Philip's blog


Table Mountain could be named one of the New7Wonders of Nature, an accolade that could generate up to 11 000 new jobs and an additional R1.4 billion in annual revenue for South Africa.

Kirstenbosch Named World's Top Picnic Spot

It comes as no surprise that Kirstenbosch has been named as one of the world's top picnic spots by National Geographic Magazine.

Meet Marvin - the newly launched mascot for MyCiTi

The new face of the MyCiTi bus system, a mascot called Marvin, was revealed at MyCiTi’s Civic Centre station this afternoon. It was appropriate that he was revealed at the Civic Centre Station, as it is an important hub of the current system.


Environment and Climate Change Focus of two Michaelis Exhibitions

Opening 18:00 on Saturday 24 September

The Michaelis Galleries and Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) present two exhibitions at the Michaelis Galleries, from 24 September to 19 October.

City to focus on positioning Cape Town as ‘green economy’ for COP17

The City of Cape Town has identified its key focus for the upcoming COP17 conference in November this year: the belief that economic development and environmental sustainability cannot operate exclusively.

Cape Town Shortlisted

2014 World Design Capital

Cape Town has been shortlisted together with Bilbao and Dublin for World Design Capital 2014. 

We are delighted to report that the Cape Town Green Map featured prominently in the Official Bid Book.

A technical visit from the WDC team will take place in the third week of July.  


Encounter Eco Terrorism

The Encounters Documentary Film Festival is showing If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front at the Nu Metro at the V & A Waterfront on 22 and 26 June.


The film raises the question about the difference between an eco-warrior and an eco-terrorist. 

Syndicate content