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The Truth About Rabbits at Rust-en-vrede Gallery

Annelie Venter, Not a Rabbit (Cape hare)

The Truth about Rabbits invites artists to explore the nature, myth and whimsy of one of the most loved creatures in folklore and popular culture today.

“Colourfully described by early natural historians as the fastest, hairiest, most lascivious, and most ‘melancholy' of mammals, the hare/rabbit is no less remarkable for its actual behaviour and capacities than for the intriguing ways in which it has been imagined and exploited throughout history “ – Simon Carnell, Hare.

Backsberg Picnic Concert Series rocks the Paarl Valley 18 Feb - March 2018

Wine and Hospitality at Backsberg

Backsberg Wine Estate has released the lineup for their much anticipated 2018 Picnic Concert Series taking place every Sunday from 18 February to 18 March 2018.

The bands this year are

Being Green John Richard focuses on The Drought Charge

You have until Friday 12 January to comment about The Drought Charge. E-mail your comments to drought.charge@capetown.gov.za.

I’m sorry to start the B G year off with Water, but as this will be a dominant topic in the next little while, and since I am freshly returned from water-rich Gauteng, well, I can’t think of a reason not to.  Water-rich Gauteng – not really, there are severe demands on resources in Gauteng, but there have been reasonable rains and the water management has been integr

Emerging artists showcase their work at Art.b Gallery

Summer Show Exhibition

The Summer Show Exhibition for emerging artists, at the Art.b Gallery inside the Bellville Library, is an opportunity to showcase works by new and often under-resourced artists.

‘The City’s Arts and Culture Department recently launched this exciting new initiative that aims to assist emerging artists based in Cape Town by providing them with opportunities to build capacity and showcase their work,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.

Cape Town services ensure a safer Christmas weekend

St James Beach

Cape Town’s emergency and enforcement services helped to ensure a safer Christmas long weekend by putting in extra time and effort at tourist hotspots across the metro.

Thousands of local and international tourists flocked to the city’s beaches and facilities, keeping officials on their toes.

Afrika Tikkun Encourages Making Fundraising Your New Year's Resolution

Afrika Tikkun Beneficiaries

2018 sees Afrika Tikkun goes full steam ahead with the initiative encouraging ordinary citizens of the globe to do what they can to make the world a better place, particularly for the children of South Africa.

With #MyAfrikaTikkun’s online #AdventureFundraising platform, anyone, anywhere can make a difference by simply embarking on a personal journey and selecting Afrika Tikkun as the beneficiary – whether it be quitting smoking, losing weight, walking across Africa or climbing Kilimanjaro.

City, Link, Vodacom spread water-saving message

This is crunch time

Cape Town and Vodacom, in partnership with Fastcomm, join forces to spread the water-saving message during this unprecedented drought crisis via a new channel on the Vodacom Link app. 

All Capetonians and visitors to the city are now able to download a new water channel on the Link app – powered by Vodacom.

It contains the most important drought-related and water-saving content on offer. This service is available to all users on all networks but Vodacom clients will not be charged for data when using the Link channels.

Day Zero rushes forward as usage of Capetonians surges

Dam levels stand at 33%

High water usage by residents of Cape Town over this past week has brought Day Zero closer by in excess of three weeks to 29 April 2018. 

Total storage has fallen by 1,1%. As of this week, dam levels stand at 33%. The City’s overall water usage rose to 641 million litres per day. As at today, only 34% of our residents are saving water.

Tea in the Park - family festive fun!

Tea in the Park in the Green Point Urban Park

Tea in the Park in the Green Point Urban Park is truly a place where time stops right in the middle of the Mother City.

Tea in the Park Café located in the lush and secure Green Point Urban Park in Cape Town offers the perfect family-fun escape during the festive season, away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded City.

Five eland have been at the heart of the Gantouw Project

Eland take ground-breaking research in their stride

This award-winning pilot project has led to ground-breaking research, which is in line with the City’s commitment to protecting and promoting natural conservation of our biodiversity. 

Over the past two years, five eland have been at the heart of the Gantouw Project, which looks at using one of the world’s largest antelope for veld management. 
 
A group of five eland, Mike, Gibbs, Uniqua, Berni and Little P, are making strides that are leading to ground-breaking research in the management of veld.
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