What is World Water Day?

Langrug Informal Settlement, Franschoek

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. 

Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.
The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.

SA Eco Film Festival - guest speakers

Each year invited Speakers are asked to give a brief over view of their personal reflections on the films, providing some South African context for the issues raised. 

They share their professional/private interests in the subject matter and then the discussion is opened to the floor, for speakers to answer questions or clarify comments in a relaxed and informal format. 
Thurs 23 March 6.15pm
Can You Dig This - Speakers - Imraan Samuels & Josh Potgieter.

International World Water Day at the V&A Waterfront

Help save water and donate a water bucket to the Water Collective Project for World Water Day at the V&A Waterfront.

Studio H, a multi-disciplinary Cape Town-based design studio has designed an installation to draw Cape Town residents’ attention to the urgent water crisis in the city.
By designing a giant installation with water buckets Studio H hopes to inspire all V&A Waterfront visit

Cape Town Festival moves to Castle of Good Hope

Entry to Iziko Museums will be free on the day

The One City, Many Cultures Cape Town Festival celebrates its 19th birthday on Human Rights Day, 21 March at the Castle of Good Hope. 

The festival was born out of the One City, Many Cultures project and seeks to promote a greater understanding of different cultures in the Western Cape.
The event will include musical and dance performances, among them salsa dancing, where members of the public will be encouraged to learn how to salsa.

Some hot days ahead for Absa Cape Epic

Sunday 19 March Prologue at Meerendal Wine Estate

Riders taking on the Absa Cape Epic from Sunday’s Prologue at Meerendal Wine Estate and finishing a week later at Val de Vie Estate in Paarl are watching the weather. 

Weather sites predict days of up to 40ºC … and some showers.
Everybody knows the Western Cape is in the grip of a fierce drought and desperately in need of rain, but one group of people in the area at the moment will be scanning the weather reports for a different reason altogether.
They are the riders wh

Eland released at City’s Blaauwberg Nature Reserve

Eland (Taurotragus oryx)

An eland (Taurotragus oryx) released into the City’s Blaauwberg Nature Reserve last week is the last of eight eland earmarked for translocation from the Koeberg Nature Reserve.

‘The other seven eland were introduced to the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve in December 2016 and in February this year. The animals were donated by the Koeberg Nature Reserve as part of their management of the eland population in that reserve.

SA Eco Film Festival 23 - 30 March at Labia

Kayabike directed by Mattia Trabucchi

Directors Mattia Trabucchi and Jay Mac will be present at the SA Eco Film Festival, both with South African connections. 

Mattia Trabucchi is an independent documentary filmmaker, traveler, dreamer and bicycle enthusiast!

Being Green talks to Ben Heard

John Richards talks to Ben Heard, founder and director of a Think Tank called Bright New World.
The energy debate simmers on, and has been relatively quiet for a while, but don’t be lulled into a sense of false security, advises John Richards.

Travel for FREE on the MyCiTi service this Sunday

40 routes across the city, 42 stations, more than 700 stops

The MyCiTi service will be free to all commuters – that is all residents and visitors to Cape Town – this Sunday, 19 March 2017.

'This is a great opportunity for residents and tourists to get first-hand experience of how easy and convenient it is to use the MyCiTi service to go places around Cape Town,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, Councillor Brett Herron.
The MyCiTi service currently cover

Drought crisis: 105 days of useable water left

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As at 13 March 2017, dam levels have dropped to 30%, which is 1,5% down from a week ago.

With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at approximately 20%, with 105 days of useable water left at current consumption levels.
However, consumption has continued to decline and is now at 751 million litres per day – 51 million litres above the collective usage target of 700 million litres
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