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Summer Hours At The Waste Drop Off Facilities

The City has extended the summer operating hours of its various waste drop-off facilities.

All residents can drop off general household or garden waste, on any day of the week, at any of the City’s 25 drop-off sites. Up to 1 500kg (1,5 tons) of non-hazardous waste may be disposed at any of these sites, at no cost.

City Encourages Residents To be Tourists This September

It's World Tourism Month and the City encourages locals to act as tourists in their own city and experience the Cape Town’s many attractions.

The city made international headlines in January, securing the top spot on the prestigious New York Times list of 52 Places to Visit and was voted the top holiday destination by Britain’s The Guardian newspaper for the year.

Enter The #iLoveECO Competition Now

The #iLoveECO photo and selfie competition aims to grow a consciousness of places that are good for people and the planet!

So, start sowing some seeds about the kind of places which are doing work that should be appreciated and supported, and get people thinking about voting with their wallets.

South African National Parks Week

South African National Park (SANParks) is again opening its doors for free from Monday, 8 September 2014 until Friday, 12 September 2014 as part of the annual South African National Parks Week.

This campaign under the established theme ‘Know Your National Parks’ will allow locals with valid identity documents an opportunity to spend a day at a national park of their choice, free of charge.

Cape Town Green Map Promotes Green lifestyle Choices

The Cape Town Green Map has just released its 5th Edition print map as part of its "Green by Design" #WDC2014 initiative.

The Cape Town Green Map (CTGM) provides a comprehensive visual online and printed guide to ‘sustainable’ living in the city, from leisure activities and recycling services, to free listings of ‘green’ businesses, places, organisations and events.

New Hiking Trails For Tygerberg Nature Reserve

View of Table Mountain - Tygerberg Nature Reserve

The City of Cape Town’s Tygerberg Nature Reserve has opened its new Plattekloof entrance and boasts new hiking trails.

The City invites members of the public to come and enjoy the additions to the reserve. As one of more than 16 nature reserves managed by the City, all residents can enjoy this inclusive public open space. Read more below.

Muizenberg Shark Bite Incident Report

The official report on the recent shark bite incident at Muizenberg.

At approximately 14:00 on Friday 1 August 2014, a 20 year old male, Mathew Smithers was bitten by a Great White Shark at Muizenberg Beach while surfing. The victim sustained serious injuries to both his legs.

The purpose of the review is to establish:

Reliance Compost is Growing Greener Generations

"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela.

Reliance Compost launched their 'Growing Greener Generations’ excursion project this month, a campaign  to inspire a new generation of green and conscientious-living youth. 

Growing Young Minds Through Design

Seed Library Project

Seed Library is a recognised as a World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 project (#WDC485), for its use of design to transform the lives of children.

Research indicates that one way of improving literacy and the overall academic performance of learners is for schools to have a well-stocked and adequately staffed library.

Monkeybiz Attracts World-Class Bead Artists

It is with great pleasure and pride that Monkeybiz will be welcoming world renowned bead artist,  Joyce J. Scott to Cape Town in July, from the Unites States on the 22nd -23rd and the 28th - 29th July.

Joyce is known throughout the world as a  prolific Bead Artist. She would like to realise her lifetime dream to come to South Africa, share her skills with her African sisters and give back to our community. 

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