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Water Restrictions in effect from 1 November 2016

The City of Cape Town calls on all residents to familiarise themselves with Level 3 water restrictions so as not to fall foul of the law. 

Residents are asked to ensure that their water consumption over the coming summer months remains consistent with their winter consumption, as this will ensure that the dams are not drawn to dangerous levels.

Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards votes Hotel Verde “Best Urban Accommodation”

Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards

Hotel Verde at Cape Town International Airport voted the global winner in the Urban Accommodation category at the 15th annual Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards, held in Monaco. 

Africa’s Greenest Hotel, Hotel Verde situated at Cape Town International Airport was voted the global winner in the Urban Accommodation category during the 15th annual <

Invade Langa with bicycles and sneakers on car-free Sunday

Sunday 30 October 2016, from 12:00 until 17:00

King Langalibalele Drive, Langa will be transformed again on Sunday 30 October 2016, with the celebration of the first Open Streets Day for the summer season. 

King Langalibalele Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday 30 October 2016, from 12:00 until 17:00, turning the main street into a pedestrian paradise for at least five hours.
 
‘The City of Cape Town supports Open Streets as a platform to demonstrate the potential of streets by making some of them tempo

THE BIG ISSUE #247 available NOW!

“Pretty Yende – A joy to the world”

Some highlights on what’s covered in this edition of The Big Issue #247 available now from your friendly neighbourhood vendor.

On the cover:
“Pretty Yende – A joy to the world”
The magnificent opera star who started out in small-town Piet Retief and is now singing on international stages throughout the world, talks to The Big Issue from backstage in Paris.

Cape Town’s green taxi rank in Nomzamo scoops engineering excellence award

Nomzamo public transport interchange

Cape Town's public transport interchange in Nozmamo was selected as the winner in the category for community upliftment at the 80th IMESA/CESA Excellence Awards in East London.

The Institute of Municipal Engineering of South Africa (IMESA) and Consulting Engineers SA (CESA) Excellence Awards give recognition to well-engineered civil engineering infrastructure projects.
The project must portray the art and science of civil engineering for infrastructure to the general public and must find answers to challenges.
 

The Turtle Buff® is back

All seven sea turtle species are considered endangered

Please help the Two Oceans Aquarium raise funds for this essential animal care programme that rehabilitates and release hundreds of turtles every year.

Two Ocens Aquarium rehabilitates and release hundreds of turtles every year - work that requires specialised medical care, round-the-clock observation plus specially trained staff.
 
To help fund this life-giving work, Buff® South Africa has once again generously de

Shark Spotters app to enhance beach safety

Free Shark Spotters app available on iOS and Android platforms

The Shark Spotters app is unique mobile application which conveniently provides water users with current and accurate shark safety information on their smartphones

With the upcoming beach season on our doorstep, the City of Cape Town is excited to announce the launch of the Shark Spotters mobile app – an innovative app to assist swimmers and surfers to be more shark smart at Cape Town’s beaches this summer. 
 
The Shark Spotters app is unique mobile application which conveniently pr

BWI Member - DeMorgenzon wine estate recognised internationally

Wendy Appelbaum and winemaker & general manager Carl van der Merwe

More accolades for DeMorgenzon on the international stage including a prestigious showcase in New York this week.

DeMorgenzon is now recognised as one of South Africa’s top white wine producers thanks to two new accolades for the Stellenbosch winery on the international stage.
 
The wine estate is a member of the BWI - Bio-diversity Wine Initiative.
 
The DeMorgenzon team – headed up by leading businessw

WWF congratulates Green Wine Award Winners

2016 Award Winning Conservation Champions

WWF congratulates the Conservation Champions excelling in the environmental categories of the 2016 Nedbank Green Wine Awards.

The WWF Conservation Champions winners to have won 2016 awards are:
  • La Motte in Franschhoek: Best Farming Practice Overall & Leader in community development
  • Paul Cluver in the Elgin Valley: Leader in water conservation
  • Lourensford in Somerset West: Leader in energy (for the second yea

MyCiTi service to go green with electric-powered buses

Alternative fuel for public transport is no longer a choice, but a prerequisite

Apart from lowering carbon emissions, local residents benefit through job opportunities as the buses will be assembled locally and the bus bodies will in part be manufactured locally. 

STATEMENT BY MAYOR DE LILLE: 
 
"he City of Cape Town has awarded the tender for the procurement of battery-powered electric buses and ancillary equipment for the MyCiTi service to BYD SA Company.
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