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Think waterGP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business;GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect1WhiteCape Town is experiencing a serious water shortage due to insufficient rainfall and fast declining dam levels. We all need to THINK WATER. <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater ">thinkwater </a>Blue<img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/drought_header6_dayzero.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Residential water restrictions explained GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1Insufficient rainfall and fast declining dam levels have led to the current drought in Cape Town. We need to work together to change the way we use our water<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/residential-utility-services/residential-water-and-sanitation-services/Residential-water-restrictions-explained">Residential-water-restrictions-explained</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Water%20and%20sanitation%20services%20for%20informal%20settlements%20and%20backyarders%20Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Day Zero DashboardGP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1Day Zero- the day we may all have to queue for water.<a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/dayzerodashboard" target="_blank">dayzerodashboard</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/drought_header6_dayzero.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Commercial water restrictions explainedGP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities1Insufficient rainfall and fast declining dam levels have led to the current drought in Cape Town. We need to work together to change the way we use our water<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/commercial-utility-services/commercial-water-and-sanitation-services/Commercial-water-restrictions-explained">Commercial-water-restrictions-explained</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/2016%20commercial%20water%20restrictions%20explained%20Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Water saving toolkitsGP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1To help you spread the word, we have created water-saving information packs for your home, business and hospitality industry.<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/education-and-research-materials/graphics-and-educational-material/water-saving-resources">water-saving-resources</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/WaterSavingResources-header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Indigent grants GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home1You can apply for an indigent grant to help pay rates, service charges or City housing rental payments.<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/local%20and%20communities/financial-relief-and-rebates/our-approach-to-financial-support/indigent-grants">indigent-grants</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Indigent bann.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Safety and security resourcesGP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1The City offers a variety of free interesting and educational material relating to safety and security.<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/education-and-research-materials/graphics-and-educational-material/safety-and-security-education-resources" target="_blank">safety-and-security-education-resources</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Safety and security education resources Header Image.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Going solar in the home GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home1Installing renewable energy in your home could result in lower electricity costs and contribute to a more sustainable Cape Town.<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/greener-living/saving-electricity-at-home/go-solar-in-the-home">go-solar-in-the-home</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Go Solar In The Home Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Play and get active GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy1Keeping our kids active through sports and outdoor play is a great way to channel their energy. <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/family-care-and-support/caring-for-your-child/play-and-get-active" target="_blank">play-and-get-active</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Play and get active Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
LoadsheddingGP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1Loadshedding power outages generally last for about 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one area being affected at a time during stage 1 and four areas being affected at a time during stage 3b.<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/residential-utility-services/residential-electricity-services/load-shedding-and-outages">load-shedding-and-outages</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Loadshedding And Outages Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal

 

 

 

Accountability Roadshow to report back to residents on the progress madeThis week, I will dedicate my time to host mass community meetings to account to residents for the work the City promised to deliver.<p>This week, I will dedicate my time to host mass community meetings to account to residents for the work the City promised to deliver.</p><p>The Accountability Roadshow will take place on the following dates: </p><p><strong>1. Date: 25 September 2018</strong><br>    Time: 19:00 -20:30<br>    Venue: Elsies River Civic Centre</p><p><strong>2. Date: 27 September 2018 </strong><br>    Time: 19:00 - 20:30<br>    Venue: Hoofweg School Hall, Beaver Street, West Bank</p><p><strong>3. Date: 29 September 2018</strong><br>    Time: 15:00 -16:30<br>    Venue: Lotus River Multi-Purpose Centre, 5th Avenue</p><p><strong>4. Date: 30 September 2018</strong><br>    Time: 14:00 - 15:30<br>    Venue: Banqueting Hall, Cape Town Civic Centre</p><p>In 2011, at my first inauguration as Executive Mayor, I told residents that I was determined to ‘work tirelessly, day and night, to live up to this vote of confidence to ensure that we do justice to the hopes, dreams and aspirations of all the citizens of our great city.’</p><p>I said: ‘Now that you have lent us your vote, you must hold us to account.’</p><p>As the outgoing Mayor, I am here to account for the progress the City has made. As the Mayor, I always believe we must serve the people and not wait to be served. </p><p>The City is continuously implementing its Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and committing all its employees to build a caring, inclusive, opportunity, well-run and safe city. </p><p>There is still a lot to do to bring greater parity of service and this is why we established the area-based service delivery model to make sure the services of all 10 City departments land in each area across the city. For this reason, I will visit each of the four areas this week.</p><p>The City is working to actively address the imbalances created by apartheid through redress and reconciliation, and by creating an enabling environment to stimulate job creation and address inequality.</p><p>I am working until my last day in office to build a more inclusive Cape Town that provides opportunities to all its residents, redresses the imbalances of our past and gives all Capetonians access to equal opportunities.</p><p>Over the past seven years, the City has attracted more investment and supported catalyst industries by encouraging entrepreneurship and skills training so our residents are ready to be employed. I championed programmes like Women for Change and Women at Work that encourage collaboration with residents and gender parity in the workplace, respectively. </p><p>More women are leading teams in boardrooms, mechanical workshops and building roads – all these jobs were previously dominated by men. I am a firm believer in investing in our young people and the City also launched the #YouthStartCT initiative to support young start-ups and entrepreneurs and expanded connectivity and jobseeker programmes across the city – offering free MyCiTi rides.</p><p>During my term as Mayor we have also significantly raised Cape Town’s international profile through our hard work and, between 2012 and this year, the City received over 30 international awards. These accolades include recognition for the City’s water demand management programme, our transit-orientated development strategy, attracting foreign direct investment, growing the digital economy, attracting tourism, events and conferences and as the home to the best airport in Africa.</p><p>Through our dedicated Air Access team, we have attracted more direct flights to Cape Town and our record of clean governance and sound infrastructure has secured more investment in our city. In 2016, Cape Town was ranked at number 21 globally for our foreign direct investment strategy by the Financial Times, the only African city to appear on the list. </p><p>The City has championed clean governance and led by example for all the other metros in the country. Between 2006 and 2010/11, the City received unqualified audit opinions with findings from the Auditor-General. During my tenure the City received four consecutive clean audit opinions between 2012 and 2016, the only municipality in the country to do so. Last year, we went back to an unqualified opinion with findings. No metro in South Africa received a clean audit last year.</p><p>During my tenure the City brought electricity, water and sanitation to thousands of residents in informal settlements and to those living in backyards. We restored the dignity of thousands of our residents by providing housing opportunities, retrofitting ceilings of government-subsidised houses built between 1994 and 2005 without ceilings, improved Council housing and handed over thousands of title deeds. More Capetonians have a sense of belonging in their lives because of these efforts.    </p><p>I am also very proud of the City’s projects aimed at creating a more compact, integrated city that brought residents closer to their places of work with the expansion of the MyCiTi service, especially to Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha, and soon it will be heading to the Metro South-east, connecting 1,4 million residents.</p><p>I am also proud of our digital inclusion project where we have rolled out more than 890 km of fibre optic cables and connected over 300 City-owned buildings with Wi-Fi that is accessible to our residents.</p><p>As Mayor, I am working full-out, putting the residents first and ensuring that the City keeps to the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and commitments made in the manifestos before I was elected as Mayor in 2011 and again in 2016. </p><p>I encourage residents to keep holding the City accountable. Over the next few days I will be sharing our success stories in the four areas across Cape Town and will report back to residents about what we have specifically delivered in their communities.</p><p><br><strong>End </strong><br></p>2018-09-24T22:00:00Z1
Residents previously denied property ownership receive title deeds to their homes Giving residents a title deed to the homes represents justice whilst also restoring their dignity<p>Redress and reconciliation have been among hallmarks of the City of Cape Town administration in order to correct the wrongs of the Apartheid government. <br><br>One of the ways in which this caring city has addressed the imbalances of the past is through providing property ownership to residents who were previously denied this right.<br><br>It gave me pleasure to join councillors in Area Central to handover title deeds to residents from Athlone, Gugulethu, Uitsig, Nyanga, Manenberg, Hanover Park and Kalksteenfontein.<br><br>Many of these beneficiaries have waited more than two decades to have ownership of the houses they have lived in for years.<br>One of the beneficiaries Mary Fredericks, who is 85 years old, has been waiting for more than 20 years to have ownership of her own house.   <br><br>Aunty Mary is partially blind and deaf. She never gave up on her dream to have that house registered in her name. <br>Mrs Fredericks and her daughter will finally rest easy knowing they are the rightful owners of the property they occupy.  <br><br>It was also wonderful to rejoice with Arthur and Maria Botha who also after 20 years of waiting have the title deed to their home. Mr Botha is suffering from Parkinson’s disease and I’m really happy that he has come to end of the journey to have ownership of his home.  <br><br>It was an honour for me to celebrate with Aunty Mary, as well as Mr and Mrs Botha because their stories are an inspiration and a triumph against injustice.  <br><br>They are among the millions of people whose heritage was nearly destroyed by the Apartheid government as they were forcibly removed from their homes and some families separated.<br><br>The apartheid regime took away people’s rights to dignity and ownership as people of colour were not allowed to own property. When we were elected into government we made a commitment to change that, and to undo the wrongs of the past through redress and reconciliation.</p><span><div class="image-gallery-slider img-gal-1" id="img-gal-1" data-slides="3" data-slide="1" style="height:493.5px;"><div class="image-gallery-content" style="height:414px;">​​​​ <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-1"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/ownership_titledeeds1.jpg" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <a title="title" href="#"> <b></b></a>Giving residents a title deed to the homes represents justice whilst also restoring their dignity</p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-2"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/ownership_titledeeds2.jpg" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <b></b>Giving residents a title deed to the homes represents justice whilst also restoring their dignity</p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-3"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/ownership_titledeeds3.jpg" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <b></b>Giving residents a title deed to the homes represents justice whilst also restoring their dignity</p> </figcaption> </figure> </div><div class="image-gallery-control"><div class="image-gallery-caption"><p> <a title="title" href="#"> <b>Aerial view of Cape Town</b></a> - Loren ipsum dolor sit amet loren ipsum dolor sit amet Loren ipsum dolor sit amet.</p></div><div class="image-gallery-nav"><div class="nav-info">1 of 3</div><div class="slide-next"> <i class="icon arrow-white-next"></i> </div><div class="slide-prev"> <i class="icon arrow-white-prev"></i>​</div></div></div></div>​​</span><p><br><br>Giving residents a title deed to the homes represents justice whilst also restoring their dignity.<br><br>It is our job as the City to make sure that more people taste the fruits of our democracy by reversing the legacy of apartheid and giving people rights to tenure.</p><p>In this regard, we have over the last year ramped up the process of handing title deeds to residents so that the homes can officially be theirs.</p><p>Since November, in Area Central this administration has issued just over 500 title deeds. <br><br>This was in addition to the 4 330 title deeds handed out to residents across the City during the 2017/18 financial year.<br><br>For the 2016/17 financial year, the City dispensed 1 182 title deeds to residents in historical housing projects and 760 title deeds to residents living in Council saleable rental stock.<br><br>This is building on the legacy from our first term of office between 2011 and 2016 when more than 11 000 title deeds were issued to residents.<br><br>The project of redress remains one of the priorities of this administration and officials are working hard to ensure they trace the beneficiaries of hundreds of title deeds currently in the City’s possession.<br><br><br><strong>End</strong></p>2018-09-23T22:00:00Z1
City promotes food safety on World Environmental Health DayThe City of Cape Town’s Health Department is encouraging consumers to read the labels on food items and familiarise themselves with the terms used and what they mean<p>‘This year’s theme is not just a focus on safer food, but also on sustainable food production. There are challenges to food safety and we’ve seen this with recent events, including rumours of fake food and complaints of so-called expired food. New threats to food safety are constantly emerging and we need to educate residents about the role they and the City play to ensure a safe food supply,’ said the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>Food safety is the mandate of the City Health Department, and part of the routine function of environmental health practitioners (EHPs) are to regularly inspect premises. This year, the department aims to educate residents about food labels and the date stamps on food products. </p><p>‘In terms of labelling regulations, there is no legal term such as “expired food”. Food has “best before”, “sell by” or “use by” dates. These dates are not a clear-cut indication of food safety, but rather an indication of quality in terms of nutritional value, taste, texture and colour,’ Alderman Smith explained. </p><p>In other words, the best before or sell by date does not mean that the product has gone bad, but rather that the manufacturer cannot guarantee the nutritional value or that the foodstuffs will still taste and look the same as they should. EHPs do not have the authority to unilaterally seize and destroy these products simply because these foodstuffs exceed the best before or sell by dates.</p><p>‘The regulations are written this way to prevent unnecessary food wastage and there are strong lobby groups that fight undue food wastage. Simply disposing of foodstuffs because they have reached their sell by or best before date would result in large amounts of perfectly edible foodstuffs being wasted,’ said Alderman Smith.</p><p>In cases where these best before dates have been reached and the EHP has evaluated the product and found that the food is unwholesome or contaminated, the products may be siezed.  </p><p>With perishable foodstuffs, especially where the cold chain is important, the products should ideally not be offered for sale beyond the best before dates.</p><p>‘The purpose of the labelling regulations is there to enable the consumer to make informed decisions. Consumers should check the date markings and make informed decisions about the food they purchase,’ said Alderman Smith.</p><p>Consumers should beware of the food-related shams that exist, including counterfeit foodstuffs or fake goods.<br>‘Food fraud is an intentional and financially-oriented act that can cause harm to consumers, public health, and the economy. Fraudsters intentionally substitute, add, tamper with or misrepresent food, ingredients or packaging for financial gain. Food fraud can have negative effects on consumers’ health and may even lead to public health risks,’ explained Alderman Smith.</p><p>A recent example is the coloured cane sugar syrup being labelled and marketed as honey, or mince labelled as beef mince when in fact it consists of the meat of one or more animals other than beef. </p><p>Other shams include reproducing the label of an established and well-known product and putting it on inferior food products.</p><p>‘Consumers should be vigilant and be careful of offers on established brand products that seem too good to be true. Check on the quality of the label of the product. Established brands spend a lot of time and money on producing quality labels and producing these labels is expensive,’ said Alderman Smith. </p><p>The South African labelling standard requires all foodstuffs to be labelled in English and, where possible, a second official language. If labels are in a foreign language only, these products are not complying with local law and consumers should be cautious. This is the time that you should contact your nearest environmental health office and report the matter for investigation,’ said Alderman Smith.<br>   <br>Last year, the City’s Organisational Development and Transformation Plan (ODTP) was adopted by Council to improve the way the administration works.</p><p>‘A key commitment of the ODTP is providing quality health services for all. We are fulfilling that mandate by providing practitioners who ensure the health, safety and well-being of our residents,’ said Alderman Smith. </p><p>In addition, the Health Department is in the process of establishing a Specialised Food Control Unit that will focus on food safety. This is one of several changes in the pipeline for the Environmental Health Service which is being bolstered by a R9,2 million injection for the creation of 14 new posts. </p><p>It is envisioned that the Food Control Unit will be able to:</p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Provide improved guidance to manufacturers and ensure compliance</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Help solidify the application of labeling regulations</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Ensure uniformity in the implementation and interpretation of new legislation across the City</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Improve surveillance, monitoring and enforcement of legislation</div></li></ul><p>‘The new Food Control Unit will focus on the more than 800 food manufacturers in Cape Town that produce for the local and international markets, as well as dairy farms. It is also an opportunity to improve monitoring of products coming into Cape Town and ensure that these are legally compliant and safe for consumption,’ said Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>‘Consumers will benefit as the level of confidence in the City’s ability to deliver on its mandate to ensure safe food will be enhanced,’ added Alderman Smith.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2018-09-22T22:00:00Z1
City commemorates five years of ‘strengthening families’City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Department has guided participating families through the internationally recognised Strengthening Families programme.<p>The City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Department has guided participating families through the internationally recognised Strengthening Families programme.</p><p>The preventative programme includes working with both child and parent to recognise the value of familial relationships.</p><p>The programme was first piloted in Cape Town in April 2013 when 63 families from Scottsdene, Elsies River, Manenberg, Lavender Hill and Bonteheuwel attended the course. The number of participating families had grown to 1 076 by the end of June 2018.</p><p>The eight-week course comprises 10 sessions and uses practical and interactive methods to broach topics like love and limits, house rules, encouraging good behaviour and consequences. It also teaches children how to have goals and dreams, how to appreciate their parents, how to deal with stress, how to resist peer pressure and to associate themselves with good friends. </p><p>For parents, the programme aims to assist them in understanding their children better and thus help prevent their children from falling into anti-social behaviour and activities. Another layer that has been added in the City’s execution of the programme is to secure temporary work opportunities for some of the parents through the Expanded Public Works Programme.</p><p>‘The Strengthening Families programme is one of the City’s many social crime and substance abuse interventions. Very often problems at home are blamed for social ills such as substance abuse, gang involvement, truancy and other negative behaviours, so this programme starts at the root. It aims to improve relationships and the overall climate in the home environment and build resilience in young people so that they are able to make good life choices,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>The before and after assessments of the Strengthening Families programme comprises 54 questions. These questions are grouped into 4 themes, namely: </p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">My child and I</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Disciplining tactics</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Child's behaviour</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Child's behaviour toward others </div></li></ul><p>The evaluations reflect notable improvements in positive responses around behavioural change in both parents and children, as well as improved communication skills and quality time spent together.</p><p>‘There is no guarantee that a happy home protects children from falling into anti-social behavior, but I believe that it helps and that’s why we will forge ahead with the Strengthening Families programme to help instill positive behaviour early on. A child who is guided along the right path and who receives care and attention at home is less likely to become a problematic adult,’ added Alderman Smith.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2018-09-20T22:00:00Z1

 

 

 

 

Apply for exemption from water restrictionsAll water users are encouraged to save water and adhere to water restrictions, but exemption is approved in special circumstances.GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Municipal-services/Water-and-sanitation/Apply-for-exemption-from-water-restrictions">Apply-for-exemption-from-water-restrictions</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/City%20Connect%20Header%20Image.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Saving water in the homeWater is a precious resource and since we are in the midst of a serious drought we all have to learn how to use it carefully. Every action each of us takes to save water in our home makes a difference!GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/greener-living/water-wise-in-the-home/save-water-in-the-home">save-water-in-the-home</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Saving%20water%20in%20the%20home%20Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Alternative water sources for the homeThe City is promoting the responsible use of alternative water, including grey water, rainwater, and groundwater from boreholes/well points.GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/greener-living/water-wise-in-the-home/alternative-water-sources-for-the-home">alternative-water-sources-for-the-home</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Alternative%20and%20recycled%20water%20sources%20for%20your%20business%20Header.jpg" width="1440" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Saving water in your business or organisationWater is a precious resource and since we are in the midst of a serious drought we all have to learn how to use it carefully. Every action each of us takes to save water makes a difference!GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/commercial-utility-services/commercial-water-and-sanitation-services/saving-water-in-your-business-or-organisation">saving-water-in-your-business-or-organisation</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Understanding%20the%20cost%20of%20water%20and%20sanitation%20for%20businesses%20Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Alternative and recycled water sources for your organisationThe City is promoting the responsible use of alternative water sources that help to minimise the amount of drinking water used from our dams, which is important during a drought.GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/commercial-utility-services/commercial-water-and-sanitation-services/alternative-and-recycled-water-sources-for-your-business-or-organisation">alternative-and-recycled-water-sources-for-your-business-or-organisation</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Alternative%20and%20recycled%20water%20sources%20for%20your%20business%20Header.jpg" width="1440" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Apply for replacement wheelie bin The City will replace or repair a damanged or stolen wheelie bin free of charge. GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Municipal-services/solid-waste/Apply-for-replacement-wheelie-bin" target="_blank">Apply-for-replacement-wheelie-bin</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/City Connect Header Image.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Pay and renew your vehicle licence There are a number of different options you can use when paying for and renewing your vehicle licence renewal. GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Pay/Driving-and-vehicles/Vehicle-licences/Pay-your-vehicle-licence" target="_blank">Pay-your-vehicle-licence</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/City Connect Header Image.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Dam levelsThe dam levels are critical for Cape Town’s water supply and are a key contributor to the Day Zero water dashboardGP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/residential-utility-services/residential-water-and-sanitation-services/this-weeks-dam-levels">this-weeks-dam-levels</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/drought_header13.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Water mapThe City of Cape Town’s water map provides information on household water use, treated effluent collection points and water pressure management zones.GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/residential-utility-services/residential-water-and-sanitation-services/cape-town-water-map">cape-town-water-map</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/drought_header13.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal

 

 

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