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‘Rise Up’ and fly at Africa’s biggest kite festival

24th Cape Town International Kite Festival in Muizenberg on 27 & 28 October is Africa’s biggest kite festival .

The 24th Cape Town International Kite Festival in Muizenberg on 27 & 28 October is Africa’s biggest kite festival and kiters from around the world will be proudly flying incredible kites in support of Cape Mental Health.

Cape Town highest number of Blue Flag beaches in the country

Cape Town’s Blue Flag beaches require collective effort to retain their status.

Cape Town has once again raised the flag with the highest number of Blue Flag beaches in the country.

Waterfront Rotary Canal Swim at V&A

Rotary Ambassadors Theodore Yach & Michelle Weber

“The Waterfront Rotary Canal Swim is an event for the whole family in a beautiful, unique, and safe environment.”

An exciting new open-water timed swim will be launched on Saturday 13 October, when swimmers take to the Waterfront Canal for a mile and half-mile timed swim, with a day of family fun at the new Battery Park, in the V&A Waterfront’s Canal District.

World Bank Worldwide Accolade

World Bank finds Cape Town to be the best of all metros in getting electricity to investors and granting construction permits.

Today, I opened the Cape Town launch of the World Bank’s research report on Doing Business in South Africa 2018.

Two Oceans Aquarium - hooray for school holidays!

Enjoy the wonders of this magical underwater world

During the school holidays, the Two Oceans Aquarium will, as always, be jam-packed with activities to keep landlubbers of all ages entertained.

Longer hours, activities for the whole family and exciting new animals make the Two Oceans Aquarium Cape Town’s preferred family destination these spring school holidays.

Two Oceans Aquarium have your school holiday plans covered!

Cape Town’s +100 community gardens are blooming marvelous!

Cape Town’s Community Gardens Project is now in its 10th year encourages volunteers within those communities to take back their open spaces.

‘The City’s Recreation and Parks Department started the Community Gardens Project a decade ago with the aim of creating quality public open spaces, improving the use of these spaces, and promoting horticulture, landscaping and gardening as a recreational hobby and professional activity.

The Big Issue #268 available NOW!

The Big Issue #268 (20 September to 19 October 2018) is available from your favourite vendor across the city.  

Get your copy of  The Big Issue and be part of job creation in South Africa. It's more than just a good deed; it's a damn good read.

Cape Town is a world leader in inclusive climate action

Cape Town is one of 30 cities across the world that has signed an equity pledge that commits cities to inclusive climate action.

"This week, I returned from San Francisco where leading cities from across the globe – including the City of Cape Town – signed an equity pledge to commit local governments to ensure climate action is used to achieve development, improve living conditions, reduce poverty and boost economic growth," writes Exec Mayor, Patricia de Lille.

Cape Town promotes food safety on World Environmental Health Day

Renewed awareness drive comes ahead of World Environmental Health Day on Wednesday 26 September with the theme of Global Food Safety and Sustainability
‘This year’s WEHD theme of ‘Global Food Safety and Sustainability’ aims to
support the provision of more safe food, to make use of precious water and
nutrient resources, and for communities to increasingly value sustainable food
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Lifeguard deployment to Cape Town beaches and swimming pools

Comprehensive and collaborative service lifeguard deployment

As part of the 2018/19 summer season drowning prevention strategy, Cape Town will deploy lifeguards to beaches and swimming pools this upcoming school holiday.

Cape Town's Recreation and Parks Department, as part of the 2018/19 summer season drowning prevention strategy, will deploy lifeguards to beaches and swimming pools across the City this upcoming school holiday.

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