering dishes with a Spanish influence. 1 Energy Lane, Apex Building, Century City www.laparada.co.za Located on the canals, Brick Lane Eatery offers delicious cafĂŠ-styled food at reasonable prices in a relaxed, dog-friendly environment. Their friendly staff and management team will make you feel right at home. 142 The Quays, Park Lane, Century City www.blect.co.za

The one thing the Square Cafe & Wine Bar knocks out of the culinary park is a menu singing with expertly chosen flavour combinations. With the addition of a new Deli, serving everything from fresh, just-baked home-made breads and pastries to gourmet pies and salads, the Square Cafe & Wine Bar has something for everyone. Century City Hotel, No. 3 Energy Lane, Bridgeways Precinct, Century City www.squarecafe.co.za


10 An upscale pub and social café in the flavour of an aesthetic and somewhat traditional London pub, Slug & Lettuce offers its customers a wide variety of delicious foods and tapas paired with a great selection of on-tap beers, wine and cocktails. G11 Colosseum Building, Century Way, Century City www.theslugcenturycity.com

Bootlegger Coffee Company is unapologetically passionate about great coffee and inspired people. It offers customers a great range of coffee, beverages and meals made from local produce. 5 Esplanade Road, Century City www.bootlegger.co.za Tiger’s Milk is the best destination for “dude food”, made good with a menu that takes pizza, grills, burgers and beer to the next level. It serves as a great meeting and lunch spot, or afterwork drinks and dinner. 8 Kinetic Way, Bridgeways Precinct, Century City www.tigersmilk.co.za/ century-city Akiya Sushi offers customers a delicious mix of Japanese-style cuisines and tea, in a peaceful zen environment that will leave you “Feeling the Breeze”. Shop 5, Axis Building, Bridgeway, Century City www.akiyasushi.com Keep informed about which Canal Walk restaurants are open for sit-down. www.canalwalk.co.za Please contact the restaurants directly to make a booking, obtain their menus and to learn more about the safety precautions and hygiene measures they are taking during this time.


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SPORTS CLUB ACTIVITY AND HIGH SPIRITS CONTINUE DURING LOCKDOWN

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porting events and large gatherings may be prohibited, but that hasn’t stopped our sporting community from achieving great results through virtual and community activities! CENTURY CITY CANOE CLUB The year 2020 would have been the start of the 59th edition of the iconic Berg River Canoe Marathon, which is a 240km race over four days from Paarl to the West Coast town of Velddrif by way of the twists and turns of the Berg River. It is not called the toughest canoeing challenge in the world for nothing, as the conditions of the river are gruelling for the long distances that paddlers have to do in mostly winter weather. The Berg River Canoe Marathon was cancelled due to COVID-19 lockdown regulations, but after the cancellation of the race the organisers set up the Ultra Paddle virtual event that allowed paddlers anywhere in the world to aim at covering the race distance and share in the event’s unique atmosphere, and for a good cause. The proceeds from the Ultra Paddle were donated to Canoeing South Africa’s ongoing food relief programme aimed at getting food parcels delivered to CSA members badly hit by the ongoing lockdown. Frustrated by months of

being kept off the water, paddlers rose to the challenge, with the aim of covering 240 kilometres between 8 July and 31 July 2020 by one of three methods. In order to earn a gold certificate, paddlers had to complete the distance in four days, or, as an alternative, to paddle the distance before the end of the month to earn a silver certificate. To encourage paddlers who are unfit due to lockdown inactivity or newcomers to the sport, a bronze certificate was presented to those covering 50 kilometres or more in the Ultra Paddle window. Century City Canoe Club had a fair number of paddlers

Century City Canoeist Lisa Meyer holding her Ultra Paddle virtual event certificate.

who chased distances over the month of July for the various certificates. Four of the club members achieved gold by completing the 240 kilometres over a period of four days, paddling on the Berg River, the Breede River and the sea in order to get the distances they needed. Well done to Nicholas and John de Villiers and Ralph Teulings, as well as Richard Kohler who did the distance and more on a non-stop basis on the Breede River. Six club members managed to grab SILVER by completing the 240 kilometres between 8 July and 31 July, while another five club members got bronze


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by doing between 50 and 239 kilometres in the same period. Most notably, Colin McClement and Michael Rapson completed their 240-kilometre Silver distance purely on the Canals of Century City. This poses an additional challenge as paddling that distance on flat water without the assistance of a flowing river is tough going. Overall the Ultra Paddle 2020 was a great event and the perfect motivation to get paddlers back on the water. CENTURY CITY ATHLETIC CLUB In the early days of lockdown, members of the CCAC were eager to maintain their fitness levels and got creative! Members ran wherever they could – backyards, balconies or treadmills. Once the restrictions were eased and running outside of the home was able to take place again, the members of the club were happy to stretch their legs, but the dedicated 6–9am slot still proved challenging. Finally, the exercise time and restrictions were relaxed further and the opportunity for some of the previously cancelled races to still take place was a possibility. Many athletics events then turned into “virtual runs” where athletes could still compete on the day, but in their own neighbourhoods, and submit their times through a fitness device via a linked app, thereby qualifying for placing and prizes. The club took part in a

The three Century City Athletic Club virtual Washie 100 miler finishers: Inge van Schalkwyk, Chris Engelbrecht and Salisha Lauton.

The Century City Canoe Club have resumed their time trials on a Tuesday evening launching from Intaka Island entrance. Those interested in finding out more or joining the club can email registration@centurycitycanoeclub.co.za or visit www.centurycitycanoeclub.co.za The Century City Athletic Club will be resuming club runs from Tuesday the 8th of September 2020 from the Century City Clubhouse. Those interested in finding out more or joining the club can email info@centurycityathletics.co.za or visit www.centurycityathletics.co.za number of virtual races such as the Comrades race, where more than 60 members of the club, along with family members, were on the road, with four members doing the full 90 kilometres. Most recently, members of the club took part in the virtual Washie 100 miler, an epic three-day, 161-kilometre race that normally takes place from Port Alfred to East London. Photographed here are the three virtual finishers: Inge van Schalkwyk, Chris Engelbrecht

and Salisha Lauton. Members of the club, which has always been active in community projects, took it upon themselves to reach out to the community with fundraisers for CANSA and others, as well as their new Slovo Kitchen Breakfast Run project where they cook and supply porridge to the communities in Joe Slovo, Dunoon, Gugulethu and Bishop Lavis on a daily basis, and also support some of their members with food parcels.


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CANAL WALK SHOPPING CENTRE TRADING UNDER LEVEL 2 RESTRICTIONS

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he Centre is operational Monday to Sunday, 09:00–21:00; however, stores may have their own trading hours – please contact stores directly to confirm their hours. More sectors continue to reopen or offer extended services, with the appropriate safety measures in place and ensuring that they adhere to Government regulations: • Liquor stores may trade from 09:00–17:00, Mon to Thurs. • Restaurants can offer deliveries, takeaways and sit-down service – contact restaurants directly to confirm if they offer dine-in service. The on-site sale and consumption of alcohol in licensed restaurants is permitted. • Food Court seating is open. • The trade of tobacco and related products is permitted. • Nu Metro Cinema opened on Friday 28th August 2020. • Hair and beauty salons, barbers, tattoo parlours and laser clinics may sell products and offer limited treatments and services. Browse the Store Listing Directory on www.canalwalk. co.za – each store’s page outlines their contact details, store-specific trading hours, and relevant information can be found under their About section. CENTRE ACCESS AND INFORMATION Parking: All Lower Level, Upper Level and Roof Top parking

is open (mezzanine parking closed). Open entrances: All entrances are open (Entrances 1 to 12). Lifts and bathrooms: All lifts and bathrooms are operational. Customer Service Desks: Those located at Entrance 1 and 10 are operational. Staff will remain seated behind a perspex shield, wear a mask and sanitise their hands, desk and equipment regularly. For general enquiries, please contact them on 021 529 9699. Gift Cards: Gift Cards can be purchased at our Customer Service Desks. SAFETY MEASURES All shoppers are required to follow the health and safety protocols (wearing masks, keeping physical distance of 1.5m, hand sanitising) stipulated by the Government and National Department of Health. Please comply with these rules. We recommend that you take the following additional measures: • Children may accompany an adult on an essential shopping trip, but should stay at home if possible. • A limited number of customers will be allowed in stores, queues, lifts and on escalators. • Prior to shopping, create a list in categories to avoid unnecessary browsing. • Contact stores directly prior to your visit to check trading hours or if you need a specific item or service. • Plan your parking and

entrance access by checking the map; do not linger in the Centre. • Avoid browsing and repeatedly picking up and putting down products. • Make use of no-touch payment methods, such as Zapper, Snapscan and tapand-go (check your settings regarding pin requirements). • Make use of the in-store disinfectant wipes for trolleys or baskets. • If you do feel sick, stay home and seek medical attention. • Stay informed, check trusted and reputable sources and avoid spreading rumours and fake news. We are diligently following the World Health Organisation’s recommended protocol and complying with Lockdown Regulations. We have introduced the following additional measures: • Increased cleaning routines and meticulously disinfecting the common areas and hightouch points of the Centre. • Communicating with our stores regularly, regarding updates and their in-store precautionary measures. • Security in our Centre is still a core focus and remains in place. • The Centre Management Office is operationally resourced. For enquiries, please email Canal Walk or use our social media channels.


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NEW AT CANAL WALK ADIDAS OPENS DEDICATED WOMEN’S STORE On the 7th of August, adidas originals opened a store dedicated to women in Canal Walk Shopping Centre. In the WOMXN store, a first for Canal Walk, you’ll be able to find fashion favourites from adidas originals, browse the latest running range or shop for the perfect sports bra and tights in the training section. By bringing fitness and fashion together, the transition from activewear to casualwear is made seamless, and provides a much more personalised shopping experience for female consumers.

The store itself is a delight on the senses: think feminine hues, dreamy scents and plenty of Instagrammable backdrops. The ambience is a celebration of creativity and individuality, and

THE SPRINGBOK RUGBY EXPERIENCE EXHIBITION Celebrating Springbok victories from 1995 to 2019, 25 years of Champions. Springbok memorabilia, artefacts, trophies such as the Currie Cup, Laureus Award and Player of the Year Award, medals and jerseys are on display, and there are also interactive activities. The venue adheres to restrictions in accordance with COVID-19 regulations. Located in the Food Court, opposite KFC. Tickets can be purchased through Computicket and are available at R50 for children and R70 for adults. Open Thursday to Sunday from 10:00–18:00 Closed Monday to Wednesday

added to this is the exceptional customer care given by the team of all-female staff, who can be called on for fashion advice and expert product knowledge. The store is located at Shop 669 on the Upper Level of Canal Walk, with the closest entrance being #10. Consumers can call the store on 021 551 1425 if they have any product or sizing queries. For news on celeb styling sessions in the new adidas WOMXN store, upcoming product launches and exclusive special offers, subscribe to the adidas mailer, follow @adidasZA on Instagram or visit www.adidas.co.za

WELLNESS WAREHOUSE COMING SOON Wellness Warehouse has everything you need to live life well. Their natural, organic and specialised products are carefully chosen by a team of experts who ensure that they have the most comprehensive ranges of the best and latest in health and wellness. And because they take a 360-degree approach to health and wellbeing, you’ll find everything you could want, including knowledgeable assistants with great advice, all under one roof. Store opening 10 September 2020.


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ur outdoor teams returned to work from the 6th of May and the remainder of staff in a phased manner thereafter. We initially focused on improving the water quality and condition of the canals and other water bodies. The water quality team immediately started with harvesting aquatic plants and removing litter

WE’RE BACK! from the canals, according to a prioritised workplan. The lockdown period created a significant backlog and we have been hard at work to get the canals back to the highest of standards. The environmental and Intaka Island teams focused on clearing floating aquatic plants from the cells of Intaka Island. The positive impact of this

increased water flow is evident, which in the long term will promote oxygen conduction to the underwater habitat. It also opens the surface level habitat for wader birds that feed and breed on the island. The remainder of our teams are focusing on our landscaping, which, thanks to the ample rain, is looking fantastic.


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ome of the more inquisitive wildlife on Intaka Island took advantage of the quieter atmosphere in Century City and have been spotted venturing out onto the running trails and neighbouring gardens. Stacey Lee Roberts comes across this beautiful Grey Heron she has fondly nicknamed Hehe almost every day along her running route. Let us know what wildlife you have spotted out on the trails by emailing us: info@centurycity.co.za

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