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City and partners flock together to protect endangered feathered friends in Simon’s Town

The African penguin, Spheniscus demersus

Implementation of a management and monitoring programme for the Simon’s Town penguin colony. 

In an effort to protect and conserve our endangered feathered friends, City of Cape Town has teamed up with the South African National Parks (SANParks), the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) and the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET) to implement a management and monitoring pr

FMR launches fundraising campaign for Zama Dance School

Zama Dance School in Gugulethu

Zama needs to install an alternative water system consisting of Jo Jo tank, plumbing, electrical etc. to be able to flush the loos at school. 

From Wednesday 21 February at 07:30 FMR will show they care by launching a fundraising campaign to help the Zama Dance School in Gugulethu.
Zama needs to install an alternative water system c

Design Indaba Festival 2018 - 50 or below

How we can work together to avoid #DayZero at the Design Indaba Festival 2018 and beyond.

Design Indaba has always focused on employing the power of creativity, in all its forms, to boost the economy, and investigate solutions for socio-economic change and sustainability.
Over a four-year period, from 2009 until 2014, the Design Indaba Festival contributed R1.7 billio

Testing continues for automated pressure zone roll-outs in Oakdale and surrounds

By creating automated pressure zones, Cape Town will be able to adjust water pressure remotely and work more efficiently.   

The City continues to roll out automated pressure zones for the implementation of pressure management. This technology reduces the flow of water and thus helps to reduce water usage.

Knysna Bull three-day mountain bike experience

Knysna Bull 22 - 25 February 2018

Making use of the ‘best of Knysna’, riders tackle the finest trails of the region before spending their afternoons and evenings at the numerous local hotspots.

The jewel in the crown, of course, is the ride through Harkerville, long considered a mecca of South African mountain biking.
Last year riders had to wait until the final day to experience the highs of Harkerville; this year its dessert before main course, with riders hitting Harkerville on day two.

'Circle in the City' Women's Walk on Saturday February 17

Circle in the City Walk takes about 1 ½ hours

On this round Circle in the City route, curated by Nancy Richards, discover stories of women, both past and present, who’ve made their mark on the Mother City. 

While you walk, take the opportunity to talk to some of the women along the way, listen to what they have to say about being a woman in Cape Town today.

Hear stories on the impact and presence of women in the Mother City, share your own story and find out more about WOMAN ZONE

The Big Issue #260 (Jan to Feb 2018) Now Out!

The Big Issue #260 (January to February 2018) is available from your favourite vendor across the city NOW.

Be sure not to miss out on a fantastic art and photography issue.

50 litres per day will help us to avoid Day Zero

The dashboard shows a slight outward movement of Day Zero to 16 April 2018 (last week it was 12 April 2018) mainly due to reduction in agricultural releases from the dams over the previous week. 
Dam levels have dropped by 0,9% to 26,3%.

Enter Cape Town Cycle Tour Junior today!

Sunday, 4 March, the Cape Town Stadium Precinct will throng with tots on trikes and tweens on bikes. The Cape Town Cycle Tour Junior fun ride is one of Cape Town’s favourite family events.

“This event is huge fun, with loads of entertainment for the kids, many of whom dress up for the occasion. Set in the safe, controlled environment of the Cape Town Stadium Precinct, the Cape Town Cycle Tour Junior has three distances to suit all ages, skill and fitness levels.

Water Crisis: Cape Town Cycle Tour takes unprecedented step

"We have been urgently seeking a way forward that will help us continue to support our beneficiaries, while acknowledging and offsetting the event’s water footprint". Cape Town Cycle Tour Director, David Bellairs.

Before we get to today’s announcement, it is important to stress something that some concerned Capetonians are not aware of:

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