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Dam levels rising, but too early to let up on water savings

It is too soon to know what supply level is needed in order to safely navigate the summer of 2019. It is therefore critical that we continue to keep our consumption low. 

As at Monday 18 June 2018, Cape Town’s collective water usage over the past week was 520 million litres of water per day. Dam levels have again increased solidly by 6,3% to a total of 38,1% of storage capacity.

How much it costs you to go ‘green’ in South Africa

There has been a clear push from both the private and public sector towards a more sustainable South Africa. Business Tech outlines some wallet-friendly ways to align your money with eco-conscious values.

There has been a clear push from both the private and public sector towards a more sustainable South Africa in recent weeks.
 
This includes initiatives to cut down on plastics from major retailers such as Pick n Pay and Woolworths, while government officially gazetted its Climate Change Bill on Friday (8 June), alongside an announcement by the City of Jo

Dam levels rise, but so does water consumption

City of Cape Town encourages all water ambassadors to continue saving and not to be tempted to relax water-saving efforts due to the cold and wet weather. #50LitreLife  

Our collective consumption over the past week was 532 million litres of water per day while dam levels have showed a further increase of 2% to 31,8%. 
 
The City of Cape Town encourages all water ambassadors to continue saving and not to be tempted to relax water-saving efforts due to the cold and wet weather that Cape Town has been

City Sightseeing Company is Carbon Neutral & Sustainable!

The Carbon Neutral Bus Company
John Richards talked to City Sightseeing  CEO, Paul Nel on Being Green on Fine Music Radio.
 
The City Sightseeing buses are red – and you can’t mistake them as they ferry overseas and local tourists around every day to our very sight-worthy sites, too numerous to mention, but Signal Hill and Kirstenbosch figure high on the list.
They also provide boat tou

Cape Town's lower water pressure leading to mega savings

City’s pressure management programme is now achieving savings of 62 million litres of water per day by lowering pressure across the metro.

As at Monday 4 June 2018, Cape Town’s collective consumption over the past week was 529 million litres of water per day, up from an average of 505 million litres in the preceding week.

Oceans Alive - Tales of Sea Rescues

Oceans Alive – hosted by the Aquarium in collaboration with the NSRI, Wavescape and the surfing community of Cape Town – takes place on Wednesday 30 May at 18:30. 

MC for the evening Nik Rabinowitz will lead a panel of big wave surfing legends – including Mickey Duffus, James Taylor, Mike Schlebach, Greg Bertish, Ross Lindsay, and Dave Smith – in a light-hearted chat about their stories of rescue in frightening wipeouts, as well as other terrifying tales of riding giant waves.

First drinking water from desalination a step toward greater resilience

7 million litres online during June 2018

"We are very proud to announce that our temporary desalination plant in Strandfontein is now delivering high-quality, treated desalinated water into our supply system."

"This plant is injecting 4,7 million litres per day into the reticulation system and is being delivered to customers.

World Bicycle Day in Khayelitsha on 3 June 2018

World Bicycle Day 2018

Cape Town Bicycle Mayor, Lebogang Mokwena, and partners – Open Streets, Bicycling Empowerment Network, Pedal Power Association, Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy host a public celebration at Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha.

To celebrate World Bicycle Day 2018, on Sunday, 3 June, Cape Town Bicycle Mayor, Lebogang Mokwena, and partners – Open Streets, Bicycling Empowerment Network, Pedal Power Association, Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy will host a public celebration at the Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha.
 
It will be a day of awareness-raising and

Water usage up marginally, with normal fluctuations

Water consumption over the past week was slightly higher. It remains imperative that we all continue our saving efforts to get to the required target of 450 million litres per day. 

 
Cape Town’s average collective water usage is at 519 million litres per day. This is 14 million litres per day more than the previous week’s record low of 505 million litres. Water inflow into the dams has largely balanced water usage.

Cape Town pilots e-Literacy and IBM DNA projects in Langa

e-Literacy pilot project

City of Cape Town launched an e-Literacy pilot project at the Langa public library to help beginners or those lacking confidence to get to grips with basic computer literacy. 

The ‘IBM DNA’ pilot programme will introduce participants to the field of information technology and assess their suitability to pursue a career in the IT field.
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