This month, a true stalwart in the carting industry was lost. Mohammed Ockards, affectionately known as "Oom Gammat" passed away at the age of 72. It is truly the end of an era but not of his legacy. When CHPA started 23 years ago, Oom Gammat was already a well-known and established figure within the industry. He was a born horseman and many of the Ockards' children have it in their blood too. His father used to transport the midwife in District Six in ...
From: the City Of Cape Town 23 February 2018 The parking area at the Kalk Bay harbour has received a much-needed facelift. Apart from the newly surfaced parking layout, the City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) has added paved walkways to the rocky shoreline along with benches, streetlights, and a recreational area for markets, fairs, and exhibitions during community events. The upgrade of the Kalk Bay harbour parking area formed ...
Preparing for Day Zero: Local Responses All residents of Kalk Bay and St James are invited to attend a water crisis meeting to be held at the following venue, date and time: Date: Tuesday 20 February 2018 Time: 18h00 Venue: Holy Trinity Church Hall, Main Road, Kalk Bay The meeting is being arranged by the Kalk Bay and St James Ratepayers Association, and SRA, with the purpose of informing residents of latest developments regarding the water
Thirteen fishing harbours in the province are set for multimillion-rand facelifts over the next few years to develop the ports, create jobs and attract tourists to boost the local economy. The harbours include Kalk Bay and Hout Bay where unemployment is a problem. The cost of the first two phases of the project, to be carried out from this year to 2018, is estimated at R395 million and involves plans to redesign harbours to make them more productive
Cape Town is a melting pot of different cultures, unique areas and amazing people. To highlight this, Cape Town Tourism have gone and continued to go to the heart of different neighbourhoods in and around this amazing city to discover what the locals love, what hidden gems lie beneath the surface and to uncover the true nature of each area. In this video, they invite you to take a closer look at the quirky seaside town of Kalk Bay. https://youtu.be/8
Up until now every Bon Soir show has been sold out but tonight 10 tickets are still available. Book quickly! They won't be available for long. A stimulating compilation of specialty acts to titillate your senses; UV illusions, optical contortions, strength adagio, comedy sketches and more. Six multi-talented artists seamlessly boast one unbelievable performance after another. Strung together with comedic antics and flawless vocals, this slick and sexy s
Every day we make mistakes that leave our homes vulnerable to a break-in. A burglar will always choose the easiest target and that’s good news for you – it means you have a lot of influence on whether you become a victim or not. Hiding keys by doorways – leaving keys near door ways is very risky as you risk someone duplicating your key and breaking in whenever they want. Leaving out mail – an overflowing mailbox is a good sign that no one is home as
The Kalk Bay and St James blog and Chas Everitt would like to wish all the Kalk Bay and St James residents a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Swim in a Tidal Pool: It’s like swimming in the sea, just calmer and without the sharks. There are a few pools scattered around the bay. I suggest you try them all and then pick your favourite. Coffee and croissant at C’est la vie: This tiny bakery is tucked behind the Aardvark Gallery and makes the best croissants and coffee. Pure bliss can be so simple. Surf the Reef: If you know how to surf that is. Kalk Bay Reef is one of the steepest and most...
If you are confused as to where we stand and where we are going; you cannot afford to miss the most eagerly anticipated morning session of the year. Political expert, Justice Malala and economic scenario planner, Clem Sunter will divine the future for us, under the informed control of award winning radio journalist, Stephen Grootes. The best way to “future-proof” your life and your business is by having access to superior information. Our experts will h