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Cape Town’s fibre-optic network passes the 800 km mark

City’s 103 libraries provide fixed SmartCape computers

Since the City’s public Wi-Fi project started, 1 051 239 people have made use of the Wi-Fi zones to connect to the internet.

City of Cape Town’s fibre-optic network has exceeded 800 km in length and has connected over one million residents to the internet along the way.
 
The fibre-optic cables installed by the City now have a combined length of 848 km – long enough to reach all the way to George and back.

Water crisis: 129 days of useable water left

Dam levels drop to 34,5% - 1,7% down from a week ago
At the current draw-down rate, and with dam levels at an effective 24,5%, Cape Town could be looking at approximately 129 days of useable water left.
 
As of 20 February 2017, dam levels have dropped to 34,5%, which is 1,7% down from a week ago. With the last 10% of a dam’s water not being useable, dam levels are effectively at 24,5%. The latest actual consumption is 801 million litres of collective use per day.

Water crisis: City lowers water usage targets as dam levels decline

Approximately 135 days of useable water left

Dam levels have dropped to 36,2,%, which is 1,2% down from a week ago.

With the last 10% of a dam’s water not being useable, dam levels are effectively at 26,2%. The latest actual consumption is 825 million litres of collective use per day. The City of Cape Town has now lowered its water consumption target from 800 million litres to 700 million litres for collective water usage per day.

Fun Riders now Fundracers in the 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour

Help 22 charities focused on community, environment and health

New online portal makes supporting a charity even easier through the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

The 35 000 cyclists registered for the 40th edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour are being challenged to make every kilometre count and raise funds for charity.
 
Developed in conjunction with Cape Argus, Pick n Pay and Momentum, the Cape Town Cycle Tour Fundracer online charity portal allows registered cyclists to create their own custom profile and then

2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo & Registration

Cape Town Cycle Tour

The Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo is a cycling megastore, info hub and gathering place all under one roof.

The event once again takes place at the Cape Town Stadium, in the heart of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Precinct, between Thursday, 9 March and Saturday, 11 March ahead of the 40th edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour on Sunday, 12

Water Wars exhibition focuses on water crisis and climate change

Sweetlove penguins in Antartica

Exhibition at the Almenkerk Wine Estate in Elgin, by internationally renowned artist William Sweetlove, focuses on the water crisis we are currently facing and will face with climate change. 

William Sweetlove uses recycled plastics and metals to create his environmentally friendly art filled with messages that make you think about the environment and what is genuinely happening right now, not only here in Cape Town with our current wa

Cape Town prepares to take additional action to tighten up on water use

Dam levels have dropped to 40,4%

The City of Cape Town is preparing to take tougher action against those who contravene the water restrictions. 

According to the latest statistics, dam levels have dropped to 40,4% as of  23 January 2017 while the average consumption is 80 million litres above the targeted 800 million litres of collective usage per day. 
 
It is clear that many Capetonians are going above and beyond the call of duty to reduce their water consumption.
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Public urged to comment on Cape Town’s draft Cycling Strategy

Cape Town Green CYCLE Map due out in February

Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority has published a draft Cycling Strategy which aims to increase the percentage of commuter trips by bicycle from the current 1% to 8% by 2030. 

 
Inclusive of the draft strategy is a proposal for a bicycle manufacturing plant in Cape Town. 
 
The City of Cape Town has committed substantial resources over the past eight years to pursuing the vision of a cycling-friendly city.

Water use climbs again

Dam levels are at 42,5 %

Cape Town’s water usage nears 100 million litres over daily targets and the City is greatly concerned. 

The City is working via Council processes to implement more stringent Level 3 water restrictions. 

An Alternative Guide To South Africa

Sand-filled water slide, Macassar Beach Pavilion

Macassar Beach Pavilion is included in this selection of 10 Unusual Things To See And Do in South Africa.

While South Africa is famed for its natural beauty, there are also a host of unusual landmarks to add to your bucket list.
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