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Cape Town wears the biodiversity crown

The world's most biodiverse urban area

"Cape Town is the most biodiverse urban area in the world" reports Dave Chambers in The Times.

The stability of Cape Town's climate on the southern tip of Africa has enabled it to become home to approximately 3000 species of plants, 361 species of birds and 83 species of mammals. 
 
The honour was bestowed by the leader of the UN's City and Biodiversity Outlook Project, Thomas Elmqvist, a Swedish expert in natural resource mana

Level 4b Water restrictions from 1 July 2017

All water users to immediately use less than 87 litres of water per person per day in total, irrespective of whether you are at home, work or elsewhere. 

The City of Cape Town advises all water users that stricter water restrictions will come into effect from 1 July 2017.

False Bay hippo off to greener pastures

The young male was part of a small herd of hippopotamus

A young male hippo was successfully captured and translocated from the City of Cape Town’s False Bay Nature Reserve on Wednesday evening. 

Personnel from the False Bay Nature Reserve successfully captured a young male hippopotamus during a special operation on Wednesday evening, 28 June 2017, where after he was translocated to the Garden Route Game Lodge.
 
The operation and execution were carefully planned over the past few months.
 

The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers Circus

The only ‘animal' in this circus is Zelda the cloth zebra!

The magical animal-free travelling Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers Circus and winter garden of delights now at the Athletics Club in Fish Hoek.

Designed and produced by Richard Griffin and the uber talented team that brought South Africa Madame Zingara and a string of iconic eateries and bars, this dynamic and inclusive concept showcases a unique theatrical, food and outdoor experience for people of all ages.
 
These industry stalwarts and vintage carnival producers have brought

Two Oceans Aquarium - Shark Alert

Meet the first of three new sharks Dané

The first sharks are back! Just in time for the school holidays.

"The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived!" report Devon Bowen & Ingrid Sinclair of the Two Oceans Aquarium
 
The first three of our nine new ragged-tooth sharks were moved into the recently revamped and refilled Predator Exhibit on 27 June 2017, and are curre

CRITICAL WARNING REMAINS IN PLACE FOR ALL WATER USERS

Use less than 100 litres of water per person per day

Cape Town drought crisis: City is preparing for the imminent implementation of further intensified water restrictions. 

The envisaged Level 4b restrictions would adjust the water usage target downwards to 500 million litres of collective water use per day.

This comes as dam levels remain critically low, rainfall uncertainty great, and consumption levels still too high considering the need to start building reserves for the expected tough summer ahead. 

 

Cape Town plans synthetic pitch hat trick

Synthetic pitches are built according to FIFA specifications

Just over R20 million set aside for three more synthetic pitches in the new financial year to help counter the impact of the drought on sports fields and affected sporting codes. 

The City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department will kick off construction of three more synthetic soccer pitches in the coming months.
The facilities will be installed in Ocean View, Seawinds, and NY116 in Gugulethu at an overall cost of just over R20 million. 
 
To date, the City has al

Reliance Compost Wins Gold at Eco-Logic Awards for Recycling & Waste Management

Reliance - Gold Eco-Logic Award Winners

The Award recognises Reliance's contribution to a greater public understanding and participation in waste reduction, re-use and recycling.

The gold Eco-Logic Award for the Recycling and Waste Management category, recognises a policy, programme or project that has demonstrably contributed to a greater public understanding and participation in waste reduction, re-use and recycling.

Drought Crisis ALERT!

Dam levels are critically lower than usual

All water users are warned not to increase consumption as dam levels remain critically low and rainfall uncertainty high. 

Consumption spikes again! 

All water users are warned not to increase consumption as dam levels remain critically low and rainfall uncertainty high.

Cape Town promotes inaugural R1 billion green bond

Finding an innovative financing mix to support climate gaols & projects

This is what our green bond is about: finding innovative and diverse financing mixes to support our climate gaols and projects.

The following speech was delivered by the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, on a road show to investors across the city to promote the City’s inaugural green bond: 
 
This is an exciting time for the City of Cape Town as we issue on inaugural green bond of R1 billion.
 
The City
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