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Cape Town named “greatest city on Earth”

Cape Town named “greatest city on Earth” for the sixth year in a row!

New York. Tokyo. Venice... None of them can hold a candle to Cape Town, after the Mother City was once again named the greatest city on Earth, writes Tom Head in The South African.

City Centre Cycle Friday 14 December

Meet at 12h00 at Arch for Arch, cr Wale & Adderley Sts.

City Centre Cycle - last ride of the year to raise awareness about bicycle safety among cars and develop a cycling culture in the city centre.

For 2018’s final City Centre Cycle, Mayco Member Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt and Councillor Dave Bryant of Ward 115 (city centre) will be joining the party to provide brief inputs before the ride. City photographer, Bruce Sutherland, will also be joining to document the ride and there will be a group photo opportunity.

Life's a beach as Cape Town kicks off Summer Festival

Launch of Summer Safety Campaign

Cape Town aims to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all beachgoers with its Summer Safety campaign.

The Flight Network  has published its annual ranking of the best beaches in the world – which includes a ranking dedicated to the 50 most beautiful beaches in Africa, of which 6 are in the Western Cape - 4 right here in Cape Town.

The Old Granary - peace centre, archive and museum

The refurbished Old Granary with its old-world charm, plus informative exhibitions, warrants a visit by both locals and visitors to Cape Town.

The Old Granary has been refurbished specifically for the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation (D&LTLF) and is being used as office space, a peace centre, an archive centre and a museum.

Make ‘Creating Change’ Your 2019 New Year’s Resolution

Make 2019 the year to focus on access to safely managed drinking water services - creating positive change in the lives of others - and thereby enrich yourself. 

Come 31 December 2018, why not take a different approach to setting a New Year’s resolution and make 2019 the year to focus on creating positive change in the lives of others and thereby enrich yourself? 
 
According to the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) there are about 2.1 billion people in the world that lack

Cape Town tidal pools receive multi-million rand upgrades

Upgrade to the Glencairn and Soetwater tidal pools is the latest in a series of coastal improvements in time for a bumper summer beach season

'Our tidal pools are popular spots as these shallow pools of seawater are the ideal space for families with younger children to enjoy our coast,' said the City of Cape Town's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.

H2O Today at Iziko South African Museum

H2O Today is part of the Smithsonian’s #ThinkWater Initiative to raise awareness of water as a critical resource for life.

Water is the most vital resource for life on Earth; no living thing exists without it. Iziko Museums of South Africa will open a new exhibition, H2O Today, at the Iziko South African Museum on the 29th November 2018.

Cape Town signs loan with German bank for wastewater treatment plant upgrades

City of Cape Town signed an urban wastewater management loan to the value of approximately R1,3 billion with the German government-owned KfW Development Bank. 

The loan, which was offered at a highly subsidised fixed interest rate of 8.107%, will be used to finance the expansion and refurbishment of some of the City’s 25 wastewater treatment plants over the next few years.

Night Garden @ Montebello

Night Garden @ Montebello 29 November from 17h00 to 21h00 - a magical evening under the stars.

Montebello Design Centre is hosting its first Night Garden of the summer on Thursday, 29 November from 17h00 to 21h00. Come and browse for creative, original festive season presents.

All studios, shops and workshops will be open.

Idols winner Yanga at Cape Town festive lights switch-on

SA Idols winner Yanga

Top acts, including SA Idols winner Yanga, at 2 December festive lights switch-on by Executive Mayor Dan Plato.

The theme for this year’s festive lights switch-on is #BeInspiring – a well-timed call for Capetonians to stand up and help shape our common destiny. And Yanga, from Khayelitsha, winner of season 14 of Idols SA, certainly inspires!

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