Open Streets Day comes to Voortrekker Road in Bellville on Sunday

Open your eyes to the variety of mobility choices on offer.

A section of Voortrekker Road in Bellville will be transformed into a local playground once again, on Sunday 20 November 2016, with the celebration of Open Streets Day

The section of Voortrekker Road, between the intersections with Durban Road and Oos Street, will be car-free on Sunday 20 November 2016, from 10:00 until 15:00, meaning the main street in Bellville will be a pedestrian paradise for at least five hours.
‘The City of Cape Town supports

Top S A artists for festive lights concert on 4 Dec

Cape Town’s largest free, open-air public event

The line-up includes chart-topping hip-hop artist AKA and South Africa’s internationally acclaimed DJ, Black Coffee, as headline acts.

A line-up of top African artists has been confirmed for the switch-on of the festive lights event to take place at the Grand Parade on Sunday 4 December 2016.

Wine farms go from red to white to green

The main emphasis of the Pebbles Project is education

A lot more happens in the winelands than wine production and fine dining, writes Nontando Mposo, who participated in the Nedbank Green Wine Awards “amazing race”

There are families, generations of workers raising children that grow up not being exposed to much other than life in the wine farms...where nothing much happens in terms of recreational activities.

Riaan Manser back on the Absa Cape Epic starting line

Adventurer Riaan Manser and his wife Vasti take on the race they have grown to love - the Absa Cape Epic.
Riaan Manser is about as adventurous as you get: his bearded features first became familiar to South Africans as they watched from afar while he rode a bicycle around Africa and then circumnavigated Madagascar by kayak. 
Then it was off to Iceland for another testing circumnavigation by kayak.
Next he took to a

The Nedbank Green Wine Awards public tasting event

The Nedbank #GreenWineAwards public tasting event was hosted on the gorgeous 6th floor Nedbank Auditorium at the V&A Waterfront and mc'ed by Getaway magazine's publisher, Neil Piper.

Attendees were spoiled with generous tastings of all the winning wines, delectable canapes, and views to inspire a worthy celebration of South Africa's burgeoning, organic, Green Wine industry.

The Big Issue: Vendor Art

Xoliswa Ntunta

Vendor artist Xoliswa Ntunta is featured this month.

Xoliswa Ntunta is a widow, a single mom and a grandmother. She lives with her children and grandchildren in Khayelitsha. She works hard to provide for her family by selling the magazine. She also works on a part-time basis as a domestic worker to earn extra money.

Commercial sector heavy-weights recognised for energy savings

Presentation of award to Linda Sieglinder of Clicks

Financial services company Old Mutual and retailers Ackermans and the Clicks Group have been recognised for helping to make sustainable progress possible through efforts to reduce their energy consumption. 

Three commercial giants have been recognised for their substantial reduction in energy usage by the City and its partners. 
Financial services company Old Mutual and retailers Ackermans and the Clicks Group have been recognised by the City of Cape Town and its partners for helping to make sustainab

Cape Town Cycle Tour wins Sports Tourism Award

Best International Event Contributing to Tourism Growth

Cape Town Cycle Tour was announced the winner of the Best International Domestic Event that Contributes to Tourism Growth award.

The award was made by the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange, an international conference in its sixth year. When the award was announced, David Bellairs, Marketing, Media and Sponsorship Director Cape Town Cycle Tour, commented: “I am so incredibly proud to be part of the amazing group of people that weave together the magic that is the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Cape Town’s lifeguards ready for beach deployment

From 1 December, lifeguards on duty daily 10:00 to 18:00
Safety will be the main priority at the Cape Town’s beaches this summer - more than 100 trained and accredited lifeguards will be on duty every weekend starting Saturday 5 November 2016.
The City of Cape Town’s Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department has employed permanent and seasonal lifeguards in order to improve beach safety over the upcoming summer holiday season.
The 12 permanent lifeguards and over 100 seasonal lifeguards will be deployed during the upcoming summer season at the various beaches over weekends between from

Cape Town taking its place as an energy capital

Address to 2016 World Energy Cities Partnership

Speech delivered by Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the opening session of the 2016 World Energy Cities Partnership annual general meeting.

It is a privilege for me to welcome 13 cities from the World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP) to our city. 
Cape Town is the newest member of the WECP and we are excited to share with you opportunities and developments in our city, our province and our country.
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