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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.
 

Green Building Convention: Sustainability Tour Open to the Public

Green Point Urban Park

Cape Town will be afforded the opportunity to showcase its green building initiatives during the Green Building Council of South Africa’s Convention.

The City will show off its green building successes and learn from the best practice of others during a gathering of the largest global network influencing the green building marketplace in Cape Town from 16 - 18 October.
 

What is 110% Green all about?

These three short films show exactly what 110% Green is all about and what we hope to achieve. 

As part of their portfolio, third year students from the Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking, made three short videos on a few 110% Green Flagships and the work being done in the Green Economy in the province. 

110% Green: TrashBack & Hout Bay Recycling Co-operative illustrates different approaches to recycling in Hout Bay.

Cape Town awarded Blue Flag status for 8 beaches and 2 marinas

This means that Cape Town once again has the highest number of Blue Flag beaches in the country.

The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded annually to over 3 650 beaches and marinas in 44 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean. The City of Cape Town has successfully participated in the Blue Flag Beach programme since its inception in South Africa in 2001.
 

Designs On Optimising Cape Town's Service Delivery

Mayor Patricia de Lille

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

"We are launching an exciting project here today that will take place over the next three weeks" announces Mayor De Lille. "However, we hope that the outcome produced at the end of that time will ultimately have long-term effects for the city."

MyCiTi website now offers a handy ‘trip planner’

MyCiTi passengers are now able to make use of a web-based ‘trip planner’ – one of the first of its kind on the African continent.

With this new online facility, passengers can quickly and with ease plan any journey along the existing MyCiTi route.
 

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