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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

 

 

 

Emergency 107 makes for a fairytale endingAs part of efforts to raise awareness about the centre’s role in an emergency, the City commissioned the Bridgetown Theatre Company to put together a production aimed at primary school learners. <span> <p>As part of efforts to raise awareness about the centre’s role in an emergency, the City commissioned the Bridgetown Theatre Company to put together a production aimed at primary school learners. </p> <p>The production is being performed at 10 schools this week in Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Hout Bay, Ocean View, Rondebosch, Bellville, Langa, Atlantis and Dunoon. <br> <br>The interactive play highlights the <a>021 480 7700</a> number by teaching learners a jingle to help memorise the number and portrays scenarios where calling the number would come in handy.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/call%20centre1.jpg" alt="" style="width:807px;" /> </figure></span> <span> <p>The production pulls in well-known fairy tale characters like Cinderella, the Big Bad Wolf, Prince Charming and Goldilocks who find themselves in situations requiring assistance with a medical emergency or a crime in progress. Children are picked from the crowd, dressed in appropriate uniform and then brought on stage to help save the day, whether extinguishing a fire, arresting a criminal or providing medical assistance.</p> <p>Each scene has a happy ending, and the production also includes a question and answer session where children discuss what they’ve learnt. </p> <p>‘The PECC has visited hundreds of schools since its establishment in 2000, but we decided to breathe new life into our education and awareness strategy and what better way than to engage children in this manner? </p> <p>‘At the end of this week, we will conduct a debriefing session before we plot the way forward, but ultimately, we would want to roll this out to even more schools. This type of production and the important message that we’re imparting is likely to resonate with children and, who knows, they could be the heroes of their own stories in the event of an emergency because they’d know where to turn for help,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/call%20centre2.jpg" alt="" style="width:880px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span>​​</span> <p>The PECC staff answered nearly 500 000 calls in the 2017/18 financial year. They dispatch resources based on the type of incident requiring attention. Alternatively, calls are relayed to external agencies like the Metro Emergency Medical Service (Metro EMS).</p><p>‘The emergency call centre is one of our most crucial resources, particularly over the festive season when they are often the first port of call in times of trouble. While we are directing our awareness efforts at children, I also encourage adults to ensure that they have the number saved on their cellphone. In an emergency, every second counts and the last thing you need is scrambling for contact details for the appropriate emergency services,’ added Alderman Smith.</p><p>The Public Emergency Communication Centre can be contacted by dialling 107 from a landline or <a>021 480 7700</a> from a cellphone.</p><p> <br> <strong>End</strong><br></p>2018-10-16T22:00:00Z1
Find your study groove at the libraryLibraries provide free access to educational materials and resources to many who would otherwise be unable to afford them.<p>‘Libraries provide free access to educational materials and resources to many who would otherwise be unable to afford them. These facilities offer learners a place to continue and complete the learning process and, for many of our young people, it’s the only quiet or safe space to study,’ said the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.<span></span></p><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/B-Zone.jpg" alt="" style="width:1004px;" /></figure><p></p><p>‘The City’s libraries are there to serve everyone and complement the work done at schools and tertiary institutions. For many learners, the situation in their home or neighbourhood is not conducive to study, in addition to challenges like gaining access to online study material.</p><p>‘In some areas, the library is not only the safest space but also the one place where it is quiet enough to allow for study and knowledge retention,’ said Alderman Smith.</p><p>Through the SmartCape initiative, which provides free internet access to all library users, members of the City’s libraries can access all Britannica resources and, should they require, they can have unlimited access to the service from any internet-enabled phone or other device for registered library users.<span></span></p><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/kuyasalibrary.JPG" alt="" style="width:948px;" /></figure><p></p><p>This means that children and students will have access to factually sound information that is updated on a regular basis, and which will be available to them at any time of day at their leisure. Content on the site is tailored according to the educational level of the user and the service also supports those for whom English is an additional language.</p><p>This service is another effort by the City to provide digital access to educational and other resources.</p><p>The City’s libraries also offer the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), which is available remotely via the Internet and will save readers time when looking for library materials. It can also be accessed inside the library.</p><p>A single search returns results from the entire collection, including different formats of material such as books, CDs, magazines, etc. and shows material availability across the libraries in the city.<span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Reading%20corner.jpg" alt="" style="width:920px;" /></figure></span></p><p>The search can be streamlined to indicate only a library of interest, or a search can be conducted for particular titles, authors, DVDs or even by subject. </p><p>Library patrons can also view and renew items on loan to them, except when an item has been reserved by another patron. DVDs and study material may not be renewed.</p><p>There is some work still being done on the new Library Management System. In the near future, students will be able to create booklists which they can email. They will also be able to view book synopses, author biographies and more.</p><p>Five of the City’s libraries are closed for proactive maintenance. Four will reopen in December with the last one reopening in January.<br> The affected libraries are Fish Hoek, Kraaifontein, PD Paulse in Kuils River, Scottsdene and Goodwood.</p><p>‘The money spent on these facilities is an investment into the education and empowerment of communities. Libraries serve to culturally enrich the areas they are in and serve as a vital resource and access to information,’ said Alderman Smith.</p><p>To find your library and its opening times, please visit http://www.capetown.gov.za/libraries.</p><p><b>End</b></p> 2018-10-15T22:00:00Z1
Cape Town wins Africa’s Events Capital award at 2018 World Travel AwardsThe City of Cape Town has been nominated to be recognised as the ‘World’s Leading Festival & Events Destination’ at the 2018 World Travel Awards.<p> <em> <strong>The City of Cape Town, already recognised as the Events Capital of Africa, has been nominated to be recognised as the ‘World’s Leading Festival & Events Destination’ at the 2018 World Travel Awards, set to take place at the Pátio da Galé, in Lisbon, Portugal, on 1 December. The nomination follows the announcement in Durban last week, where Cape Town was named ‘Africa’s Leading Festival & Event Destination’ at the Africa and Indian Ocean edition of the awards. Cape Town is nominated alongside other leading global event cities including London, Montreal, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Danang (Vietnam) and Guayaquil (Ecuador). Read more below: </strong></em></p><p>Cape Town has become the envy of many global cities as a result of its wide-ranging events portfolio. The city has continually affirmed its place as the events capital of Africa by securing key international and local events over the last five years.</p> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/EventsCapitalAward2018-2.jpg" alt="" /> <br> <p>Signature festivals and events hosted in the city include, among others: the Cape Town International Film Market & Festival; the HSBC Rugby Sevens, which generates revenue of about R700million for the City; the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, which was crowned the Participation Event of the year (2018); the Volvo Ocean Race, which contributed about R500m and 35 000 bed nights to the city’s economy in 2017; the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, which creates more than 2 000 temporary jobs and attracts in excess of 37 000 music lovers over the 2 show days; and the Cape Town Cycle Tour.</p><p>Eight of the signature events supported by the City contribute more than R3 billion to the local economy and create more than 20 000 temporary jobs. While some of the jobs related to major events are temporary, they afford people the opportunity to gain experience and acquire skills for permanent employment. This success is thanks to the City of Cape Town’s commitment to building an opportunity city that creates an enabling environment for inclusive economic growth and job creation.</p><p>The city is also growing in popularity as a premier business and tech events destination, and was recently ranked the number one city in Africa for business tourism events by the International Congress and Convention Association. </p> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/EventsCapitalAward2018-1.jpg" alt="" /> <br> <p>We are delighted with the accolade of once again being affirmed as the Events Capital of Africa, and now have our sights set on becoming the ‘World’s Leading Festival & Events Destination’. I would like to call on event organisers and citizens of Cape Town to vote for the city to be honoured as the world’s top events city. We have delivered on our commitment and we proudly hold a dynamic annual events calendar with established internationally renowned events and many new events coming to our city each year.</p><p>Mayco member for Social Services, Alderman JP Smith said: “The 180 events that we have supported and 1 277 permits approved by the City have allowed us to achieve this award. Such results are not achieved through a once off effort but are a culmination of years of developing events capacity and running a competent events department. The City will continue to work tirelessly to strengthen its position as a premium events destination and I would like to congratulate everyone who work around the clock to ensure that visitors and event organisers get the best possible services. We will do all we can to improve services, keep on developing a favourable environment for the events industry and open up investment opportunities as a catalyst for economic growth and job creation.” </p><p>Events provide enormous benefit to the local economy and play a pivotal role in generating visitor expenditure. It is important for the city that this translates into economic inclusion of all communities in Cape Town. The City could not have done this without the incredible investment from our event organisers. </p> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/EventsCapitalAward2018-3.jpg" alt="" /> <br> <p>This is what some of the world’s top event organisers have to say about Cape Town as an events city:</p><p> <strong>Billy Domingo, Cape Town International Jazz Festival director</strong></p><p>“There are many things that make the Cape Town International Jazz Festival an award-winning, world-famous event, but something that is often overlooked is the crucial supporting infrastructure and communitive ethos of our host city, and the impression Cape Town leaves on global visitors. Africa’s Grandest Gathering was born out of this ethos, and today attracts over 35, 000 visitors from South African and aboard. Our visitors not only come to Cape Town to enjoy the exceptional music on offer, but also to explore the beauty of the Mother City and its surroundings. It comes as no surprise that our city is once again being acknowledged as the events capital of the world, a title that is greatly deserved and will continue to contribute to the wonderful attributes that make Cape Town the friendly, exciting and warm place that it is.”</p><p> <strong>Kevin Vermaak, founder of the Absa Cape Epic</strong></p><p>“The 2018 Cape Epic was the 15th edition of the race, and we are incredibly proud to start (the race) on the slopes of Table Mountain, one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. It provides an iconic South African backdrop for the first day of the Epic. From there, the route will wind 658km through the beauty of Robertson, Worcester and Wellington, before the finish at the Val de Vie estate in the Paarl-Franschoek valley. The trails of the region have had much to do with the fact the Cape Epic is regarded as the premier mountain bike stage race in the world. We have been called the Tour de France of mountain biking, and have set standards for mountain bike events around the world. The excellence of the trails, the infrastructure and the people who build new routes and maintain them each and every year are the lifeblood of our sport.” </p><p> <strong>Paul Bellamy, managing director of World RallyCross for IMG</strong></p><p>“We have found the perfect match in Africa to host our final round of the World Championship: Cape Town is a desirable international tourist destination and we’ve had tremendous support from both the City of Cape Town and Killarney International Raceway. The track backdrop of Table Mountain as One of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, the heritage, world class track and facilities at Killarney will be the ideal setting for our World Championship season-closer in Cape Town.”</p><p> <strong>Janet Welham, organiser of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon</strong></p><p>“We are so blessed to call Cape Town our home. The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon proudly hosted Africa’s only IAAF GOLD Label status marathon. With the on-going support of the City, Western Province Athletics, our Sponsors and Partners and with Cape Town being one of the world’s top tourism destinations, we believe, that in time to come, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will become one of the worlds “must run” destination marathons.”</p><p> <strong>CEO, Jay Douwes, CEO of Cape Town Carnival</strong></p><p>“A spectacular socially transformative event like the Cape Town Carnival relies on receptive and supportive engagement with our host city. Safely accommodating massive crowds in public open space is a credit to our beautiful tourist friendly city and provides an opportunity for locals & tourists to experience and enjoy South African community, culture & creativity.”</p><p> <strong>Irene Ochem, Founder & CEO, Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF)</strong></p><p>“Cape Town is one of the world’s favourite tourist destinations and the number one Convention City in Africa. It has a thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem with global dimensions, and it is only natural that an organization such as AWIEF would want to position itself to be part of that global community in order to promote its pan-African agenda.”</p><p> <strong>Sugen Pillay, commercial director for Reed Exhibitions, organisers of Africa Travel Week</strong></p><p>“The feedback from international buyers and attendees is absolutely positive. The buyers are always impressed with what Cape Town has to offer. Many of them haven’t been to the continent before. When they come here they sample the destination, and then the business happens. We bring in new buyers every year. The products have been amazing, the service levels excellent and the hospitality world-class. We do a lot of research before a show. When we started off, over 90% of buyers requested for the show to be in Cape Town. It would be foolish of us to move it to another destination. Every year we ask the same question and get the same response. The city is doing something right to attract these buyers. Cape Town is known as a premier tourism destination globally. The city is the positioning factor for South Africa globally.”</p><p>To vote for Cape Town to win the award ‘World’s Leading Festival & Events Destination’, visit the World Travel Awards website: <a href="https://www.worldtravelawards.com/award-worlds-leading-festival-and-event-destination-2018" target="_blank">https://www.worldtravelawards.com/award-worlds-leading-festival-and-event-destination-2018</a> </p><p> <strong>End</strong> </p>2018-10-15T22:00:00Z1
Water pipeline maintenance work to take place in the Helderberg area - shutdown expected to cause low pressure MEDIA ADVISORY<p>This shutdown is necessary to assist in work which is required on the bulk water pipeline where it crosses the Baden Powell Bridge.</p><p>Residents are advised to expect low water pressure as a result of this work. The work is estimated to last for 48 hours after which water pressure should be restored.</p><p>After conducting a shutdown in preparation for this work, the City found that the areas most affected were Penhill and De Wijnlanden. The City will have water tankers roaming these areas and can confirm that there will also be a water tanker stationed at the Total garage in Stratford Street, Eerste River.</p><p>The City apologises for any inconvenience. </p><p>Residents are asked to keep between 5 to 10 litres of drinking water for essential use if required but are asked not to store water excessively as any outages are expected to be of short duration.</p><p>Please also keep taps closed to prevent water damage in the event of water being restored after a supply disruption.</p><p><b>End</b></p> 2018-10-15T22:00:00Z1

 

 

 

 

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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