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Cape Town scoops transport award in Montreal, Canada

Melissa Whitehead, Commissioner of the TDA, receives award

Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) received the International Public Transport Strategy Award at the UITP World Summit in Montreal, Canada.

UITP is the international organisation for public transport authorities and operators and its summit draws mobility professionals from all over the world.

A Walk in the Park with VoiceMap

VoiceMap is a way of telling stories about places.
The newly updated Green Point Urban Park VoiceMap is like taking a personally guided tour with a friend that really knows the place and wants to share that knowledge with you.
 

 

Discover how a dysfunctional public space was transformed into a vibrant people's park. Green Map’s Philip Todres introduces you to Peter van Heerden, Spatial Planner and Project Manager at City of Cape Town, who provides fascinating insights.

CRITICAL WARNING TO ALL WATER USERS IN CAPE TOWN

Cut non-essential municipal water use immediately

Drought crisis warning: Use water only for drinking, washing and cooking.

Dam levels are now at 21,2% (storage levels), which is 0,8% down from a week ago. With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at 11,2%.

Fourth smart park in Nomzamo opens

Nomzamo - a model neighbourhood park

Cape Town officially kicked play into high gear when its fourth smart park opened in Nomzamo, Strand, on 15 May 2017. 

The R5 million facility took a year to complete and is part of an award-winning concept in park design. 
 
The Nomzamo Smart Park is the fourth to be completed, with two more nearing completion.

No Shark Spotters on duty on Monday 15 May

The Shark Spotters’ team will be attending advanced safety training on Monday 15 May 2017, and will not be on duty at any of Cape Town’s beaches for the day.

Shark Spotters' operations will resume on Tuesday 16 May 2017, as usual. 
 
The City is committed to ensuring safer beach-going experiences for visitors, hence the reason for the advanced training of employees of the Shark Spotters Programme.
 
‘The City has approved the request by the Shark Spotters Progr

Cape Town the number one city in Africa for business tourism events

The events and conferencing sector plays a key part
International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) once again placed Cape Town as the number one city in Africa for business tourism events. 
Cape Town’s strategy to become business tourism capital in Africa becomes reality. 
 
Statement by the City’s Executive Mayor Patricia De Lille Statement by the City’s Executive Mayor Patricia De Lille:
 
The City of Cape Town is delighted by the latest rankings released by the International Congre

Water Crisis briefing by Mayor Patricia de Lille

Water Crisis - save more water!

City committed to working with businesses and residents to manage water crisis effectively. 

 
Extract of speech delivered by Mayor Patricia de Lille at the briefing to the business sector on the water crisis hosted at the GreenCape offices. 
 
The water crisis impacts on our everyday lives and it has a huge impact on your operations and in turn the economy. 
 
I would like to start by t

Drought crisis: Cape Town ramps up campaign against leaks

Dam levels are now at 22% (storage levels)

Leaks on private property, which is the responsibility of the owner to fix, remains a major cause of avoidable high consumption. 

Dam levels are now at 22% (storage levels), which is 0,7% down from a week ago. With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at 12%.

Drought crisis: Dam levels decline to 12,8%

Dam levels are effectively at 12,3%

Despite the recent rains the situation remains critical, and the City calls on residents to maintain their savings efforts. Dam levels are now at 22,8%.

Dam levels are now at 22,8% (storage levels), which is 0,6% down from a week ago. With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at 12,3%.

TEA TUESDAYS at Tea in the Park, Green Point Park

Tea in the Park, Green Point Park

Complimentary tea every Tuesday with any meal or cake ordered (the carrot cake is an absolute must!). 

Whether it’s an overcast wintery day or a boiling hot 30 degrees outside, there’s always time to delight in a calming cup of tea.
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