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Franschhoek Literary Festival (FLF) 17 - 19 May 2019!

The overriding theme of Franschhoek Literary Festival 2019 is one of hopelessness vs hope, and some events have a strong environmental/wildlife theme.

The Franschhoek Literary Festival (FLF) 2019 brings together a broad cross-section of mostly South African writers and a few popular international authors. Inspiring, delighting, informing and challenging audiences. 

Dazzling Dunoon Library open doors of learning for community empowerment

Exec Mayor Alderman Dan Plato opens Dunoon Library.

'Residents will find an almost endless source of learning, development, recreation and entertainment for young and old', Executive Mayor Alderman Dan Plato, at the opening.

As I cut the ribbon today, 26 April 2019, and opened the doors of the brand new, world-class three-story Dunoon Library for the local community I wondered how many young lives this house of knowledge would improve in the years to come. 
 
The Dunoon Library is a project that has been five years in the making and that required all three tiers of gover

Nature conservation champion soars his way to success at the City

Mfundo Tafeni, Head of Invasive Species Programme

From volunteer to head of department, Mfundo Tafeni’s career path at the City of Cape Town tells an inspirational story of vision; courage and passion.

The City recently appointed Mfundo Tafeni as the Head of Invasive Species Programme within its Biodiversity Management Department.
 
Tafeni started his career at the City in 2008 as a volunteer at the Wolfgat Nature Reserve where he would assist with the youth holiday programmes.

Woman Zone and Diane Jutzen of Seed & Salt talk Food

Seed & Salt, a busy social and community eatery

‘If you want to change the way you eat, you have to ask yourself a lot of questions.’ says Diane.

Woman Zone invites you to hear what Diane Jutzen of Seed & Salt has to say… On May 4, Woman Zone Story Café goes to Athlone to hear Diane Jutzen, owner of Seed & Salt, talk about food relationships.

City’s support for Green Economy yields positive results

New Earth Recycling in Parow

Award-winning waste management company does excellent work in protecting environment, by collecting and diverting polystyrene from landfills and processing it into new practical products. 

On Friday, I visited New Earth Recycling in Parow, one of the companies that is a member of the award-winning Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP) being funded by the City’s Enterprise and Investment Department and is being managed by GreenCape.
 
The company was started in 2013 as a m

The Big Issue #274 available NOW

Freestyle kitesurfing champion Michelle Sky Hayward

Get your copy and be part of job creation in South Africa. It's more than just a good deed; it's a damn good read.

The Big Issue #274 - 20 April to 19 May 2019 - is available from your favourite vendor across the city. As usual, The Big Issue is packed with an interesting array of Cape Town based stories to inform and titillate.

City and Table Mountain Cableway promote affordable tourism for locals

City of Cape Town and Table Mountain Cableway promotes affordable local tourism as part of their Draft Tourism Development Framework.

The City of Cape Town and Table Mountain Cableway announced a collaboration to ensure that Table Mountain, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, is accessible to even more locals and domestic visitors. 

Kalk Bay school awarded Green Flag

St James RC Primary School has been awarded Eco-School status and received a Green Flag.

 
Kalk Bay’s own St James RC Primary School has been awarded Eco-School status and received a Green Flag as a symbol of international acknowledgement of its achievements in environmental excellence.
 
At the assembly in celebration of the momentous achievement, local artist and y

100% Design South Africa at Decorex Cape Town

100% Design 1 - 5 May 2019

Under the theme Botanical Office, 100% Extraordinary explores the concept of an office space that offers an antidote to the norm.

Expect no run-of-the-mill fare at this year’s 100% Design South Africa pavilion at Decorex Cape Town, running from 1-5 May 2019 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

City Nature Challenge 2019: Cape Town

Cape Town will be participating in the City Nature Challenge from 26-29 April. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

For the first time ever, Cape Town is representing Africa in the City Nature Challenge - an international competition between 150 cities to showcase their fauna and flora by recording observations of all living things, using the popular citizen science app iNaturalist.

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