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Sea Point Swimming Pool Hosts Aquatics Carnival

Sea Point Swimming Pool

Sea Point swimming pool will play host to an aquatics carnival this weekend, which it is hoped will become an annual event.

One of the City of Cape Town’s flagship facilities is partnering with Western Province Aquatics to host an aquatics carnival on Sunday 1 March 2015. The Sea Point swimming pool, which has recently undergone extensive renovations, will be the venue for the water-based fun day.

New City Festival Builds Enthusiasm For Water Conservation

During National Water Week (16-22 March), an exciting new event, The Watershed Festival, hopes to restore the public’s appreciation of clean and accessible drinking water, reminding them of its worth, scarcity and the absence of a substitute. 

Cape Town’s fresh water supply is under major threat and according to the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) most analysts predict that South Africa’s water demand will outstrip its supply by 2025. Already the demand for water has overtaken supply in 60% of South Africa’s water management systems.

Cape Town to Further Bolster Fire Safety Efforts

City’s Fire and Rescue Service at Work

Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate evaluates its fire safety awareness campaigns to further reduce the number of fires that occur on an annual basis.

Statistics show that while there have been more fires reported this summer, including 19 structural fires this past weekend, the number of fatalities is lower.

Mayor’s Golf Development Centre Tees-off for Business

Youth Programmes at Mayor’s Golf Development Centre

To build cross-cultural relationships and introduce the sport to residents, especially young girls, senior citizens and people with disabilities.

The City’s Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department has concluded an agreement with the Women’s Professional Golf Association to manage the Mayor’s Golf Development Centre and spearhead the programmes for youth.

Kirstenbosch Hits One Million Annual Visits

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town attracted over one million visitors last year.

Attaining this historic milestone has secured Kirstenbosch’s status as one of the most important tourist attractions in South Africa, said Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, who visited the garden with global leaders in tourism.

Cape Town’s Design Evolution Goes Beyond WDC Title Year

Table Mountain 'framed'

From the everyday unexpected discoveries to the extraordinary cultural adventures that are unfolding, tune in to Cape Town’s ongoing design evolution.

Cape Town’s World Design Capital status was won based on the city’s emerging use of design-led thinking but with the 2014 title year now behind it, Cape Town is showing her true colours with dozens of projects, events and experiences still in the making.

Mayor De Lille Reopens the Green Point Athletics Stadium

Green Point Athletics Stadium

Cape Town invests R85 million in metro’s premium athletics facility in the Green Point Urban Park precinct.



 

Extract from a speech by Mayor De Lille at the reopening of the Green Point Athletics Stadium.

Cape Town Green Map Welcomes Our New Blogger

Welcome Marley Kimelman

Introducing intern Marley Kimelman, who will explore and blog on the "Green" side of Cape Town.

My name is Marley Kimelman and I am currently a student at Northeastern University in Boston, USA studying International Affairs and Environmental Studies.

Top Honours from National Government to Cape Town Officials

myconnect card is quintessential to cashless system of MyCiTi service

Two senior officials from Transport for Cape Town (TCT), Cape Town’s transport authority, commended for outstanding performance.

Chantal Greenwood, manager of automated fare collection at TCT, received the Certificate of Excellence Award 2014 in the category: Best Female Employee within Transport in Government, nationally, from the Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters.
 

Newly Upgraded Smart Park in Gugulethu

Alderman Walker at launch of Smart Park Gugulethu

Local park in Gugulethu has received an upgrade worth over R5 million to become an inviting Smart Park to meet the needs of the community.

Cape Town’s Parks Department officially opened the Gugulethu Smart Park on 11 February 2015.

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