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Ceremonial Handover of the Langa Hostels to Homes Project
SPEECH BY HELEN ZILLE, MAYOR OF CAPE TOWN, ISILIMELA SECONDARY SCHOOL SPORTS GROUND, LANGA, SATURDAY, 1 SEPTEMBER 2007, 10H00.

City Review - 27 June 2007
News review from the City of Cape Town Council Meeting on 27 June 2007.

Message from the Mayor for the Athlone Website
On behalf of the City of Cape Town I would like to congratulate the creators of the Athlone Website. This will create a valuable channel through which the community and businesses can work together to tackle the challenges facing the area.

From Bonteheuwel to Eritrea - Now I've seen it all!
Desmore Nero, a resident of Bonteheuwel and a volunteer assistant to the Athlone Website, wrote this article about her travels to Eritrea (which borders Ethiopia) after her fiance received work from the United Nations Mission in Asmara

Youth Day Message
The media is seen as a huge part of our daily lives, sometimes we take it for granted that our stories will always be told, however small, yet we see, we hear and watch the celebrations of what happened on the 16th June 1976, the day a twelve year old Hector Pieterson's life-less body was carried in the streets of Soweto and how everyone remembers that image... an image so clear in their heads

Refugees in Athlone
In our country Xenophobic prejudices are rampant, the deep dislike of foreigners based on unfounded myths and stereotypes results in cliche derogatory name calling such as Makwerekwere and behaviour by some which our Constitution prohibits and is actually illegal.


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Did you know?

It has been proposed that the Athlone Civic Centre be renamed to the Coline Williams Centre. Coline Williams and Robert Waterwitch lost their lives during the struggle against Apartheid in 1989.

From our Directory

Are you thinking of renovating or building a house? Executive Designs in Athlone can help by drawing up your plans and submitting them to the Council. Give them a call now on 082-9941695.


Get your office stationery at Info-Tech in Rylands. They also offer computer sales, repairs, upgrades as well as internet facilities. Call them now on 0216335025.


Drs HJ Chait and JA Melmed are situated in the heart of the Athlone CBD and are contracted to most Medical Aids. They're also open 7 days a week and provide special rates for pensioners. Call them on 021-6971102



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