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Kirstenbosch – 42 years at the Chelsea Flower Show

Raymond Hudson and David Davidson

The model of this year’s SANBI-Kirstenbosch exhibit was unveiled at Kirstenbosch and it is clear that the celebration of diversity has been taken one step further.

In the 42 years that SANBI-Kirstenbosch has been exhibiting – and winning medals – at the Chelsea Flower Show, the range of flora that has been showcased is a testament to the incredible floral wealth of our country. 
 
With its theme Windows on Biodiversity, the circular exhibit with its stunning bac

Join the Treevolution this Earth Day!

Together we can make a TREEmendous difference!
Greenpop encourages planting trees at schools for International Earth Day, Saturday 22 April.
With this year’s theme being "Environmental & Climate Literacy”, Greenpop encourages businesses and individuals to take action and help greening schools and communities. Bring your business on a planting day or sponsor a tree to green under-greened areas.

African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017

Coffee Shack makes a major impact in a remote rural area
Blood Lions and Coffee Shack Backpackers take the top spots at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017.
 
A hard-hitting documentary on the plight of lions in tourism and a small backpacker lodge with ample impact were announced Joint Overall Winners at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 in Cape Town, sponsored by Wesgro.
 
In a special ceremony at World Travel Market Africa 2017, Blood Lions and Coffee Shack took the coveted position of Over

Talk by Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, Cape Town Climate Change Coalition meeting

‘Climate change may be the most complicated challenge of our time’

Cape Town determined to act boldly on climate change for the sake of residents, the economy and saving the planet.

It is a great pleasure to join like-minded people and organisations who are committed to responding to climate change in our city.
 
The impact of climate change has the ability to compound existing challenges in urban environments. 
 
For this reason, the City of Cape Town is overlaying all our decisions th

Keep it up - Keep it DOWN!

Dam levels have declined to 24,1%

Drought crisis: for 1st time, consumption over past week is 685 million litres per day, which is 15 million litres under the collective usage target of 700 million litres per day.

Dam levels have declined to 24,1% (storage levels), which is 1% down from a week ago. With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at 14,1%. 

Proposed Madiba statue and exhibition at City Hall to commence today

Cape Town will commence a public participation process about the proposal to commemorate the life and work of the late President Nelson Mandela with a statue and exhibition at City Hall.

The proposed project – the installation of a statue of the late President Mandela and a permanent exhibition at the City Hall – forms part of the National Liberation Heritage Route, an initiative of the National Heritage Council and the National Department of Tourism.
 
‘The purpose of the public partici

Wheels come off for illegal dumpers

A reward is payable to any person who supplies information about illegal dumping
Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Department has impounded 67 vehicles used for illegal dumping since the amended Integrated Waste Management By-law came into force at the end of August 2016. 
 
The amended By-law allows the City to impound the vehicle of a person caught dumping illegally.

MyCiTi service operational again from Saturday morning

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City of Cape Town informs all commuters that the MyCiTi service will operate again as from Saturday 15 April 2017. 

The City was informed that a wage agreement was reached earlier today, Friday 14, and that the national bus drivers’ strike has come to an end.
 
As such, the MyCiTi service will resume operations as from Saturday morning, 15 April 2017. 
 
‘Passengers should please note that it may take

MyCiTi service remains suspended as national strike action continues

Commuters with a Monthly Pass should please note that MyCiTi will extend the monthly packages for the time equal to the duration of the national bus drivers’ strike.

The City will extend the monthly packages for the time equal to the duration of the national strike action in an effort to accommodate those MyCiTi commuters who have Monthly Passes on their myconnect cards.
 
‘The detail and procedures of how we intend to extend the packages will be communicated to commuters in due course.

Support The Rhinos Are Coming

Launch of The Rhinos Are Coming
Sponsor a beautiful sponsored rhino - you'll be helping to fight the war on poachers and showing your concern for the environment.
Hospitality groups, corporates, NGO’s, government agencies, individuals - flaunt your unique rhino.  Everyone will love it!
 
The Sponsorship Drive runs to November 2017.
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