Being Green talks to Don Tooth CEO Vergelegen Wine Estate

Vergelegen Wine Estate

Don Tooth, C E O of the Vergelegen Wine Estate talks about the science projects and conservation initiatives on this historical and modern-day working farm. 

Four PhD’s have been produced based on field work in the Estate, and there are numerous partnerships with local and overseas universities and research institutes.

South Africa wins 35th Gold Medal at Chelsea Flower Show

Designers Ray Hudson and David Davidson

And, in an additional accolade for the team, the display was also awarded with the prestigious President’s Award.

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) team at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show were jumping for joy this this morning when they learned that they had won South Africa’s 35th gold medal in 42 years of exhibiting at the prestigious show.
And, in an additional accolade for


Dam storage levels are now at 20,7%

What can you do to reduce your water usage to 100 litres per person per day?

Drought crisis warning: Water use must be brought down by 100 million litres immediately. Water is only permitted for essential use. 
Use water only for drinking, washing and cooking: 
Only f

Cape Town scoops transport award in Montreal, Canada

Melissa Whitehead, Commissioner of the TDA, receives award

Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) received the International Public Transport Strategy Award at the UITP World Summit in Montreal, Canada.

UITP is the international organisation for public transport authorities and operators and its summit draws mobility professionals from all over the world.

A Walk in the Park with VoiceMap

VoiceMap is a way of telling stories about places.
The newly updated Green Point Urban Park VoiceMap is like taking a personally guided tour with a friend that really knows the place and wants to share that knowledge with you.


Discover how a dysfunctional public space was transformed into a vibrant people's park. Green Map’s Philip Todres introduces you to Peter van Heerden, Spatial Planner and Project Manager at City of Cape Town, who provides fascinating insights.


Cut non-essential municipal water use immediately

Drought crisis warning: Use water only for drinking, washing and cooking.

Dam levels are now at 21,2% (storage levels), which is 0,8% down from a week ago. With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at 11,2%.

Fourth smart park in Nomzamo opens

Nomzamo - a model neighbourhood park

Cape Town officially kicked play into high gear when its fourth smart park opened in Nomzamo, Strand, on 15 May 2017. 

The R5 million facility took a year to complete and is part of an award-winning concept in park design. 
The Nomzamo Smart Park is the fourth to be completed, with two more nearing completion.

No Shark Spotters on duty on Monday 15 May

The Shark Spotters’ team will be attending advanced safety training on Monday 15 May 2017, and will not be on duty at any of Cape Town’s beaches for the day.

Shark Spotters' operations will resume on Tuesday 16 May 2017, as usual. 
The City is committed to ensuring safer beach-going experiences for visitors, hence the reason for the advanced training of employees of the Shark Spotters Programme.
‘The City has approved the request by the Shark Spotters Progr

Cape Town the number one city in Africa for business tourism events

The events and conferencing sector plays a key part
International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) once again placed Cape Town as the number one city in Africa for business tourism events. 
Cape Town’s strategy to become business tourism capital in Africa becomes reality. 
Statement by the City’s Executive Mayor Patricia De Lille Statement by the City’s Executive Mayor Patricia De Lille:
The City of Cape Town is delighted by the latest rankings released by the International Congre

Water Crisis briefing by Mayor Patricia de Lille

Water Crisis - save more water!

City committed to working with businesses and residents to manage water crisis effectively. 

Extract of speech delivered by Mayor Patricia de Lille at the briefing to the business sector on the water crisis hosted at the GreenCape offices. 
The water crisis impacts on our everyday lives and it has a huge impact on your operations and in turn the economy. 
I would like to start by t
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