Encounters South African International Documentary Festival

Encounters film festival: The Shore Break

Encounters South African International Documentary Festival runs 4 – 14 June and includes several topical films.

Here's one film chosed by Darryl Accone of the Mail & Guardian

Cape Town Hosts Youth Day friendly between Bafana Bafana & Angola

Bafana Bafana & Angola play at Cape Town Stadium on Youth Day

The City supports this international match at Cape Town Stadium, which provides an opportunity to give xenophobia the red card.

‘International soccer games bring South Africans from all walks of life together. Soccer is a unifying sport and we are calling on residents to come out in their numbers and support our home team.

Our Food And Soils

Choose and support organically farmed products

Did you know that 99.7% of our food comes directly from soil?

With World Hunger Day that was on the 28th of May, our attention is quickly shifted towards poverty.

But an equally important factor is the state of our soils and its influence on our food supply.

Official Opening of MyCiTi N2 Express Mitchells Plain Station

Mayor Patricia de Lille & Councillor Brett Herron

"Today we are pleased to officially open this station, which represents an investment of R5,2 million", Mayor De Lille at MyCiTi N2 Express Mitchells Plain station opening.

"As an opportunity city, we are committed to providing our residents with quality, reliable and affordable transport services and infrastructure.

Since the launch of the MyCiTi N2 Express service in July last year, over 644 000 residents of Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha have travelled this route.

Mandela Day 18 July - Greening A Local School

Give your 67 minutes for Nelson Mandela Day

Reliance will go out to a Stellenbosch school, St Vincents RC Primary, to setup a vegetable garden and beautify the school grounds by planting trees.

"Nelson Mandela Day celebrated on 18 July, is an international day honouring the work, life, and legacy of Madiba. On this day people are encouraged to go out into their communities, for 67 minutes or more, to join forces and lead the way in creating change.

Calling World Economic Forum on Africa to VOTE for Lumkani

@wef help innovative, AFRICAN start up @LumkaniFire win the Chivas’ The Venture Competition and make informal settlement, early fire detection a reality.  Please VOTE here!

Last week we posted an article outlining the history and success of Lumkani, a Cape Town tech start up and social enterprise that is a currently a finalist for The Venture Competition and needs your votes each week for a month to secure a piece of the $200,000 in total prize mo

Innovative Ocean View Housing Project Reaches Halfway Mark

Councillor Benedicta van Minnen handover to Cornelia Beyers

City of Cape Town handed over more of the beautiful Ocean View stonemasonry houses to beneficiaries.

The Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Benedicta van Minnen, handed over five of the unique Ocean View stonemasonry homes today, marking the halfway mark of this successful project.

Search Now on for Eco–Logic Champions of 2015

The Enviropaedia and Eco-Logic Awards

Entries are now open for The Eco-Logic Awards 2015, which recognise South Africa’s environmental champions and reward outstanding achievements.

Organised annually since 2010 by The Enviropaedia, the Awards invite entries from large and small businesses, municipalities, groups and individuals who are leading the way in environmental excellence and innovation.

Project Isizwe: Free Wi-fi to SA’s Low-income Communities

Helping South Africans Build a Better Future

#Beyond2014 will share inspiring stories about design thinking and innovation. One story is Project Isizwe.

The first #Beyond2014 newsletter, is the first phase of Design + Cape, the official communication platform for World Design Capital 2014 legacy activities.

City Celebrates Cape Town’s Unique Biodiversity

22 May, is International Day for Biological Diversity – a time for Cape Town to reflect on its globally important and unique biodiversity.

International Day for Biological Diversity is also a time for the City to acknowledge its partners and residents who work tirelessly with the City to ensure that this irreplaceable asset is managed and utilised in a responsible manner. The residents of Cape Town share this city with a range of unique plants and animals, many of which are found nowhere else on the planet.

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