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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
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 workplace GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1Businesses that have onsite renewable energy generation will benefit from lower overall electricity costs and contribute to a more secure and sustainable future. <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/greener-business/saving-electricity-in-the-workplace/going-solar-in-the-workplace">going-solar-in-the-workplace</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Make Your Building Smarted Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Alternative and recycled water sources for your organisationGP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1 Drinking water is a scarce resource. The City is promoting the responsible use of alternative water sources. <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" target="_blank">alternative-and-recycled-water-sources-for-your-business-or-organisation</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Alternative and green water sources for the home 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
Water star rating certification GP0|#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-Connect1We have updated the certification so that it now recognises integrated water management. <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Municipal-services/Water-and-sanitation/apply-for-water-star-rating-certification/Appl%20for%20Water%20Star%20Rating%20certification">Appl%20for%20Water%20Star%20Rating%20certification</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Saving water in your business or organisation Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal

 

 

 

Unprecedented delivery by City’s Transport and Urban Development AuthorityThe City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority has recorded unprecedented service delivery achievements over the past financial year. <p>The City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority has recorded unprecedented service delivery achievements over the past financial year. </p><p>When the City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) was created 22 months ago, the strategic alignment of the housing, development planning, environment and transport functions under a single administrative umbrella – as several progressive international cities are doing – was expected to yield many streamlining opportunities for enhanced delivery to our citizens.</p><p>We are extremely pleased to confirm that various branches and departments within the TDA have achieved some significant, and in some cases unprecedented, delivery records and achievements resulting in national and international recognition for the City.</p><p>The recent report to the City’s TDA transversal committee highlighted many of these achievements.<br> <br>Firstly, Cape Town is the first city in South Africa to be awarded Green Coast Status in recognition of the protection of the Blaauwberg coastal strip’s unique coastal biodiversity while providing opportunities for environmental education and sustainable tourism that empowers local communities. This recognition puts our Green Coast on the tourism map with residents and tourists looking for adventure, outdoor living and nature tourism experiences.<br> <br>Secondly, the PwC Cities of Opportunity Survey ranks Cape Town as the top city in Africa, and the best among middle-income cities internationally, for transport and transport infrastructure. The City invests almost R2 billion in infrastructure each year and is committed to enhancing and expanding public transport.<br> <br>Thirdly, the City of Cape Town has been recognized as the fastest in South Africa in terms of issuing construction permits and approvals in a recent World Bank Group study on the ease of doing business. Thus, the TDA’s Development Management Department is ranked as the country’s most efficient. The City processes construction and other permits within 88 days – faster than any other metro in South Africa, and faster than most high-income cities across the world. Read more about this World Bank study here: <a href="http://www.doingbusiness.org/en/data/exploreeconomies/south-africa/sub/cape-town">http://www.doingbusiness.org/en/data/exploreeconomies/south-africa/sub/cape-town</a>#<br> <br>Furthermore, the TDA’s Environmental Management Department exceeded their job creation targets for the past financial year (2017/’18). The department’s target for the creation of Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) work opportunities was 825, but they achieved an exceptional 3 244 job opportunities from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. The department spent 99% of its grant funding that resulted in additional work opportunities being created through the City’s invasive alien vegetation clearing and other environmental improvement programmes. Initiatives such as these ensure that the City can continue to maintain the lowest unemployment rate of any metro in the country.<br> <br>Another remarkable achievement is the delivery of housing opportunities in the past financial year. The City has, for the first time in its 18-year history as a metro government, exceeded its housing delivery target. </p><p>All in all, up to 4 349 sites and 3 748 top structures were delivered in the 2017/’18 year which benefitted more than 8 000 households. The department’s initial target was to provide 4 961 housing opportunities consisting of 1 808 serviced sites, and 3 153 State-subsidised Breaking New Ground (BNG) houses from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. Thus, the department has exceeded its delivery targets by 62% or 3 100 opportunities for the past financial year that ended on 30 June 2018.</p><p>Through further progressive planning and innovation, we are on track to almost double delivery again within the next four to five years. Access to affordable housing is one of Cape Town’s most pressing challenges. Every effort to increase access and improve the lives of the city’s most vulnerable citizens must be pursued.</p><p>I want to thank each member of the TDA team for their exceptional efforts over the last 22 months. Change and restructuring in any organization is never easy, but each small innovation and step towards improved efficiency is having remarkable results for the city, is helping to accelerate the delivery of critical services to our citizens and to attract investment and job-creating economic growth for our city and regional economy.  <br> <br><strong>End</strong></p>2018-10-20T22:00:00Z1
Almost a quarter of Cape Town’s waste diverted from landfill sitesThe City of Cape Town is continuously working to reduce the amount of waste that ends up being illegally dumped or deposited in landfills.<p>High res photographs are available on request to <em><a href="mailto:jeanmarie.dewaal@capetown.gov.za">jeanmarie.dewaal@capetown.gov.za</a>, cell: <a>082 835 1911</a></em><br></p><p>In the current financial year, the City has set aside approximately R118,7 million for initiatives which minimise waste going to landfill sites, including for recycling and composting.</p><p>One of the City’s aims is to be a world-class, clean and resource-efficient city which protects its natural environment and enables a more prosperous future. As such, a number of interventions are in place to reduce illegally dumped waste and also to divert as much waste as possible from landfill sites. This may include recycling, composting or, as a last resort, safe landfilling of the waste. Therefore, the City’s drop-off sites aim to make it easier for residents to manage their waste responsibly.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/drop%20off%20waste%202.jpg" alt="" style="width:844px;" /></figure> <p></p><p>The recent opening of the Kensington and Induland waste drop-off sites will contribute to reducing the occurrence of illegally dumped waste, as well as improving waste diversion from landfill sites. The City hopes this well help to foster a culture of responsible waste management by making it more convenient for residents to drop off waste closer to where they are situated. </p><p>These new drop-off sites brings the total number of City-operated drop-offs to 24, each within a 7 km radius of the next, with this distance reducing as more drop-offs are added. </p><p>Members of the public can drop up to three free loads daily from a vehicle whose capacity does not exceed 1,5 tons. The daily limit of three loads applies to builders’ rubble, clean garden waste (excluding tree stumps), or garage waste. Unlimited free loads of clean recyclables can also be dropped off at these facilities. This would include empty water bottles that members of the public bought during the time of extreme drought. </p><p>Garden waste dropped at these facilities is chipped on site if possible and turned into compost, while building rubble and demolition waste is transferred to landfill sites where some of it is crushed for reuse. Private recycling contractors also sort the separated recyclables for processing.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/drop%20off%20waste%203.jpg" alt="" style="width:960px;" /></figure> <p>Various studies on suitable models for further roll-out of recycling services are being carried out, which will inform a long-term strategy for additional recycling roll-outs in Cape Town. To prepare for this, the City is also progressively increasing its capacity to effectively sort recyclable materials for the market by developing additional materials recovery facilities and drop-off sites.</p><p>‘Instead of throwing away all of the waste that we produce, we need to start thinking more carefully about how to produce less waste in the first place, as well as what can be recycled, composted and reused. This is increasingly becoming the new lifestyle choice of so many consumers. </p><p>‘Expansion of the City’s network of drop-off sites enables this kind of responsible waste disposal by making it affordable and progressively more convenient to recycle and otherwise divert waste from landfills.</p><p>‘These drop-off sites also contribute to reducing illegal dumping as residents and smaller contractors can drop off bulky waste and rubble here for free. There is therefore no excuse for dumping waste materials on any piece of open land. Illegal dumping costs the ratepayer approximately 10 times more than the removal of waste via the normal waste stream, so we encourage residents to report illegal dumpers so that we can deter them from this practice and direct them to the available facilities. The dumping of inappropriate objects in our sewer systems alone costs us approximately R270 million annually to address.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/drop%20off%20waste%201.jpg" alt="" style="width:901px;" /></figure> <p>‘Capetonians really are known for being resource efficient, just have a look at how we cut our water and electricity usage over the years. If there is one city in the world that can be a leader in responsible waste management, it is Cape Town. We encourage all of our community organisations, residents and ratepayers’ associations, private sector business and media partners to help us to reduce our footprint on the earth,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; and Energy, Councillor Xanthea Limberg.</p><p>Residents can find out more about how to manage their waste responsibly by visiting <a href="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Reduce%20your%20waste%20infographic.pdf%20and%20to%20get%20further%20information%20on%20the%20drop-off%20facilities%20on%20the%20City%E2%80%99s%20website%20at%20www.capetown.gov.za">http://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Reduce%20your%20waste%20infographic.pdf and to get further information on the drop-off facilities on the City’s website at www.capetown.gov.za</a>.</p><p> <b>End</b></p> <br>2018-10-20T22:00:00Z1
Cape Town Stadium naming rights process kicks-offBeing able to secure a naming sponsor will be a key milestone and the next major step in managing Cape Town Stadium <p>The Cape Town Stadium was placed under the management of a municipal entity which was established on 1 November 2017 to ensure greater commercial flexibility and utilises a management model that is similar to the Cape Town International Convention Centre. SMSA Commercial Consultants, a joint venture company encompassing SAIL, Stadium Management South Africa and S-Factor, was the successful bidder to kick-start the process to secure a naming sponsor.</p><p>‘Being able to secure a naming sponsor will be a key milestone and the next major step in managing Cape Town Stadium as a commercially driven entity. The aim is to generate revenue through commercialisation, to bid for and to attract national and international events to our world-class stadium. This will in turn hold  benefits for the economy and job creation. The ultimate goal is to incrementally reduce our dependence on City funding,’ said Lesley de Reuck, CEO: Cape Town Stadium. </p><p>‘The iconic stadium is a multi-purpose venue set in an urban park with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain, one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Events such as the World Rugby Sevens, football (with a number of teams being hosted at the stadium), major music concerts, religious and sports events as well as exhibitions and festivals already form part of its calendar of events. The municipal entity of the stadium is developing its business model which incorporates tenants and commercial users, either of the entire stadium, or parts of its facilities and venues,’ added de Reuck.</p><p>Dr Jaques Grobbelaar, chairman of the JV, said the team is excited about the naming rights opportunities around the stadium, taking it to market and the potential of a brand being associated with the stadium. </p><p>‘Already home to major international sport, music and entertainment events, this iconic venue in beautiful surroundings could bring more tourism, events and accolades to Cape Town with the resultant benefits,’ Dr Jaques Grobbelaar. </p><p>The JV will assess the commercial potential and value of the stadium naming rights, taking into account South African and international benchmarks, competition and business models. </p><p>In addition to securing a naming rights sponsor, the JV will develop a business plan with aspects such as timeframes, branding, media and marketing exposure. The plan also needs to take cognisance of increased future value of the naming rights flowing from tenants and users of the stadium as well as the level and magnitude of the events it attracts.<br> <br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2018-10-18T22:00:00Z1
City staff recognised for upholding highest health and safety standards, even amid severe drought Bulk water staff from the City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department who had excelled in their duty to ensure that Cape Town’s catchment areas, dams, reservoirs, water treatment plants and depots are managed to the highest standards.<p>The City’s Water and Sanitation Department recently celebrated the success that its Bulk Water branch achieved in maintaining its health, safety and quality standards while facing a drought so rare it only has a chance of return every 311 years. Even during this unprecedented drought, health and safety standards did not suffer.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/City%20staff%206.JPG" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> <span>​​</span></figure> <p>This City branch manages various catchments, dams, reservoirs and water treatment plants across Cape Town. The SHREQ (Safety, Health, Risk, Environmental and Quality) award was implemented in 2013 to encourage best practice at these City facilities and depots.</p><p>However due to the drought crisis and having to deploy absolutely all capacity and focus toward the crisis, an awards ceremony could not be held in 2016 or 2017 and therefore the award winners for both periods were recognised this year.</p><p>‘We are truly proud of these individuals and honour them for their performance which always exceeds expectations. We knew throughout the drought crisis that we were in safe and expert hands who, together with the people of Cape Town, did their very best to get us through the drought, not only in our bulk water branches but also in our reticulation section, and all of our water professionals in general,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; and Energy, Councillor Xanthea Limberg.<br></p><p>Barry Wood, Manager: Bulk Water, Water and Sanitation Department, added: ‘By ensuring that the safety, health, risk and quality issues of workplaces are kept to a high standard, the City is able to provide the best water services to our customers. We thank these and the many other City staff members who always take time to ensure that their workplace is a safe; healthy; environmentally-friendly and quality driven environment. These internal systems are a prerequisite for top service delivery.’ </p><p> <strong>Award highlights:</strong></p><ul><li> <strong>2017 SHREQ Champion: Joyce Sofisa</strong><br> Joyce works at the Wynberg Reservoir. Joyce is from Luzuko, Gugulethu and is passionate about safety and quality standards at her workplace. Her life motto being ‘half measures avails us nothing’, speaks volumes as to why there could not be a more fitting recipient for this award.</li><li> <strong>2017 Best Area Manager: Douglas Kiewiet</strong><br> Douglas is from Kuils River and was recognised for maintaining regular area engagements and staff meetings pertaining to health and safety issues despite all the pressure and time constraints their teams were facing during the drought crisis. He continued to conduct all relevant process audits and was present during all internal and external audits at the depots within his area, which is indicative of his commitment as a leader and his drive to prioritise health and safety within the environments he is responsible for.</li><li> <strong>2016 Best Large Plant Manager Award: Frans Jacobus Tredoux</strong><br> Frans manages the Steenbras Water Scheme</li><li> <strong>2017 Best Large Plant Manager Award: Graham Alexander </strong><br> Graham manages the Voëlvlei Water Treatment Plant</li><li> <strong>2016 and 2017 Best Small Plant Depot Manager: Thurston Appels</strong><br> Thurston manages the Brooklands Water Scheme.<br></li></ul><p>The 2016 and 2017 SHREQ staff awards were nominated by the depot managers for their commitment to the improvement of the City’s Bulk Water branch SHREQ system. <br><br><strong>The following staff were recognised:</strong></p><ul><li> 2016 Constantia Nek Water Treatment Plant: Margaret James from Retreat.</li><li>2017 Kloofnek Water Treatment Plant: Rocco de Vos who resides at the Kloofnek Plant staff house </li><li>2016 Wemmershoek Water Treatment Plant: Eugene Williams who resides at the Wemmershoek Plant staff house.</li><li>2017 Plattekloof Reservoir: Stephen Bryan from from Bluedowns.</li><li>2016 Steenbras Water Treatment Plant: Malcolm Du Toit from Grabouw.</li><li>2017 Blackheath Water Treatment Plant: Musa Rolomana from Kraaifontein.</li></ul><p><strong>Conveyance team</strong><br> 2016: Garrison Wilson from Instrumentation Section from Ruiterwacht.<br> 2017: Milton Sedonie from Mainlaying Section from Tuscuny Glen</p><span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/City%20staff%201.jpg" alt="" style="width:900px;" /></figure></span><span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/City%20Staff%204.JPG" alt="" style="width:949px;" /></figure></span> <p> <strong>Continual Leadership and Commitment Award 2017</strong><br> Peter Flower, the City’s previous Water and Sanitation Director, who helped to steer Cape Town through the drought successfully and is now heading up the City’s water augmentation programme was also honoured for his continuous leadership and commitment to the SHREQ system.</p> <span> <div class="image-gallery-slider img-gal-1" id="img-gal-1" data-slide="1" data-slides="3" style="height:493.5px;"><div class="image-gallery-content" style="height:414px;">​​​​ <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-1"> <img src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/City%20staff%205.JPG" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:939px;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <b>SHREQ Award winner - Thurston Appels of Brooklands Water Treatment Plant</b></p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-2"> <img src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/City%20staff%202.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:903px;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <b>SHREQ Award winner- Musa Rolomana of Blackheath Water Treatment Plant</b></p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-3"> <img src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/City%20staff%203.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:898px;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <b>SHREQ Award winner- Joyce Sofisa of Wynberg Reservoir</b></p> </figcaption> </figure> </div><div class="image-gallery-control"><div class="image-gallery-caption"></div><div class="image-gallery-nav"><div class="nav-info">1 of 3<br></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> <br> </p><p> <b>End</b></p>2018-10-18T22:00:00Z1

 

 

 

 

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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