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Eland released at City’s Blaauwberg Nature Reserve

Eland (Taurotragus oryx)

An eland (Taurotragus oryx) released into the City’s Blaauwberg Nature Reserve last week is the last of eight eland earmarked for translocation from the Koeberg Nature Reserve.

‘The other seven eland were introduced to the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve in December 2016 and in February this year. The animals were donated by the Koeberg Nature Reserve as part of their management of the eland population in that reserve.

SA Eco Film Festival 23 - 30 March at Labia

Kayabike directed by Mattia Trabucchi

Directors Mattia Trabucchi and Jay Mac will be present at the SA Eco Film Festival, both with South African connections. 

Mattia Trabucchi is an independent documentary filmmaker, traveler, dreamer and bicycle enthusiast!

Being Green talks to Ben Heard

John Richards talks to Ben Heard, founder and director of a Think Tank called Bright New World.
The energy debate simmers on, and has been relatively quiet for a while, but don’t be lulled into a sense of false security, advises John Richards.

Travel for FREE on the MyCiTi service this Sunday

40 routes across the city, 42 stations, more than 700 stops

The MyCiTi service will be free to all commuters – that is all residents and visitors to Cape Town – this Sunday, 19 March 2017.

 
'This is a great opportunity for residents and tourists to get first-hand experience of how easy and convenient it is to use the MyCiTi service to go places around Cape Town,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, Councillor Brett Herron.
 
The MyCiTi service currently cover

Drought crisis: 105 days of useable water left

Visit the water restrictions page at www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater

As at 13 March 2017, dam levels have dropped to 30%, which is 1,5% down from a week ago.

With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at approximately 20%, with 105 days of useable water left at current consumption levels.
 
However, consumption has continued to decline and is now at 751 million litres per day – 51 million litres above the collective usage target of 700 million litres

National Library Week 18 to 25 March 2017

20 809 community programmes & events aries - attended by 92 014 people

All libraries will have programmes and activities to celebrate and the period coincides with Fine-Free Week. 

During National Library Week, City libraries are hosting various special programmes for all ages, including storytelling, arts and crafts, membership drives, and poetry sessions.
 
‘This year’s theme, My library, Your library, seeks to reinforce libraries as being the heart of the community and encourage resid

FREE access to Table Bay Nature Reserve on 18 and 19 March

Table Bay Nature Reserve

Table Bay Nature Reserve will host an open weekend to coincide with the Milnerton Aquatic Club’s 24-hour endurance sailing challenge at the Rietvlei Water Area.

Table Bay Nature Reserve is one of 16 nature reserves managed by the City of Cape Town’s Environmental Management Department.

Cape Town Green CYCLE Map now out!

The new Cape Town Green CYCLE Map is now available at the Cape Town Cycle EXPO.

"People love these maps," reported Carla Mathyse and Kristen van Harten who were handing out copies of the new Cycle Map at the Cape Town Cycle Expo.

The Cycle Map, launched at the Expo, is a first for Cape Town.  You can pick up a copy at the Pedal Power Association (PPA) stand or at the Cape Town Tourism stand.

40th Cape Town Cycle Tour to be streamed live!

Full live stream recordings of the event will be available for post-event viewing from 1 pm onwards

In an exciting development, it was announced today that full coverage of the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour will be streamed live.

 
The streaming platform will also be accessible via a hotlink on the home page of the Cape Town Cycle Tour website.
 
Coverage will initially focus on the elite races for both men and women, but will pan out to include the rest of the 30 000+ cyclists makin

Cape Town Cycle Tour - road closures

Check here for details of road closures in the surrounding areas on Saturday 11 and Race Day Sunday 12 March 2017.
 
 

The 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour is taking place around the Cape Peninsula on Sunday, 12 March 2017, resulting in road closures in the surrounding areas on Race Day.  There will also be some restrictions starting on Saturday 11 March.

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