Monthly Archives: April 2016

KEEN to keep our beach clean..

As summer draws to a close and the weather starts to get cooler, now would be a good time to grab some friends together and help keep our beaches clean. We don’t use them only in summer but all year round and it is no fun going to a dirty beach.

Every 1st Saturday of the Month volunteers get together across our coastline picking up litter that has the potential of killing the wildlife in our ocean. The Keen Movement NPO joined this initiative yesterday and they showed that giving a helping hand does not always have to be a serious occasion.

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Bags and gloves are provided, all you have to do is give an hour and a half of your morning, the benefits are enormous for yourself and the community at large. We all are free to use the beach – keeping it clean should be a natural thing to do.

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Who know’s what you’ll find…..

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It may seem like fun and games but the sight of our beaches in this state is actually disgusting therefore we encourage more people to get involved, if we all put our hands together it means lighter work and more time to enjoy our beautiful city.

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Are you KEEN to keep our beach clean? – check out the links below for more info.

http://www.cleanc.co.za

https://shaunjengel.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/beach-clean-up/

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Open Streets: Mitchells Plain

Welcome back to another edition of Open Streets, this time we are taken across the city to Mitchells Plain where a section of Merrydale Avenue was turned into a hub of various activities.

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NO CARS ALLOWED this is the motto of Open Streets promoting the use of alternative transport. Bicycle’s, Train, Taxi, Carpool or if you brave enough you could ask these speed skaters to teach you their trade…

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I’ve been to a few of the Open Street events and I enjoy the fact that it goes around our city showing off the areas in  a positive light. You might argue that it is just for one afternoon but this is a community driven initiative so if they can do it why can’t the people in those communities do it too…Stand Together and drive out the bad elements. We need to take back our streets and encourage our children to believe that they can fly…

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Cape Town weather played along nicely – beautiful blue skies, a perfect day for some street cricket, soccer or nikkies and for those with a little more energy and fitness the Capoeira was a real crowd pleaser.

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It is not all about physical activity though there was an option to test your mental skills at a game of Chess..

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Or make a turn at the…

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All in all it seemed to be another successful Open Street event and in true Cape Town style was daar ‘n stalltjie wat Gatsby’s verkoop.