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Better Living Challenge

Khayelitsha - Better Living Challenge

Entries are being submitted ahead of the 31 May 2014 closing date for the competition.

Just as winter starts, things are hotting up for the Better Living Challenge, with entries being submitted ahead of the 31 May 2014 closing date for the competition.

New Species of Fynbos Discovered

Fabacea Psoralea (new species)

A rare new species of fynbos has been identified in the Robberg Coastal Corridor.

The Robberg Coastal Corridor is a 16km strip of land situated between Robberg and Harkerville in the Cape’s Garden Route.

Cape Town Taking Public Transport Forward

Cape Town Transport ©Bruce Sutherland

The City of Cape Town, the Western Cape Government, and Golden Arrow Bus Services have signed two memorandums forging the path for truly integrated public transport options.

The City of Cape Town, the Western Cape Government, and Golden Arrow Bus Services have signed two memorandums of understanding (MOUs) on working together to establish a world-class, integrated transport system for the benefit of residents and visitors to the city and the broader metro region.

Cape Town Scoops Award for Water & Electricity Services

Newlands Upper Reservoir, Bruce Sutherland - CofCT(C).jpg

Cape Town was named the top municipality in the African Utility Week Awards.

This award is given to the top performing municipality or metro in South Africa that has excelled in improving service delivery, increased its capacity to deliver services, and demonstrated minimisation of costs through the application of turnkey solutions or increased revenue collection.

Invest in Green!

Invest in the Green Economy to alleviate poverty, create jobs, and better South Africa's future.

Did you know that investing in green has a large correlation with creating jobs? International research shows that the prioritisation of certain areas leads to a consequent increase in green investment (GI).

IZIKO: International Museum Week 12- 18 May

International Museum Day

Continental first for Iziko marks International Museum Week, plus free entry on Saturday 17.

Iziko Museums of South Africa is set to become the first museum in Africa to exhibit one of SA’s greatest palaeo-finds.

Fish Hoek Shark Exclusion Net Trial Successful

Fish Hoek Beach

Cape Town is pleased with the results of its pioneering shark exclusion net trial at Fish Hoek beach.

The trial shows that the daily placement and reclaiming of the net holds the potential for job creation; that it minimises the harm caused to marine life; and that members of the public have confidence in the ability of the nets to enhance safety.
 

UCT Team & Project Khusela Wins Top Prize!

Francois Petousis, David Gluckman

A student team from the University of Cape Town (UCT) has won a top prize at the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC), held annually at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

The UCT team and their project Khusela – a low cost fire detection device for informal housing – was named one of the top five initiatives worldwide and took the GSVC People’s Choice award in the global round – competing against hundreds of entries and winning out against 18 finalists in the last round.

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC)

Miss Earth SA Contestants Hang Up Their Heels For Gumboots

Visiting Kersboslaagte Primary in the Boland

Miss Earth SA Cape Town applicants joined in the green spirit with Reliance Compost.

Reliance Compost is the long-term partner of Miss Earth SA and regional sponsor for 2014 through a series of community projects and recycling initiatives.
Miss Earth South Africa is a leadership Programme for young ladies to get involved in their communities by initiating different greening projects like planting trees, starting food gardens and educating young minds about the

Franschhoek Library Fund benefits from the Literary Fest

Weekly Storytelling

Each seat you buy at the Franschhoek Literary Festival makes a contribution to the great cause of creating confident readers.

Do you know that each seat you buy at the Franschhoek Literary Festival makes a contribution to the great cause of creating confident readers? You are contributing to the FLF LIBRARY FUND.

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