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Drought crisis: collective use must be reduced further

Consumption must be brought down to 500 million litres of water per day to help Cape Town to get through as much of the summer as possible, towards winter 2018. 

Dam storage levels are currently at 34,2% with useable water at 24,2%. Collective consumption is at 599 million litres of water per day.

Run4Change Captain’s Challenge training run

10 kilometres ahead at False Bay Nature Reserve

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon ambassadors and sporting heroes, Francois Pienaar and Elana Meyer, led a Captain’s Challenge training run through the False Bay Nature Reserve.

Francois Pienaar and Elana Meyer led a Captain’s Challenge training run in preparation for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, and to identify possible partnership with environmental initiatives.

Cape Town tackles the Drought Crisis

Implementing large-scale pressure reduction

Extract of speech delivered by the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the full Council meeting, 24 August 2017 relating to the drought crisis.

The key highlights relating to the drought crisis:
 
The Water Resilience Task Team has developed and executed plans to reduce water consumption and to augment the water supply system
The City will invest over R2 billion in new de

Bad habits fuel illegal dumping

City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Department recently impounded the 100th vehicle used for illegal dumping.

The milestone came just a year after an amendment to the Integrated Waste Management By-law that makes provision for impoundments.
 
STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY; AND SOCIAL SERVICES, ALDERMAN JP SMITH
 
The drivers were each fined R5 000 and a further R7 500 impo

Modernised minibus-taxi industry collaboration with MyCiTi

Cape Town’s Integrated Public Transport Network (IPTN) Business Plan proposes significant involvement of the minibus-taxi industry in future MyCiTi service roll-outs. 

Cape Town’s Council adopted the City’s Integrated Public Transport Network (IPTN) Business Plan.
  • The plan proposes significant involvement of the minibus-taxi industry in future MyCiTi service roll-outs.
  • It also foresees that innovative in

Rhinos Are Coming to the V & A Waterfront

The Rhinos are Coming!

The Rhinos are Coming! have helped three of their Rhino Ambassadors settle in at the V & A Waterfront.

This is part of their grand tour of greater Cape Town and they have selected the V & A to kick off their campaign to drum up support for The Rhinos are Coming! (TRAC), a project aimed at raising funds to support stoprhinopoaching in their efforts to fight rhino poaching.

Drawings come to life at Future Park!

The sketch aquarium

Interactive digital technology will breathe life into children’s drawings at teamLab’s Future Park exhibition at the V&A Waterfront’s Watershed.  

This perfect family exhibition will come to South Africa for the first time this year from 23 September to 31 January. The exhibition has seen more than four million children across the world play in an ever-changing digital environment while they develop their fine motor skills.

WATER CRISIS: Cape Town’s water resilience plan.

Cape Town’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, today briefed the media on the City’s water resilience plan. 

STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE 
 
At the Council meeting in May this year, I announced a new strategic approach to the drought: building water resilience.

WARNING to ALL Water Users in Cape Town

How to adjust a stopcock - see below

City of Cape Town informs all water users that they can adjust the water-isolating valves (stopcocks) on their properties to reduce the flow rate and save water. 

Drought crisis: please reduce water flow to your property 
 
The City of Cape Town informs all water users that they can adjust the water-isolating valves (stopcocks) on their properties to reduce the flow rate and save water.

Open Design Cape Town 13 - 19 August

The CCDI has partnered once again with Open Design Cape Town, the Mother City’s most dynamic design and innovation festival from Sunday 13 to Saturday 19 August at Cape Town City Hall.

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