Residents Spot New Cape Town Weed

Wild sunflower (Verbesina encelioides)

Reports from observant members of the public of emergent weeds have enabled the City to respond quickly before the plant spreads.

The City thanks residents for spotting new Cape Town weed. "Through partnerships such as these, we are creating a more sustainable city together" reads a report from the City.  

How Do You Get Water from Air?

Student Design Challenge

Student Design Challenge from July-November 2014, with a focus on universities in Cape Town (WDC 2014).

BiomimicrySA powered by The Bionic Learning Network of FESTO, a global leader in automation technology, industrial training and education programs is running a STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE from July-November 2014 with a focus on universities in Cape Town (World Design Capital 2014).

Mandela Day Project

Pelican Park - Madiba Day Launch

Project to build 67 houses in Pelican Park for Mandela Week kicks off!

Extract from a speech delivered by Councillor Mamkeli at the opening of Habitat for Humanity and partners’ International Build Week at Pelican Park today, 14 July 2014.

World Design Projects seeking new connections

Sydelle Willow Smith

Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana focuses on WDC projects contributing to positive change.

Over the past two weeks I have been greatly inspired by the number of World Design Capital projects that are actively encouraging collaboration to achieve positive social and economic change, writes Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana.

The Big Issue: World Design Diary

Nadya Glawé, Slave Tree

The Slave Tree, a sculpture by Nadya Glawé,  draws attention to the spot where the “slave tree” once stood.


The Big Issue selects this month’s MUST-SEE World Design Capital events and exhibitions, and mapmyway will highlight of some of these offerings.


A plain concrete plinth on a traffic island in Spin Street currently pays homage to the spot where the “slave tree” once stood.

Atlantis Green Technology Hub Takes Flight

Ald. Ian Neilson, Exec Dep Mayor & Mr Allan Ruiz-Rivas, Op & Mktg Mgr, GRI.

GRI’s construction of a wind tower factory in Atlantis is currently underway in Cape Town's 68 ha-plan green technology hub.

The City of Cape Town’s quick access-to-land programme for green industries and the Atlantis Investment Incentive Scheme is already unlocking opportunities in this impoverished area. 

MyCiTi N2 Express Service Arrives in the Cape Flats

MyCiTi Express Bruce Sutherland l CoCT

Residents of Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha now have access to the MyCiTi service with bus stops along the major roads in these areas.

The MyCiTi buses will be travelling between these areas and the Civic Centre station in the Cape Town, from which passengers will be able to connect to other parts of the city – including Atlantis on the West Coast, the Waterfront, or Hout Bay on the Atlantic Seaboard.

Food Route Tours: Saturday 12 July

#WDC601 City of Eden Tour

Focusing on sustainable and urban agriculture visits - a #WDC601 City of Eden initiative.

The first tour is a SEEDBOMB Cape Town and Historical City Farm tour that traces the fascinating story of indigenous people, stormy voyages, the global slave trade, wild animals, wars the discovery of gold is interwoven with the astonishing tale of farming and water.

Vendor Art: The Big Issue

Mqondeni Nfoatyelana

This month we feature the work of artist Mqondeni Nfoatyelana.

Mqondeni Nfoatyelana, 30, sells The Big Issue at the Engen Garage in Claremont. He became a vendor in June 2010, after working as a casual in a store. His contract had expired in 2009 and he searched for a job for a year before hearing about The Big Issue from a friend.

The Big Issue: Buy the July Issue NOW!

Big Issue - Juy 2014

Get your copy and be part of job creation in SA – it’s more than just a good deed; it’s an excellent read.

The Big Issue #221 is on sale from vendors in Cape Town from June 25 to July 24, 2014, or available digitally from July 14, 2014.

Lots to read.....

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