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South Africa wins 34th Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show

Plants from the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve are unique.

The SANBI stand is one of the “must-see” attractions of the Chelsea Flower Show, drawing many of the over 150 000 visitors to the grounds of the Royal Hospital over the five days.

 
There was jubilation at the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI-Kirstenbosch and Harold Porter) exhibit at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show when designers David Davidson and Ray Hudson and the team of SANBI staff and volunteers learned that they had won South Africa’s 34th gold medal in 41 years at exhibiting at the pres

Cape Town selected as a winner of the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge

Cape Town chosen from more than 325 applicants

Cape Town’s selection bolsters efforts to prepare our organisation and communities for the opportunities and challenges associated with urbanisation, globalisation and climate change.

City of Cape Town is pleased to announce that the City of Cape Town has been selected to join the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) Programme.

How Green is your HQ?

Green Star-rated Electricity Services headquarters in Bellville

A delegation of Utility Services professionals from throughout the country visited Cape Town's Electricity Services Department HQ in Bellville to see first-hand the green design features. 

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Utility Services, Councillor Ernest Sonnenberg, welcomed a delegation from African Utility Week to the City’s Green Star-rated Electricity Services headquarters in Bellville
 
The African Utilities Week programme is the only global meeting place,

Cape Town plants new ways of biodiversity thinking as world celebrates natural assets

15 Schools participate in biodiversity awareness programmes
More than 1 500 learners participate in the City of Cape Town’s biodiversity-related awareness and education programmes in May and June in celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2016. 
 
Cape Town’s biodiversity mix includes approximately 3 000 plant species in 19 different vegetation types.

Cape Town announces Top 25 #YouthStart Entrepreneur Contestants

Meet #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Contestant Renshia Manuel

Renshia Manuel from Berenjen’s Nursery & Green Works was the only 'green' #YouthStart Entrepreneur Contestant amongst the top 25 contestants.

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Social Development and Early Childhood Development, Councillor Suzette Little, met the top 25 contestants in the City’s #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge. 
 
The initiative, in partnership with the Seed Academy and Altech, is designed to kick-start the businesses of young

SAFCEI Fundraiser Breakfast with Kumi Naidoo: Way Beyond Nuclear

SAFCEI is holding a business breakfast at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town, on the 23rd May to raise funds towards their nuclear campaign. 

As the first of a series of Earth Keeper Briefings, SAFCEI - South Africa Faith Initiative Environmental Initiative invites you to please share this invitation widely and come join them for an informative morning with Kumi Naidoo, Kevin James and Nik Rabinowitz.
 
Kumi Naidoo, former Dir

‘State Of Our Nation’s Water’ Unpacked In WWF-Sa’s Water: Facts & Futures Report

What can we do to secure a better (wetter) future?
The devastating impact of the drought on water security, food prices and rural jobs – we should know more about our water sector and what can be done differently in the future.  
 
On Tuesday 17th May, WWF-SA in partnership with the Young Water professionals, released a new report - Water: Facts and Futures - at the biennial conference of the Water Institute for Southern Africa (WISA), – themed Water: The Ultimate

Cape Town Entrepeneur Luvuyo Rani a 2016 Social Entrepreneurs Winner

"A proud moment for Cape Town and South Africa."

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship announced the 12 winners of its Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2016 awards on the fringes of the WEF Africa meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. 

Among the winners is South African entrepreneur Luvuyo Rani, who started his first business in his car boot.

Earth Hour City Challenge

Cape Town is a participant in Earth Hour City Challenge

Cape Town was crowned Global Earth Hour Capital for 2014, after competing against 163 cities in 14 different countries. 

 
The City of Cape Town is an active participant in the global Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC), a collaborative effort between WWF and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, which aims to highlight and reward cities that are prepared to make substantial long-term efforts to combat climate change.
 

Eland have settled in well at City’s False Bay Nature Reserve

Eland have adapted well to the natural vegetation
The eland ‘bokkies’ have taken well to the natural vegetation of the endangered Cape Flats dune strandveld from which they have been absent for over 200 years.
 
 
The City of Cape Town partnered with the Gantouw Project, a project of the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET), to move five eland from Wellington to the Rondevlei Section of the False Bay Nature Reserve in October 2015.
 
The eland were released into the
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