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Cape Town saves by spending on green

Retrofitting of 1 100 street lights

The City of Cape Town’s investment in energy efficiency has led to almost 45 000 street lights being fitted with energy-saving light-emitting diode (LED) lights. 

This includes the recent successful retrofitting of 1 100 street lights as part of a R3,8 million LED street lighting pilot in Burgundy Estate, Summer Greens, Eversdal, Bothasig and Aurora.
 
This has already lead to a 32% reduction in the electricity load usage. 
 
The City’s energy effic

Cape Town sharpens its weapons against illegal dumping

Impoundment of vehicles used in the act of illegal dumping

Illegal dumping is one of the City’s biggest challenges, with hundreds of millions of rands being diverted to address the problem annually. 

The City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Department held an operation on 13 September 2016, focusing on illegal dumping – particularly in the Philippi Horticultural Area. 
 
City enforcement staff are increasingly focusing on the impoundment of vehicles used in the act of illegal dumping in a bid to curb the practice which costs the City m

International Coastal Clean-up Day 17 Sept at Muizenberg Beach and Kommetjie

More than 150 learners from local schools in Kalk Bay and Khayelitsha have been invited to participate in the clean-up at Muizenberg. What can you do?

Cape Town gets its feet wet cleaning up the coast - TWO invitations to help with the coastal clean up on International Coastal Clean-up Day.

Dune reshaping work on Big Bay Beach

The level of Big Bay Beach has dropped significantly

City of Cape Town, together with other key role players, will undertake the reshaping of an artificial dune system at Big Bay Beach to make the space safe for visitors.

The work is being done in preparation for the upcoming peak summer season.

Paarl One World Festival 24 & 25 September

Doors open at 08h30 Sept 24 & 25

One of Paarl‘s best kept, and most beautiful, secrets is an Arboretum situated on the eastern bank of the Berg river.

And, as the name suggests, it is all about trees. But not just African trees.

Cape Town Parks is doing its bit to save water

Mossie Street Park in Seawinds, Muizenberg tree-planting ceremony

Cape Town’s reduced water supply and the threat of even more stringent water restrictions has made the City Parks Department rethink how they can conserve this scarce resource.

Although all eyes are on mother nature for some much-needed rain, the Department is quite literally turning off the taps to save this valuable resource.

15th annual Mamre Wild Flower Show

Parade down the main road at 11:00 Sat 17th

Wild flower splendour, history and heritage will again delight visitors next weekend as the City of Cape Town joins the Mamre community to host the popular annual Wild Flower Show. 

The Mamre Wild Flower Show

Biodynamic Waterkloof on the Green Wine Route

Circle of Life Biodynamic tour at Waterkloof

Nancy Richards travels the Green Wine Route and visits Biodynamic Waterkloof in Somerset West.

Biodynamic Waterkloof

Call on G20 leaders to act faster in tackling climate change

Mayor De Lille joins 30 mayors worldwide in call for G20 leaders to confront climate change and build a low-carbon world.

Statement by Exec Mayor Patricia de Lille:
 
Last week I joined leaders from 30 of the world’s major cities to call on G20 leaders to act faster in tackling climate change. 
 
Before the G20 leaders met in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, the call was to put pressure on the major nations of the w

Cape Town's Source to Sea Project

Source to Sea Project

The Diep River and the Prinskasteel/Keysers River corridors in the Zandvlei catchment have been identified as the pilot river corridors for the implementation of an ecosystems-based river restoration project.

This initiative, the Source to Sea Project, is a partnership between the City of Cape Town, ICLEI Africa (Local Governments for Sustainability), South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA).
 
These two corridors arise on the slopes of Table Mountain, before meandering into the Zandvlei
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