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Newsletter 05 March 2020

March Arrivals

Daphne Seipelt
Jutta Paulus
Jan Dore
Leonie Schikorra
Luisa Griessbaum
Fabienne Arnswald
Jennifer Blankenburg
Nicolas Eby
Xavier Stimpfling

March Birthdays

Flores Bootsma
Annerique Nicolai

General Notice

Dear Students, please note this Thursday (05 March) is First Thursday in Cape Town.

On the first Thursday of every month, arts and culture facilities in Cape Town stay open later than usual and showcase the talent that the Mother City has on offer – hence the name First Thursdays.

More Wonderful Ways To Experience Cape Town

Ice Skate @ The Ice Station Grand West

Home to the only indoor ice-skating rink in the Western Cape, The Ice Station at Grand West invites amateur and professional ice-skaters to hone their skating skills on an Olympic-sized rink. Open all-year round, ice skating at Grand West is one of the most popular all-year-round activities enjoyed by kids and adults and makes for a fun afternoon out.

Open to the general public: Friday (10h00 -12h30, 14h00 - 16h30, 18h00 - 20h30 & 21h00 - 24h00); Saturday (09h00 -11h30, 12h00 - 14h30, 15h00 - 17h30, 18:00 - 20h30,
21h00-24h00); Sunday (12h00 -14h30, 15h00 - 17h30, 18h00 - 20h30, 21h00 - 24h00)
Cost: R60
Where: Grand West Casino, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Acacia Park, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2LhFfks

Expolre The Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is located in the historical centre of Stellenbosch and is the oldest university botanical garden in South Africa. This compact Garden houses an enormous diversity of plants, both indigenous to South Africa and exotic. The garden also boasts an excellent bonsai-collection. Apart from the flora, the garden offers tasty light meals at the Katjiepiering Restaurant, and a delightfully stocked gift shop filled with books, teas, cosmetic plant based products, all organic and environmentally friendly.

Open: Every day 08h00 – 17h00
Entrance fee: R10.
Where: Van RiebeeckStreet, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch

Ride A Bicycle On Water

Ever wondered what it would be like to ride a bicycle on water? Now you can with Cape Town Water Bikes. Glide across the ocean on the world’s most advanced water bike. This a totally new and unique way to experience the incredible marine environment of False Bay – renowned for its stunning ocean and mountain views and marine wild life, including whales, dolphins, seals and the famous African penguin colony.

Open: Every day (weather and sea dependent)
Time: 10h30 14h00
Cost: R 490
Where: Cape Town Water Bikes, Wharf Street, Simon’s Town
Bookings at: https://bit.ly/2Tzgl0w

Klein Constantia Classic Wine Tasting

This offering includes 5 signature driven wines which reflect the essence of Klein Constantia and sister farm Anwilka. We offer two distinctly different Sauvignon Blancs, two distinctly different red blends from the two properties and a sample of the legendary Vin de Constance. Minimum of a 24 hours notice, bookings cannot be made for the same day.

Open: Monday to Friday from 10h00 – 17h00; Saturdays from 10h00 – 17h00 and Sundays from 10h00 – 16h00
Cost: R 100
Where: Klein Constantia Estate, 37 Klein Constantia Rd, Nova Constantia, Cape Town
Bookings at: https://bit.ly/2vyX8UG

What’s On This Weekend

Sa Cocktail Week

SA Cocktail Week - "The Grand Street Party" kicks off South Africa's biggest Cocktail Festival - where some of the country's most premium brands, bars and industry role players come together in one place to shake up tantalising cocktails and introduce enthusiasts to the latest trends, both locally and worldwide. Join the Street Party with cocktails, games, food & top of the line DJs.
Date: 07 March 2020
Time: 11h00 – 10h30
Cost: R 150 – R275
Where: Cnr Waterkant & Loop Street, City Centre, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/37Eaige

Fullmoon Picnic @ The Afrikaans Language Monument

Taalmonument promises the moon – for real. Season’s last full moon picnic beckons. The picnics are very popular as visitors enjoy the sunsets and incredible night scenes. A free guided tour that explains among other things the symbolism of the monument, which is an exceptional sculpture, is offered on the evening. Visitors are encouraged to bring along a picnic basket or visit the café that will be open for coffee, light refreshments and pizza. Dress warmly and bring a torch.

Date: 07 March 2020
Time: 17h00 – 22h00
Cost: R 40
Where: Afrikaanse Taalmonument, Gabbema Doordrift St, Suider-Paarl
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2SWpaCn

Bubbles & Brunch @ Sotano Mouille Point

Join Sotano Mouille Point for a Bubbles & Brunch with Champagne G.H.MUMM. It's a weekend, so visitors have no reason not to come join us for a day of good food, tasty drinks and good vibes in the summer sunshine! Visitors will be treated to a 3-course set menu, welcome glass of Champagne G.H.MUMM with canapes and live music from some of Cape Town's top acts including Acoustic Element, Funky G & Lewis. Bookings Essential. Please note we will be taking a deposit to ensure bookings are 100% confirmed.

Date: 07 March 2020
Time: 11h00
Cost: R 380
Where: Sotano, 121 Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town
Bookings at: info@sotano.co.za

Huawei Kday 2020

The Cape`s hottest music festival, featuring South Africa`s hottest artists... Brought to you by the Mother City`s hottest station! Huawei KDay, inspired by the Huawei Nova 5T, returns to Meerendal Wine Estate on for a music festival experience like no other. Join your favourite Kfm 94.5 presenters for a family-friendly day in the sunshine, while taking in the best that local music has to offer. Get ready to turn up the heat with Huawei KDay 2020!

Date: 07 March 2020
Time: 11h00 – 19h00
Cost: R 320
Where: Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Rd, Durbanville, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/32pv69Y

What’s On In Cape Town In March

Easy Freak Live @ Backsberg Estate Cellars

Backsberg’s 11th Annual Picnic Concert Series is finally here and the 2020 series is set to be truly spectacular. The final act of the season will be another new addition to the Backsberg stage, Easy Freak. With a natural fusion of pop, electro, funk and soul, these guys will have you dancing all afternoon. Backsberg wine, beer and cider will be available for purchase on-site on the day as well as an assortment of easy foods and beverages - think wraps, burgers, fries, soft drinks and water.

Date: 15 Mar 2020
Time: 15h00 – 19h00
Cost: R 150
Where: Backsberg Estate Cellars, Klapmuts, Simondium Rd, Paarl
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/3clLw80

Neighbourhood Bring & Braai @ Brewers Co-Op

Sizzling Sisnyama Sundays! Bring your friends and family to join our Neighbourhood Bring and Braai at Brewers Co-op. Let's make our circle bigger. This Sunday it's South African National beer day. How does it work? Once a month we would like people from all forms of life to get together around a fire and connect. What must I pack? Bring whatever you have in the fridge, or support a local neighbours, bring whatever is your favourite thing to place on the braai. Please remember all cutlery (We are a Brewery and don’t have a kitchen). Free Brewery tours on the day.

Date: 15 March 2020
Time: 13h00 – 18h00
Cost: Free
Where: Brewers Co-op, 135 Albert Rd, Cape Town
Bookings at: hester@trill.co.za

Beerhouse On Long St. Patrick’s Day

At the Beerhouse we might not be Irish, but we certainly enjoy beer as much as they do! Come join us as we celebrate St. Patrick’s day. St. Patrick's day is one of the Beerhouse's favourite days because we get to drink many delicious dark beers. Green is the theme so make sure you wear green and get into the #gees of St. Patrick's Day.

Date: 14 March 2020
Time: 18h00 – 22h00
Cost: R 150
Where: Beerhouse on Long, 223 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2TdBCxC

Durbanville Plaasfees 2020

Local is lekker … therefore come and celebrate the flavours, sounds and wholesome fun of farm life at the 13th Durbanville Farm Festival to be hold at Meerendal wine estate. Local artists Tasché Burger, Cobus & Christo will be performing live on the day. Enjoy the tractors on display and go back to your farm roots for plaas family fun. Jukskei a 270-year-old folk sport and tug of war will also bring back nostalgic memories. Honest-to-goodness farm food like jaffefls, pancakes, braaivleis, etc. will be on sale.

Date: 14 March 2020
Time: 08h30
Cost: R 70
Where: Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Rd, Durbanville, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/39jveKT

Every Week Activities

Cafe Roux Sessions Cape Town

Cafe Roux is a well-known restaurant situated in the heart of Cape Town. At night, one of the country’s most loved live music venues, staging top SA artists. Catch your favourite musician/ band/ comedian up-close & personal, in this very special & very intimate 100-seater venue. Make a night of it by grabbing a bite to eat at the restaurant itself before the show.

Open: Every day with performances almost every night
Time: 12h00 and the show starts at 19h00
Cost: Varies from performance to performance
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2kI1h0W

Kerstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

On Sunday afternoons, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is transformed host outdoor live music concerts. Well-loved local and international artists grace the stage. It is a picnic style concert event, so bring a blanket and a picnic basket and enjoy good tunes under the warm sun.

Date: 24 November 2019 – 05 April 2020
Time: 17h00
Cost: R 170 – R 220
Where: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2KYG4Mm

The Galileo Open Air Cinema

The Galileo Open Air Cinema welcomes you to a magical movie experience of cinematic delights, tantalizing treats and breath-taking scenery under a canopy of stars. The doors swing open to a festive market of mouth-watering artisanal food and drinks on sale, interactive games, lively music and an unforgettable vibe. With a glittering line-up of romantic comedies, classics, musicals, adventure sports and documentaries that let you cuddle up and be entertained. Note the venue varies from movie to movie.

Date: 16 October 2018 – 25 April 2019
Time: 19h00 till late depending on the movie
Cost: R 89 – R 320
View movie schedule and book tickets at: http://thegalileo.co.za/

Time To Plan Ahead

Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2020 (27-28 March 2020)

Go to their WEBSITE for more details: https://bit.ly/2u0aKY1

Cape Town Carnival 2020 (21 March 2020)

Go to their WEBSITE for more details: https://bit.ly/2RmFU3T

South African Cheese Festival 2020(25 - 26 April 2020)

Go to their WEBSITE for more details: https://bit.ly/3a7aLZX

Safety Rules:

PLEASE BE VIGILANT WHEN AT YOUR HOUSES - there have been reports of break-ins and hi-jackings that we must be made aware of. PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING:

Please remember that the Sector Van is only too happy to be called out to check on ANYTHING, no matter how trivial it may seem to you. The more the van is seen in the area, especially with the excellent response time we have come to expect from Mowbray SAPS, the better. We have to accept that there are people sussing out ALL areas, at ALL times and watching our movements - we just do not seem to see or notice them.

  • SAPS MOWBRAY (021 680 9588)
  • SECTOR 2 (east of Liesbeek Parkway, Little Mowbray, Park Estate, Sybrand Park)
  • SECTOR 2 VAN (079 894 1466)
  • SECTOR 2 COMMANDER (082 469 2462 - W.O. Derek van der Merwe)
  • ADT EMERGENCY NUMBER (086 12 12 301)

Never let anyone onto/into your property unless you have specified the person expected, as well as the expected time of arrival. Please remember this: it is important to stay calm. No material possession is worth risking injury for.

Advice from South Africa Police Services (SAPS):

Reporting tips in order of importance:

  • Car Number Plates: Focus on letters and first 3 numbers. Don’t worry about all 6 numbers – accurate letters and first 3 numbers are all we need.
  • Note the exact time on your cell and watch. This makes a HUGE difference to our workload.
  • Vehicle Type: Make and colour is fine (e.g. Silver Merc).
  • Write it all down as quickly as possible, or enter onto your phone. Memories are often unreliable!
  • Contact your service provider/SAPS, and let us know by email.

Vehicle safety tips from ADT:

Here are some useful vehicle safety tips received this week from ADT:


  • Travel with car doors locked and windows closed.
  • Constantly monitor vehicles travelling behind, ahead and next to you.
  • If you think you’re being followed, drive to the nearest police station. Don’t go home.
  • Leave room between your car and the one in front to avoid being boxed in.
  • Attract the attention of other drivers or pedestrians if you think you’re in danger.
  • Hoot, flash your lights, put on your emergency lights, or shout.
  • Be aware of people approaching your car or loitering near traffic lights, stop signs, parking areas or your driveway.
  • If approached by a suspicious-looking person, especially at night or in deserted areas, drive off quickly from a stop street or intersection, always heeding traffic danger.
  • On long journeys only stop overnight at safe places. Stopping next to the road or in a parking area overnight is not safe.

Do not's:

  • Don’t stop at the scene of an accident unless you’re sure it’s genuine.
  • Don’t enter your garage or a parking area if you think you’re being followed.
  • Don’t stop if a passer-by indicates that, for example, you have a flat tyre or other defect. Drive to a service station or safe area and check it there.
  • Don’t leave your car door open and the engine running while opening garages.

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