Community notices

Community notices
Friday and Saturday January 26 and 27
Pupils from Rustenburg Girls’ High School, Bishops Diocesan College, Westerford High School, Herschel Girls’ High School, SACS and Rondebosch Boys’ High School are helping non-profit organisation Habitat for Humanity raise funds through its annual 25-hour Habitat For Humanity Cyclathon, taking place at the V&A Waterfront  from 4pm tomorrow, Friday January 26 to 5pm  Saturday January 27. Raffle tickets will be sold and there’ll be live entertainment, including a performance by 2016 The Voice SA winner, Richard Stirton. For more information, call Rustenburg Girls’ High at 021 686 4066 or email

Wednesday January 31
Executive elections
Salt River Neighbourhood Watch will have its annual general meeting to elect executive members at 37 Kipling Street, Salt River, on Wednesday January 31, at 8.30pm. For details call Faldie on 081 035 0905.

Thursday and Friday January 25 and 26
Scholarships available
TSiBA business school has scholarships available for students who meet the entrance criteria: grade 12 with a Bachelor’s Pass, and at least 75% for maths literacy as a subject. The college, in Pinelands, will accept scholarship applications until Friday January 26. Students who meet the entrance criteria will be considered for immediate acceptance into a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.
For details call 021 532 2750 (ext 142).

Saturday February 3
The Sisters of Belly Dance Unite concert will take place on Saturday February 3 at Erin Hall, Rondebosch, at 7pm. The concert will raise funds for a dancer who is battling cancer. The show is family friendly and will include performers from Sanaa-Moon Belly Dance Studio, Black Swan, Goddesses of Middle Eastern Dance, Maya Troupe, Rhea Dance Collective, SOMA and Natraj Fusion Belly Dance. The cast includes both adults and children. Tickets cost R100. Email or call  084 688 9001 for details.

Friday January 26
Natural history club AGM
The Cape Natural History Club will be holding the club’s annual general meeting at The Athenaeum Hall, Boundary Road, Newlands on Friday January 26 at 7.30pm, which will be followed by cheese and wine and a fun quiz. This will be open to those members who were paid-up members in 2017 and/or have renewed and paid their membership fees for 2018. Contact Douglas Anderson on 078 751 0159 or email or Sheila Lewis on 021 782 1620. 

Saturday January 27
Charity bonanza
The Karoo Animal Protection Society (KAPS) will be holding their monthly charity bonanza on Saturday January  27 at 7 Moorland Crescent, Tokai, extension of Keyser River Drive, corner of Medicross and BP garage, from 9.15am to 11.30am.  Lots of  household items will be on sale, including kitchenware, glassware,  summer clothing, shoes, linen, books and bookcases, footstools, pictures, toys, jewellery, CDs, videos, collectables and fresh honey.  For information call Rosemary on 021 715 3641.

Saturday and Sunday January 27 and 28
Peninsula Ramblers have a strenuous hike to the Bos 400 crane wreck on Saturday January 27. Meet 8am in Hout Bay Eustegia Way. Call Ewen at 073 7999 109.
On Sunday January 28 they have a strenuous hike up Skeleton gorge to Table Mountain dams. Meet at 7.30am at Constantia Nek carpark. Call Marco at 084 370 8855, or email
Entry is R20 for guests. Visit
* Meridian Hiking Club is hiking Constantia Corner on Saturday January 27. Contact Faizel via WhatsApp at 072 901 3930 or email
On Sunday January 28 they have a sunset hike up Ou Kraal and down Bailey’s Kloof. R20 cash guest fee for non-members. Book with Colin via whatsapp or sms at 082 532 3124.
On Sunday January 28 they are hiking to De Villiers reservoir. R20 cash guest fee for non-members. Meet at 8am at Constantia Nek circle parking. Email enquiries about hike only (no directions) to
Also on Sunday January 28 they have an easy hike on the Alphen Trail. Socialised dogs welcome on the hike on a leash. No need to book, meet at 9am at Alphen Trail entrance behind Alphen Hotel, Constantia. R20 guest fee for non-members. Enquiries to James at
Entry is R20 for guests. Visit

Wednesday February 14
The Maitland Cottage Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner fundraiser on Wednesday February 14 at the Claremont civic centre, at 7pm.  There will be a three-course dinner, live entertainment, dancing, spot prizes and a raffle. Ticket cost R250. To book, call Josephine, Nicole, Fiona or Matron on 021 674 2090 or email

Saturday February 24 onwards
Cansa Shavathon 
The annual Cansa Shavathon will take place at shopping centres on Saturday February 24 and Sunday February 25, and at workplaces from Monday February 26 to Friday March 2. The shaving or spraying of heads is a symbolic gesture in support of cancer patients and survivors who  lose their hair while undergoing treatment. Adults pay R50 and children younger than 12 pay R25. Visit for more information.

Saturday and Sunday March 17 and March 18
Jehovah’s Witnesses gathering
Jehovah’s Witnesses will gather at 16 Stellenberg, Bellair, Bellville, during the weekend of Saturday and Sunday March 17 and March 18. Sessions start at 9.40am and continue to 3.55pm with a break from 12.05pm to 1.20pm. Everyone is welcome to come and listen to the Bible-based speeches, interviews, demonstrations and experiences. No collections are made and admission is free. Take your Bible and notebook along. For more details, call Brandon Stevens on 082 330 0502 or email or Ian Gertse on 084 590 0790 or email