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Lower water restrictions and tariffs from 1 October

Continue conserving water

Dam levels reach 70%, residents will begin experiencing moderate tariff relief from end October. 

Last week the City of Cape Town announced that it would lower water restrictions and tariffs from Level 6B and 6 respectively to Level 5 from 1 October 2018 due to the encouraging dam recovery and the ongoing conservation efforts by Capetonians. 
 
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Blaauwberg Nature Reserve gets Green Coast Status

Cape Town’s Blaauwberg Nature Reserve is at the heart of the first Green Coast Status that was awarded to a coastal site in South Africa. 

South Africa’s first Green Coast Status has been awarded to Cape Town’s Blaauwberg Nature Reserve in recognition of their commitment to preserving the unique flora and fauna along its coastline.

Festival of Heritage at Iziko Museums of South Africa Museums

Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko), in partnership with the HCI Foundation hosts the annual in_herit FESTIVAL – a dynamic cultural programme, from 24 to 30 Sept 2018.

The week-long celebration will comprise of

City to lower water restrictions and tariffs to Level 5 from 1 October 2018

The relaxation of restrictions is a moderate proposal that is based on a hydrological risk assessment that indicates that it is safe to do so at the level of risk that is agreed upon. 

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•         Cape Town’s dam levels are nearing 70% of storage capacity due to good rainfall at the beginning of winter and the phenomenal conservation efforts of Capetonians
•         Water restrictions and the associated tariffs are thus to be conservatively lowered in th

FMR Milnerton Lagoon Clean Up

Join FMR listeners and the FMR team at the Milnerton Lagoon next Saturday, the 15th of September 2018 at 10:00

"Please come and join FMR listeners and the FMR team at the Milnerton Lagoon next Saturday, the 15th of September 2018 at 10:00 for a Coastal Clean Up", is the invitation from Mark Jennings, FMR Sation Manager.

Cape Town encouraged by recent rain

Dam levels have improved by 3,9%

The rainfall over the past few weeks, combined with continued saving efforts by the vast majority of residents, has seen dams fill to levels the City hasn’t seen in years. 

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Cape Town Cycle Tour General entries open on Thursday 6 September

The next Cape Town Cycle Tour will take place on Sunday, 10 March 2019 and the start will again be from the historic Grand Parade Precinct.

It’s on! Are you ready? Cape Town Cycle Tour General entries are opening on Thursday, 6 September, so make sure you’re ready to get yours. The Cape Town Cycle Tour, one of the world’s most iconic cycling events has once again adopted a first-come-first-served entry system for the 2019 event.

Woman Zone Book Club - A Feast from Nature by Renata Coetzee 

Truida Prekel introduces us to A Feast from Nature by renowned food author and chef Renata Coetzee.

If you are fascinated by food then you don't want to miss this month's Woman Zone Book Club guest.

Truida Prekel introduces us to A Feast from Nature the last publication from renowned food author and chef Renata Coetzee.

The Big Issue #267 now OUT!

The Big Issue - It's more than just a good deed; it's a damn good read.
 
The Big Issue #267 (20 August to 19 September 2018) is available from your favourite vendor across the city.
 
Here’s a snatch of what’s in store.
 
Catch of the day – p

Beyond Knowing Nature at The Cape Gallery

Beyond Knowing Nature

A group exhibition, by Sophie Niemann, Hennie van der Berg and Ann Watt will be opened by Johann Nel on 2 September. 

Beyond Knowing Nature, a group exhibition, by Sophie Niemann, Hennie van der Berg and Ann Watt will be opened by Johann Nel on Sunday 2nd Sept. at 4.30 pm at The Cape Gallery.

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