Cape Town signs loan with German bank for wastewater treatment plant upgrades

City of Cape Town signed an urban wastewater management loan to the value of approximately R1,3 billion with the German government-owned KfW Development Bank. 

The loan, which was offered at a highly subsidised fixed interest rate of 8.107%, will be used to finance the expansion and refurbishment of some of the City’s 25 wastewater treatment plants over the next few years.

Night Garden @ Montebello

Night Garden @ Montebello 29 November from 17h00 to 21h00 - a magical evening under the stars.

Montebello Design Centre is hosting its first Night Garden of the summer on Thursday, 29 November from 17h00 to 21h00. Come and browse for creative, original festive season presents.

All studios, shops and workshops will be open.

Idols winner Yanga at Cape Town festive lights switch-on

SA Idols winner Yanga

Top acts, including SA Idols winner Yanga, at 2 December festive lights switch-on by Executive Mayor Dan Plato.

The theme for this year’s festive lights switch-on is #BeInspiring – a well-timed call for Capetonians to stand up and help shape our common destiny. And Yanga, from Khayelitsha, winner of season 14 of Idols SA, certainly inspires!

Open Streets Belville 25 November 2018

Cape Town’s favourite rapper Youngsta CPT

Open Streets takes over Belville - your chance to experience the joys of car-free streets on Sunday 25 November 2018!

Cape Town’s favourite rapper Youngsta CPT will be performing for the crowds in the Bellville CBD when the Greater Tygerberg Partnership will present the hugely popular Open Streets Day in Bellville. The event will be opened by Cape Town’s Executive Mayor, Dan Plato.

Resilient Landscaping

Self-seeded plants like Geranium incanum are an asset

Marijke Honig provides practical information and practical tips to promote resiliance.


Century City Art Trail

Most of the exhibits are outdoors and range from the Impromptu Pavilion in Century City Square celebrating South Africa’s diversity.

Century City launched an Arts Trail, initially comprising 24 exhibits, in and around the 250 hectare precinct. Now comprising 25 artworks, the Century City Art Trail is featured on the 2019 Arts + Crafts Map.

Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery

A jam packed feast of ceramics at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery and Clay Museum in Durbanville.

The Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale, organised by Ceramics SA Western Cape, offers a jam packed feast of ceramics at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery and Clay Museum in Durbanville.  The exhibition runs from 11 November until 4 December

Astronomy Outreach at V&A Waterfront

At the V&A Waterfront’s Pierhead, you can observe the Sun, the Moon and other heavenly bodies.

On Saturday, 17 October between 3pm and 9.30pm at the V&A Waterfront’s Pierhead, you can observe the Sun, the Moon and other heavenly bodies through an array of telescopes provided by the Cape Centre of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa.

Level 5 restriction - Water News

Cape Town dam levels decline slightly, consumption down and weather is cooler.

Dam levels have declined slightly by 0,6% over the last week to 74,1 % of storage capacity. 
The average water consumption decreased by 34 million litres per day to 559 million litres per day for the past week. 
The City is encouraged that usage remains in this range as the

The Big Issue #269 Now Out

Welcome to The Big Issue #269, the technology issue, (20 October to 19 November 2018) – available from your favourite vendor across the city and beyond.

With Trevor Noah on the cover, you can't miss it!

Here are some of the stories covered in the November edition of The Big Issue.

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