Cosplay Cape Town event

A Cosplay event is happening in Cape Town. This must be a first for Cape Town so be sure to check it out:

A get together for Cape Town cosplayers as well as photographers.We will be having a picnic so bring yummy goodies(doesn’t have to be much).There will be a R40 entrance fee into the Gardens.All Cosplayers are welcome to join in the studio shoots after the picnic that same afternoon.Please don’t be shy,it’ll be fun!!!

Facebook page: tinyurl.com/cosplayct

ULTIMATE X 2012 at the V&A Waterfront

Cape Town will see the Ultimate X 2012 coming to the V&A Waterfront on Saturday, February 18, 2012. The even features Bmx riders, Fmx stunts, Wake boarding, Skate boarding and Lifestyle, top brands will exhibition and the Waterfront will come alive with extreme sports again.

Lifestyle

Top Brands such as DC Shoes, Volcom and Fox Racing will be showcasing along with 25 other stalls. Top South African DJ’s will be hyping up the crowd. There will also be big screens, live feeds and some nice refreshments and drinks.

Skating

Combined with BMX in the full park this is going to be a hot competition with a R20 000 prize for the best competing skater.

BMX

The crowd favourite, the BMX competition also has up to R20 000 in prizes. Greg Illingworth will defend his Raining championship.

Invited Athletes Include :

  • Greg Illingworth
  • Colin Louden
  • Stuart Louden
  • David Rigby
  • Malcolm Peters
  • Wayne Reiche
  • Buddy Chellan
  • Jason Hood
  • Tim Dell
  • Werner Mathee
  • David Boyter
  • Plus many more…

Wakeboarding

This one goes down nice, also R20 000 worth in prizes. Top wake boarders and wake skaters

FMX

Then there is the Freestyle Moto X, also a favourite. This is quite a show with massive leaps and bikers doing amazing stunts.

Athletes Competing in 2012 include :

  • Nick De wit
  • Dallan Goldman
  • Brendan Potter
  • Stewart Couper
  • Colin Stanton
  • Jarred Van Vuuren
  • Timmy Boschoff
  • Wayne Lester – Quad Athlete

 

The show now in its 3rd year is said to be one of Cape Town’s favourite events and the crowds come from all over Cape Town to see the action.

V&A Waterfront – Gateway Canal Site, Cape Town, South Africa
Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tinyhomes in South Africa

I’ve always wanted to build a Tiny home. Dont know what a Tiny home is? Well you better start searching since this is probably what most minimalists dream of. A Tiny home can be built on a trailer, some of them are smaller than wendyhouses (not necessary on a trailer). Point is they are small houses, mostly made of wood or brick they contain the minimal space needed and the most basic things and utilities one can live with. In the US some of these homes sell for almost 10 000 dollars. Why would someone spend that kind of money on a Tiny home? Well first of all they dont have to pay their monthly bond payments, they can use that money for something else, secondly maintenance and building standards almost fall away (if its built on wheels).

I might do a project like this soon in one of South Africa’s most beautiful towns, Touwsriver.

More racism against white students

Media freedoms, racist government.. oh the issues South Africans face. After 17 years of “democracy” in South Africa we now have racism against white people.. oh hang on, this has been going on for a while now. It was all over the news that the racist Stellenbosch univeristy actually reverse an application of a prospective student that wanted to study medicne because she is white.

Why in a “free” and equal South Africa do we have a government and education system that discriminates against colour?

The Freedom Front plus sent out a statement:

The racist policy of the government and universities is still after seventeen years marginalising people to only a race and is to the detriment of all South Africans. A black doctor could be seen as only having qualified because of his/her skin colour. Such approach is thus unfair towards black doctors who is competent and did qualify in terms of merit,” Wouter Wessels, national leader of the FF Plus Youth, said.

Wessels reacted to reports of the University of Stellenbosch reversing the approved application of a prospective student to study medicine after discovering that she is white

Wessels added that this type of policy is creating a new generation of aggrieved citizens.  ”A child who was born in 1994 is turning 18 years old next year.  This should be a new hopeful generation. Continuous affirmative action policies have a negative effect on the whole of society.  The emphasis is only on race and not on merit – this has a negative impact on the esteem of society.  The negative baggage of the past should not be allowed to further taint the present and the future. The youth demands a better dispensation free of racism and marginalisation.”

Statement issued by Wouter Wessels, FF Plus Youth leader, November 28 2011

Young guy killed at Edwardstreet nightclub in Bellville

Edwards Street is a popular party place for most of Cape Town, no matter which part of Cape Town people live they take the drive to the popular night destination. Unfortunately it is not as safe there as most people think. This weekend a guy by the name of Corne Hale died outside a popular Bellville nightclub after being attacked by 6 or so other party goers. As some people pointed out most of the crowd was drunk or had some alcohol. The Western Cape Education MEC expressed sympathy with the family. He was only 19 years old.

1 Man handed himself in.

I’ve been playing Minecraft a lot lately

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Check out this sunset on Minecraft. Version 1 came out the other day and it rocks. Ok, except for those posts on Reddit about the game being half finished and that it might be a abodoned product most reviews went good. The game actually mostly got very high ratings.

The new features in version 1 also added a bit of extra gaming for those already half bored with it. Anyway, more about that later. For now check out the sunset.

CTICC to expand

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) will be extended. The deal concluded last week.

This extension will allow for growth and more conferences and exhibitions as well as bigger events.

The centre also aims for a six star green rating.

Sababa Falafel Evening at Bree Street

231, Bree Street, Cape Town, South Africa

Come join us for the launch of Sababa’s Thursday Falafel Festival. Promising the most authentic falafel outside of Israel, great people and Middle Eastern vibes – this is one dinner party you’ll want to attend. So forget the kitchen, don’t bother cooking and bring your friends around for a delicious evening.

Specialities on offer:
Falafel Pita
Local Beer
Home-made Mint Lemonda (lemonade)

6:00pm until 9:00pm