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How To Shed The Load And Save Electricity

As we face the reality of electricty load-shedding in Cape Town, its a good time to make sure you are as eneregy efficient as possible!

The more electricity you save, the more money you save. It's that simple. By developing smart energy use habits in your household, you can start saving 10% on your electricity bill.

You can choose to save big or save small, depending on your circumstances! There are many practical things you can do throughout your household that will reduce your monthly electricty bills:

Help Stop Illegal Dumping

Illegal Dumping Costs You!

Each month, the City attends to numerous blocked sewer systems and toilets and clears illegally dumped materials from public open spaces.

Between October and December 2014, the City attended to around 25 000 sewer blockages across the city. On a daily basis, the City also attends to the unblocking of full-flush toilets in informal settlements.

Illegal dumping is extremely costly as the City spends approximately R350 million annually to clear waste from open spaces, sewer systems and toilets.

The Majority Of Fires Can Be Prevented

Help Prevent Veld Fires!

The City’s Fire and Rescue Services urges residents to be vigilant when making fires, especially in high-risk areas.

Vegetation fires that occur in mountainous areas are particularly dangerous because of its inaccessibility and limited water supply.

Cape Town Central City Improvement District Making An Impact

Cape Town CBD - © Bruce Sutherland _City of Cape Town

A public-private partnership, the Cape Town Central City Improvement District was established in 2000 by local property owners with a vision to see the Cape Town CBD flourish.


Cape Town Central City’s residents are mostly between 25 and 44, employed, work near their residences and choose to play there too. They’re also savvy about issues such as energy conservation and like using green public spaces in the Central City.

Business Unusual For A More Sustainable Future

#110%Green Flagship projects are doing things differently

#110%Green Flagship projects are doing things differently.

In order to ensure that we follow the low carbon growth path to meet the countries development goals business cannot continue as usual. 110% Green flagship projects have made commitments that are leading the way for all businesses to follow.


Green Africa Directory

WWF-SA Welcomes Advances In Sustainable Seafood Procurement

Transparency in the way retailers and suppliers procure seafood is creating strong incentives for positive change in source fisheries and fish farms.

This is one of the key findings in WWF South Africa’s Retailer/Supplier Participation Scheme Report, launched during National #MarineWeek at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town today.  

Eight Blue Flag Beaches Confirms that City’s beaches are World-Class

Muizenberg Beach ©Bruce Sutherland | City of Cape Town

The City once again boasts the highest number of Blue Flag beaches in the country.

At a ceremony in Knysna, eight of the City’s beaches were awarded Blue Flag status, while Melkbosstrand Beach has been named a pilot Blue Flag beach.

E-Waste Collection Day 19 September 2014

Get rid of old electrical goods safely! Its National e-Waste Collection Day on Friday 19th September 2014.

Electronic and electrical waste includes ICT equipment, Consumer electronics, Small household appliances and large household appliances. 

Why should we recover e-waste?

Top Recycling Tips for Recycling Day on 19 September

Take that trash back. South Africans are becoming increasingly eager to recycle, but some still aren’t sure where to start.

Andrew McNaught, one of the founders of TrashBack, helps us separate what’s trash and what’s treasure ahead of Clean-up SA Week (15-20 September) and Recycling Day SA (19 September).

With its operations based on the boundaries of the Cape Town Central City, TrashBack is a business that cleans up the environment and creates income opportunities through recycling.

The Whale Disentanglement Team Free Juvenile Humpback Whale

South African Whale Disentanglement Network has succesfully free an entangled juvenile humpback whale.

The team was activated to respond to Rocky Banks in False Bay, approximately 15 nautical miles off-shore of Simonstown, following reports of an 8.5 meter juvenile humpback whale entangled in rope and buoys.

SAWDN volunteers responded aboard Dave Hurwitz private boat AWESOME from Simonstown.

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