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Magdalene Minnaar and Lynelle Kenned sing at the Valentine Under The Stars concert in the new Century City Square opening.

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exciting times ahead! It’s exciting times for Century City what with the opening of our new commercial and hospitality hub, Century City Square, which includes a 1,900-seat conference centre, a new 125-room hotel, offices, apartments and restaurants - set around a public square. This is really taking Century City to the next level and no doubt will attract a whole new market segment who might not otherwise have visited Century City. They will stay in our hotels, eat in our restaurants and shop in our stores, and in so doing provide widespread benefits for many of our stakeholders. You should have noticed an improvement in peak hour traffic flows in recent weeks, with the completion of substantial road infrastructure upgrades including road widenings. There are a few remaining concerns that are being addressed, which are detailed within this edition. Wishing you a great 2016!

chris’s corner

Chris Blackshaw

ceo | century city property owners’ association

welcome... 2016 is off to a brisk start with a bumper calendar of events lined up for the year, not least of which is our annual Sports Festival set to take place over the second weekend in March and which is expected to attract a record number of both participants and spectators. A full programme for the weekend is available in this edition of City Edits, along with details of other events including the Century City Natural Goods Market and our monthly Full Moon Hikes on Intaka Island. Not only does the number and variety of events on offer in Century City keep growing but also the number and variety of venues offering entertainment, with at least five new restaurants in the Century City Square having just opened, or about to. We hope to see you out and about!

Maggie Rowley ccpoa communications manager

EDITOR: Maggie Rowley | 021 550 7000 | maggie@rabie.co.za ADVERTISING MANAGER: Bianca Church | 021 552 6889 | bianca@centurycity.co.za DESIGN & LAYOUT: Elinore de Lisle | 083 574 8937 | elinore@iafrica.com COVER PHOTO: Singers perform at Valentine Under the Stars at The Square PHOTOGRAPHER: Andrew Brown


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Vibrant new Square comes alive!

From left: Glyn Taylor, Alan Winde, Leon Cohen and Gary Koetser.

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entury City Square, the new commercial and hospitality hub of Century City, has been completed at a cost of R1billion and is rapidly changing the landscape of our City within a City. The development comprises the Century City Conference Centre, a 125-room hotel, offices, apartments and restaurants all situated around an open public square with 1,330 under cover parking bays in a super basement and structured parking garage. With a total capacity of 1,900, the Century City Conference 1

From left: Crispin Sonn, Leon Cohen, Nazeem Khan and Anton Pillay.

Centre is designed to complement Cape Town and Century City’s existing facilities, to fill a gap in the market and further cement Cape Town’s position as one of the world’s most soughtafter conference destinations. It offers flexible configurations and a total of 20 different venues, including 11 meeting and breakaway rooms as well as a business lounge. Three adjoining halls on the ground floor have a total capacity of more than 1,200 delegates seated cinema-style with a fourth able to accommodate a 2

further 480 delegates cinemastyle. The multi-function venues are also available for banqueting and exhibitions, while a large pre-assembly area is available for exhibitions, product launches and the like. Officially opening the Conference Centre in February, Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities in the Western Cape, commended the Rabie Property Group for its investment at The Square. He said the tourism sector is a key growth area for the region and one of the strategic goals > 3

1. The Who’s Who of Cape Town were in attendance. 2. Delicious fare was on offer. 3. Western Cape Minister of Transport Donald Grant and his wife Cheryl and Minister of Economic Opportunities in the Western Cape Alan Winde and his wife Tracey. 4. Gasant and Laylaa Abarder. 5. Nazeem and Razia Khan with Lisa and Crispin Sonn. 6. Glyn Taylor, Barbara Lenhard and Gary Koetser. 4

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R200million Century City Hotel now open they had set themselves was to create an enabling environment that would grow business tourism to the region. The new Century City Conference Centre and Hotel, he said, will make a major contribution to drawing in and accommodating new business to Cape Town, and increase the number of conference delegates to the region. It is also generating more than 300 new jobs. Leon Cohen, MD of Rabie Property Group, told guests the hotel was a response to market demand. He said the Square adds value to existing owners and tenants and provides a catalyst for further development at Century City. According to Paolo Viotti of Vivid Architects, every city should have at least one public square that offers a dynamic, vibrant and safe environment for the public to enjoy. “Century City Square is a beautifully-proportioned space that offers users the opportunity to socialise, relax, dine and be entertained. The experience is further enhanced by the introduction of the extended canal system of Century City and the bold landscaping themes.” He says: “The urban design and planning of the precinct has ensured and encouraged pedestrian connectivity and hierarchy of that over the motor vehicle, a comfortable and safe human environment, and a seamless interface between building and square. “

From left, Winson Nyoni (Restaurant Manager), Walda Meyer (Hotel General Manager), Michelle Presting (Executive Housekeeper) and Michael Rentzke (Front Office Manager).

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he new 125 room Century City Hotel, which opened in February, is the sixth hotel at Century City. Built at a cost of R200million, the hotel will cater for both business and leisure markets and brings to 600 the number of rooms now available in Century City. General Manager of the new hotel, Walda Meyer, says it has been designed to be out of the ordinary with a great emphasis having been placed on room efficiencies for both business and leisure travellers. Among its iconic features is a Green Wall comprising more than 3500 living plants that forms a backdrop to the recep-

tion area. Meyer says the multi-purpose Square Café and Wine Bar on the ground floor of the hotel have been designed to be part of the public square on to which they flow and to welcome not only hotel residents but also non-residents. The other hotels at Century City, which will also benefit from the new Century City Conference Centre, are the 180 room African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa, the 165 room Stay Easy, the 68 room Colosseum Luxury Hotel and two boutique hotels Manhattan Suites and Island Club which have 28 suites and 23 rooms respectively.


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Valentine Under The Stars concert rocks new Square

A Perfectly Delicious Mix

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entury City Square was christened over the Valentine weekend by spectacular Valentine Under The Stars concerts featuring the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO). Playing to capacity audiences on both Saturday and Sunday, the CPO was accompanied by some of the top musical talent in the country in a classicmeets-pop concert filled with love and romance under the Cape Town night sky. Performances included South African soprano Magdalene Minnaar together with soprano Lynelle Kenned, a graduate of the UCT Opera School, who made her acting debut in the musical theatre production of Blood Brothers, a David Kramer adaptation of the West End hit. Also wowing the audience

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he new Century City Square is home to the perfect mix of restaurants, all opening in March!

café frank

was talented Afro-operatic pop sensations The Gugulethu Tenors, well known in South Africa since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2011. These self-taught artists have incorporated contemporary and subtle ethnic elements in their music, creating their own genre that has captured the hearts of

audiences across South Africa and beyond. Sharing the stage was Jonathan Roxmouth, praised for his performance as the Phantom in the classic Phantom of the Opera. The concerts were hosted by the charming Katlego Maboe, of Expresso fame.

Want to get the day started off right? Café Frank is the answer. FRANK means open, sincere, undisguised - and Café Frank is all that and more. Enjoy wholesome, fresh, light meals - for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and early dinner - that suit your lifestyle whether you’re on the go or wanting to chill. The space is for you.

punjab wok Big brother to the well-known Punjab Express in Westlake, this busy eatery, which fronts on the Square, is sure to satisfy your taste buds with freshly ground spices and deeply delicious, flavoursome food.

square café and wine bar Situated in the Century City Hotel, anchoring the Square development, the Square Café and Wine bar is in a league of its own and is rapidly establishing itself as one of the city’s trendiest dining spots. From its

Square Café and Wine Bar

Seattle Coffee

stunning eclectic interior design to the exceptional service and delectable fare on offer, this is a truly out of the ordinary experience.

seattle coffee Situated on the doorstep of the Century City Conference Centre, Seattle Coffee is buzzing with caffeine junkies relishing their fix of superior coffee and scrumptious biscuits. It’s hard to beat the freshness and quality of Seattle Coffee.

tiger’s milk The largest of the restaurant offerings, and in typical Tiger’s Milk fashion, this popular lunch, sundowner and dinner venue is particularly lively in the evening. Located on the canal and seated in front of the Square’s architectural Folly, Tiger’s Milk brings a new dynamic as the first of its kind in the Century City precinct.

wine cellar Yes, that’s right, a wine cellar! It’s coming. Soon. Watch this space!


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our sporting city 8th annual Century City Sports Festival takes place 11-13 March

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he eighth annual Century City Sports Festival, which includes the signature event and highly rated Century City 10km Express road race, takes place from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 March. This popular festival, the sporting highlight of the Century City calendar aimed at corporate teams and individual participants, draws competitors from far afield.

Providing both participatory and spectator sports, the festival will again be held in and around Central Park and will include fun, food and entertainment for the whole family. The Century City 10km Express, offering some of the top cash prizes in the country, forms part of the Western Province Athletics calendar. Building on the success of previous years, the race will be held on Saturday

12 March over a flat, fast course and is expected to attract a large number of runners, many from out of town, attempting to achieve personal best times over the distance and to win the R10,000 purse! The top men and women runners will each receive a R10,000 cash prize, as well as R3,000 in Canal Walk vouchers. Runners-up will each take home a R1,500 purse and R1,500 >

in Canal Walk vouchers while those placed third will each receive R1,000 in cash and R1,000 in Canal Walk vouchers. All other category winners will receive cash prizes or vouchers and the first 3,000 finishers will receive medals. The Century City 10km Express, which starts at 7am on the Saturday, will be followed by a 2,5km Family Fun Run/Walk at 7.15am where more than 200 JAG runners from the JAG Foundation will participate. Runners are encouraged to register online at www. entrytime.co.za or on the Friday evening before, from 16h00 to 18h00 at the Century City Club House. Limited registration, which opens at 5.30am, will be available on the day. Chris Blackshaw, CEO of the Century City Property Owners’ Association (CCPOA) said... CONTINUED ON PAGE 7


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Century City Sports Festival Programme 2016

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Friday 11 March

Dragon Boat Clubs and 2000m

15:00 – 18:30

Grand Canal

Galileo Open Air Cinema

18:30 – 22:00

Central Park Central Park

Saturday 12 March

Sunday 13 March

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 ... more than 7,000 people participated in last year’s festival and they expected this year’s to be even bigger and better. “Last year around 2,500 runners took part in the 10km Road Race compared to just a few hundred in the first year. It has grown in both stature and popularity every year and we expect this year’s race to be the best yet.” The festival also includes Schools and Corporate Touch Rugby, Five-a-Side Soccer, a Circuit Cycling Kermesse, StandUP Paddling, Canoe Polo, Dragon Boat Racing, as well as Junior Cricket. This year the Five a-side soccer takes place on Saturday at the Fives Futbol Arena opposite Canal Walk while the Corporate Touch Rugby takes place on Sunday at Central Park. Blackshaw added that great spot prizes, medals and lucky draws will be awarded for participants in all sporting events.

corporate teams wishing to participate in the touch rugby tournaments should contact neil or graham on 021 439 8646. corporate teams wishing to take part in the 5-a-side soccer should contact keith@5v5.co.za. general festival enquiries should be directed to alan liebenberg or bianca church on 021 552 6889 or bianca@centurycity.co.za. for further details and a programme visit www.centurycity.co.za/sports-festival-2016

Century City 10km Express

07:00 (reg from 5:30)

2.5km Family Fun Run/Walk

07:15 (reg from 06:00)

Central Park

Dragon Boat 250 & 500m

09:00 – 18:00

Grand Canal

Corporate 5-a-side Soccer

10:00 – 20:00

Fives Futbol

6’s Cricket (U7 & U8)

12:00 – 18:00

Central Park Curro Primary

Junior Cricket

14:00 – 20:00

Cycling Kermesse

07:30 – 12:00

Link Road

Stand Up Paddling

09:00 – 13:00

Grand Canal Grand Canal

Canoe Polo

14:00 – 17:00

Junior Touch Rugby

09:30 – 12:00

Central Park

Corporate Touch Rugby

12:00 – 19:00

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city life Sinenjongo excels for fifth year!

Palme d’Or sold out! rabie relocates

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a new, large multi-purpose alme d’Or, the fourth recreational/entertainment luxury apartment block venue and coffee bar with a in the Oasis Retirement patio overlooking ponds and Resort at Century City, has been beautiful landscaped gardens.” sold out five months ahead of Futeran said with all developer completion! units having been sold at The last two of the 50 apartOasis they were accelerating ments in the 11 storey building plans for the fifth block in the were sold in the past week development and expected this bringing the total value of sales in to be launched early in April with the building to over R220million. construction scheduled to get Owen Futeran, a director underway in June. of the Oasis Joint Venture, “Strong pre-interest has which comprises the Rabie already been shown in the Property Group and a Harries next block and other interested Projects consortium, said parties should contact us to selling out ahead of completion get their names on the invite was virtually unheard of for a list to the launch so as to avoid retirement development. disappointment.” “It is really testament to the He said resales at Oasis were high quality of the resort and also going strongly. all it offers in terms of facilities “We recently closed three including a 110-bed Care Centre resales in one week and one and a Club House that includes more since then. In fact a total a 25m indoor heated pool where regular water aerobics classes of 6 resales are currently are conducted by a qualified awaiting transfer. They consist teacher, a massage room, sauna, of a mix of one, two and three steam room, a gym, a library, bedroomed units and the lounge areas, a restaurant, bar, total value of those sales is bridge room, billiard room and R18 050 000.” for details contact cindy, linda or lorenda on 021 2500592/3

After 10 years in the Colosseum building, Rabie Property Group, the developer of Century City, has relocated its offices to the newly completed Annex building above the new conference centre. The old offices of around 1000m2 over two levels have been sold to an investor, the Century Blue Trust, that has acquired a number of other buildings within Century City in recent years. The new fourth floor offices for Rabie, also of around 1000m2, have been sold to a private consortium of investors which includes Rabie’s investment arm, Century City Property Investment Trust. Colin Anderson, a director of Rabie, said the decision to relocate was motivated by a number of factors. “Firstly, the green building movement has emerged in the past decade and Rabie has become a strong proponent thereof. We needed to move to offices that reflect our commitment to green building and where better than in the middle of an entirely green, new, mixed-use precinct? We were also looking for a more vibrant, open plan, interactive work space which the new offices offer right in the centre of the new commercial and hospitality hub of Century City.” 4th floor, the annex, 2 energy lane, bridgeways precinct, century city, 7441. phone (021 550 7000) & email addresses are unchanged

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inenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park in Milnerton, which is sponsored by Century City stakeholders including the Rabie Property Group and the Century City Property Owners’ Association, achieved a 90,6% percent pass rate in the 2015 matric examinations. And this was achieved with a record number of learners sitting the exam – 149 against 137 the previous year and 91 in 2013. This is the fifth consecutive year that the school has achieved a pass rate of around 90% or higher. Not bad given that eight years ago, when Rabie and Century City first got involved, the pass rate was an abysmal 27%! Of the 149 learners who wrote the 2015

matric examinations, 137 passed with most of the 14 who failed qualifying to write supplementary exams. What is particularly rewarding is that the quality of the results has also improved dramatically with 49 of the successful candidates achieving a Bachelors pass qualifying them to further their studies at university while a further 55 (37%) achieved Diploma passes enabling them to further their studies at tertiary level. When Rabie and Century City first got involved there were only 34 matriculants against 180 learners in the younger grades but the number of learners being retained in the school system has improved incrementally over the years. Rabie sponsors, among other

things, the salaries of five additional maths and science teachers as well as a number of programmes aimed at increasing proficiencies in English, maths and science while the CCPOA assists the school in numerous ways including sponsoring learners’ participation in the annual sports festival and membership of the Athletics Club as well as environmental outreach programmes at Intaka Island. The top learner at Sinenjongo for 2015, is 17-year-old Sinoxolo Cotyi who achieved seven distinctions. Sinoxolo, who has been awarded a full bursary by MasterCard, has been accepted for a BSc degree at the University of Cape Town with his sights firmly set on becoming a Forensic Pathologist.


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Road upgrades improve traffic flows

Wayfinding map pedestrians being rolled out

eak traffic flows at Century City have dramatically improved with the recent completion of major infrastructure upgrades including the widening of Sable Road. Infrastructure projects recently completed at a cost of around R22million by the developer of Century City, Rabie Property Group, include the creation of an additional left turn only lane from Bosmansdam Road into Century Avenue; the creation of an additional permanent left lane out of the new Bridgeways precinct into Sable Road with a dedicated free flowing left turn onto the collector distributor road (the road running parallel to the N1); a queue jump lane for the MyCiTi Bus on Sable Road to improve travel time to the railway station and a free flowing left hand turn from the N1 Exit 10 offramp into Sable Road going west towards Century City. Chris Blackshaw, CEO of the Century City Property Owners’ Association, the non-profit company responsible for the day to day running of the Century City precinct, said these road upgrades had made a significant difference particularly to peak hour traffic on Ratanga/Sable Road and morning peak hour traffic on Bosmansdam Road. “It has also made a difference to traffic flows under the Steel Bridge as many motorists are opting to exit Century City via Sable Road even when they

are travelling in a northerly direction.” He said there were still areas of concern, most notably the Bosmansdam/Montague Drive/ Century Avenue intersection in the afternoon peak traffic. “We understand this is due to hardware issues with the signals and it is being addressed by the engineers as a matter of urgency. “The afternoon traffic congestion is also due to the volume of traffic exiting from Montague Gardens. A wider Macro Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) has indicated the need for a new interchange off the N7 at Link Road which will provide a second access/ egress point for Montague Gardens and will significantly alleviate traffic congestion on Bosmansdam Road.

“This falls out of Century City’s ambit of control but we are hopeful the authorities will prioritise this capital expenditure project.” Blackshaw says the CCPOA has been taking additional measure to alleviate peak hour traffic congestion which were also having a positive impact. “Our CCPOA CCTV operators keep a special look out for anything out of the ordinary on the Century City and surrounding road network and response vehicles are immediately despatched to deal with any problems that are identified. “In addition the timings of the traffic signals are constantly monitored and any required adjustments are immediately reported to the City of Cape Town’s Traffic Management >

“these road upgrades have made a significant difference particularly to peak hour traffic.”

Centre (TMC) for attention. The eight CCTV cameras that were erected in 2014 to focus on traffic management have greatly improved the Century City Control Centre visibility and response times.” He says two City of Cape Town Traffic Officers based at Century City are deployed to assist with the management of traffic congestion particularly during peak hours when required and if necessary to assist with point duties. “Furthermore, three Variable Messaging System (VMS) electronic boards to assist with traffic guidance within Century City have so far been installed on Century Boulevard and these are used to direct traffic to particular parking areas and to convey messages about traffic congestion both within Century City and on the surrounding road network – for example to warn motorists there is a truck broken down on the N1 and to advise them to use an alternative route.” Colin Green, a director of Rabie Property Group, added that consulting engineers are currently busy with a revised macro Traffic Impact Assessment for Century City that will look at the most effective solution for the proposed Central Interchange – a new bridge over the N1 which will provide increased accessibility for both east-bound and west-bound traffic in due course.

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cutting-edge map and signage system to help pedestrians find their way around Century City is being rolled out. Susan Smit of HHO, who is part of the design team on the project, says the Century City pedestrian map in particular has been inspired by the world class New York City pedestrian wayfinding system. “The CCPOA approached us to build on the accessible and tactile wayfinding work done for the MyCiTi project for the City of Cape Town. “Where the MyCiTi project focussed on wayfinding information for the users of the public transport facilities, the Century City project expands the concept to all users of the public environment in and around Century City. “Both projects include a socalled family of wayfinding signs. These comprise strategically located maps, directional panels

and tactile pictograms. The maps and signs are considered fully accessible as a result of the tactile differences of the signs that has been achieved by using unique and locally developed printing production methods.” The design of the Century City signage is also pictogram driven, thereby spanning language barriers. All signage will be positioned at a consistent height of around 900mm off ground level, says Smit. She said the “Squircle” shape of the map, which is somewhere between a circle and a square, lends itself beautifully to accommodating an irregular geographic shape such as Century City in an elegant map. This shape also allows for the rotation of the map to the actual orientation, without sacrificing any part of the content The design team consists of HHO, Visualine, AG Architectural Design and Disability Solutions.


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Absa set to relocate to Century City

What’s on at Century City

bsa Bank is set to consolidate its 14 offices in the Western Cape to one centrally located regional office at Century City. One of the largest financial services groups in Africa, Absa has signed a 10-year lease for 14 000 square metres of offices in the newly completed Bridge Park office development in what is believed to be the largest

letting deal seen in Cape Town for at least five years. Comprising two four storey 5 Star Green Star rated buildings set over a shared parking basement and podium, Bridge Park is located on a high visibility site in Century City’s new conference precinct which is destined to become the new commercial and hospitality hub of Century City.

Ratanga Junction Summer Season still on Ratanga Junction is making the most of the extended Summer season by opening for most weekends until the Easter holidays when it will be open daily from 18 March – 4 April. The only weekends the park will be closed over this period is when it has been fully booked for exclusive days so to avoid disappointment go to www.ratanga.co.za or the park’s facebook page to check availability. The park will also be open for special bonus days from 29 April until 2 May. While the ride park operates on a seasonal basis opening for most school holidays and special bonus days, Ratanga’s function arm, Bridgeways, operates 364 days a year. for further details telephone 021 550 7048.

The buildings were developed in a joint venture between Rabie Property Group and Growthpoint Properties at a cost of R450million. Fit-out of the buildings is currently underway with Absa personnel expected to start relocating on a phased basis from mid-March. Doug Walker, Managing Executive of Absa Bank in the Western Cape, says the decision to relocate to Century City had been made because of the need to consolidate its various offices into one central location and Century City provided the optimal solution. “Absa’s new Century City offices are located in two 5 Star Green Star rated, energyefficient buildings. We hope that this will provide both a creative and inspirational space for our staff to enjoy in one central location.”

CENTURY CITY SPORTS FESTIVAL 11-13 March Action packed weekend of sporting events held in and around Century City.

INTAKA ISLAND FULL MOON HIKES 23 March, 22 April Discover the sights, sounds and smells of Intaka Island at night!

NATURAL GOODS MARKET & ART ON THE ISLAND 27 March, 24 April

INTAKA ISLAND EASTER EGG HUNT

Bring the family, and finish off the weekend by unwinding on the lawns of Central Park. Enjoy the delicious fare on sale while the kids take in the various activities. Pop over to Intaka Island for Art on the Island, which offers creative kids activities and a range of art exhibitions to ogle.

27 March Join us this Easter on Intaka Island for an afternoon of family entertainment, fun…. And chocolate!

ANNUAL CENTURY RUN 24 April This annual event showcases a gorgeous range of motorcycles from a bygone era, where the age of the rider and bike combined must be 100 years or more!

GALILEO OPEN AIR CINEMA 11 March - Notting Hill, 8 April – Mama Mia Kick back and relax on the lawns of Central Park for a magical movie experience of cinematic delights and tantalizing treats under a canopy of stars.

GIN TASTING 29 April Gin lovers take note! From sampling our gins and enjoying the live music, to learning a little more about the wonders of juniper, there are ample opportunities to soak up the atmosphere - and a G&T or two

CENTURY CITY NIGHT MARKET The last Friday of each month from May - August Following the success of the 2014 and 2015 Night Market seasons, we will once again be holding the popular Century City Night Market for the winter months at Intaka Island.

for information on all century city events please contact bianca at bianca@centurycity.co.za


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Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy opens in Century City

Floating island for Intaka

Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy (GKCA) High Performance Training Centre has opened at Century City. As part of its ongoing efforts to improve and develop the skills of upcoming cricketers, GKCA has partnered with Fives Futbol to establish the multipurpose training centre, situated at the Fives Futbol Arena opposite Canal Walk. This is the third High Performance Training Centre launched by the academy, with the other two successful centres based at Claremont Cricket Club and Rondebosch Boys’ High School. Garreth von Hoesslin, manager of the Century City academy, says they felt there was a real need for such facilities in the northern suburbs. “We have had several meetings with schools in the area and built up some good relationships. We truly believe that this centre will provide these budding cricketers with the best chance of success.” Former World Cup winning cricket coach and Founder: GKCA, Gary Kirsten said the location within Century City and their partnership with Fives Futbol provided a great location for the GKCA. “We’ve got multiple offerings available at this facility and our coaches are really motivated

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six square metre biohaven floating island has been introduced to Cell One of Intaka Island as a pilot project to help control water quality. Alan Liebenberg, Environmental Manager of the CCPOA, says biohaven floating islands are a new and powerful tool in the maintenance of water quality within open waterways. “They are made from a matrix of recycled plastic to create a ‘concentrated’ wetland effect. “One square metre of a floating island matrix is equal to 175m2 of a natural wetland. These islands are also extremely effective at reducing total suspended solids and

dissolved organic carbon in waterways,” says Liebenberg. He says the impact the island has on water quality will be monitored over the next few

37 000kg of waste recycled

“we truly believe that this centre will provide these budding cricketers with the best chance of success.” to work with the surrounding schools in the area.” The facilities include two floodlit nets - allowing practice until late at night - with a top range Jugs bowling machine for high-level batting practice. Added to this, the academy’s fully qualified Level 3 coaches are always on hand for

expert insights. The allencompassing centre offers users a variety of services including private, one-on-one coaching sessions; group coaching sessions; club practice and corporate hire. It also provides the perfect venue for action-packed birthday parties.

for further details contact garreth von hoesslin on gvh@garykirsten.com

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ore than 37 000kg of waste was recycled by the Century City Property Owners’ Association (CCPOA) during 2015. Environmental Manager

Alan Liebenberg said this was achieved via the Century Avenue Drop and Go, a pilot office project at Central Park and Park Lane and from the waste picked up in the precinct

months and depending on the results, additional floating islands could be introduced in other areas within the Century City canal system.

by the CCPOA cleaning crews on a daily basis. “The amount of recycling we are undertaking on an annual basis is growing and we are looking for record numbers this year. We urge those not already participating to do so.” He said these figures were primarily of domestic users and excluded the waste recycled by many businesses including hotels and offices within the precinct through their service provider, Waste Plan. any businesses not already participating who would like to find out more details contact: anelle henn on anelle@wasteplan.co.za or on 073 167 7735 or visit www.wasteplan.co.za.


Ratanga Junction Theme Park

OPEN! Weekends until mid March Daily from

18 March - 4 April for Easter Holidays

Bonus Days 29 April - 2 May *Check web site to confirm availability

Info line: 0861 200 300 www.ratanga.co.za Terms and conditions apply

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