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.

Weekly dashboard: Day Zero stays stable but not enough residents are saving water

Not everyone is doing their part

Dam levels dropped by an expected 1% this week and Day Zero remains at 20 May 2018.

"Residents of Cape Town used less water this week compared with last week, but consumption still remains above 500 million litres a day.

Cape Town makes treated water available to keep industry going

Potsdam Wastewater Treatment Works

By using treated water, businesses are reducing their use and reliance on drinking water.

Mayor Patricia de Lille visited the Potsdam Wastewater Treatment Works where the City of Cape Town is making treated wastewater available to businesses dependent on water.
"By using treated water, businesses are reducing their use and reliance on drinking water.

Exploring Kalk Bay’s green nooks and crannies

Explore Green Kalk Bay

Roadworks along the Main Road from Muizenberg to Fish Hoek are finished, finally. Time to follow Melanie Farrell's Kalk Bay Green Route.

Explore the hidden alleys and secret shops along Kalk Bay Main Road, with cobbled alleyways on one side of the road and the sea on the other.

There are too many coffee shops to mention but my personal favourite is Ohana Cafe

Woman Zone ‘Treasures from Trash' Workshop

Join Woman Zone for a ‘Treasures from Trash' Workshop with crafting genius Sherelle Halford

Woman Zone invites you to a recycling workshop!

The holiday season is round the corner and budgets are stretched so Sherelle
will show you how to create beautiful gifts using ‘trash’ and things you find around your home.

Space is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment

Introducing The Big Issue #259 bumper year-end edition

The Big Issue #259 (Nov 2017 to Jan 2018) is available from your favourite vendor across the city. Be sure not to miss out a fantastic bumper year-end issue.
Big Issue vendors will be working extra hard during December to generate the income they need to provide for their families over the holiday season.

Cape Town City Heritage Route.

Fagmee Jacob leads the Heritage Walk

Aachen and Cape Town are celebrating a 20 year inter-city partnership and Fagmee Jacobs took the Aachen visitors on a walk that reflects the Mother City's diverse heritage.

Fagmee Jacobs runs the Heritage Outreach and Education Projects in the City of Cape Town's Heritage Department.

Cape Town steps up water testing in response to residents’ concerns

Scientific Services Branch in Athlone

City’s Water and Sanitation Department’s Scientific Services has increased the frequency of monitoring and analysis of water supplied at the City’s various water treatment works.

"The City of Cape Town is experiencing a persistent drought that has seen our dam storage levels drop to an unprecedented low. 
This week dam storage levels further declined to 36,2%.

25th Coronation Double Century 2017 in Swellendam this weekend

A team’s time is decided by the 6th rider to cross the finish line

For the majority of the 3 200 riders, this 202km team event is a test of endurance and friendship, but for a few teams, it is all about the win.

If it’s November, and it’s cycling, it must be Coronation Double Century time. 
The seeding system the event uses ensures the slowest teams start first (at an eyelid-cracking 5am), and the potential winners two-and-a-half hours later.

The Most Overlooked FREE Water Source

The stewardship path to abundance (

Rainwater harvesting can be done with simple earth shaping – swales, berms, depressions, and other landforms - that capture and absorb the rain, instead of letting it run away. 

Cape Town receives 2-3 times more rainwater than its annual requirement, so why are we not using this and where does it go?
It runs off roads, paved areas and roofs and literally goes down the drain into storm water pipes and out to sea. 
While people are scrambling for rainwater harvesting tanks and installing
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