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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.

Open Streets is hosting its first Street Indaba

Open Streets invite you to join Street Indaba on 19 September at Guga S’thebe.

Open Streets invite you to join Street Indaba for a day of embracing your inner kid to critically examine how we can create a child-friendly city at the street level. Your participation will be vital to introduce concrete ideas and reflect together on the reality of streets in and around Cape Town.

Street lighting programme driving energy efficiency, reducing long-term costs

First phase of the M3 refurbishment project

Cape Town's programme to replace high intensity discharge (HID) lamps with light-emitting diode (LED) technology is lighting up the way for motorists and pedestrians.

The City of Cape Town’s drive to retrofit existing street lights along major roads and in neighbourhoods across the metro is progressing well, with about R22 million having been spent on this project in the previous financial year.
The programme to replace high intensity discharge (HID) lamps with light-emitting diode (LED) technology

Dedicated 5.85km cycle route between Bloubergstrand and Melkbos

Cape Town opens one of the world’s most picturesque cycling lanes.

Cape Town’s latest cycling infrastructure addition is a dedicated 5.85km route between Bloubergstrand and the West Coast village of Melkbos, reports Lance Branquinho, Business Insider SA

Waterweeks Vol 4 Documentation at Guga Sethebe

Waterweeks Vol 4 publication will go to the Dutch Design Week in Holland, which is one of the biggest design events in the world.

Waterweeks Vol 4 Documentation is the day to document your work and to learn how to  talk about it so everyone will be inspired and so you will receive attention for it! Waterweeks is hosted by Lotte de Haan and Heath Nash.

Cape Town water usage below 500 million litres again

Visit to view the latest map. 
•       Average water consumption for the past week decreased by 32 million litres to 498 million litres per day.

The Big Issue - Madiba centenary edition

The Big Issue #266 (20 July to 19 August 2018) is available from your favourite vendor across the city.

Madiba’s centenary brings a spark of light to a chaotic post-apartheid South Africa. The Big Issue is featuring SA’s top press photographers in this issue, all of whom had the honour of working with and photographing Mandela during his life.

Telescopic Views of the Total Lunar Eclipse

One of nature’s grandest spectacles

Six telescopes will be available at the V&A Waterfront for people to view this natural spectacle.

Don’t miss one of nature’s grandest spectacles on Friday, 27 July between 7pm and 9.30pm, when the full moon will slip into earth’s shadow for a total lunar eclipse.

Annual Wildlife Exhibition at The Cape Gallery

Visual Safari at The Cape Gallery

Annual Wildlife Exhibition at The Cape Gallery reminds us that the preservation of wild places with their unique eco-systems has become a challenge to the conservators today.

In presenting images of wildlife the artist is often an advocate for the survival and maintenance of endangered species.

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