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Fifth 'Creative Week' in Cape Town

Kirsten Wilkins - public art walkabout

It's Creative Week and Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana  continues her creative narrative of our city.

This past Saturday was one of the most delightful, inspiring days I have spent in the Mother City in a while. One of those beautiful spring days with clear blue skies, and a contagious feeling of lightness and optimism in the city.

City of Cape Town supports Open Book Festival

Open Book Festival 17 - 21 September

Wednesday 17 September to Sunday 21 is Open Book Festival time in Cape Town with a host of authors from South Africa in attendance.

The City of Cape Town is supporting this year’s Open Book Festival and its Central Library is one of the venues for several events on the programme.  Cape Town’s Central Library will host several storytelling sessions and a Comic Fest workshop as part of the Open Book Festival offerings.
 

Designing for Survival

Richard Perez

Richard Perez: how design in the city is being utilised so that ordinary people’s lives can be improved.

Richard Perez, the man in charge of the City of Cape Town’s programme for World Design Capital 2014 speaks to Murray La Vita about how design in the city is being utilised so that ordinary people’s lives can be improved.

E-Waste Collection Day 19 September 2014

Get rid of old electrical goods safely! Its National e-Waste Collection Day on Friday 19th September 2014.

Electronic and electrical waste includes ICT equipment, Consumer electronics, Small household appliances and large household appliances. 

Why should we recover e-waste?

Clearing a section of the Black River

Black River

Mayor De Lille to clean the Black River of alien vegetation and litter with EPWP workers.

City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, will join Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) workers in clearing a section of the Black River of alien vegetation and litter.

Top Recycling Tips for Recycling Day on 19 September

Take that trash back. South Africans are becoming increasingly eager to recycle, but some still aren’t sure where to start.

Andrew McNaught, one of the founders of TrashBack, helps us separate what’s trash and what’s treasure ahead of Clean-up SA Week (15-20 September) and Recycling Day SA (19 September).

With its operations based on the boundaries of the Cape Town Central City, TrashBack is a business that cleans up the environment and creates income opportunities through recycling.

Imari Crous and the Counting Chair

Counting Chair

Finalist Imari Crous goes back to school to find inspiration for her counting chair.

Mathematics and ingenuity add up as local farm girl Imari Crous gets back into the classroom to improve farm workers’ lives

110% Green: Genius of Place Phase 3

The Genius of Place project is based on biomimicry principles of using the genius of nature to solve societal problems.

It is recognised that nature often knows best and tends to find innovative solutions to challenges. One of the major challenges faced by the Western Cape is water scarcity.

Wiki Loves Monuments

Cape Town City Hall, Bruce Sutherland l CoCT

The biggest photo competition in the world has kicked off!

Wiki Loves Monuments is an annual event which takes place across the globe every September,  for the past five years.

110% Green: Food Forward Theewaterskloof

An interesting two days was spent in Theewaterskloof learning about food waste reduction at the small and large scale.

The Food Forward Project delivered its first food waste tour in the Theewaterskloof Municipality at the end of August 2014.

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