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Green Ideas for Dad's Day Out

Greenhouse Nursery at Montebello Design Centre

Melanie Farrell of Green Route Cape Town has some smart green places to go for Father's Day.

The weather forecast for tomorrow is fine and sunny.

Cape Town cultivates environmental job opportunities for youth

Graduate Thurlo Marco, Gantouw Project eland monitor

This successful initiative is being celebrated in light of Youth Day as an example of the City’s commitment to promoting economic inclusion among young people. 

A total of 60 young people from previously disadvantaged communities have been equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the green economy with confidence, thanks to the accredited environmental learnerships on offer by the City of Cape Town in partnership with the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust. 
 
In celebration of Yout

Urban Sustainability Exhibition at Cape Town Civic Centre

Cape Town Green Maps available at Urban Sustainability Exhibit

As part of the Cape Town’s celebration of World Environment Day, Mayor Patricia de Lille opened an exhibition of the Mayor’s Portfolio of Urban Sustainability. 

The City’s Think Water Exhibition which was showcased at Canal Walk this past weekend will also be on display, with a range of ideas and tips for residents on how they can save water. 
 
A focus on the environment and urban

Drought crisis continues despite the rain

Dam levels are much lower than usual

All water users are warned not to increase consumption because of the rain that has been experienced! Level 4 water restrictions remain in place.

CRITICAL WARNING REMAINS IN PLACE TO ALL WATER USERS IN CAPE TOWN

Dam storage levels are now at 21,2 %. With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at 11,2%. 

Consumption remains 15 million litres per day above the target of 600 million litres per day. 

Monday 12 - last day to visit Think Water

Think Water exhibition at Canal Walk
City of Cape Town’s Think Water exhibition at Canal Walk Shopping Centre brings water-saving solutions closer to the people.
 
Mayor de Lille visited the City’s Think Water exhibition at the Canal Walk shopping centre, where dozens of great water-saving innovations were on display that can go

It's raining - BUT there is still a DROUGHT CRISIS.

Drought crisis warning: don't use more water just because it’s raining. Continue to reduce your water usage to less than 100 litres per person per day in total.
 
Water users are reminded that water is only permitted for essential use, irrespective of the rainfall that is being experienced. 
 
All water users must continue to reduce their water usage to less than 100 litres per person per day in total, wherever they are.
 
The much-anticipated cold front

Alternative ways to reach the City for water & electricity related matters

EMERGENCIES ONLY: call 021 480 7700 from a cell / 107 from a landline

City of Cape Town advises residents that its call centre, 0860 103 089, is experiencing an extraordinarily high volume of calls as a result of the bad weather conditions.

Residents are urged to make use of the following alternative methods of reaching out to the City for water- and electricity-related matters (standard SMS rates apply):
 
•         Send an SMS to 31373 for all water-related faults, such as blocked drains and supply disruptions 
 

John Richards talks Buchu with Prof Patrick Bouic

Buchu also boasts anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antifungal & antihistamine properties

Research results show that the anti-inflammatory properties of buchu outperform well-known molecules normally used to treat-inflammation.

“The medicinal benefits of this plant are incredible. Research results show that the anti-inflammatory properties of buchu outperform well-known molecules normally used to treat-inflammation.

Major storm headed for SA

The eNCA Weather Centre is monitoring a developing winter storm that is intensifying in the south Atlantic Ocean. 

A deepening low pressure and cold front are fast approaching from the west and expected to make landfall on Wednesday.
 
Weather-prediction models have been consistent in their output for several days now, giving increased confidence in the forecast.
 
Much to the relief of residents of the drought-stricken areas in the

City marks World Environment Day with focus on urban sustainability

Mayor de Lille receives Cape Town Green CYCLE Map

"World Environment Day, 5 June 2017, a day that becomes more important every single year given the effects of climate change" declares Mayor de Lille. 

"This day gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on our relationship with our planet and the long-term effects of our actions.
 
This day is all the more important this year and in this city because we are facing a severe drought crisis following unusually low levels of rainfall and we need to fundamentally change our relationship with water a
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