Coastal water quality report 2005
Cape Town is famous for its stunningly beautiful beaches and coastline. The quality of sea water along this coastline is therefore of prime importance to residents and the many visitors to our shores. However, as the city develops and expands, our rivers, wetlands, vleis and receiving coastal waters are threatened by increasing levels of pollution. Pollutants include sediments, nutrients, heavy metals and solid waste washed from roadways and property. In addition, sewer overflows and treated effluent discharges from wastewater treatment works have a considerable impact on the aquatic environment.
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Digital divide assessment: city of Cape Town: 2002 report
The digital divide assessment of the city of Cape Town: 2002 report a world first for a city - examines the access to, use of, and need for ICT in Cape Town as well as associated opportunities and constraints. The assessment drew directly from input collected from communities, business and local organisations in the metropolitan area. Based on the research findings, a number of recommendations and proposals are made aimed at addressing the digital divide and making an impact on Cape Town's population and its development.
Two Rivers Urban Park spatial development framework
The area defined as the Two Rivers Urban Park, located at the confluence of the Black and Liesbeek Rivers, is a special and unique place in Cape Town. The area comprises sensitive ecological systems and habitats, extensive open space areas, significant institutions, historical buildings and cultural landscapes, and provides an ideal space for the creation of a park that fulfils a variety of human and ecological needs and responds creatively to this quality environment. More info...
The Company's Gardens
Our vision is that the Company's Gardens become the green heart of Cape Town, a place of culture, deep historical roots, tranquillity and delight, enjoyed by citizens and visitors alike. To achieve this there has been a large amount of planning, and development is underway...
Analysis of erven
The purpose of this report is part of an exercise by Information Services to measure the spatial distribution of physical growth (new erven) in the city of Cape Town to inform the planning of service delivery. The number of approved erven were obtained for 1985, 1992 and 1999 from the Surveyor General by allotment area, giving three points in time in order to project the increases in approved erven.
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Building a unified city
A summary of the proposed service delivery and institutional change proposals for the term of office of the new City of Cape Town
Local government in metropolitan Cape Town can look back at significant achievements since 1995, including the consolidation of local democracy, significant extension of services and the completion of major restructuring. It can point to many examples of innovation and good practice in its areas of activity. At the same time, the indications are that conditions in the city are deteriorating. The current arrangements for managing Cape Town are not succeeding in bending the key socio-economic trends in a positive direction despite the goodwill and efforts of a range of actors. We face growing unemployment, growing informalisation, an HIV and Aids explosion, increasing levels of crime and other signs of social decay.
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The October household survey questionnaire covers a wide range of socio-economic characteristics. This presentation of the study findings focuses on people's perceptions with regard to quality of life, safety and security aspects, housing and access to facilities, and worker characteristics.
This presentation is based on a sample of 1440 households in the Cape Metropolitan area. The October household Survey is done annually and is stratified on a provincial basis. In 1997 the national sample was 20 000 households and was drawn from 2 000 EAs.
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Socio-economic characteristics of suburbs
Today, the social and economic functions of local government have reached such a high degree of complexity that detailed and accurate statistics are continually required regarding the size of the population, its socio-economic characteristics and its distribution among various areas.
This report is a summary account of various indicators by suburb, and focuses on the size of population, gross population density, average household size, member of households, median household income and per capita income. The above indicators are based on the 1996 Census.
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Socio-economic profile of the Cape metropolitan area
This report presents a demographic and socio-economic profile of the population residing in the Cape Metropolitan Area (CMA). The demographic/socio-economic characteristics covered include:
Size and spatial distribution of the population and its gender/age characteristics
Population movement into and within the CMA
Educational standard of the economically active and the level of education of full-time students and scholars
Skill mix (occupational characteristics) of the economically active and their employment in industrial sector categories
Work and employment status of the general population
Income earned by the economically active
Type of housing in which the population resides
Access of households to facilities and amenities
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