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Cape Town plans synthetic pitch hat trick

Synthetic pitches are built according to FIFA specifications

Just over R20 million set aside for three more synthetic pitches in the new financial year to help counter the impact of the drought on sports fields and affected sporting codes. 

The City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department will kick off construction of three more synthetic soccer pitches in the coming months.
The facilities will be installed in Ocean View, Seawinds, and NY116 in Gugulethu at an overall cost of just over R20 million. 
 
To date, the City has al

Reliance Compost Wins Gold at Eco-Logic Awards for Recycling & Waste Management

Reliance - Gold Eco-Logic Award Winners

The Award recognises Reliance's contribution to a greater public understanding and participation in waste reduction, re-use and recycling.

The gold Eco-Logic Award for the Recycling and Waste Management category, recognises a policy, programme or project that has demonstrably contributed to a greater public understanding and participation in waste reduction, re-use and recycling.

Drought Crisis ALERT!

Dam levels are critically lower than usual

All water users are warned not to increase consumption as dam levels remain critically low and rainfall uncertainty high. 

Consumption spikes again! 

All water users are warned not to increase consumption as dam levels remain critically low and rainfall uncertainty high.

Cape Town promotes inaugural R1 billion green bond

Finding an innovative financing mix to support climate gaols & projects

This is what our green bond is about: finding innovative and diverse financing mixes to support our climate gaols and projects.

The following speech was delivered by the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, on a road show to investors across the city to promote the City’s inaugural green bond: 
 
This is an exciting time for the City of Cape Town as we issue on inaugural green bond of R1 billion.
 
The City

Green Ideas for Dad's Day Out

Greenhouse Nursery at Montebello Design Centre

Melanie Farrell of Green Route Cape Town has some smart green places to go for Father's Day.

The weather forecast for tomorrow is fine and sunny.

Cape Town cultivates environmental job opportunities for youth

Graduate Thurlo Marco, Gantouw Project eland monitor

This successful initiative is being celebrated in light of Youth Day as an example of the City’s commitment to promoting economic inclusion among young people. 

A total of 60 young people from previously disadvantaged communities have been equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the green economy with confidence, thanks to the accredited environmental learnerships on offer by the City of Cape Town in partnership with the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust. 
 
In celebration of Yout

Urban Sustainability Exhibition at Cape Town Civic Centre

Cape Town Green Maps available at Urban Sustainability Exhibit

As part of the Cape Town’s celebration of World Environment Day, Mayor Patricia de Lille opened an exhibition of the Mayor’s Portfolio of Urban Sustainability. 

The City’s Think Water Exhibition which was showcased at Canal Walk this past weekend will also be on display, with a range of ideas and tips for residents on how they can save water. 
 
A focus on the environment and urban

Drought crisis continues despite the rain

Dam levels are much lower than usual

All water users are warned not to increase consumption because of the rain that has been experienced! Level 4 water restrictions remain in place.

CRITICAL WARNING REMAINS IN PLACE TO ALL WATER USERS IN CAPE TOWN

Dam storage levels are now at 21,2 %. With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at 11,2%. 

Consumption remains 15 million litres per day above the target of 600 million litres per day. 

Monday 12 - last day to visit Think Water

Think Water exhibition at Canal Walk
City of Cape Town’s Think Water exhibition at Canal Walk Shopping Centre brings water-saving solutions closer to the people.
 
Mayor de Lille visited the City’s Think Water exhibition at the Canal Walk shopping centre, where dozens of great water-saving innovations were on display that can go

It's raining - BUT there is still a DROUGHT CRISIS.

Drought crisis warning: don't use more water just because it’s raining. Continue to reduce your water usage to less than 100 litres per person per day in total.
 
Water users are reminded that water is only permitted for essential use, irrespective of the rainfall that is being experienced. 
 
All water users must continue to reduce their water usage to less than 100 litres per person per day in total, wherever they are.
 
The much-anticipated cold front
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