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Cape Town launches water ratings system to promote savings

19 industries and companies participated

City of Cape Town has an initiative to encourage industry and companies to improve their water management practices by using a newly developed ratings tool.

 
The City hosted an awards ceremony on 29 November 2016, to recognise the 19 industries and companies that have participated in the assessment process and to hand over their certificates and star ratings.
 
The companies that participated are: In2Foods, Total Garage, Sylko Plant Hire, Advanced Galvanising, Alibaba Foods, Coastal C

Buy MyCiTi Mover points and myconnect cards at local shops

41 retailers are now selling MyCiTi products

MyCiTi commuters can now buy Mover points and myconnect cards from their local shop and ATM's.

Apart from the 41 retailers who are now selling MyCiTi products to the public, commuters can also load Mover packages at 34 cash-accepting Absa automated teller machines (ATMs) located near MyCiTi routes across the city.

Twitchers can tick off superb field guide lifers

Lammergeier or baardaasvoël?

There are many rare birds, but guidebooks about them are not scarce, writes Daryl Accone in this overview of field guides in the Mail & Guardian.

Birders — and nature lovers of a simpler, less rarefied kind — could be said to have a glut of field guides.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival: more than just jazz

18th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival

The Cape Town Jazz Festival is an important part of the Cape Town brand and the City of Cape Town is proud to be hosting this event for the 18th time from 31 March to 1 April 2017.

"The annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival is an integral feature on the city’s events calendar.

Join the Warrior On Wheels team

An invitation to ride the Cape Town Cycle Tour from Warrior On Wheels.

"If your bicycle is staring at you each time you walk into your garage, begging to be dusted off, and for the sensation of tar beneath its tyres again...

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.

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