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Vertical Garden - Gege Creche

The vertical food garden prototype at Langa crèche thrives despite heavy winter conditions.

 

Cape Town Green Map reported on the vertical garden installed at the Gege Crèche in Langa, which was part of a Mandela Day initative to assist in the re-building of a dilapidated crèche - visit.

IBM Smarter Cities Grant

IBM presents findings to Mayor of Cape Town

Cape Town partnered with IBM in a prestigious project to help optimise service delivery.

The City of Cape Town and IBM have come to the end of an incredible three-week journey.

This year, the City of Cape Town was honoured to receive an IBM Smarter Cities Grant. This meant that IBM would send a high-level team of executives from their operations around the world to work on a business project of the City’s choosing at no cost us.

The Big Issue: November Issue is on the Streets

Big Issue - 18 Gangster Museum (Photo:Retha Ferguson)

Must-read story – three young men working to set up a gangster museum in Khayelitsha.

In this month’s issue of The Big Issue is a must-read story – about three young men working to set up a gangster museum in Khayelitsha.

Spreading Pedestrian Safety Message to Schools

Road Safety Outreach - Mayor at Bergvliet School

Mayor De Lille and Councillor Herron visited schools to spread pedestrian safety message.

City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille, and the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town (TCT), Councillor Brett Herron, visited Bergvliet Primary School to educate learners about pedestrian safety.

Handmade Change: Innovative and Flexible DIY Design Solution for Vertical Gardens

Handmade Change - Vertical Gardens

Cape Town-based design team Handmade Change, has come up with an innovative and flexible DIY design solution for vertical gardens.

Handmade Change, has not only come up with an innovative and flexible DIY design solution for vertical gardens, but also for collaborating with other craft producers to create an expansive range of pots and planters for their system.

Sewage Blockages Are Costing The City

Unblocking Sewers is costly

The City of Cape Town is requesting residents’ help in alleviating the problem of sewage blockages in the city.

A vehicle engine, suitcases, ram’s horns and sheep skins are just some of the objects that have been found in the City’s sewer system, creating costly blockages and affecting service delivery. 
 

BREADrev's 1st Mobile Bakery School is UP & RUNNING

Students learn all they can about baking bread

BREADrev is about job creation, social enterprise, environmental sustainability, health and nutrition.

BREADrev micro bakeries, in partnership with A Reaching Hand and UNISA, gather nine students daily to learn all they can about baking bread.

NSRI Issues Spring Tides Safety Warning

Millers Point ©Bruce Sutherland | City of Cape Town

A spring tide means a higher than normal high tide, a lower than normal low tide and stronger than normal rip currents.

A Spring Tide has begun with the approaching full moon (Full Moon: Saturday, early morning, 19th of October) and hence Spring Tide will peak on Saturday 19th October meaning a higher than normal high tide, a lower than normal low tide and stronger than normal rip currents beginning now and continuing into the middle of next week.

New Cutting-edge Valve Technology a First in Africa

Valve technology unveiled by Cllr Sonnenberg (in foreground)

Cape Town’s four new cutting-edge valve exercising machines is testament to the City’s commitment to efficiency through innovation and technology.

The use of this technology will lead to a more reliable water supply network, thus reducing inconvenience to residents and improving service delivery.

City to Host Food Garden Summit

Abalimi Bezekhaya photo credit: Marie Viljoen

A food garden summit will share information on best practice and sustainability, as part of the city's efforts to address food insecurity.

The City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate will host a food garden summit to share information on best practice and sustainability, as part of our efforts to address food insecurity.
 

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