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Cape Town’s lifeguards ready for beach deployment

From 1 December, lifeguards on duty daily 10:00 to 18:00
Safety will be the main priority at the Cape Town’s beaches this summer - more than 100 trained and accredited lifeguards will be on duty every weekend starting Saturday 5 November 2016.
 
The City of Cape Town’s Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department has employed permanent and seasonal lifeguards in order to improve beach safety over the upcoming summer holiday season.
 
The 12 permanent lifeguards and over 100 seasonal lifeguards will be deployed during the upcoming summer season at the various beaches over weekends between from

Cape Town taking its place as an energy capital

Address to 2016 World Energy Cities Partnership

Speech delivered by Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the opening session of the 2016 World Energy Cities Partnership annual general meeting.

It is a privilege for me to welcome 13 cities from the World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP) to our city. 
 
Cape Town is the newest member of the WECP and we are excited to share with you opportunities and developments in our city, our province and our country.

Water Restrictions in effect from 1 November 2016

The City of Cape Town calls on all residents to familiarise themselves with Level 3 water restrictions so as not to fall foul of the law. 

Residents are asked to ensure that their water consumption over the coming summer months remains consistent with their winter consumption, as this will ensure that the dams are not drawn to dangerous levels.

Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards votes Hotel Verde “Best Urban Accommodation”

Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards

Hotel Verde at Cape Town International Airport voted the global winner in the Urban Accommodation category at the 15th annual Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards, held in Monaco. 

Africa’s Greenest Hotel, Hotel Verde situated at Cape Town International Airport was voted the global winner in the Urban Accommodation category during the 15th annual <

Invade Langa with bicycles and sneakers on car-free Sunday

Sunday 30 October 2016, from 12:00 until 17:00

King Langalibalele Drive, Langa will be transformed again on Sunday 30 October 2016, with the celebration of the first Open Streets Day for the summer season. 

King Langalibalele Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday 30 October 2016, from 12:00 until 17:00, turning the main street into a pedestrian paradise for at least five hours.
 
‘The City of Cape Town supports Open Streets as a platform to demonstrate the potential of streets by making some of them tempo

THE BIG ISSUE #247 available NOW!

“Pretty Yende – A joy to the world”

Some highlights on what’s covered in this edition of The Big Issue #247 available now from your friendly neighbourhood vendor.

On the cover:
“Pretty Yende – A joy to the world”
The magnificent opera star who started out in small-town Piet Retief and is now singing on international stages throughout the world, talks to The Big Issue from backstage in Paris.

Cape Town’s green taxi rank in Nomzamo scoops engineering excellence award

Nomzamo public transport interchange

Cape Town's public transport interchange in Nozmamo was selected as the winner in the category for community upliftment at the 80th IMESA/CESA Excellence Awards in East London.

The Institute of Municipal Engineering of South Africa (IMESA) and Consulting Engineers SA (CESA) Excellence Awards give recognition to well-engineered civil engineering infrastructure projects.
The project must portray the art and science of civil engineering for infrastructure to the general public and must find answers to challenges.
 

The Turtle Buff® is back

All seven sea turtle species are considered endangered

Please help the Two Oceans Aquarium raise funds for this essential animal care programme that rehabilitates and release hundreds of turtles every year.

Two Ocens Aquarium rehabilitates and release hundreds of turtles every year - work that requires specialised medical care, round-the-clock observation plus specially trained staff.
 
To help fund this life-giving work, Buff® South Africa has once again generously de

Shark Spotters app to enhance beach safety

Free Shark Spotters app available on iOS and Android platforms

The Shark Spotters app is unique mobile application which conveniently provides water users with current and accurate shark safety information on their smartphones

With the upcoming beach season on our doorstep, the City of Cape Town is excited to announce the launch of the Shark Spotters mobile app – an innovative app to assist swimmers and surfers to be more shark smart at Cape Town’s beaches this summer. 
 
The Shark Spotters app is unique mobile application which conveniently pr

BWI Member - DeMorgenzon wine estate recognised internationally

Wendy Appelbaum and winemaker & general manager Carl van der Merwe

More accolades for DeMorgenzon on the international stage including a prestigious showcase in New York this week.

DeMorgenzon is now recognised as one of South Africa’s top white wine producers thanks to two new accolades for the Stellenbosch winery on the international stage.
 
The wine estate is a member of the BWI - Bio-diversity Wine Initiative.
 
The DeMorgenzon team – headed up by leading businessw
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