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Oceans Alive - Tales of Sea Rescues

Oceans Alive – hosted by the Aquarium in collaboration with the NSRI, Wavescape and the surfing community of Cape Town – takes place on Wednesday 30 May at 18:30. 

MC for the evening Nik Rabinowitz will lead a panel of big wave surfing legends – including Mickey Duffus, James Taylor, Mike Schlebach, Greg Bertish, Ross Lindsay, and Dave Smith – in a light-hearted chat about their stories of rescue in frightening wipeouts, as well as other terrifying tales of riding giant waves.

First drinking water from desalination a step toward greater resilience

7 million litres online during June 2018

"We are very proud to announce that our temporary desalination plant in Strandfontein is now delivering high-quality, treated desalinated water into our supply system."

"This plant is injecting 4,7 million litres per day into the reticulation system and is being delivered to customers.

World Bicycle Day in Khayelitsha on 3 June 2018

World Bicycle Day 2018

Cape Town Bicycle Mayor, Lebogang Mokwena, and partners – Open Streets, Bicycling Empowerment Network, Pedal Power Association, Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy host a public celebration at Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha.

To celebrate World Bicycle Day 2018, on Sunday, 3 June, Cape Town Bicycle Mayor, Lebogang Mokwena, and partners – Open Streets, Bicycling Empowerment Network, Pedal Power Association, Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy will host a public celebration at the Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha.
 
It will be a day of awareness-raising and

Water usage up marginally, with normal fluctuations

Water consumption over the past week was slightly higher. It remains imperative that we all continue our saving efforts to get to the required target of 450 million litres per day. 

 
Cape Town’s average collective water usage is at 519 million litres per day. This is 14 million litres per day more than the previous week’s record low of 505 million litres. Water inflow into the dams has largely balanced water usage.

Cape Town pilots e-Literacy and IBM DNA projects in Langa

e-Literacy pilot project

City of Cape Town launched an e-Literacy pilot project at the Langa public library to help beginners or those lacking confidence to get to grips with basic computer literacy. 

The ‘IBM DNA’ pilot programme will introduce participants to the field of information technology and assess their suitability to pursue a career in the IT field.

The Big Issue #263 is on sale NOW!

The Big Issue #263 (20 April to 19 May 2018) is available from your favourite vendor across the city.

Be sure not to miss out on another great issue of The Big Issue.

Their cover story takes you to the Antarctic Peninsula, where Greenpeace is supporting a proposal by the European Union to create the biggest protected area on Earth.

WESGROlaunches first known water offset tool to boost #WaterWiseTourism

#WaterWiseTourism

The My Water Footprint is part of the efforts to boost #WaterWiseTourism in Cape Town and the Western Cape.

Visitors can now calculate their daily water usage, and then offset this usage by donating money to water conservation projects with the My Water Footprint tool, www.mywaterfootprint.capetown.
 

2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards: Wilderness Safaris Overall Winner

Wilderness Safaris – an operator of safari camps, lodges and experiences in seven African countries, has grabbed the main prize at the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards.

The tourism company was announced Overall Winner at the prestigious Awards – sponsored by Wesgro and organised by Better Tourism Africa – which forms part of the responsible tourism programme at the World Travel M

Facing Water angst 365 days of the year

In rural communities people walk long distances daily to collect water

The Wishing Well International Foundation South Africa is looking to make a difference and ease some of that angst that mothers and families endure on a daily basis.

The World Bank reported on 10 April 2018 that South Africa remains a dual economy with one of the highest inequality rates in the world.
So, imagine how many South Africans live with that water angst 365 days of the year.
 

Finalists for 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards announced

2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards overall winner will be announceded at the World Travel Market Africa in Cape Town (18-20 April 2018) at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

A luxury island in the Seychelles, a cultural experience among the Maasai in K
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