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SANParks 13th annual free access week

South African National Parks (SANParks) will be hosting its 13th annual free access week from 10-14 September 2018. 

This gives South African day visitors the opportunity to gain free access to most of the 21 national parks. It encourages locals to explore parks closest to them and enjoy the facilities without having to pay.

Cape Town proves its a water-smart destination!

A water-smart destination!

Cape Town and the Western Cape are open for business, with our beautiful, world-class experiences waiting for visitors from around the world to enjoy.

With several months left in the winter rainfall calendar, it is now clear that Cape Town will continue to have enough water for its residents and visitors. Travellers are invited to come and enjoy, but still be mindful of water-wise tourism during their stay and continue to treat water as a precious resource.

Janko de Beer statue boosts Century City Art Trail

The Century City Art Trail has been boosted by the addition of a Janko de Beer bronze sculpture of a horse’s head. 

The stunning statue, entitled Sanctified, forms part of Janko’s Equus horse theme series which is based on the mythical relationship between humans and horses.

Streetwires New Location in Woodstock

Streetwires, 354 Albert Rd, Woodstock

Streetwires Artist Collective opened in 2000 and has recently moved to a new location in Woodstock, a creative hub with many secret spots to explore.

As a social enterprise, they have hired over 40 previously unemployed artists and given them meaningful work, uplifting the spirits of the artists and viewers alike.

Cape Town libraries and community centres Holiday Programmes

Cape Town is throwing open the doors to libraries and local community centres to keep children occupied during their winter break with a creative Holiday Programme to keep the blues at bay.

  • The Recreation and Parks Department has a diverse range of both indoor and outdoor activities on offer at its hubs – from board games and sport, to dancing and face-painting.
  • The usual selection of books and audio-visual materials on offer at Cape Town libraries, children can enjoy puppet shows, arts and crafts and talent shows.

Dam levels rising, but too early to let up on water savings

It is too soon to know what supply level is needed in order to safely navigate the summer of 2019. It is therefore critical that we continue to keep our consumption low. 

As at Monday 18 June 2018, Cape Town’s collective water usage over the past week was 520 million litres of water per day. Dam levels have again increased solidly by 6,3% to a total of 38,1% of storage capacity.

How much it costs you to go ‘green’ in South Africa

There has been a clear push from both the private and public sector towards a more sustainable South Africa. Business Tech outlines some wallet-friendly ways to align your money with eco-conscious values.

There has been a clear push from both the private and public sector towards a more sustainable South Africa in recent weeks.
 
This includes initiatives to cut down on plastics from major retailers such as Pick n Pay and Woolworths, while government officially gazetted its Climate Change Bill on Friday (8 June), alongside an announcement by the City of Jo

Dam levels rise, but so does water consumption

City of Cape Town encourages all water ambassadors to continue saving and not to be tempted to relax water-saving efforts due to the cold and wet weather. #50LitreLife  

Our collective consumption over the past week was 532 million litres of water per day while dam levels have showed a further increase of 2% to 31,8%. 
 
The City of Cape Town encourages all water ambassadors to continue saving and not to be tempted to relax water-saving efforts due to the cold and wet weather that Cape Town has been

City Sightseeing Company is Carbon Neutral & Sustainable!

The Carbon Neutral Bus Company
John Richards talked to City Sightseeing  CEO, Paul Nel on Being Green on Fine Music Radio.
 
The City Sightseeing buses are red – and you can’t mistake them as they ferry overseas and local tourists around every day to our very sight-worthy sites, too numerous to mention, but Signal Hill and Kirstenbosch figure high on the list.
They also provide boat tou

Cape Town's lower water pressure leading to mega savings

City’s pressure management programme is now achieving savings of 62 million litres of water per day by lowering pressure across the metro.

As at Monday 4 June 2018, Cape Town’s collective consumption over the past week was 529 million litres of water per day, up from an average of 505 million litres in the preceding week.
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