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Open Design Cape Town 13 - 19 August

The CCDI has partnered once again with Open Design Cape Town, the Mother City’s most dynamic design and innovation festival from Sunday 13 to Saturday 19 August at Cape Town City Hall.

Cape Camino Extreme Challenge

Cape Camino Extreme Challenge - A time for unity

On 30 & 31 August, Jean-Pierre De Villiers, an extreme athlete and life coach from S A, living in London will complete 150km of the Cape Camino route in 2 days.

He will run with Damien Hewitt from Sustainable Brothers & Sisters to keep him company and safe.

WARNING to ALL Water Users in Cape Town

Dam storage levels are at 29,4%
Drought crisis: early warm, dry weather calls for extra saving efforts.
City of Cape Town urges all water users to see how they can reduce their water usage further and not to increase consumption due to the unseasonably hot, dry weather that Cape Town is currently experiencing. 
  • Dam storage levels are at 29,4%, with useable water at 19,4%.
  • Consumption remains far too high, exacerbated by the warmer weather and associa

Silver City residents to get new ceilings

Fitting thermal insulation in government-subsidised houses

The installation of the ceiling provides a thermal balance, meaning, extreme temperatures are better regulated.

Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority, in partnership with the Development Bank of South Africa, has invested over R6 million in the retrofitting of ceilings for 363 houses in Silver City, Athlone. 
The contractor commenced work on 3 August 2017, and it is expected to finish the project within the next five weeks.

WARNING to ALL Water Users in Cape Town

Visits by the City’s Water Inspectorate

Drought crisis: enforcement stepped up amid continuing high usage. 

Since the end of October 2016, the City’s Water Inspectorate and other law enforcement agencies have handled approximately 33 000 enquiries, contraventions, notices and revocations of special exemptions, while the first installations of water management devices on high-user properties are expected this week. 
Dam storage levels are at

Athlone Stadium to be a water-wise facility

Athlone Stadium: rehabilitation of grass

City of Cape Town is installing a treated effluent water system at the Athlone Stadium, which is especially valuable in light of the current drought crisis. 

In addition to the rehabilitation of the grass in the pitch area, the venue operations centre (VOC) will be expanded as the current room is too small to accommodate all safety service departments during an event. The expansion is therefore necessary to ensure that the stadium has a fully functional and comfortable VOC.

Mayor De Lille selected for 100 Resilient Cities City Leader Advisory Committee

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A committee of 10 global city leaders was formed to advise and advocate for the global resilience movement as 100RC and its network cities move forward with implementing resilience solutions. 
100 Resilient Cities (pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation) unveiled the City Leader Advisory Committee – a group of city chief executives who will contribute their expertise to the global resilience movement.
The advisory committee members will ad

#RUNGREEN: Africa’s first climate neutral IAAF Event

Route being presented at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Launch

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will be Africa’s first, and only, certified climate neutral International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) event and is promoting athletes to ‘run green’. 

On Tuesday, 25 July, the launch of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon was held to present this years’ event which will commence in 50 days’ time. The launch highlighted that the Cape Town Marathon has officially received IAAF Gold Label status and intends to work towards being the biggest road race in Africa.

City libraries turn over a renovated leaf

Eikendal Library

Twelve of the City of Cape Town’s libraries have undergone upgrades in the last six months of the financial year.

A number of City libraries are due for mini-makeovers in the next year as part of the Library and Information Services Department’s renovations and maintenance programme.
During the past six months, 12 of the City’s libraries have been closed to allow for essential upgrades and renovation.

Tea in the Park Cafe - family favourite!

A backdrop of Lions Head and lots of open spaces

Next time you head out with your tribe (including your pooches), why not visit the latest addition to the beautiful Green Point Park, Tea in the Park cafe

Tea in the Park Cafe is a fun-tastic dining spot for the whole family.

The next time you head out with your tribe (including your pooches), why not visit the latest addition to the beautiful Green Point Park, Tea in the Park cafe. Finally a relaxing spot where you can have your cake, and eat it too. 

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