Annual Wildlife Exhibition at The Cape Gallery

Visual Safari at The Cape Gallery

Annual Wildlife Exhibition at The Cape Gallery reminds us that the preservation of wild places with their unique eco-systems has become a challenge to the conservators today.

In presenting images of wildlife the artist is often an advocate for the survival and maintenance of endangered species.

Live the #50LitreLife

Cape Town water heroes, weather and pressure management boosting winter water-saving efforts - keep living the #50LitreLife!

•       Average water consumption for the past week has reached another low of 494 million litres per day
•       Dam levels have improved by 1,8% to 55,1% of storage capacity although the increase is not as significant as over the past two months due to the more temperate and dry weath

Touching Lives: The SHAWCO Story - at SA Jewish Museum 

Touching Lives: The SHAWCO Story will mark the 75th anniversary of the Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) based at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

SHAWCO is a student-run non-profit organisation (NPO) whose mission is to develop communities by offering primary healthcare services, education initiatives, recreation projects and skills training.

Tata Madiba: Father of our democracy, Father of our Nation

The iMadiba art installation

Iziko Museums commemorated International Mandela Day, with the launch of “Tata Madiba: Father of our democracy, Father of our Nation,” at the Iziko South African Museum.

The exhibition brings together objects, specimens and artworks to stimulate conversation about Madiba’s life, struggles and legacy.

Origins of Early Sapiens Behaviour at Spier

Mosaic panel created by diver and collector Matthews

The timing of Origins of Early Sapiens Behaviour exhibition could not be more right, writes Lucinda Jolly in Business Day.

Our common ancestry makes nonsense of racial divisiveness. The timing of Origins of Early Sapiens Behaviour exhibition could not be more right, writes Lucinda Jolly in Business Day.

New Woodstock skateboard park

A World Design Capital co-design ward project

The recently completed Woodstock skateboard park, which boasts four ramps, was officially opened on Monday 16 July 2018.

As part of the festivities, Councillor Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, got onto a skateboard and joined local skateboarders to test the facility. 

It is home-sweet-home for local skateboarders as they celebrate the new Woodstock skateboard park which will provide them with a platform to hone their skills.

Street lighting programme drives energy efficiency, reducing long-term costs

820 km of roads have been retrofitted

Investigations indicate that a saving of about 40% can be achieved compared with an HID fitting with the same light intensity.  

The City of Cape Town’s drive to retrofit existing street lights along major roads and in neighbourhoods across the metro is progressing well, with about R22 million having been spent on this project in the previous financial year. 
The programme to replace high intensity discharge (HID) lamps with light-emitting diode (LED) technology is lig

The ocean is certainly an apt metaphor for our anxious age

Stephen Inngs, Backline 2018

Barnard Gallery presents Shoreline, two solo exhibitions of new photographic and video work by Stephen Inggs and Vanessa Cowling.

Sharing more than just a title, each of these shows responds to the current resurgence of interest in the unstable relations between sea and land, and the social tides such environmental boundaries implicate. For both Cowling and Inggs, these are strange seas for strange times.

The ocean is certainly an apt metaphor for our anxious age.

The Shark Spotters Programme

Keeping Cape Town’s swimmers safe
Polarised sunglasses and binoculars could save you from sharks in Cape Town, reports Sarah Wild in Business Insider SA.
  • The Shark Spotters programme warns people when sharks are in the water and stops them from getting bitten.
  • Cape Town has the largest concentration of white sharks on the doorstep of a major city anywhere, but these creatures are vital for the ocean ecosystem.
  • Shark activity peaks during the day, and during spring and summer — when people want to b

‘Rise Up’ and fly at Africa’s biggest kite festival

24th Cape Town International Kite Festival – 27 & 28 Oct 2018

The 24th Cape Town International Kite Festival in Muizenberg is Africa’s biggest kite festival and sees kiters from around the world flying incredible kite creations in support of Cape Mental Health, South Africa’s oldest mental health organisation.

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