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International Surfing Day | Cape Town

International Surfing day | ©Arne Purves

Today is International Surfing Day. Cape Town is blessed with not only two oceans to choose from, but prisitine beaches, meek and mild to solid surf spots and a shark spotter programme!

Surfing in Cape Town must be one of the fastest growing sports and recreational activities. Whether it's traditional short boarding, longboarding, Stand Up Paddle boarding, kayaking, surf ski'ing, wind surfing, kite boarding,l body boarding or body surfing it is a sport for everyone (including the dog).

Mainstreaming Sustainability Best Practice into City Projects and Programmes

Guga S’thebe arts and culture centre © Bruce Sutherland - City of Cape Town

The Mayor’s Portfolio of Urban Sustainability is a World Design Capital publication showcasing how the City is designing solutions to address urban challenges.

As an African city faced with the legacy of an unjust past, and the uncertainties of contemporary challenges, Cape Town needs to respond in a manner which builds resilience and sustainability through innovative and integrated thinking.

Atlantis - Construction of Wind Tower Factory

GRI Wind Steel, Atlantis

Construction of GRI Wind Steel South Africa’s new 12 000 m² wind tower mast production facility in the Green Technology Industrial Park in Atlantis has commenced.

It is hoped that this facility will be completed in October 2014. This is the first investment, comprising R300 million, that the City of Cape Town has attracted through its pilot Investment Incentive Scheme in Atlantis and it is testament to the City’s emphasis on partnerships to make progress possible.
 

Reliance Compost Partners With Greenpop At Trees For Zambia 2014

Trees For Zambia 2014

Reliance Compost is very excited to once again be a partner of Greenpop's tree-mendous Trees for Zambia project.

Why? It’s simple, Trees For Zambia event combines eco-education, climate change and inspire awareness about deforestation best complimented by an amazing group of people getting ACTIVE to make sustainable changes.’ says
  Mieke Van Blommestein, Marketing Manager at Reliance Compost

Western Cape: The Green Economy

Premier Helen Zille reports on Green Economy

Premier, Helen Zille, "Our aim - to build a dynamic green economy, which offsets the costs and consequences of climate change with economic growth and job creation.

"Just over two years ago, I announced our government’s intention of becoming the green economic hub of South Africa. Our aim was to build a dynamic green economy, which offsets the costs and consequences of climate change with economic growth and job creation.
 

Urban Agriculture - sustainable city development

Sky Greens, Singapore

Clearly, food – and sustainable food production, in particular – is an issue that bridges divides, affecting and connecting us all in fundamental ways.

In my previous column I highlighted the issue of food insecurity and the urgent need for Capetonians to embrace urban agriculture on a citywide scale – from town to township, and across socio-economic divides.

'Lookout’ for the yellow frame in Khayelitsha

Lookout Hill frame unveiled

Read about a World Design Capital2014 project that offers visitors a different visual perspective of the New7Wonder of Nature.

Lookout Hill is one of Cape Town’s hidden treasures in the heart of Khayelitsha, providing an ideal vantage point for views of the city and our iconic mountain.

City’s World Design Capital 2014 Projects Exhibited In Civic Centre

Some of the City’s most innovative World Design Capital (WDC) 2014 projects are now being showcased on the concourse level of the Cape Town Civic Centre.

More than 70 projects reaching across the metropole and positively impacting the lives of thousands of residents form part of the exhibition. Read more below:

City’s Food Gardens Transforms Lives

Elsies River Green Grow

City’s Food Gardens changes the lives of unemployed residents.

The City’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate through its Poverty Alleviation and Reduction Programme has spent about R1,5 million on food gardens, creating opportunities for residents to become self-sustainable.

Encounters Film Festival

Unearthed - Encounters Film Festival

Two films with strong environmental messages and focus at this year's Festival.

Unearthed
DIRECTOR: Jolynn Minnaar | South Africa | 2014 | 106min

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