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Nedbank Green Wine Awards – Honouring producers who conserve the winelands

The Green Wine Awards also saw the launch of the new Nedbank Green Wine Winners Route in asociation with Cape Town Green Map.

The Green Wine Awards, now in their eighth year and Africa’s only wine competition recognizes and honours wine producers who continue to play an integral role in the provision of ecofriendly wines, which embody farming for the future practices.

Source to Sea open day Saturday 5 November

Source to Sea initiative

The public will have the opportunity to connect, use, celebrate and learn more about the Source to Sea river restoration initiative. 

 

Source to Sea open day plans to make good waves.
 
With rain predicted, the original date of 22 October has been changed to 5 November.
 
The public will have the opportunity to connect, use, celebrate and learn more about the Source to Sea river restoration initiative along the Diep, Prinskaste

Food security the focus of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Food gardens are crucial to ensuring food security

Cape Town hosted a conference for approximately 300 role players involved in the food gardening sector and other food security-related projects. 

The event provides a platform for sharing ideas, as well as a networking opportunity for participants. 
 
Fulfilling the commitment to being a caring city requires a targeted effort to care for the marginalised and vulnerable groups and individuals in Cape Town.

Cape Town’s beaches a Blue Flag above the rest

10 Cape Town have achieved Blue Flag status.

Ten of the Cape Town’s beaches will be flying the Blue Flag this season as Cape Town, once again, boasts having one of the highest numbers of Blue Flag beaches in the country.

As part of the National Blue Flag Programme, coordinated by the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (

New Tea in the Park Café opens at Green Point Park

Green Point Park 1 Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point

Reliance, the leading organic compost provider in the Western Cape, are excited to announce the launch of their new Tea in the Park Café. 

Tea in the Park, at Green Point Park, with its spectacular backdrop of Cape Town stadium and Table Mountain embraces a spacious outdoor terrace where you may enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea set with your friends, or spoil yourself with a tantalising variety of sweet and savoury options.

Fish Hoek shark exclusion net deployed

Fish Hoek shark exclusion net prevents animals from entering the “exclusion zone”

To increase the safety of beach and ocean users over the summer months, the Fish Hoek shark exclusion barrier is being deployed from 1 October 2016. 

The City of Cape Town’s Shark Spotters Programme will operate at eight beaches in Cape Town from 1 October 2016 to 1 May 2017. 
 
There will be 30 shark spotters and 10 net crew employed to boost beach safety during the upcoming summer season.
 
‘The Fish Hoek shark excl

Cape Town’s water-wise spray parks ready for summer

Spray parks use much less water than swimming pools

This summer, families have a choice of one of the City’s five spray parks situated in Khayelitsha, Nyanga, Valhalla Park, Ocean View and Scottsville. 

The City’s spray parks are all set and ready to welcome young and old to cool off during the school holidays and the rest of the summer season.

How Uber plans to disrupt SA’s food delivery industry

UberEATS has the potential to change people’s eating habits.

South Africa is part of over 20 countries in Europe and Asia where the UberEATS service is scheduled to be launched, and Johannesburg is the first city in Africa to experience the service. (Reuters)

Food delivery app UberEATS launched on Wednesday and the company behind the ride-sharing app is confident the service will disrupt the food industry, and possibly other sectors as well.

Cape Town a finalist in 2016 C40 Cities Awards

Cape Town Green Map congratulates City of Cape Town for once again being shortlisted as a finalist for the C40 Awards."

STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE
 
"The awards selection committee has selected two of our projects as finalists:
 
•         Energy and Climate Change Programme – Energy2040 Programme and Energy and Climate Action Plan, in the Climate A

Cape Town launches MyCiTi station art map

More than 50 artworks installed at MyCiTi stations

Transport for Cape Town has launched a map and an interactive link on the MyCiTi website with information about the artwork at the MyCiTi stations in celebration of Heritage Month

More than 50 artworks, including mosaic works, sculptures, ceramics, mural paintings, drawings, sandblasted images and spray-painted street art or graffiti, have been installed at MyCiTi stations across the city since May 2010.

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