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Cape Town City website offers new tool to waste-wise residents

Find location of the closest drop-off site or buy-back centre

With its new recycling web portal, the City is now making it that much easier for residents to practise responsible waste management

City website offers new tool to waste-wise residents

When members of the public search the City’s website for information on recycling, the most popular information requested includes:

Cape Town Green Map Interns reach Cape Point

Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

Lea and Akshay spent a day on a bus trip to the "Tip of Africa" at Cape Point.

A day on the Cape Point route - an amazing expedition.  Indeed we visited the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
 
We drove down the Atlantic coastline. The beach of Camps Bay reminded us our island home, Reunion, and we were a little bit nostalgic. 

Cape Town Green Map Interns discover The Watershed and Two Oceans Aquarium

How can you enjoy the V&A Waterfront without visiting the Two Oceans Aquarium

The Watershed and the Two Oceans Aquarium were top of of our list when we visited the V&A Waterfront.

You can spend all your day to the V&A Waterfront! There is a big shopping centre, restaurants, museums and others touristic activities. At night you can come with your friends and have fun until 22h00.  We also learnt about open museum night  at the V&A on Thursday 14 July.

Cape Town Green Map Interns visit the South African Museum

Lea at the Iziko South Africa Museum

If you want to learn more about the fauna and flora of South-Africa, the Iziko South African Museum is a good place to start.

It is located above the Company's Garden. This museum is divided in multi-parts: reptiles, birds, marine animals there is also a section devoted to minerals and space. We found the different species accompanied by a representation of their environment.

Cape Town GreenMap Interns visit The Company's Garden

We #lovecapetown
The Cape Town GreenMap interns recently visited the Company’s garden. "What a beautiful place! A little paradise in the City" enthused the interns.
It’s a place where everyone can have a good time. The gardens are very pleasant and animals such as squirrels and ducks share the park with people. Many children have fun feeding them and running after birds.

Penguin-hunting caracal safely relocated to its own roaming area

Caracal transported back to her original roaming territory

City of Cape Town successfully captured and relocated the caracal that was responsible for the recent spate of endangered African penguin fatalities. 

The fatalities occurred in the area south of Links Crescent, close to Froggy Pond in Simon’s Town. This portion of the Simon’s Town shoreline was closed to members of the public in order to trap the cat and has now been re-opened.

STOP HUNGER NOW in just 67 MINUTES on Mandela Day

Help pack 450 000 meals to benefit children at Early Childhood Development Centres

For 450 000 vulnerable children, giving 67 minutes of your time for Nelson Mandela on Wednesday, 13 July can stave off their hunger for as long as a year.

To honour Nelson Mandela's rich legacy of caring for those in need, Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa and Sun International’s GrandWest Casino are gearing up to pack 450 000 me

Cape Town bags top city award

Cape Town voted #1

Cape Town was named #1 in the category ‘Top Cities in Africa and the Middle East’ in the Travel + Leisure 2016 World’s Best Awards, at a presentation ceremony held in New York last night (6 July 2016).

The Mother City continues to pull out all the stops to attract domestic and international visitors,  gathering awards around the gl

Comrade Carrot brings veggie might for Obz

Mosima Pale aka Comrade Carrot

'The idea was to create a “market for everybody” that provides fresh, healthy food and produce that is both accessible and affordable.'

Comrade Carrot brings delicious farm-to-table ­organic produce to Observatory in Cape Town, writes Sarah Koopman in the Mail & Guardian.

Protecting endangered African penguins in Simon’s Town

Images confirm the presence of a large caracal

The City of Cape Town has identified the predator by installing trap cameras in the area.

A spate of penguin fatalities has occurred in Simon’s Town over the past two weeks. The City of Cape Town has identified the predator by installing trap cameras in the area.
 
The images confirmed the presence of a large caracal.
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