Neighbourhood News Update: 08 March 2024


Our neighbourhood continues to be a testbed for sustainable alternatives be it for water, waste and energy management and this week our operations teams oversaw the installation of four vertical wind turbines imported from Germany that will run for the next 12 months to assess their viability as an addition to our energy supply.

Installing a renewable energy system in our neighbourhood is one of the best ways to save money while reducing our impact on the environment and these small-scale vertical wind turbines of the helix type, located at the Silo District of our neighbourhood, offer the ability to string multiple units, similar to streetlights, to accumulate additional electrical output for our precinct. The Waterfront has already achieved a 40% reduction in its energy consumption through its forward-thinking initiatives.

Installation team from V&A Operations and Valley Electrical Contractor. From left to right; Shaun Dorman, Matthew Miller, Garth le Roux, Petrus Jansen, Pieter du Toit, Siphiwe Masiko, Gerhard Fortuin, Andre Fortuin, Jason Cooper, Waynen Ryan, and Michael Sass.


The Watershed was recently recognised by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) as a runner-up for the 6-star Green Star highest-rated building for its existing operational performance. This achievement underscores our commitment to sustainability and operational efficiency in the built environment.

The Watershed is the Waterfront’s flagship enterprise development space with more than 55% of the space dedicated to small business with 234 small businesses employing over 1 000 people in a building that uses low energy and has a higher occupant satisfaction with regard to thermal and lighting comfort.


Photo Credit: Cape 1000

The third edition of the Cape 1000 road rally will be taking place from 10 -15 March, featuring an extraordinary line-up of vintage, classic and modern vehicles, that will be on show for public viewing at Quay 6, in front of the Table Bay Hotel on 10 March from 14h00 to 17h00. The event includes various driving challenges, like timed rallies, mountain passes and a long-haul driving adventure. Visitors can come and experience the start of the rally at Quay 6 on Monday, 11 March from 08h00 to 09h00.

Find out more about the event and viewing schedule – here.


For the month of March, visitors to the Waterfront can look forward to enjoying a wide range of free events, which will be taking place across our neighbourhood.

Oscars Arc WOOF project

Join the pack and support Oscars Arc in their mission to promote dog adoption! Experience the joy of giving a furry friend a forever home this festive season, or just pop around and give our furry friends some love.

Date: 14 February – 29 April

Venue: Noble Square

Time: 09h00 – 17h00

V&A Waterfront High School Band Slam

Get ready to rock out at the V&A Waterfront’s High School Band Slam, presented by MTN! Don’t miss the showdown as talented high school bands compete for the coveted title and equipment valued at R25 000.

Date: 12 to 15 March 2024

Time: 17h30 to 20h00

Location: Amphitheatre

Suidoosterfees Talent Search: Semi-finals

The semi-finalists of the Suidoosterfees Talent Search will battle it out. The Talent Search Development project aims to discover and nurture emerging young talent, presented in a competition format, the project emphasizes various genres from dance, singing, performances and comedy.

Date: 16 March 2024

Venue: Amphitheatre

Time: 10h00 to 15h00

Take the Stage presented by MTN

Join us for a fusion of Brazilian and African Rhythms, as Oceanico fires up the stage, with their original compositions and soulful interpretations of Brazilian music.

Date: 17 March 2024

Venue: Amphitheatre

Time: 18h00 to 19h00

Manchester City Treble Tour

The Manchester City Treble Trophy Tour is coming to our very own neighbourhood. Join us for an unforgettable fan event, where we celebrate the achievements of last season and seize the chance to capture selfies with The Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, Super Cub and Club World Cup trophies. Register here to secure your photo opportunity with the Big 5 Trophies.

Date: 17 March 2024

Venue: Croquet Lawn

Time: 09h00 to 18h00

AISCT High School Marimba Bands

Enjoy a lunchtime showcase of AISCT High School Marimba Bands. Celebrating eight months of student preparation with original marimba arrangements of hit songs by popular artists like Kelly Clarkson, Micheal Jackson, and more.

Date: 18 March 2024

Venue: Amphitheatre

Time: 12h00 to 12h40

Steelband Project Western Cape

Make sure to catch the Steelband Project as they showcase their talent. The Steelband Project (Western Cape) is dedicated to offering top-notch music education to young individuals, with a specific emphasis on youth in disadvantaged communities and those considered ‘youth-at-risk’. Currently, The Steelband Project oversees the instruction of 10 steelbands, fostering musical talent and community engagement.

Date: 20 March 2024

Venue: Amphitheatre

Time: 10h00 to 13h30

Friday Night Jazz

The Glenn Robertson Band take over the stage, with a dynamic selection of tunes ranging from swing to modern jazz, infused with tantalizing Latin flavors – promising an unforgettable musical experience.

Date: 22 March 2024

Venue: Makers Landing

Time: 18h00