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Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery

A jam packed feast of ceramics at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery and Clay Museum in Durbanville.

The Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale, organised by Ceramics SA Western Cape, offers a jam packed feast of ceramics at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery and Clay Museum in Durbanville.  The exhibition runs from 11 November until 4 December

Astronomy Outreach at V&A Waterfront

At the V&A Waterfront’s Pierhead, you can observe the Sun, the Moon and other heavenly bodies.

On Saturday, 17 October between 3pm and 9.30pm at the V&A Waterfront’s Pierhead, you can observe the Sun, the Moon and other heavenly bodies through an array of telescopes provided by the Cape Centre of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa.

Level 5 restriction - Water News

Cape Town dam levels decline slightly, consumption down and weather is cooler.

Dam levels have declined slightly by 0,6% over the last week to 74,1 % of storage capacity. 
 
The average water consumption decreased by 34 million litres per day to 559 million litres per day for the past week. 
 
The City is encouraged that usage remains in this range as the

The Big Issue #269 Now Out

Welcome to The Big Issue #269, the technology issue, (20 October to 19 November 2018) – available from your favourite vendor across the city and beyond.

With Trevor Noah on the cover, you can't miss it!

Here are some of the stories covered in the November edition of The Big Issue.

Almost a quarter of Cape Town’s waste diverted from landfill sites

The City’s waste minimisation initiatives have helped to steadily increase the percentage of waste diverted away from landfills from 12,3% (2011/12) to 21,3% (2016/17). 

The City of Cape Town is continuously working to reduce the amount of waste that ends up being illegally dumped or deposited in landfills. Over the past six years, the City’s waste minimisation initiatives have helped to steadily increase the percentage of waste diverted away from landfills from 12,3% (2011/12) to 21,3% (2016/17).

Being Green Focuses on Food Waste

John Richards spoke to Kate Stubbs, of the company Interwaste, about the challenges of wasted food products and discarded and out-of-date food.

Listen to John Richards talk to Kate Stubbs about Food Waste on Fine Music Radio's Being Green slot on Fridays.  
 
Simply click onto this link on th

Transport Month’s weekly Cape Town lunchtime cycle

Cycling as a form of non-motorised transport offers many benefits to people and to the environment.

Cape Town cycle enthusiasts are coming together for a weekly lunchtime cycle during October Transport Month to promote cycling in the city centre.

‘Rise Up’ and fly at Africa’s biggest kite festival

24th Cape Town International Kite Festival in Muizenberg on 27 & 28 October is Africa’s biggest kite festival .

The 24th Cape Town International Kite Festival in Muizenberg on 27 & 28 October is Africa’s biggest kite festival and kiters from around the world will be proudly flying incredible kites in support of Cape Mental Health.

Cape Town highest number of Blue Flag beaches in the country

Cape Town’s Blue Flag beaches require collective effort to retain their status.

Cape Town has once again raised the flag with the highest number of Blue Flag beaches in the country.

Waterfront Rotary Canal Swim at V&A

Rotary Ambassadors Theodore Yach & Michelle Weber

“The Waterfront Rotary Canal Swim is an event for the whole family in a beautiful, unique, and safe environment.”

An exciting new open-water timed swim will be launched on Saturday 13 October, when swimmers take to the Waterfront Canal for a mile and half-mile timed swim, with a day of family fun at the new Battery Park, in the V&A Waterfront’s Canal District.

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