Cape Town is a world leader in inclusive climate action

Cape Town is one of 30 cities across the world that has signed an equity pledge that commits cities to inclusive climate action.

"This week, I returned from San Francisco where leading cities from across the globe – including the City of Cape Town – signed an equity pledge to commit local governments to ensure climate action is used to achieve development, improve living conditions, reduce poverty and boost economic growth," writes Exec Mayor, Patricia de Lille.

Cape Town promotes food safety on World Environmental Health Day

Renewed awareness drive comes ahead of World Environmental Health Day on Wednesday 26 September with the theme of Global Food Safety and Sustainability
‘This year’s WEHD theme of ‘Global Food Safety and Sustainability’ aims to
support the provision of more safe food, to make use of precious water and
nutrient resources, and for communities to increasingly value sustainable food
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Lifeguard deployment to Cape Town beaches and swimming pools

Comprehensive and collaborative service lifeguard deployment

As part of the 2018/19 summer season drowning prevention strategy, Cape Town will deploy lifeguards to beaches and swimming pools this upcoming school holiday.

Cape Town's Recreation and Parks Department, as part of the 2018/19 summer season drowning prevention strategy, will deploy lifeguards to beaches and swimming pools across the City this upcoming school holiday.

Lower water restrictions and tariffs from 1 October

Continue conserving water

Dam levels reach 70%, residents will begin experiencing moderate tariff relief from end October. 

Last week the City of Cape Town announced that it would lower water restrictions and tariffs from Level 6B and 6 respectively to Level 5 from 1 October 2018 due to the encouraging dam recovery and the ongoing conservation efforts by Capetonians. 
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Blaauwberg Nature Reserve gets Green Coast Status

Cape Town’s Blaauwberg Nature Reserve is at the heart of the first Green Coast Status that was awarded to a coastal site in South Africa. 

South Africa’s first Green Coast Status has been awarded to Cape Town’s Blaauwberg Nature Reserve in recognition of their commitment to preserving the unique flora and fauna along its coastline.

Festival of Heritage at Iziko Museums of South Africa Museums

Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko), in partnership with the HCI Foundation hosts the annual in_herit FESTIVAL – a dynamic cultural programme, from 24 to 30 Sept 2018.

The week-long celebration will comprise of

City to lower water restrictions and tariffs to Level 5 from 1 October 2018

The relaxation of restrictions is a moderate proposal that is based on a hydrological risk assessment that indicates that it is safe to do so at the level of risk that is agreed upon. 

•         Cape Town’s dam levels are nearing 70% of storage capacity due to good rainfall at the beginning of winter and the phenomenal conservation efforts of Capetonians
•         Water restrictions and the associated tariffs are thus to be conservatively lowered in th

FMR Milnerton Lagoon Clean Up

Join FMR listeners and the FMR team at the Milnerton Lagoon next Saturday, the 15th of September 2018 at 10:00

"Please come and join FMR listeners and the FMR team at the Milnerton Lagoon next Saturday, the 15th of September 2018 at 10:00 for a Coastal Clean Up", is the invitation from Mark Jennings, FMR Sation Manager.

Cape Town encouraged by recent rain

Dam levels have improved by 3,9%

The rainfall over the past few weeks, combined with continued saving efforts by the vast majority of residents, has seen dams fill to levels the City hasn’t seen in years. 


Cape Town Cycle Tour General entries open on Thursday 6 September

The next Cape Town Cycle Tour will take place on Sunday, 10 March 2019 and the start will again be from the historic Grand Parade Precinct.

It’s on! Are you ready? Cape Town Cycle Tour General entries are opening on Thursday, 6 September, so make sure you’re ready to get yours. The Cape Town Cycle Tour, one of the world’s most iconic cycling events has once again adopted a first-come-first-served entry system for the 2019 event.

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