Avenue Response Sweet and City of Cape Town Sour Service Awards

The Sweet Service Award goes to Avenue Response, for coming to the assistance of their client when this writer was assaulted in a road rage attack on Springbok Road by Dr Frank Tyga, a resident of that street, on 6 March.  Telephonist Kathy Jane of Avenue Response stayed on the line until the security officer Haroon August could come to the rescue, and the Sea Point police arrived.

The Sour Service Award goes to The City of Cape Town, for allowing the cloakrooms at the City Hall to fall into disrepair, and for not renovating them in at least ten years, if not more.  Toilets are still of the chain kind, the doors do not have bolts on them anymore, and the floors have holes in them.  In general, a most unappetising facility, in contrast with the lovely music that is performed inside the City Hall.   Given what the City has and will spend on the World Cup, surely it can make some funds available for the modernisation of the cloakrooms? 

The WhaleTales Sweet & Sour Service Awards are presented every Friday on the WhaleTales blog.  Nominations for the Sweet and Sour Service Awards can be sent to Chris von Ulmenstein at info@whalecottage.com.   Past winners of the Sweet and Sour Service Awards can be read on the Friday posts of this blog, and in the WhaleTales newsletters on the www.whalecottage.com website.  

3 replies on “Avenue Response Sweet and City of Cape Town Sour Service Awards”

  1. Dave Snoek says:

    Come on Hellen, surely you can’t be proud of this. Our Mother City as well. Disgusting and inacceptable…

  2. Hi Dave

    As Premier, Helen Zille does not have direct responsibility for an asset that belongs to the City of Cape Town. Mayor Dan Plato is the guilty party here. However, Premier Zille was the previous Mayor, and did nothing about the cloakrooms during her reign. And she loved coming to the concerts…..! I wonder if they have a special Mayoral cloakroom?

  3. Angie says:

    That doctor should be struck off, outrageous behaviour attacking a woman, the man is a menace.

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