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The Old Granary - peace centre, archive and museum

The refurbished Old Granary with its old-world charm, plus informative exhibitions, warrants a visit by both locals and visitors to Cape Town.

The Old Granary has been refurbished specifically for the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation (D&LTLF) and is being used as office space, a peace centre, an archive centre and a museum.

Make ‘Creating Change’ Your 2019 New Year’s Resolution

Make 2019 the year to focus on access to safely managed drinking water services - creating positive change in the lives of others - and thereby enrich yourself. 

Come 31 December 2018, why not take a different approach to setting a New Year’s resolution and make 2019 the year to focus on creating positive change in the lives of others and thereby enrich yourself? 
 
According to the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) there are about 2.1 billion people in the world that lack

Cape Town tidal pools receive multi-million rand upgrades

Upgrade to the Glencairn and Soetwater tidal pools is the latest in a series of coastal improvements in time for a bumper summer beach season

'Our tidal pools are popular spots as these shallow pools of seawater are the ideal space for families with younger children to enjoy our coast,' said the City of Cape Town's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.

H2O Today at Iziko South African Museum

H2O Today is part of the Smithsonian’s #ThinkWater Initiative to raise awareness of water as a critical resource for life.

Water is the most vital resource for life on Earth; no living thing exists without it. Iziko Museums of South Africa will open a new exhibition, H2O Today, at the Iziko South African Museum on the 29th November 2018.

Cape Town signs loan with German bank for wastewater treatment plant upgrades

City of Cape Town signed an urban wastewater management loan to the value of approximately R1,3 billion with the German government-owned KfW Development Bank. 

The loan, which was offered at a highly subsidised fixed interest rate of 8.107%, will be used to finance the expansion and refurbishment of some of the City’s 25 wastewater treatment plants over the next few years.

Night Garden @ Montebello

Night Garden @ Montebello 29 November from 17h00 to 21h00 - a magical evening under the stars.

Montebello Design Centre is hosting its first Night Garden of the summer on Thursday, 29 November from 17h00 to 21h00. Come and browse for creative, original festive season presents.

All studios, shops and workshops will be open.

Idols winner Yanga at Cape Town festive lights switch-on

SA Idols winner Yanga

Top acts, including SA Idols winner Yanga, at 2 December festive lights switch-on by Executive Mayor Dan Plato.

The theme for this year’s festive lights switch-on is #BeInspiring – a well-timed call for Capetonians to stand up and help shape our common destiny. And Yanga, from Khayelitsha, winner of season 14 of Idols SA, certainly inspires!

Open Streets Belville 25 November 2018

Cape Town’s favourite rapper Youngsta CPT

Open Streets takes over Belville - your chance to experience the joys of car-free streets on Sunday 25 November 2018!

Cape Town’s favourite rapper Youngsta CPT will be performing for the crowds in the Bellville CBD when the Greater Tygerberg Partnership will present the hugely popular Open Streets Day in Bellville. The event will be opened by Cape Town’s Executive Mayor, Dan Plato.

Resilient Landscaping

Self-seeded plants like Geranium incanum are an asset

Marijke Honig provides practical information and practical tips to promote resiliance.

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Century City Art Trail

Most of the exhibits are outdoors and range from the Impromptu Pavilion in Century City Square celebrating South Africa’s diversity.

Century City launched an Arts Trail, initially comprising 24 exhibits, in and around the 250 hectare precinct. Now comprising 25 artworks, the Century City Art Trail is featured on the 2019 Arts + Crafts Map.

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