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New Faure and Swartklip waste drop-off facilities now open to the public

New drop-off sites opened to the public

Blue Downs, Mfuleni, Hillcrest Heights, Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain now have a much-needed site to dispose of their waste in a responsible and sustainable manner. 

The City of Cape Town’s new Faure and Swartklip drop-off sites are now open to the public.

Cape Town beaches a Blue Flag above the rest

Camps Bay: One of 10 Blue Flag beaches in Cape Town

The City of Cape Town has kicked sand in the eyes of other coastal cities and again boasts the highest number of Blue Flag beaches in the country.

Ten of the City’s beaches were given the status at an announcement made in Jeffrey’s Bay by the new National Minister of Tourism, Ms Tokozile Xasa.

Cape Town is prepared to avoid acute water shortages

Media briefing, 4 October 2017

Key aspects of Cape Town's Critical Water Shortages Disaster Plan. YOU can help avoid moving into the more drastic Phase 2 and Phase 3 action plans.

Highlights from statement by City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at a media briefing today, 4 October 2017. 
 
Due to the impacts of climate change and reduced annual average rainfall as we have again seen this past winter, the City of Cape Town has adopted a scenario called the New Normal where we are no l

Mayor’s First Thursday to promote access, creativity & foster an inclusive city

The City will add its own innovative take on First Thursdays

Emerging artists from across the city will be the first to exhibit at the Mayor’s First Thursdays on 5 October 2017.

Cape Town will be  promoting open access to government and enhancing their work of building an inclusive city by providing a platform for young emerging artists from across Cape Town.

Open Streets in Cape Town

Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille at Open Streets

Report back on Open Streets Cape Town on Sunday 1 October.

Sunday 1 October was a real milestone in the development of Open Streets in Cape Town.
 
"Not only did we test one of the major arteries of the city – and the longest road closure we have yet had – but we were honoured to symbolically open Main Road in the company

Drought crisis: National Government stipulates new water-saving target

'Getting through this unprecedented drought remains our priority'

Water usage must be cut immediately to 500 million litres of collective usage per day. 

The National Department of Water and Sanitation, who is the custodian of national water resources, has sent an instruction to all water users of the Western Cape Water Supply Scheme, such as the metro, the agricultural sector and other municipalities in the Western Cape, to reduce usage further. 
 
Water usage must be cut immediately to 500 milli

Drought crisis: Cape Town swimming pool access for summer

Sea Point swimming pool uses seawater open from 1 November 07:00 and 19:00 daily during summer.

With Level 5 restrictions in place, the City is required to find a balance between compliance and providing quality amenities during summer.

One-third of all public swimming pools will be open to the public over the peak summer season. This is thanks to innovate water reuse and recycling strategies in line with Level 5 water restrictions, which are in place because of the severe and protracted drought and high consumption. 

Yoshi the loggerhead turtle at Two Oceans Aquarium is being released

Yoshi the Queen of the Two Oceans Aquarium

Ingrid Sinclair of the Two Oceans Aquarium explains why.

The Two Oceans Aquarium has decided to release Yoshi the loggerhead turtle back into the ocean later this year.  This will be as soon as the summer months have warmed the water around Cape Point - probably some time in December 2017, explains Ingrid Sinclair.

Main Road for feet, rollerblades, skateboards and bicycles on Open Streets Day

Transport Month kicks off in Cape Town with an Open Streets Day in Observatory, Salt River and Woodstock.

A 5 km long section of Main Road (M4) will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday, 1 October 2017. 
 
‘We will turn Main Road and parts of Victoria and Sir Lowry Roads on its head on 1 October.

Absa Cape Epic launches new route to showcase the wonders of the Cape

Total distance of 658km with 13 530m of climbing

The 2018 Absa Cape Epic route has been created to be balanced and bold.

From the majestic slopes of Table Mountain to the magnificence of the Grand Finale at Val de Vie Estate with a manic time trial in between – the 2018 Absa Cape Epic route has been created to be balanced and bold.

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