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Afrika Tikkun Encourages Making Fundraising Your New Year's Resolution

Afrika Tikkun Beneficiaries

2018 sees Afrika Tikkun goes full steam ahead with the initiative encouraging ordinary citizens of the globe to do what they can to make the world a better place, particularly for the children of South Africa.

With #MyAfrikaTikkun’s online #AdventureFundraising platform, anyone, anywhere can make a difference by simply embarking on a personal journey and selecting Afrika Tikkun as the beneficiary – whether it be quitting smoking, losing weight, walking across Africa or climbing Kilimanjaro.

City, Link, Vodacom spread water-saving message

This is crunch time

Cape Town and Vodacom, in partnership with Fastcomm, join forces to spread the water-saving message during this unprecedented drought crisis via a new channel on the Vodacom Link app. 

All Capetonians and visitors to the city are now able to download a new water channel on the Link app – powered by Vodacom.

It contains the most important drought-related and water-saving content on offer. This service is available to all users on all networks but Vodacom clients will not be charged for data when using the Link channels.

Day Zero rushes forward as usage of Capetonians surges

Dam levels stand at 33%

High water usage by residents of Cape Town over this past week has brought Day Zero closer by in excess of three weeks to 29 April 2018. 

Total storage has fallen by 1,1%. As of this week, dam levels stand at 33%. The City’s overall water usage rose to 641 million litres per day. As at today, only 34% of our residents are saving water.

Tea in the Park - family festive fun!

Tea in the Park in the Green Point Urban Park

Tea in the Park in the Green Point Urban Park is truly a place where time stops right in the middle of the Mother City.

Tea in the Park Café located in the lush and secure Green Point Urban Park in Cape Town offers the perfect family-fun escape during the festive season, away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded City.

Five eland have been at the heart of the Gantouw Project

Eland take ground-breaking research in their stride

This award-winning pilot project has led to ground-breaking research, which is in line with the City’s commitment to protecting and promoting natural conservation of our biodiversity. 

Over the past two years, five eland have been at the heart of the Gantouw Project, which looks at using one of the world’s largest antelope for veld management. 
A group of five eland, Mike, Gibbs, Uniqua, Berni and Little P, are making strides that are leading to ground-breaking research in the management of veld.

Weekly dashboard: Day Zero stays stable but not enough residents are saving water

Not everyone is doing their part

Dam levels dropped by an expected 1% this week and Day Zero remains at 20 May 2018.

"Residents of Cape Town used less water this week compared with last week, but consumption still remains above 500 million litres a day.

Cape Town makes treated water available to keep industry going

Potsdam Wastewater Treatment Works

By using treated water, businesses are reducing their use and reliance on drinking water.

Mayor Patricia de Lille visited the Potsdam Wastewater Treatment Works where the City of Cape Town is making treated wastewater available to businesses dependent on water.
"By using treated water, businesses are reducing their use and reliance on drinking water.

Exploring Kalk Bay’s green nooks and crannies

Explore Green Kalk Bay

Roadworks along the Main Road from Muizenberg to Fish Hoek are finished, finally. Time to follow Melanie Farrell's Kalk Bay Green Route.

Explore the hidden alleys and secret shops along Kalk Bay Main Road, with cobbled alleyways on one side of the road and the sea on the other.

There are too many coffee shops to mention but my personal favourite is Ohana Cafe

Woman Zone ‘Treasures from Trash' Workshop

Join Woman Zone for a ‘Treasures from Trash' Workshop with crafting genius Sherelle Halford

Woman Zone invites you to a recycling workshop!

The holiday season is round the corner and budgets are stretched so Sherelle
will show you how to create beautiful gifts using ‘trash’ and things you find around your home.

Space is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment

Introducing The Big Issue #259 bumper year-end edition

The Big Issue #259 (Nov 2017 to Jan 2018) is available from your favourite vendor across the city. Be sure not to miss out a fantastic bumper year-end issue.
Big Issue vendors will be working extra hard during December to generate the income they need to provide for their families over the holiday season.
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