A local adventurer has become the first blind man to summit Lion’s Head.

Adventurer Christopher Venter from Milnerton, conquered the world famous peak last week with the help of  well-known mountain climber Kosta Papageorgiou.  The climb took 10 hours to complete.

Venter says he enjoyed every bit of the climb and hope his journey will inspire many others.

I expected to climb up and down in about four hours, but wow, it took us about four hours just to get to the top…and another six to reach the bottom…nevermind the chains, the steps, the ladders…all the rocks we had to stumble over! I’m feeling quite fragile…but proud of myself for making it to the top. There were many times when I wanted to turn around…some turned around then saw me and said ‘well, if the blind guy can do it, then there’s no way I’m turning around, I’m going to make it to the top’ That was really nice.

The City of Cape Town’s Economic Opportunities Department says the strengthening of partnerships with overseas countries, will help boost investment in the Mother City’s economy.

The Department hosted the Consular Corps Green Economy Summit, last week, which brought together various role-players in the green economy, aimed at increasing investment in the sector.

May-Co Member for the Department, James Vos, says delegates also visited the Green-economy hub of Cape Town, the Atlantis Special Economic Zone.

‘We provide our international partners and potential investors with a compelling case to consider Cape Town as a preferred green economy investment destination. In addition, we position the Atlantis Special Economic Zone for Green Technology as a dedicated greentech manufacturing hub. The hub is expected to grow the greentech sector in the Western Cape more broadly, and revitalise Atlantis as a key industrial node in the region.

In promoting this sector, the City aims to provide an enabling ecosystem for green investment through funding green skills and enterprise development programmes.

Cape Town’s water consumption this week has exceeded the current 650 million litres/day limit.

Dams supplying Cape Town are currently sitting at 79,7% of storage capacity, a drop of 1,0% from the previous week. Collective water consumption for last week was up to 657 million litres/day.

The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Waste, Xanthea Limberg says this is the first time we have exceeded the targeted level of water consumption, since water restrictions came into effect.

‘We caution residents to keep a closer eye on consumption levels over the coming weeks and react appropriately if the upward trend in consumption continues. Dams have now dropped slightly below the 80% mark, with the decline anticipated to accelerate over the summer months. 2019 so far has been another drier-than-average year, and assuming this trend will continue, it is important society remains conscientious of its water use.’

Visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater for all water-related information and Frequently Asked Questions.

In proud partnership with sponsors Super Bock Beer & Amigos Portugueses, we bring you MUSIC FEST 2019 featuring Mi Casa!

Date: 26th October 2019 , doors open at 13:00pm

Venue: The Portuguese Club, 10 Donegal Street, Rugby, Milnerton


Artists & Line Up:

  • DJ Sam Roy from Smile 90.4FM (MC Host)
  • Post Licentia (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm)
  • Kanimambo ( 2:30 pm – 4pm)
  • Mi Casa (4:00 pm – 4:45pm)
  • DJ Gary Pool (4.45 pm – 6.45 pm)
  • DJ Sam Roy from Smile 90.4FM (6:45 pm – 10:00 pm)




Stand a chance to win tickets to MUSIC FEST 2019 by completing the entry from below:


Tickets: Available online at Quicket and at the door

  • R120 per adult (Includes a Super Bock Beer Draught)
  • R80 for under 18’s
  • R50 for under 12’s



Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present a brand new, original production of this huge-hearted, smash-hit musical. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Tony Award for Best Original Score, Tony Award for Best Choreography and Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Kinky Boots has played to sold out houses on Broadway and in the West End since 2013. This mega-hit is a must see for all musical theatre fans.

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, Price & Son, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible, and discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

You could win a set of four tickets (including snacks and drinks) and a R 2 000 Zando Boots voucher, to buy your own set of Kinky Boots.

Competition closes on Monday 28th October 

Ts & Cs apply


Kinky Boots Competition (29 Sep)