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City’s Blue Flag Marina Programme - a 1st for SA marinas

Blue Flag Marina launch

There are currently no Blue Flag marinas in South Africa and Cape Town is the first city to take up this challenge.The City of Cape Town launched its Blue Flag Marina Programme during a special ceremony at the Royal Cape Yacht Club on 14 October 2011.

HOT WATER focuses on Climate Change as a Social Issue

Fire-sculture Brendhan Dickerson: Photo Petra Keinhorst

Hot Water brings together scientists and artists to look at what needs to be said and what are the most effective ways of getting this message across.

A New Brand of African Environmentalism

Dr Golding

Janice Golding argues that Africa needs to cultivate environmental champions and high-thinkers who live by the heart, relate to the land and who can articulate an alternative indigenous environmental narrative to the western environmental neo-imperialism.

Simon’s Town gears up for the annual Penguin Festival

The annual Penguin Festival kicks off on Saturday 8 October with the beach release of a group of African penguins back into the wild.


Table Mountain could be named one of the New7Wonders of Nature, an accolade that could generate up to 11 000 new jobs and an additional R1.4 billion in annual revenue for South Africa.

Kirstenbosch Named World's Top Picnic Spot

It comes as no surprise that Kirstenbosch has been named as one of the world's top picnic spots by National Geographic Magazine.

Meet Marvin - the newly launched mascot for MyCiTi

The new face of the MyCiTi bus system, a mascot called Marvin, was revealed at MyCiTi’s Civic Centre station this afternoon. It was appropriate that he was revealed at the Civic Centre Station, as it is an important hub of the current system.


Environment and Climate Change Focus of two Michaelis Exhibitions

Opening 18:00 on Saturday 24 September

The Michaelis Galleries and Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) present two exhibitions at the Michaelis Galleries, from 24 September to 19 October.

City to focus on positioning Cape Town as ‘green economy’ for COP17

The City of Cape Town has identified its key focus for the upcoming COP17 conference in November this year: the belief that economic development and environmental sustainability cannot operate exclusively.

Cape Town Shortlisted

2014 World Design Capital

Cape Town has been shortlisted together with Bilbao and Dublin for World Design Capital 2014. 

We are delighted to report that the Cape Town Green Map featured prominently in the Official Bid Book.

A technical visit from the WDC team will take place in the third week of July.  


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