Innovative local students launch online textbook resale platform

Innovative local students launch online textbook resale platform

Bramble is an online platform aimed at connecting students wanting to sell or buy textbooks, as well as physical and electronic notes. This not only allows students to earn an extra income, but it also makes the learning process a whole lot easier.

As students ourselves, we understand the real life of a student and we hope to give you more room for the good life, more time for studying and, most importantly, more money at the end of the month.

The Bramble platform has one major beneficiary,

– the students.

We hope that the creation of a platform that allows students to set their own prices will allow shopping for textbooks to be more affordable and less stressful.

This post is sponsored by Chas Everitt International 

Need an increased quota for your household drinking water consumption

Need an increased quota for your household drinking water consumption
To apply for special exemption from the water restrictions on conditions laid out in the water restrictions guidelines, please follow the process below:

* Exceptions are only made in special circumstances.
* Individual applications are evaluated on the merits of the case and require supporting documentation.
* Exemptions are applicable to businesses where water use is a core function of the business.

Step 1: Download and complete the Special Exemption from Water Restrictions Application Form in the document downloads section at the bottom of the page. You will need to provide a detailed motivation and supporting evidence along with your exemption application.

This link will give you the pdf form

Attach the following along with your application:

  • a certified copy of the applicant’s ID; and
  • evidence and/or documentation in support of the exemption application.

Step 2: Hand in your completed exemption application at any of the City’s Walk-in Centres or email it to Only special exemption applications must be emailed to this address.

Step 3: The City will review your application and supporting documents. Thereafter a City water inspector will conduct an inspection of your site.

Residents who have valid reasons for higher water consumption than the quota stipulated in the water restrictions (i.e. above 87 litres per person per day) need to submit a completed Application to Increase Current Quota of Water Supplied Affidavit Form to application form is for an increase in monthly household consumption only.

If you require exemption from other water restrictions, please apply using the Special Exemption from Water Restrictions Application Form and follow the process outlined on Council website 

Gary’s Surf School

Gary’s Surf School

Gary’s surf school has lessons for all ages and experience levels. Suitable for corporate events, birthday parties, hen/bachelor parties. On-site free locker and change room facilities available to customers.

Venue: 34 Balmoral Building, Beach Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town
Time: 8am to 5pm
Cost: R 200 to R 400


This Post is sponsored by Chas Everitt Cape Town South


Waterwise properties highlighted in marketing initiative

Waterwise properties highlighted in marketing initiative

Chas Everitt Cape Town South is the first company in South Africa to highlight waterwise properties.
“This step recognises the substantial investment that many sellers have made in their properties with regard to water efficiency as well as independent water sourcing and storage solutions.

These efforts and investments can cost hundreds of thousands of Rands and a mere passing reference in the property description fails to draw sufficient attention to the investment which has gained enormous importance as the drought has become a crisis in our region.  This ‘waterwise’ marketing campaign further serves to raise the awareness of the water situation in our region.  We are encouraging other real estate businesses to embrace the idea and follow our lead and use the waterwise logo in their marketing.

Sellers and buyers have already responded very positively to this initiative and we are highlighting these properties in our listings on as well as and



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We particularly encourage the submissions of any special offers and benefits, as this serve everyone’s interest very well.

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Celebrate all the Awesome Women in your Life

Womens Day - Chas

South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute to the thousands of women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women.

This historic march was a turning point in the role of women in the struggle for freedom and society at large. Since that eventful day, women from all walks of life became equal partners in the struggle for a non-racial and non-sexist South Africa.

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”

~Eleanor Roosevelt

Octsober – Ride for Recovery

The month of October has been deemed ‘Octsober’, where South Africans and all those around the world are being asked to quit drinking for the month, as part of a campaign to raise awareness about alcohol abuse. Living Hope understands first hand the devastating effects alcohol abuse can have on an individual and family, because of this they have created a Ride for Recovery event, where they take to the roads to raise funds and awareness of their Recovery Programme.

On 26th October 2014 in keeping with the theme of ‘Oct-sober we will ride again.
Do diarize the date and join with them!

Meeting Venue : Blue Bottle Parking Area in Muizenberg

Time: 7:30am

Date: 26th October 2014.

Donation : R100 per person.

Destination : The Beach Restaurant in Kleinmond

Route: Baden Powel Drive to N2. N2 to Engen 1 stop (toilet break) on to Gordons Bay turn off (turn right) to Clarens Drive. Clarens Drive to Koggelbay (bum break and sight see hopefully there will be whales) Koggelbay to Kleinmond for brunch (your own cost).

All motorcycles and scooters welcome.

For more information : Contact Samantha 021 788 9702 (office hours)

Original Source: Living Hope

Muizenberg Shark Attack Victim Doing Well

sharksA 20-year-old student is recovering well in a Cape Town hospital after being bitten by shark at Muizenberg beach in the Cape Peninsula on Friday. Matthew Smithers sustained multiple lacerations.

He was attacked by a great white shark while surfing at the beach. He sustained multiple lacerations to his legs and is recovering in the Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Pinelands.

Smithers says: “I was surfing out at Muizenberg for about half an hour when I was facing towards the back line, the shark attacked me from underneath, behind me, and attacked my board and both legs. The shark bit into me and I flew off my board and looked at the shark, it circled me once and then left me alone and proceeded to paddle back on my board to the beach.”

Smithers say he is lucky to be alive. “I received a lot of help from the locals and the medic teams were very good. I was very lucky in term of the bites. No bone damage was done. I only suffered four quite deep wounds in each leg, but seems all right, I feel fine, happy and grateful.”

The City of Cape Town has meanwhile reopened Muizenberg beach but has warned beach users to exercise extreme caution when entering the water.

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