The Diep River and the Prinskasteel/Keysers River corridors in the Zandvlei catchment have been identified as the pilot river corridors for the implementation of an ecosystems-based river restoration project.
This initiative, the Source to Sea Project, is a partnership between the City of Cape Town, ICLEI Africa (Local Governments for Sustainability), South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA).
These two corridors arise on the slopes of Table Mountain, before meandering into the Zandvlei
Energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly light-emitting diode (LED) lights
The City of Cape Town’s Utility Services Directorate plans to invest R65,8 million in street lighting projects by the end of June 2017.
The funds have been allocated for expansion of the street lighting network, but also replacement of old sodium high-intensity discharge (HID) lights with more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly light-emitting diode (LED) lights.
The LED replacement project started as a pilot project last year and will be system
Community members play an active role in local food gardens
Cape Town’s poverty alleviation programme supports more than a hundred food gardens across the metro – many thriving because of the commitment of the elderly.
The City’s Poverty Alleviation Programme supported 114 food gardens in the last financial year of which 86 were community gardens and 28 were gardens being run at City-owned early childhood development centres across the metropole.
One of the highlights of the past year’s efforts was the establishment and support that was provided t
Over the past month, bird lovers have travelled great distances to be able to tick the rufous-tailed scrub robin off their must-see bird list.
The bird was first spotted in the Zeekoevlei at the False Bay Nature Reserve last month. This small scrub robin does not usually occur any closer to South Africa than Kenya, but found the habitat provided at the City’s reserve to its liking.
40th Cape Town Cycle Tour takes place on 12 March 2017
Free application for a general entry from 1pm on Wednesday, 17 August and the application window will remain open until 4pm on Tuesday, 23 August 2016.
Grown from humble beginnings in 1978 when just 525 riders took part, 2017’s 40th event will see 35 000 cyclists line up in Hertzog Boulevard to tackle the spectacular 109-kilometre loop of the peninsula.
In so doing, they will not only participate in the world’s largest timed cycling event, but be part of a special day in the history of