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Archbishop Desmond Tutu votes for Table Mountain in the New7Wonders campaign

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has urged Capetonians, their fellow South Africans and international fans to cast their vote for Table Mountain in the Official New7Wonders of Nature campaign.

 

Make a Big Issue of your favourite green spot

With the world cup just around the corner the Big Issue decided that they would give back to the tourists by creating the Big Issue's “Your Cape Town A-Z Guide” which is brought to the public in partnership with Cape Town Tourism.  The guide aims to “show our visitors how to do it lekker like a local; from where to get the best roti innie Kaap to finding the funkiest street art and stunning mountain trails beyond the table top that dominates the tourism handbooks.”

Opportunity for handmade craft producers during 2010

The City of Cape Town, as part of its 2010 Arts and Culture Programme, is calling on all producers and stockists of handmade products/crafts to register their interest to participate in various 2010 events.

New manager for Table Mountain National Park

SANParks has announced that Table Mountain has a new Head, Mr Paddy Gordon. Mr Gordon had previously been in charge of the northern section of the park and he succeeds Brett Myrdal who resigned last year.

Mr Gordon was born in Somerset West and he joined SANParks in 1989. He has worked for five national parks and was formerly the park manager of both the Mountain Zebra National Park and the Richtersveldt National Park.

Strangers in a foreign land: responsible tourism tips

We are all eagerly awaiting the influx of foreign visitors that the world cup is going to bring. This will be an exciting opportunity for many tourists who may be visiting South Africa for the first time. South Africa is reputed to be one of the friendliest countries in the world, and people are generally approachable and helpful. South Africa really is a mix of different cultures and you can encounter many different people and traditions in a small area.

Earth Day 2010 - a billion acts of green

“Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, it also presents the greatest opportunity – an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean energy economy now and for the future.”
 

Residents warned not to swim in Westlake River

 

Recent water samples taken of the Westlake River have confirmed the presence of blue-green algae, as well as the presence of the toxins associated with it.

Paarden Eiland Wetland to get protection status

The City of Cape Town is forging ahead with the process of securing environmental protection status for the Paarden Eiland Wetland, also known as the Zoarvlei. The wetland is all that remains of what was once an extensive esturine system. The Paarden Eiland wetland is now completely cut off from other water courses.

National Govt donates R8,21 million for City water initiatives

The National Department of Water Affairs (DWA) has donated R8,21 million to the City of Cape Town to assist in funding water demand management initiatives and water saving projects during the remainder of the 2009/2010 financial year, which finishes at the end of June.

Cape Town supports meat free day

Cape Town has become the first city in Africa to officially endorse one meat-free day a week. The city may be the second city in the world to have officially endorsed a meat-free day a week, following on the heels of Ghent, in Belgium.

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