Rhinos Are Coming to the V & A Waterfront

The Rhinos are Coming!

The Rhinos are Coming! have helped three of their Rhino Ambassadors settle in at the V & A Waterfront.

This is part of their grand tour of greater Cape Town and they have selected the V & A to kick off their campaign to drum up support for The Rhinos are Coming! (TRAC), a project aimed at raising funds to support stoprhinopoaching in their efforts to fight rhino poaching.

Drawings come to life at Future Park!

The sketch aquarium

Interactive digital technology will breathe life into children’s drawings at teamLab’s Future Park exhibition at the V&A Waterfront’s Watershed.  

This perfect family exhibition will come to South Africa for the first time this year from 23 September to 31 January. The exhibition has seen more than four million children across the world play in an ever-changing digital environment while they develop their fine motor skills.

WATER CRISIS: Cape Town’s water resilience plan.

Cape Town’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, today briefed the media on the City’s water resilience plan. 

At the Council meeting in May this year, I announced a new strategic approach to the drought: building water resilience.

WARNING to ALL Water Users in Cape Town

How to adjust a stopcock - see below

City of Cape Town informs all water users that they can adjust the water-isolating valves (stopcocks) on their properties to reduce the flow rate and save water. 

Drought crisis: please reduce water flow to your property 
The City of Cape Town informs all water users that they can adjust the water-isolating valves (stopcocks) on their properties to reduce the flow rate and save water.

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.
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