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PASSMARK! BILL GATES REVIEWED TREVOR NOAH’S BOOK… AND LOVED IT

Gates also reflects on South African race relations in his review and Trevor’s place in society in relation to them. 

Trevor Noah

CAPE TOWN – Wealthy philanthropist Bill Gates reviewed local comedian Trevor Noah’s book for Time.com.

ICYMI: Noah’s book, Born a Crime was a bestseller in The States and all around the world.

In his review of the autobiographical work (which reflects on Trevor’s upbringing), Bill Gates praises Trevor’s mom especially saying, “In fact, Noah’s mother emerges as the real hero of the book. She’s an extraordinary person who is fiercely independent and raised her son to be the same way.”

For those who might not have read the book the local comedian unpacks a lot about growing up in the twilight of Apartheid and speaks about his family’s struggles.

Here’s what Trevor had to say about Bill Gates reviewing his book:

BLITZBOKS ARRIVE CAPE TOWN TO A HEROES WELCOME AFTER WINNING WORLD SEVEN SERIES (WATCH VIDEO)

The Blitzboks arrived in Cape Town to a heroes welcome on Tuesday after securing the 2016/17 HSBC World Sevens Series title in Paris 10 days ago. Coach Neil Powell promised that his side would not stand still now that they have won the title after four years of finishing runners-up.

CAPE TOWN – The goal is to keep pushing the boundaries of sevens play.

“There is a saying that if you stand still you are actually going backwards‚ so we have to go and search for the one percenters that will take us to another level‚” Powell said.

“We have to stay ahead of the bunch because everybody is improving.

“There are a group of new coaches on the Read more

EMERGENCY: ZILLE OFFICIALLY DECLARES WESTERN CAPE A DISASTER ZONE AS ‘DAY ZERO’ APPROACHES

The disaster will be classified for a three-month period which can be extended if the need arises.

The City of Cape Town tweeted this image of Faure Reservoir after a pilot was launched to help lower water use. Picture: @CityofCT on Twitter

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille on Monday officially declared the Western Cape a disaster area in response to the current drought crisis – the worst in more than a century.

“The disaster declaration will accelerate the Western Cape Disaster Management Centre’s Project ‘Avoiding Day Read more

CITY OF CAPE TOWN ACCUSED OF APARTHEID PRACTICES

Khayelitsha and other townships still rely on apartheid-era mast lighting that towers about 30m or more in the air and can cast deep shadows in streets and between structures, creating cover for aggravated assaults and other crimes.

CAPE TOWN – Township residents on Saturday accused the city of continuing apartheid-era spatial planning practices at a Social Justice Commission (SJC) meeting on their new advocacy campaign for better street lighting in Khayelitsha, Nyanga, Harare and other townships.

Last week, the SJC Read more

CITY OF CAPE TOWN AWAITS DOCS FOR ALL BLACKS, SPRINGBOK FACE-OFF

SA Rugby confirmed on Monday that the Test match between the Springboks and the All Blacks is scheduled for 7 October, pending the outcome of the application.

City of Cape Town logo. Picture: Twitter/@CityofCT.

CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town has told Eyewitness News that they are yet to receive the necessary documentation regarding an application for a security certificate for Newlands Read more

CAPE TOWN MAYOR DE LILLE APPOINTS CITY’S FIRST CHIEF RESILIENCE OFFICER

MAYOR OF CAPE TOWN

CAPE TOWN – In partnership with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, the City of Cape Town has announced the appointment of Craig Kesson as its chief resilience officer (CRO), mayor Patricia de Lille said on Sunday.

100RC was dedicated to building resilience in cities around Read more

TRAFFIC: WEST COAST ROAD CLOSED

ROAD CLOSED SUNDAY 21 MAY BETWEEN 8:30 AM- 11:30 AM

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MILNERTON – There will be road closure on West Coast road R27 Northbound between Boundary Road and Loxton road in the early hours of Sunday, 21 May. This is due to Cape Town One run taking place on the traffic line.

There will be diversion signs for travellers to link their various destinations.

PHOTO: West Coast Road closed due to Cape Town Run. Peter Okafor/ExpressCapetown

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