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Mayor Dan Plato welcomes reopening of Kirstenbosch Gardens for outdoor exercise<p>​‘Kirstenbosch Gardens is one of the most well-known spaces for biodiversity and tourism in Cape Town and South Africa.  We are pleased that this important park will be used once again for the enjoyment and wellness of our residents, while adhering to strict COVID-19 protocols. Parks by their nature encourage social distancing and now in addition to city parks, Kirstenbosch Gardens will greatly assist in enabling daily exercise to increase mental and physical well-being during this challenging time. I am sure the Kirstenbosch management team are also excited to be opening their doors to the public once again,’ said Mayor Plato.</p><p>Earlier this month, the city was able to open its own parks for physical exercise, under the amended regulations announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. <br> <br>Mayor Plato’s office wrote to the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma at the end of May, requesting that the regulations be amended to allow parks to be opened. These facilities reopened following the announcement on 12 July 2020.</p><p>City staff worked hard in the weeks leading up to that announcement to ensure that our parks were ready for our residents. I am sure residents will appreciate having these extra spaces to exercise and enjoy some fresh air.<br> <br>The City re-emphasises the need for residents to continue to adhere to the regulations of wearing a face mask, washing one’s hands regularly and practicing social distancing as a way to ultimately beat the COVID-19 pandemic.</p>2020-07-30T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#5f5cdb96-4643-42d6-b57a-da20a830c58d;L0|#05f5cdb96-4643-42d6-b57a-da20a830c58d|Biodiversity;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#d1dbe418-7e9a-4180-9877-4ff0797cb4aa;L0|#0d1dbe418-7e9a-4180-9877-4ff0797cb4aa|Nature;GP0|#0f166df5-876a-49ef-a181-b2e3ef04eb3c;L0|#00f166df5-876a-49ef-a181-b2e3ef04eb3c|Kirstenbosh1

 

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