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50 litres per day will help us to avoid Day Zero

The dashboard shows a slight outward movement of Day Zero to 16 April 2018 (last week it was 12 April 2018) mainly due to reduction in agricultural releases from the dams over the previous week. 
 
Dam levels have dropped by 0,9% to 26,3%.

Enter Cape Town Cycle Tour Junior today!

Sunday, 4 March, the Cape Town Stadium Precinct will throng with tots on trikes and tweens on bikes. The Cape Town Cycle Tour Junior fun ride is one of Cape Town’s favourite family events.

“This event is huge fun, with loads of entertainment for the kids, many of whom dress up for the occasion. Set in the safe, controlled environment of the Cape Town Stadium Precinct, the Cape Town Cycle Tour Junior has three distances to suit all ages, skill and fitness levels.

Water Crisis: Cape Town Cycle Tour takes unprecedented step

"We have been urgently seeking a way forward that will help us continue to support our beneficiaries, while acknowledging and offsetting the event’s water footprint". Cape Town Cycle Tour Director, David Bellairs.

Before we get to today’s announcement, it is important to stress something that some concerned Capetonians are not aware of:

Adaptation Futures 2018 comes to Cape Town

The annual International Climate Change Adaptation Conference lands in Cape Town this June – and it’s pushing for progress.

Marking the 5th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, Adaptation Futures 2018 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, in June. 
 
Adaptation Futures 2018 provides an opportunity for dialogue and engagement with more than 1,000 participants from

Bigger yield from aquifers but consumption still too high

Cape Flats, Table Mountain Group and Atlantis aquifers
"Today I can announce that the recent groundwater survey has confirmed that the aquifers around Cape Town will deliver more water than expected", Mayor Patricia de Lille.
 
At least 150 million litres of water per day will be delivered by the Cape Flats, Table Mountain Group and Atlantis aquifers. 
 
These are the preliminary findings: 
•         The Cape Flats aquifer will deliver 80 million litres per day
•  &n

The Truth About Rabbits at Rust-en-vrede Gallery

Annelie Venter, Not a Rabbit (Cape hare)

The Truth about Rabbits invites artists to explore the nature, myth and whimsy of one of the most loved creatures in folklore and popular culture today.

“Colourfully described by early natural historians as the fastest, hairiest, most lascivious, and most ‘melancholy' of mammals, the hare/rabbit is no less remarkable for its actual behaviour and capacities than for the intriguing ways in which it has been imagined and exploited throughout history “ – Simon Carnell, Hare.

Backsberg Picnic Concert Series rocks the Paarl Valley 18 Feb - March 2018

Wine and Hospitality at Backsberg

Backsberg Wine Estate has released the lineup for their much anticipated 2018 Picnic Concert Series taking place every Sunday from 18 February to 18 March 2018.

The bands this year are

Being Green John Richard focuses on The Drought Charge

You have until Friday 12 January to comment about The Drought Charge. E-mail your comments to drought.charge@capetown.gov.za.

I’m sorry to start the B G year off with Water, but as this will be a dominant topic in the next little while, and since I am freshly returned from water-rich Gauteng, well, I can’t think of a reason not to.  Water-rich Gauteng – not really, there are severe demands on resources in Gauteng, but there have been reasonable rains and the water management has been integr

Emerging artists showcase their work at Art.b Gallery

Summer Show Exhibition

The Summer Show Exhibition for emerging artists, at the Art.b Gallery inside the Bellville Library, is an opportunity to showcase works by new and often under-resourced artists.

‘The City’s Arts and Culture Department recently launched this exciting new initiative that aims to assist emerging artists based in Cape Town by providing them with opportunities to build capacity and showcase their work,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.

Cape Town services ensure a safer Christmas weekend

St James Beach

Cape Town’s emergency and enforcement services helped to ensure a safer Christmas long weekend by putting in extra time and effort at tourist hotspots across the metro.

Thousands of local and international tourists flocked to the city’s beaches and facilities, keeping officials on their toes.
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