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The City of Cape Town has implemented Level 3B water restrictions as of 01/02/2017<div class="ExternalClassA57C73B4924A484EADA251AFA4427067"><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Residential-utility-services/Residential-water-and-sanitation-services/2016-residential-water-restrictions-explained">See our residential water restrictions page for more information. </a></div>

 

 

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City wishes Jewish residents happy Shavuot<p>​Next week, the Jewish community celebrates Shavuot, a special biblical festival that celebrates the anniversary of when G-d gave the Torah to the Jewish people more than 3 000 years ago. </p><p>The festival of receiving the Torah highlights that in order to receive G-d's blessings, people need to be regarded as a single unit, like one person with one heart. </p><p>The lesson learned from this festival is that in order for people to receive the revelation of G-d, his blessings and at this current critical time, the rain from the heavens, we need to be united as one. When we are tolerant and accept each other for our differences and act as one nation and one community, the blessings of G-d are bestowed upon us.  </p><p>The meaning of this festival on the Jewish calendar represents the values of building an inclusive city where we celebrate our various cultures and religions and unite as one city where everyone feels a sense of belonging. </p><p>If we can create peaceful and united communities built on the values of acceptance and tolerance, we will strengthen our efforts to build a caring and inclusive city. </p><p>On behalf of the City of Cape Town, I wish the Jewish community happy Shavuot. </p><p> <br><strong>End </strong></p><p><br> </p>2017-05-25T22:00:00Z1
City salutes seasonal firefighters<p>​I was honoured today to be part of a certification ceremony for 114 seasonal firefighters who played a pivotal role in the City of Cape Town’s firefighting efforts over the past six months. The group was recruited for the summer season to assist with combatting wildfires.</p><p>There is no doubt that this has been one of our toughest fire seasons on record. When you have headlines like ‘Firefighters battle more than 100 blazes in one day’, you know that nothing short of an extremely well-run Fire and Rescue Service could cope.</p><p>This fire season has had it all – from hundreds of small bush fires and residential fires, to large-scale blazes that have seen thousands of people displaced. I am very glad to have this opportunity to commend our firefighters and everyone involved in protecting lives and property over the past few months.</p><span>​<figure class="figure-credits right"><img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Seasonal%20firefighters%202_inline.jpg" style="width:431px;" /><figcaption> <p><b>Seasonal firefighters</b><br>© City of Cape Town</p> </figcaption> </figure><p>Over the years, I have been on site as fires raged and I have seen first-hand the enormous strain that our firefighters endure while working long hours in unbearable heat. The Fire and Rescue Service is crucial to the safety and security of residents in any city. It is a tough job and not everyone is cut out for it, so the fact that our ‘seasonals’ have persevered through this past season is testament to their strength of character. They were chosen from hundreds of hopefuls late last year after a gruelling assessment and they have certainly shown that they are up to the task of helping us build a safer city for all. One of the priorities of our Organisational Development and Transformation Plan is to partner with communities to enhance safety and our seasonal firefighters are a good example of that partnership in action.​​</p><p>I would also like to commend our permanent staff complement for leading from the front and showing the seasonal recruits the ropes.</p><span>​<figure class="figure-credits left"><img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Seasonal%20firefighters%201_inline.jpg" style="width:371px;" /><figcaption> <p> <b>Seasonal firefighters </b><br>© City of Cape Town</p> </figcaption> </figure></span></span>Firefighting is an extremely demanding job and our staff have to be physically fit to carry out their duties. They can’t take the lift to get to you in the event of a multi-storey building being alight and so physical fitness is a key requirement because climbing stairs in their safety gear and breathing apparatus is no mean feat.<p><br>I like to think that our Fire and Rescue Service vastly improves the image of local government and certainly reinforces the City of Cape Town’s reputation as a responsive and caring government. I tip my hat to these brave men and women for their selfless service and commitment to the job.</p><span><span></span></span><p><strong>End</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p>2017-05-25T22:00:00Z1
City extends well wishes to all residents and African nations on Africa Day<p>Today marks Africa Day, where we as nations of this great continent celebrate and honour our hard fought liberation and independence from the grips of oppression. </p><p>Africa as a continent has emerged from the most painful histories of oppression and colonialism, but over many decades we have stood together in solidarity with our fellow brothers and sisters to free our countries. </p><p>I often reflect and remember our neighbours who provided various forms of refuge, strength and assistance during our fight for freedom against the apartheid regime.</p><p>As an inclusive city, the City of Cape Town remains committed to the values of good neighbourliness and we continue to remember our fellow Africans in countries where there is still suffering and instability. </p><p>We call on African leaders to rise up and remain true to the principles of servant leadership and hold the best interests of their residents at heart. </p><p>We have overcome many great difficulties and we have shown that Africa is a resilient continent and indeed we are carving our place in the global village. </p><p>The City of Cape Town is determined to work with our counterparts across the continent to realise the Africa Rising narrative as we believe it is Africa’s time.</p><p>In the City of Cape Town we have a clear bias towards Africa in our strategies to promote trade and investment between our city and other African cities to ensure greater economic prosperity in our region.</p><p>As nations, we must continue to stand together in our diversity, celebrating our vibrant, colourful and dynamic cultures and people.  </p><p>There are many things which make us unique and Africa must unite to make our great continent even greater.  </p><p>God bless Africa and her sons and daughters. <br></p>2017-05-24T22:00:00Z1
City sends thousands of litres of confiscated alcohol down the drain<p>The City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Department today started disposing of 12 000 bottles (8 169 litres) of alcohol confiscated over the past few months.</p><span>​<figure class="figure-credits right"><img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Liquor%20destruction%20May%202017%20c_inline.jpg" style="width:550px;" /><figcaption> <p> <b>Liquor destruction </b><br>© City of Cape Town</p> </figcaption> </figure></span>The Department’s pound has been rapidly filling up since December, which signals the start of the festive season and a general increase in the amount of liquor confiscated from beaches and other public spaces.<p> </p><p>In terms of the City’s by-laws, the introduction, possession and consumption of liquor on beach areas is prohibited and offenders will have their liquor confiscated and receive a written notice to appear in court, with a fine of R500. The City’s regulations make provision for the public to collect their confiscated alcohol from the pound within three months, provided they pay a release fee of R1 400.</p><p><span>‘Not surprisingly, we don’t receive many requests to reclaim alcohol, which is why the pound is bursting at the seams. We’ve investigated the option of selling the alcohol and investing the money into our social services programmes but the red tape is prohibitive, in addition to ethical and logistical considerations. So, the next best thing is to destroy the alcohol,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.</span></p><p><span>The alcohol will be decanted into containers, each of which have a 1 000 litre capacity, and then transported to the Vissershok landfill site by an external service provider for final disposal. </span></p><span>​<figure class="figure-credits left"><img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Liquor%20destruction%20May%202017_inline.jpg" style="width:511px;" /><figcaption> <p> <b>The Law Enforcement team</b><br>© City of Cape Town</p> </figcaption> </figure><p>‘The City takes no joy in an exercise like this. Not only do we have to invest significant resources into our festive season policing plan to save intoxicated people from themselves, but it also costs us time and money to get rid of the alcohol. Every year we confiscate more alcohol over the festive season than the previous one, in spite of ongoing warnings about the fact that it is not only illegal to drink in public, but very dangerous too. While it is a feather in the cap of our enforcement staff, it also raises more questions than answers about society’s regard for the law and its relationship with alcohol,’ added Alderman Smith.</p><p>The City of Cape Town has a number of ongoing interventions that form part of its Alcohol and Other Drug Strategy. The strategy is aligned to the National Drug Master Plan and aims to reduce the health, economic and social burden caused by alcohol and drug use within the municipal region. It is also in line with our new Organisational Development and Transformation Plan which seeks to be even more proactive in tackling social issues by taking services directly to residents. The interventions include:</p><ul><li>operations to combat drunk driving</li><li>alcohol confiscations from beaches and other public spaces</li><li>treatment for alcohol and drug abuse at six sites in Tafelsig, Khayelitsha, Milnerton, Parkwood, Delft South and Manenberg</li><li>a 24-hour substance abuse helpline that is available on 0800 435 748</li><li>soft skills programmes aimed at school children to explain the effects of alcohol abuse on babies, with a specific focus on foetal alcohol syndrome </li><li>by-law enforcement</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p></span><p> </p>2017-05-24T22:00:00Z1

 

 

 

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