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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
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

 

 

 

City’s Safe Space writes its first fairy taleNewlyweds Llewellyn Jenniker and Cecilia Absolom exchanged vows during a ceremony at the City’s Safe Space in the Foreshore as part of a Women’s Month event.<p>Newlyweds Llewellyn Jenniker and Cecilia Absolom exchanged vows during a ceremony at the City’s Safe Space in the Foreshore as part of a Women’s Month event.</p><p>Jenniker is 45 and has been living on the street for 30 years. His bride Cecilia is 42 and has been on the street since the age of 14. They’ve been together for their entire stay on the streets.</p><p>The couple were living in Dock Road before moving to the overnight Safe Space in July. They were among the first group of people to start using the facility. Their 12-year-old son lives with his paternal grandmother and the couple hope to find more permanent accommodation for themselves in due course.</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/WEDDING%20DAY1.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <a title="title" href="#"> <b></b></a>Newlyweds Llewellyn Jenniker and Cecilia Absolom </p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-2"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/WEDDING%20DAY2.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <b></b>Newlyweds Llewellyn Jenniker and Cecilia Absolom </p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-3"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/wedding%20DAY3.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <b></b>Newlyweds Llewellyn Jenniker and Cecilia Absolom </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> </p><p>For the moment, they continue to use the facilities and services that the Safe Space offers. Soon, they will also start working via the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).</p><p>The City’s Safe Space is a pilot project designed to provide a safe place to sleep at night, give access to ablution and storage facilities as well as social services, as outlined here: <a href="https://bit.ly/2u44yul" target="_blank">https://bit.ly/2u44yul</a></p><p>The site is now fully operational.</p><p>‘Llewellyn and Cecilia’s big day first came up when we officially launched the Safe Space in the latter part of July. I’m so happy that now, just a month later, their dream has become a reality. There were a number of people and organisations who committed to help make this day possible and, on behalf of the City, we thank them.</p><p>‘We will continue to work closely with Llewellyn and Cecilia. They’ve both been on the streets for a very long time, but they are looking to the future. Our Social Development Department is on hand to help guide them and anyone else living on the street along the path of reintegration. This is a fairytale day for the couple and I want to see them have the fairytale ending too,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2018-08-13T22:00:00Z1
Multiple tests confirm electric buses meet City’s expectations on all route profiles – be it downhill or uphillWe would like to provide the media with the latest update and facts on the electric buses which the City is in the process of procuring<p>Introduction by the Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille:<br>‘We would like to provide the media with the latest update and facts on the electric buses which the City is in the process of procuring. </p><p>On Sunday, the Sunday Times ran a grossly inaccurate story about the specification testing of the buses. </p><p>As the City’s leadership, we would like to correct this and provide the media with the latest update and facts to avoid the practice of spreading misinformation. </p><p>Before we get into the facts of the specification tests, I would like to address the dangerous practice of reporting allegations as fact and not seeking comment from the relevant person which the allegation is linked to.</p><p>The article refers to a meeting agenda for a visit to Cape Town by BYD, the successful bidder for the electric buses.</p><p>The article stated that this meeting was between BYD representatives and myself to discuss ‘detailed finalization of specifications,’ to ‘finalise and conclude a business agreement’ and for ‘confirmation of roll-out times.’ </p><p>As always, I would like to see evidence of this. My office was certainly not contacted to confirm if such a meeting took place and whether this was a factual agenda that was being referred to in the story.</p><p>I was never part of any meeting with BYD to discuss any tender specifications as I am never involved in any part of any tender process.</p><p>With reference to all statements related to me in this article, I will be reporting this to the Press Ombudsman as I was never contacted for comment on the aspects of the story which mention me. </p><p>I have already lodged a complaint against the same media house for reporting allegations and not contacting me for comment relating to another issue.</p><p>The Press Ombudsman found against the journalist and the media house who were ordered to apologise for incorrect and imbalanced reporting. </p><p>With regard to the Bowmans investigation into the electric buses tender, I have welcomed this investigation and I have cooperated with it and eagerly await the outcome of their probe. </p><p>The story this past Sunday also quotes the Deputy Mayor saying that the report by Bowmans is delayed.</p><p>I have written to Bowmans to ask them to confirm whether or not they have told the Deputy Mayor that the report is delayed and whether there is a date yet for the release of the report. </p><p>I will now hand over to Gerswhin Fortune, the acting commissioner for Transport and Urban Development, to speak to the tests done on the buses and the results thereof. </p><p>The information that Gerswhin will share, and the correct response on the results of the testing of the buses was ready to be sent to the journalist but the City Manager was not available for signoff and therefore this response was not sent to the journalist.’</p><p>On the testing of the buses, Acting Commissioner: Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA), Gershwin Fortune said: </p><p>‘Multiple tests and inspections were undertaken over the past eight months as part of the overall acceptance testing of the electric buses. Three tests were conducted on the electric buses since October 2017 with regard to the performance on grades (hills). The first testing period commenced in October 2017, the second in June 2018, and the third and final testing was conducted on 4 July 2018.’<br> <br>The second testing period confirmed that the buses met the City’s requirements. </p><p>The third testing period was conducted with an independent system and again confirmed that the electric buses that are being procured for the pilot project indeed meet the City’s requirements in terms of overall performance.<br> <br>On-road tests took place along the M12 (Stellenbosch Arterial), as well as along Hospital Bend, Geneva Drive in Camps Bay, and Kloof Nek Road.<br> <br>Thus, contrary to misleading reports, the electric buses will be able to service various routes, including hilly routes in the city.<br> <br>It is important to add that Cape Town is the first city in South Africa to procure and test electric buses. We are breaking new ground and leading the country in the fight against climate change and electric vehicle procurement. Even the homologation process by the National Regulator of Compulsory Specifications took over six months to conduct their testing to ensure that it complies with the Road Traffic Act because no procedural testing programme was yet available for electric buses.<br> <br>October 2017 testing period<br> <br>The initial testing of the prototype bus – this is the first electric bus of the type that was locally assembled and fitted with a South African-made bus body in Blackheath –took place in October 2017.<br> <br>Fleet officers from the City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) tested the prototype bus and two primary concerns were identified during this testing period. Firstly, when the electric bus was tested along Hospital Bend it fell short of the City’s requirement in that it did not reach an average speed of 60 km/h. Secondly, the bus driver’s cabin was not built to specification.<br> <br>The City notified the supplier (BYD) of the results, and informed the company to make the required adjustments by 30 June 2018.<br> <br>All of the 11 electric buses were subsequently modified in accordance with the City’s requirements, and the TDA fleet officers conducted regular visits to monitor the process during this time.<br> <br>June 2018 testing period<br> <br>All 11 electric buses were tested in the latter part of June 2018 by the TDA fleet officers. The tests included visual and physical testing, inspections, and comprehensive road tests to ensure the performance and equipment functionality met our requirements.<br> <br>The purpose of the road testing was, among others, to test whether the bus can physically travel on the road, drive uphill and downhill, brake, and take corners. <br> <br>The buses were road-tested along Polka Drive (M12) in the direction of Stellenbosch, along Hospital Bend, Kloof Nek Road, Geneva Drive in Camps Bay, and Durban Road, as well as along other routes. The tests confirmed that the electric buses reached and even exceeded the required speeds on these roads with an incline in excess of 4 degrees along certain sections.<br> <br>The equipment was also tested, among which the doors, ramps, automated fare collection system, and so forth.<br> <br>July 2018 testing period<br> <br>All of the electric buses are fitted with a telematics system that is specifically designed for electric buses. The system is provided by an independent company, ViriCiti, which is based in the Netherlands. The system tracks the bus and its performance.<br> <br>A test run was carried out on 4 July 2018 when one of the electric buses was tested along Hospital Bend. The telematics system report confirmed that the bus reached an average speed of 67,8 km/h from Settler’s Way to the top of Hospital Bend where the average sustained climb was greater than 4% and greater than 6% along some sections.<br> <br>The bus performance was also tested on Kloof Nek Road, and along Geneva Drive in Camps Bay where satisfactory speeds were retained within traffic.<br> <br>As stated above, this information is provided by an independent monitoring system supplied by ViriCiti. All 11 buses are fitted with the system for the purpose of monitoring the performance of each bus. The information received from this system will be used for the purpose of the pilot study. </p><p>This will enable the City to measure and track the performance of the electric buses on different routes, and to compare this information with the performance of our current fleet of diesel buses. This information will inform future decisions on fleet procurement.<br> <br>For example, the system monitors energy consumption (how much power the bus uses per kilometre), the percentage of battery use, distance travelled, average speed, energy used, energy recovered, and the energy consumption in service. <br> <br>A comprehensive reporting system reports on driver behaviour and the condition of the battery packs, and there is fault reporting that serves as an early warning system.<br> <br>Each bus is fitted with two battery packs of 1,5 tons each. One is fitted on the roof, and the other at the rear. A fully charged battery must provide sufficient power to enable a bus to reach a minimum distance of 200 km before re-charging. The maximum time it will take to fully charge the battery packs is five hours.’<br> <br>In terms of where we are now, City Manager, Lungelo Mbandazayo said: </p><p>‘We can only take delivery of the buses on conclusion of the current ongoing investigation, and pending the outcome thereof. The investigation is expected to be finalised before the end of the year.’</p><p><strong>End </strong><br></p>2018-08-13T22:00:00Z1
Hanover Park operations yield results​It was a rough day for several criminal minds in Hanover Park yesterday, as the City’s Metro Police Department made two significant arrests.<p>​It was a rough day for several criminal minds in Hanover Park yesterday, as the City’s Metro Police Department made two significant arrests.</p><p>Just before 21:30 last night, Metro Police officers on patrol spotted a man loitering in the area. He bolted when he saw the officers and they gave chase. During the pursuit, the suspect dropped what later turned out to be a firearm. The 33-year-old, who has apparent gang affiliations, was arrested and detained at Philippi SAPS. Metro Police officers also recovered a 9mm pistol with the serial number filed off along with four rounds of ammunition.</p><p>Just hours earlier, the City’s Metro Police Gang and Drug Task Team arrested a 41-year-old male for possession of high-grade dagga with an estimated value of R200 000. The suspect nearly collided with a Metro Police vehicle at a local garage and then tried to make a run for it. He was found with two packets of compressed dagga in his vehicle, and later, at his home, officers found two big bags and seven small bags of the same dagga. He was taken to Phillippi SAPS for processing.</p><p>Several other suspects were arrested for possession of drugs during operations and patrols in the last week. Many of the arrests were made as a result of tip-offs received from the public.</p><p>‘We have seen a steady increase in the number of tip-offs from the public that have resulted in good arrests. Our enforcement agencies’ jobs are made easier because of the willingness of some community members to put their hand up and participate in the fight against crime, and I commend these residents. While visible policing is a deterrent, visible policing with intent and driven by intelligence is far more effective. So I appeal to the public to continue assisting us in bringing criminals to book by blowing the whistle on illicit activities,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>On the roads, Metro Police officers arrested 51 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol during various roadblocks. Their colleagues in the Traffic Service caught 61 motorists for the same offence. Some 17 arrests were also made for reckless and negligent driving charges and one motorist was found in possession of dagga.</p><p>‘Alcohol affects a person’s information processing skills and slows down the normal brain function. When drivers consume alcohol, it greatly increases the risk of collisions and harm to themselves, but also to other road users. It is therefore extremely disconcerting to find so many people still drinking and driving. What is even more concerning is just how drunk people are when they are caught. The blood alcohol readings are shocking at times and it beggars belief that people would even consider driving in that state, but more importantly that others would allow them to get behind the wheel,’ added Alderman Smith.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2018-08-12T22:00:00Z1
Cape Town reduces its carbon emissions by 4,1% as it ramps up climate change mitigation effortsThanks to the City’s climate action projects, less carbon dioxide has been released into the atmosphere, thus reducing our impact on global warming.<p>Today, I am pleased to announce that Cape Town has reduced its energy-related carbon emissions by 4,1% during the 2012 to 2015 period that was evaluated as part of the City’s latest State of the Environment Report. </p><p>Thanks to the City’s climate action projects, less carbon dioxide has been released into the atmosphere, thus reducing our impact on global warming.</p><p>This achievement is testament to the City’s efforts to be a leader among a network of global cities (the C40 Cities initiative) that is increasingly taking action to reduce their CO2 emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change.</p><p>Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world and cities as the drivers of change are the key to tackling this global phenomenon to protect the wellbeing of our citizens and our environment. </p><p>As a member of the C40 Cities, Cape Town is committed to meeting the goals set in the 2015 Paris Agreement and we will continue working with cities across the world to reduce emissions and take hard decisions to adapt to the impacts of climate change such as low rainfall. </p><p>In 2017, Cape Town was ranked among the top five cities in the world out of 533 cities evaluated for demonstrating leadership in our climate disclosure. Through this disclosure we measure our energy and climate action data annually and report the findings to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Other cities in the top five include Mexico City, Paris, Sydney, and Vancouver.</p><p>In the City’s latest State of the Environment Report, we have looked at both Cape Town’s carbon emissions profile and its carbon footprint. Cape Town’s per capita energy-related carbon footprint was calculated to be 5.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.</p><p>Cape Town currently measures its carbon footprint on an annual basis with in-depth updates carried out every five years (based on the Cape Town State of Energy Report series), and high-level updates every year in between. The City reports emissions according to the Global Protocol for Community Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories (GPC) to ensure consistency of methodology with global best practice as well as transparency of data and assumptions used.</p><p>The city’s reduction of carbon emissions is largely due to a significant reduction in electricity consumption. This is thanks in part to the City’s energy efficiency campaigns and the reduced usage by residents.</p><p>Some of the key efforts the City has implemented in the past year include:</p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">The City signed a R12,7 million grant agreement with the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to fund a feasibility study on the use of natural gas. This may provide a greater mix of energy sources to offset the use of fossil fuels in producing electricity.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">The City’s inaugural R1 billion green bond for climate action projects.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">The City opened its landfill gas flaring project that harnesses methane gas and converts it to energy.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">The City joined the C40 Reinventing Cities Programme, a worldwide competition calling on the private sector and communities to devise carbon neutral development solutions and designs for under-utilised publicly owned sites. Sites include Ottery, Mouquet Farm, the Grand Parade and the Civic Centre.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">To date the City has replaced 820 km of high intensity discharge (HID) lamps with light-emitting diode (LED) technology. This results in an energy saving of about 40% when compared with traditional street lights.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Council approved the City’s revised Municipal Spatial Development Framework (MSDF) which aims to curb urban sprawl by focusing on inward growth and transit-oriented development accompanied by higher densities and land-use diversification. This will bring the majority of Capetonians closer to jobs, thus spending less energy on transport.</div></li></ul><p>Addressing apartheid spatial planning and creating integrated communities are some of the most important efforts the City is championing to help lower Cape Town’s carbon emissions. </p><p>Transport is the biggest contributor by sector of carbon emissions in the city. About 31% of all emissions come from the transport sector, followed by 29% from the commercial sector, 24% from residential and 12% from industrial sectors. Government accounts for 3% of carbon emissions and agriculture for 1%.<br>The City is constrained from lowering its carbon emissions even further because of Eskom’s reliance on fossil fuels to produce electricity. Electricity constitutes 64% of all carbon emissions because Eskom relies heavily on coal instead of renewable energy like solar and wind power to produce electricity. The City is in the process of taking Nersa and Eskom to court to fight for our right to buy cleaner energy directly from independent power producers.</p><p>Despite constraints, the City has implemented a small-scale embedded generation programme to allow residents and businesses to feed power generated from solar panels into the electricity grid. </p><p>While it is encouraging to see the City reducing its carbon emissions, much still needs to be done to achieve a 37% reduction in carbon emissions by 2040 or a 13% reduction by 2022, as set out by the City’s Energy2040 goal.</p><p>Together with residents and the private sector, we must now push harder to reduce our carbon emissions and amplify our contributions to protect the planet for future generations. </p><p><br><strong>End</strong> <br></p>2018-08-11T22:00:00Z1

 

 

 

 

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
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
The City's Budget 2018-2019The City of Cape Town's budget reflects its key policy decisions and priorities, determines rates increases and indicates where money will be spent on programmes and services. 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/Meet-the-City/the-city-budget/the-citys-budget-2018-2019">the-citys-budget-2018-2019</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Budget-Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
LoadsheddingLoadshedding 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. 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-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
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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