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50 million litres being saved through pressure management

Our average collective consumption over the past week was 516 million litres of water per day, reports Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson.

This is good going, Team Cape Town.
This week’s usage is 5 million litres lower than the previous week’s usage but is still 66 million litres above the required usage target of 450 million for Cape Town.

Reinventing the Tavern of the Seas at V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront has launched a free audio walking tour - Reinventing the Tavern of the Seas - that is sure to delight history buffs, trivia hours, and every other visitor too!

The V&A Waterfront is one of Africa’s most popular destinations, with more than 24 million visitors each year – more than even the Pyramids of Giza!

StreetSmart announces the Top 10 restaurants for 2017

A whopping R1,120,000 was raised nationally by StreetSmartSA in 2017, through the #EatOutHelpOut campaign.

A whopping R1,120,000 was raised nationally in 2017, through the #EatOutHelpOut campaign, run by each of the StreetSmart establishments! A simple goodwill gesture of adding R5 to the bill, generates bountiful rewards towards the upliftment of street children and children at risk.

‘Play it forward’ toy drive is a resounding success

'Play It Forward' toy drive

"As part of our commitment to build a more caring city, The City of Cape Town has concluded yet another successful toy drive campaign" says Mayor de Lille.

"During the campaign, themed as ‘Play it forward’, we received in excess of 100 boxes with toys.
 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have donated new and used toys to all City libraries and at the Cape Town Civic Centre.
 
Your generosity

Franschhoek Literary Festival thinks green

A vibrant ambience in streets buzzing with book-lovers

The Franschhoek Literary Festival has three sessions where the focus is decidedly on water and sustainability issues. 

With the water crisis in Cape Town creating increased awareness of green issues, it's good to see that the Franschhoek Literary Festival has three sessions where the focus is decidedly on water and sustainability issues. 

Nancy Richards no longer presenting the Enviro Show on SAfm

Cape Town Green  Map says a BIG thanks and a sad cheerio to Nancy - she will be missed!

 
Radio and print journalist, Nancy Richards, has just notified us that she will no longer be presenting the Enviro Show and the Literature show on SAfm. 
 
"Well it’s been a journey – but I’ve finally come to a fork in the road.

Artist Saysay.Love at S ART Gallery

Saysay.Love has been on a quest to bring awareness to the current water crises facing Cape Town.

Artist and visual activist Saysay.Love is currently exhibiting new works at the S ART Gallery in Hout Bay. These figurative works captured in the oceans surrounding the Western Cape bring into focus concerns close to the artist's heart, namely, water and the preciousness thereof.

THE BIG ISSUE #262 - the comedy issue!

The Big Issue #262 (20 March to 19 April 2018) is available from your favourite vendor across the city. 

Here's why The Big Issue is about providing some comic relief, setting the scene with a Zapiro cartoon on its cover

World Water Day promotes effective water management

Extract from a speech delivered via satellite feed by City of Cape Town Executive Deputy Mayor for the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia, Brazil from 18 to 23 March 2018.

"On this World Water Day, we support the call of the World Water Forum to promote awareness, to build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels.

The SA Eco Film Festival starts TODAY - 22 March

The SA Eco Film Festival is celebrating its 5th birthday this year, with the festival running in Cape Town, from 22 to 29 March

This friendly festival aims to showcase intriguing and creative film content that highlights topics on sustainability, the environment, ecology and social justice.

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