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Introducing The Big Issue #248 - COLLECTOR’S EDITION

The Big Issue Collector’s Edition

The Big Issue Collector’s Edition invites top writers, photographers and illustrators to contribute to make a special, thicker issue with added value for the festive season.

For that reason it’s slightly more expensive, at R30, giving that something extra to the vendors over Christmas.

Cape Town’s partnership flies high to protect precious birdlife

Temminck’s stint - Strandfontein Birding Area

Acclaimed False Bay Nature Reserve continues to soar due to renewal of a partnership between City of Cape Town, BirdLife South Africa and the Cape Bird Club.

The City’s False Bay Nature Reserve, situated in the Cape Flats District, is a designated Wetland of International Importance (a Ramsar site) and a designated Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA).

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

End off the weekends with Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts that satisfy the most diverse tastes, in the spectacularly beautiful Kirstenbosch Garden.

Meet with friends and family, gather your picnic baskets and blankets to enjoy the floral heritage and the mountain and let the music end your weekend on a high note.

MyCiTi extends operating hours to shopping centres & beaches over festive season

Head for the beach with MyCiTi
Hopping onto a MyCiTi bus for shopping, going to the beach, or celebrating New Year’s Eve will be more convenient than using private vehicles. 
 
Cape Town is approaching the busiest time of the year with tourists and local fun seekers visiting our beaches, shopping centres, Table Mountain, coastal areas and other popular destinations. 
 
‘Those driving around the city would have noticed the increase in traffic already.

How Green is your HQ?

Cape Town's Green Star-rated Electricity Services head office

African Utility Week delegation visits Cape Town's Green Star-rated Electricity Services eco-friendly head office in Belville to see first-hand the green design features. 

The African Utilities Week programme is the only global meeting place, conference and trade exhibition for African power and water utility professionals and offers a unique networking opportunity for engineers, stakeholders and solution providers alike.
 
Africa Utility Week presents a platform for role players from a

Cape Town launches water ratings system to promote savings

19 industries and companies participated

City of Cape Town has an initiative to encourage industry and companies to improve their water management practices by using a newly developed ratings tool.

 
The City hosted an awards ceremony on 29 November 2016, to recognise the 19 industries and companies that have participated in the assessment process and to hand over their certificates and star ratings.
 
The companies that participated are: In2Foods, Total Garage, Sylko Plant Hire, Advanced Galvanising, Alibaba Foods, Coastal C

Buy MyCiTi Mover points and myconnect cards at local shops

41 retailers are now selling MyCiTi products

MyCiTi commuters can now buy Mover points and myconnect cards from their local shop and ATM's.

Apart from the 41 retailers who are now selling MyCiTi products to the public, commuters can also load Mover packages at 34 cash-accepting Absa automated teller machines (ATMs) located near MyCiTi routes across the city.

Twitchers can tick off superb field guide lifers

Lammergeier or baardaasvoël?

There are many rare birds, but guidebooks about them are not scarce, writes Daryl Accone in this overview of field guides in the Mail & Guardian.

Birders — and nature lovers of a simpler, less rarefied kind — could be said to have a glut of field guides.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival: more than just jazz

18th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival

The Cape Town Jazz Festival is an important part of the Cape Town brand and the City of Cape Town is proud to be hosting this event for the 18th time from 31 March to 1 April 2017.

"The annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival is an integral feature on the city’s events calendar.

Join the Warrior On Wheels team

An invitation to ride the Cape Town Cycle Tour from Warrior On Wheels.

"If your bicycle is staring at you each time you walk into your garage, begging to be dusted off, and for the sensation of tar beneath its tyres again...
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