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Cape Town’s resorts offer affordable winter getaways for families

Enjoy Cape Town resorts at winter rates

Rates are lower during winter and with 13 resorts across the peninsula, residents are spoiled for choice. 

Snuggle up this winter at the City’s resorts with low-season rates
 
This year the winter holidays don’t have to be cold and dreary, as the City of Cape Town’s resorts are an affordable option to chase away the winter cold.
 
‘With winter upon us, the City’s resorts offer an afforda

Reliance Compost Launches New Nursery

Reliance Nursery is open to trade and public

Reliance, the leading organic compost provider in the Western Cape launched their new nursery on the Corona Farm, in the picturesque vineyards and mountains of the Paarl region. 

 
The large scale plant and tree nursery comprises of over 50 000 citrus trees, 60 000 ornamentals, an organic food garden, as well as 2 hectares of mature trees.
 
Nursery Manager, Bruce Stewart enthused, ‘I am very excited about the future of the Reliance Nursery.

Cllr Sonnenberg celebrates Earth Day by delivering home-composting containers

The benefits of home-composting are obvious
This delivery is the first of 5 000 home-composting containers that Cape Town is providing free of charge to residents who successfully applied for them earlier this month.
 
The residents who Councillor Sonnenberg visited were excited at the prospects for their gardens. 
 
The first delivery of the day was made to Mrs Agnes Mayi, a Khayelitsha resident and grandmother of two young orphans.

Earth Day 2016: start today and protect the piece of earth you call home

Return of flamingos and other birdlife to the river network

"This Earth Day, 22 April 2016, I would like to draw the attention of Capetonians to the innate wealth we have inherited to live in a city of such natural wonder." 

"We are blessed with a variety of plant and animal species right here on the doorstep of our city," continues Councillor Johan van der Merwe, Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Environmental and Spatial Planning, City of Cape Town.
 
"Cape Town is a biodiversity hotspot without parallel.

Cape Town invites tenders for 80 tuk-tuk licences

Preference given to tenderers making use of electric vehicles

If all goes according to plan, residents and visitors to Cape Town will soon be able to make use of tuk-tuk vehicles to travel short distances in the city and surrounding suburbs. 

 
The tender for the provision of tuk-tuk public transport services was issued on Friday 15 April 2016 by Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority.
 
‘We want to use this tender process to appoint public transport operators who will operate 80 tuk-tuk vehicles across eight areas in Cape Town and the far south

Water Saving Tips from SUZELLE DIY and HELEN ZILLE

Be a GREEN advises Suzelle DIY

To celebrate World Water Day Suzelle hooked up with Helen Zille to tell us how to minimise our water wastage – a seriously worrying topic at the moment. 

The ever-effervescent Suzelle is our very own local DIY maven; she has shown us how to make everything from hair accessories using coffee filters to how to dolly up our shopping trolley.

Cape Town's Observatory Library 110 years old

Cape Town Green Map wishes Observatory Library a very happy birthday

After 110 years of serving the community around it, the City’s Observatory Library is still a beacon for residents seeking relaxation, knowledge, information, social interaction and a safe space.

The City of Cape Town’s Observatory Library boasts 110 years of service to residents, a war memorial and heritage status.
 
This week the library celebrated its 110-year milestone with a special event for patrons who have been members for more than two decades. 
 
‘Our libraries culturally enrich the com

Shark Spotters Programme nets Gold Innovation Award for beach tourism

The Shark Spotters Programme contributes to responsible tourism in Cape Town

The City of Cape Town-funded Shark Spotters Programme awarded the Gold – Innovation Award in the Best for Beach Tourism Category at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016.

The City of Cape Town’s partner, the Shark Spotters, has been recognised for their valuable contribution to enhancing the safety of all visitors to in-shore areas.

All aboard for navy festival in Simon’s Town

It’s almost time to drop anchor in Simon’s Town for the annual South African Navy Festival that will be taking place from 21 to 24 April 2016.

All routes will lead to Simon’s Town later this month for an event synonymous with the Cape Town landscape: the South African Navy Festival. This popular festival attracts over 100 000 visitors every year and gives would-be maritime explorers a peek into the naval world.

Water enforcement continues with help from EPWP workers

Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) workers with Exec Mayor Patricia de Lille

Cape Town residents have proved that when it comes to the crunch, they will do what it takes to save water. 

The City of Cape Town’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) has been a valuable resource in both creating employment and supplementing services. The latest partnership, this time with the City’s Water and Sanitation Department, sees EPWP workers assisting with enforcement of water restrictions.
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