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Desalination plant site at V&A Waterfront

Site Visit at V&A Waterfront of modular a land-based desalination plant

Mayor De Lille visits the site of one of the City of Cape Town’s modular land-based desalination plants that will produce 2 million litres of water per day to feed into the distribution network by February 2018. 

"Last week I made a commitment to communicate directly with all Capetonians about the City’s work to secure alternative water sources.
My message is clear:
we have a plan, we will supply water but Capetonians, your help is vital and so we need you to keep saving. 
 
I want to thank a

Turn Your Waste into Nutrient-Rich Soil

So, dig in and get started!

'Much of the organic waste being landfilled in South Africa could also supply energy to be used as fuel,' enthuses Eddie Redelinghuys, founder of Reliance Compost.

WHY COMPOSTING IS THE GREENEST THING YOU CAN DO
 
The amount of urban waste being produced is growing faster than the rate of urbanisation.

Hout Bay learners receive ‘Green Desks’

Each Green Desk uses 60kg of previously unrecyclable waste

As part of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon GOGREEN campaign, 45 Green Desks have been donated to school children in Imizamo Yethu. 

 
Last week, 45 Green Desks were handed over to the children of Ikhaya le Themba (Home of Hope) in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay.

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset concerts 2017-2018 line-up

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

There are three high profile international acts joining the local stars, and a nice mix of old favourites and new faces at Kirstenbosch.

It is that time of year again, when fans of the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts start digging out their picnic baskets and planning their weekends for the next six months.
 
The line-up for the most iconic events of the Cape Town summer scene looks set to surpass all others.
 
“We are really ex

One Green Step At A Time

Ecopreneur Melanie Farrell

Melanie Farrell has gone from being a words person to an inspiring ecopreneur. She transform wooden pallets into receptacles for vertical gardens and has started a Green Route initiative. 

The Cape Town freelance journalist and writer has turned her special interest in environmental issues into a business – not only does she transform wooden pallets into receptacles for vertical gardens but she’s started a Green Route initiative in the Mother City that has taken root and is bound to spread.
 
Here she talks about putting eco-con

Cape Town and Airbnb sign first city collaboration agreement in Africa

Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, and Airbnb Global Head of Public Policy and Public Affairs, Chris Lehane

Airbnb and the City will work together to promote the benefits of people-to-people tourism for Cape Town residents and their communities, and promote Cape Town as a unique travel destination.

Since 2008, hosts on Airbnb have welcomed over 200 million guests in 191 countries.
 
In Cape Town there are 17 600 active listings on Airbnb and hosts have earned a combined income of R762 million over the past 12 months. 
 
In the past year, hosts on Airbnb in Cape Town welcomed close to 290 000 visitors, which re

Drought crisis: guidelines for water rationing

Dam storage levels are at 38,5%,useable water at 28,5%

WARNING: PHASE 1 OF THE CITY’S CRITICAL WATER SHORTAGES DISASTER PLAN IS IN EFFECT. WATER RATIONING IS UNDER WAY

Due to the critical nature of available water supply, all water users across the metro must expect water rationing which could lead to water supply disruptions.
 
This is likely to result in water supply being disrupted during peak water usage times in the mornings (between 05:00 and 09:00) and in the evenings (between 17:00 and

Robben Island gets solar power plant

Hand over the solar power plant to the Robben Island Museum

This latest development is part of the Department of Tourism’s vision to support sustainable tourism development.

Robben Island has gone green. The island, which previously relied solely on diesel generators for energy, has transitioned to solar energy.

On 19 October, Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa, handed over a solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant to the Robben Island Museum (RIM).

23rd Cape Town International Kite Festival - 28 and 29 October in Muizenberg

Embrace your right to fly and to have fun at the 23rd Cape Town International Kite Festival on 28 and 29 October in Muizenberg in support of Cape Mental Health.

Kiters from England, Germany, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Poland and South Africa will show that almost anything can fly - with fish, dragons, dinosaurs and even a little pig adorning the sky.

Cape Resilient Landscaping Forum

Gardens form an important part of the urban ecosystem

A message to inform people about the importance of the urban ecosystem and clear up confusion about the use of borehole water.

A workshop was held in August called ‘Water restrictions as an agent of positive change: how to create a resilient green industry’, attended by landscape architects, contractors, growers, compost and irrigation suppliers, retailers and others.
 
One of the issues identified was the urgent need to educate people about the importanc
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