Better Living Challenge Announces Its Winners!

Better Living Challenge Winners

Winners announced at Better Living Challenge Awards Ceremony,  at the Cape Town City Hall.

Following a two week public exhibition and a strict voting process, The Better Living Challenge - a design competition showcasing green and affordable solutions to improve the homes of people living in low-income communities - has announced its winners.

Recipes for Success with Sustainable Fish

Star Fish, Daisy Jones

‘Star Fish’ is not just a collection of tasty recipes; it is underpinned by environmental imperatives too, writes Matthew Burbridge.

The ebullient Daisy Jones, author of Star Fish (Quivertree), a new book on cooking with sustainable fish, believes that consumers, by refusing to buy certain fish, have brought some change to the industry. “In the 1980s there was a video of a tuna being caught, along with dolphins, and being killed.

#WDC409: Keeping Commuters on the Go

Go Metro #WDC409

Go Metro (#WDC409) mobile app captures, manages and presents transport information for the rail and bus network.

Every day thousands of Capetonians rely on public transport to get to and from places around the city.

Cape Town Parks Free Wi-Fi Project

CT Parks Free Wi-Fi Project

Wi-Fi Project (#WDC404) provides free internet access for all.

To allow everyone within the Cape Town CBD to benefit from the use of Wi-Fi, the Cape Town Parks Free Wi-Fi Project (#WDC404) has been implemented.

New 'Beacon of Hope' Launched on Signal Hill

Sun Star, Christopher Swift

24-metre high sun-shaped sculpture, named the SunStar, was unveiled on Signal Hill

The sculpture was conceptualised and designed by Cape Town artist and founder of the Robben Island Art Company and Trust (RIACT), Christopher Swift, and is also a showcase project for Cape Town: World Design Capital 2014.

Better Living: What a Showcase!

Better Living Showcase

The Better Living Challenge Showcase has been called a resounding success.

Viewed by a constant stream of engaged visitors, the Better Living Challenge Showcase has been called a resounding success. We would like to thank everybody that took part, from our amazing Finalists and Exhibitors to our sponsors, supporters and media partners.

Photovoltaic (PV) Rooftop Powers a Private Residence.

Photovoltaic (PV) Rooftop Installation

Cape Town welcomes latest small-scale embedded electricity generation contract.

Home owners Leigh De Decker and Mark Beloch signed the City’s new small-scale embedded electricity generation (SSEG) contract, allowing them to feed extra electricity generated by their solar panels back into the City’s electricity grid and to receive an offset against their monthly electricity account.

World Design Capital 2014 Projects @ Civic Centre

Transforming Cities Exhibition

The exhibition, fondly known as The Wall, has been constructed on the Cape Town Civic Centre concourse level.

The City of Cape Town is showing off the World Design Capital 2014 projects in an exhibition entitled Transforming Cities.

Too Good to Waste #WDC274

Feeling African

Meet a  cooperative of 14 Western Cape Upcycle Designers

A cooperative of 14 Western Cape Upcycle Designers using a variety of junk items to create Artworks and Decor, is easing the landfill burden.

The collective of 14 work under the brand name of Too Good To Waste.  The group was established in 2012 with the support of the DTI and curated by Eva Ploder with funding from the German Government.

Cape Town Hosts & Supports Large International Events

Volvo Ocean Race

Six of those events alone inject more than R2 billion into local coffers.

Cape Town has developed a strong track record as an events destination and continues to attract major global events to our shores.  The Volvo Ocean Race, happening in Cape Town right now is one such event! The economic spin-offs from these events hold enormous benefits for the city and its residents.

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