Skip to content

Search

Menu

 

 

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="https://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="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Water%20and%20sanitation%20services%20for%20informal%20settlements%20and%20backyarders%20Header.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="https://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="https://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="https://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="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/WaterSavingResources-header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Get involvedGP0|#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 business1Discover how you can get involved in your community <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/local%20and%20communities/community-building-and-upliftment/be-an-active-resident/get-involved">get-involved</a><img alt="" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Get involved Vet Clinic.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="https://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="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Safety and security education resources Header Image.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Play and get active GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;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|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy1Keeping our kids active through sports and outdoor play is a great way to channel their energy. <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/family-care-and-support/caring-for-your-child/play-and-get-active" target="_blank">play-and-get-active</a><img alt="" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Play and get active Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Resorts 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 enjoy1Cape Town has a variety of coastal resorts offering affordable accommodation. <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Local%20and%20communities/See-all-City-facilities/Our-recreational-facilities/Resorts" target="_blank">Resorts</a><img alt="" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Resorts-Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Nature reserves 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 enjoy1Our nature reserves protect and conserve our city’s natural areas and biodiversity heritage as well as offering both recreational and educational activities. <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Local%20and%20communities/See-all-City-facilities/Our-recreational-facilities/Nature%20reserves" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">Nature%20reserves</a><img alt="" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Nature-Reserves-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="https://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="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Loadshedding And Outages Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal

 

 

 

Road to 2023 Netball World Cup has officially kicked offCape Town has officially picked up the baton as the next host city for the Netball World Cup.<span><p>Cape Town has officially picked up the baton as the next host city for the Netball World Cup.</p><p>Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith represented the City of Cape Town last night when the International Netball Federation (INF) flag was presented to team South Africa, signalling the start of the journey to 2023.</p><p>South Africa was one of the top performers at the 2019 event and is now ranked among the top four Netball nations In the world.</p><p>‘The City of Cape Town is very proud of the South African netball team's brilliant performance at the Netball World Cup in Liverpool. They played with heart and soul and made it to the semifinals for the first time. The team finished fourth; better than countries with more experience and positions on the world rankings. We congratulate them and look forward to the tournament in 2023, when South Africa will play on home soil,’ said Alderman Smith. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/netball%20world%20cup1.jpg" alt="" style="width:946px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>‘Through the 2023 Netball World Cup, we aim to further lift the profile of the sport, and the talented players. Sport allows many young people to create a brighter future for themselves and we are committed to supporting this goal. The City of Cape Town has hosted many large-scale sporting events and we are confident that this event will also be a resounding success,’ added Executive Mayor Dan Plato.</p><p>In March, Cape Town was announced as the host city for the Netball World Cup in 2023 after a successful inter-governmental bid which included the national and provincial governments as well as Netball South Africa.   </p><p>Alderman Smith was part of a South African delegation which presented the plans for the 2023 World Cup to the INF Congress in Liverpool.</p><p>‘It is an honour for us to officially take our place as the next host city for the Netball World Cup. There is a lot of hard work and preparations that will take place over the next four years. It is important that the City, provincial government and national government support the Netball World Cup in 2023 with the same enthusiasm that was demonstrated for the FIFA World Cup as netball is the largest women's sport in the world. With our excellent infrastructure, and world-class facilities to stage these events, we have assured the INF Congress of our capabilities in delivering a world-class spectacle, filled with a lot of gees,’ said Alderman Smith.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/netball%20world%20cup2.jpg" alt="" style="width:900px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span>​​</span><p>The 2023 Netball World Cup will be the first tournament hosted on African soil in the competitions 50-year history. </p><p>‘In addition to the economic benefits that will come with hosting this event, the Netball World Cup opens up opportunities to elevate the status of Netball as a national sport in the long run. This will also provide means for the development of the sport at grassroots level and nurture the next cohort of national sportswomen. The event will leave behind a powerful legacy of facilities for the development of sport which plays an important role in giving hope and opportunities to aspiring champions across our city,’ added Alderman Smith.<br>      <br>Last month, Cape Town successfully hosted the U/19 National Championship which featured 37 teams from across the country.</p><p>There are plans to host several other events leading up to the 2023 Netball World Cup. </p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2019-07-21T22:00:00Z1
Taxi enforcement operations net thousands of scofflawsThe City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service has further ramped up its taxi operations.<p>The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service has further ramped up its taxi operations.</p><p>Faced with an avalanche of complaints about the behaviour of public transport operators, taxi drivers in particular, the department has been tackling the issue on a number of fronts.</p><p>Aside from regular daily enforcement, Operation Reclaim has also been stepped up to track down warrant scofflaws, and a series of taxi blitz operations have been in play since 22 May 2019, which sees the Traffic Service – supported by the Law Enforcement and Metro Police Departments – focus on transgressions in hot spot areas, identified through the number of complaints received.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/BANNER_Taxi%20enforcement.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <p>Between May and mid-July, officers have arrested 3 336 taxi drivers with 13 568 outstanding warrants between them, valued at just over R31 million.</p><p>In some of the latest incidents this week:</p><ul><li> 18 July 2019: Officers conducting a warrant operation, stopped a minibus taxi on Jakes Gerwel Drive. They recognised the driver as a person who ran away from one of their vehicle checkpoints last year. On further investigation, they found that the 24-year-old man had 43 outstanding warrants to the value of R111 600. The suspect was arrested and taken to Parow SAPS. A fingerprint scan revealed he is also wanted for a reckless/negligent driving case in Woodstock. Two more taxi drivers were arrested later that evening – a 33-year-old suspect with 27 warrants (R82 050) and a 30-year-old driver with 20 outstanding warrants to the value of R46 500. </li><li> 16 July 2019: Officers arrested four taxi drivers during an operation on the N2, with a total of 100 outstanding warrants to the value of R184 000. </li></ul> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/taxi_enforcement.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <p>‘The numbers are absolutely staggering and I hope it helps bust the myth that there is no enforcement taking place. I also hope that it sends a stern message to those scofflaws who think they are above the law, that they could very well be next, and that it somehow makes them think twice about their behaviour, and their disdain for the law,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>During the same period, 919 minibus taxis have been impounded – either because the driver did not have an operating license, or was contravening the conditions of their license.</p><p>On average, minibus taxis remain in the pound for four days, with the longest period of impoundment being 49 days.</p><p>The City of Cape Town’s impoundment release fee structure for vehicle impoundments is outlined below:</p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.33%;">​Number of impoundments </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.33%;">​No operating license (permit)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.33%;">​Contrary to operating license</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​1st impoundment </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​R7 000</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​R2 500</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​2nd Impoundment</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​R10 000</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​R5 000</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​3rd Impoundment </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​R15 000 </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​R10 000</td></tr></tbody></table><p> Since the launch of the taxi blitz, one minibus taxi has been impounded three times in the space of three-and-a-half weeks.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/taxi%20enforcement1.jpg" alt="" /> </figure>​​ <p>‘Based on our impoundment release fee structure, the driver or owner of this vehicle forked out a total of R32 000 to get the vehicle back. When next it gets impounded, he will be hit with another hefty impoundment release fee, but clearly, the money is not an issue. This is why we have continuously advocated for permanent impoundments. </p><p>‘To be clear, the impounding of a vehicle comes with a lot of administration and takes officers off the roads for the duration of the process. To have the vehicle back on the road within a matter of hours or days, with the driver continuing with their unlawful behaviour, is utter madness and completely defeats the purpose. The taxi industry is a crucial cog in the public transport wheel, but it needs to do better, both for its passengers, but also the safety of fellow road users. In the absence of that we need stronger laws to tackle this issue once and for all,’ added Alderman Smith.</p><p> <strong>End</strong></p>2019-07-20T22:00:00Z1
Caretakers secure their future by saving Hout Bay dunesThe dune rehabilitation project is managed by the City’s Coastal Management Branch <span><p>The dune rehabilitation project is managed by the City’s Coastal Management Branch and covers approximately 50 000m² of re-profiled, netted and planted dune, which has significantly reduced the accumulation of sand on City infrastructure and private properties in the Hout Bay area.</p><p>The re-profiled dune comprises three areas, namely the fore-dune, buffer-dune and back-dune, and suitable dune vegetation has been planted according to the requirements for each dune area.</p><p>The Hout Bay dune rehabilitation project is an initiative aimed at managing the movement and migration of dunes. The profiling, wind netting, and planting of dune-specific vegetation have assisted in restricting the movement of sand, which has been a problem in this area for many years.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/dune1.jpg" alt="" style="width:968px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>‘We have invested significant resources in the implementation of this project. Apart from the work that is being done to stabilise the Hout Bay dunes, we have also appointed 10 Expanded Public Work Programme (EPWP) workers to maintain the dunes. These workers were selected from the local subcouncil database and have benefitted from the temporary employment opportunities and skills development,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt. </p><p>The Hout Bay dune rehabilitation project is a pilot initiative to train and upskill EPWP workers. </p><p>‘This team has been working on the project for the past 24 months. While spending time on the dunes they have learned about wind net management, maintenance, seed collection, plant propagation, ecology, irrigation management, and fertiliser application. Thanks to the training they now qualify to provide contracted services if opportunities arise for the maintenance of the dune systems in future,’ said Alderman Nieuwoudt.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/dune2.jpg" alt="" style="width:852px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>These skills are recognized as part of the National Qualification Framework. Certification is received at NQF level 1: Ornamental Horticulture Learnership and Alderman Nieuwoudt handed over the certificates on Thursday, 18 July 2019.</p><p>‘I am so proud of the immense enthusiasm and dedication shown by this team to have completed the training of the highest standard. It was our intention that this pilot project and training programme would provide those who participated with the necessary skills to apply for employment that requires experienced people with specialized skills in dune and coastal rehabilitation. Future job opportunities could also include working in the horticultural industry and at nurseries, or by subcontracting to bigger companies to do specific dune work or plant propagation,’ said Alderman Nieuwoudt.</p><p>City contracts have been secured for these workers for the next 18 months. These contracts will also include a NQF level 2 plant production learnership and AET Matric, as well as various other short courses for financial planning, life skills and Small Business Enterprise. </p><p>‘I trust that they will approach the next stage of their learning with the same vigour and energy that they’ve demonstrated during the completion of the first phase of this programme. To the recipients of the certificates I would like to give a word of encouragement as well. By protecting our environment we ensure a future for our children. It is not just a job; it is a calling and I heed you for answering that call,’ said Alderman Nieuwoudt. </p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2019-07-18T22:00:00Z1
Speech by the City's Executive Mayor, Alderman Dan PlatoExecutive Mayor, Alderman Dan Plato at the Integrated Urban Transformations South-South Knowledge Exchange, hosted by the City of Cape Town, from 14 July-22 July 2019 <p>It has indeed been a great honour for the City of Cape Town to host this event, which aims to identify practical solutions to challenges facing the world. </p><p><br>Cape Town has innovative minds and experts who I’m sure have contributed meaningfully to discussions that have taken place here. We also hope that we have strengthened our networks and relationships with the cities represented at this conference.</p><p>Cape Town has been recognised as the top opportunity city in Africa and is fast becoming the focal point of innovation in Africa, with its numerous thinkers, innovators and design-led entrepreneurs. Cape Town was ranked as Africa’s most innovative city in the 2016–2017 Innovation Cities Index, and in 2018 we were again ranked as the number one African city in this Index.</p><p>With rapid urbanisation and population growth, governments need workable ways to develop and support their residents. The global population is expected to grow to 10 billion within the next thirty years. Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to increase ten-fold.  As is similar around the world, South African metros are important in driving growth and generate almost two-thirds of the country’s economic activity and just over half of national employment. </p><p>Although job creation is not a direct local government mandate, the City has formed partnerships with other spheres of government, the private sector as well as cities around the world to encourage job creation in Cape Town by providing a more enabling business environment that attracts investment and economic growth. The City also supports income generation opportunities for the unemployed through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).</p><p>More than 63,71% of the country’s population, of over 57,7 million people, are currently concentrated in the urban centres. This figure is projected to increase to 71,3% by 2030 and by then the urban population of developing countries is also predicted to double. Cape Town is not unique and also faces the challenge of adequately addressing the expanding needs of its growing population with declining resources. </p><p>As you are aware, the City of Cape Town recently experienced its worst drought in a century. Fortunately, our water reserves stand at just over 60 percent and are in recovery, with the promise of more good rain. Through the lessons of the drought, we developed a new water strategy to become a water-resilient city. Globally, the biggest obstacle we’re facing in our goal to speed up growth and development is the threat of climate change. Governments, including our own, must do more to prepare and respond effectively. A shift towards greener, less carbon-intensive energy supply sources offers Cape Town with an opportunity to reduce its carbon footprint and become more sustainable.</p><p>Over the last few years, Cape Town’s public transport challenges have increased as a result of the failing national rail system and other contributing factors. A business plan has been approved to incrementally take over the management of the rail network in Cape Town. However, I must emphasise that this long-term process is in its very early stages. </p><p>Cape Town’s road network comprises over 10 600 kilometres. Another way we’re proactively aiming to address congestion is to, over the next three financial years, spend nearly R3 billion rand on extending the MyCiTi bus service, an integrated bus service. Money has also been allocated for building new public transport interchanges (PTIs) and to refurbish existing interchanges for commuters and the minibus-taxi operators. </p><p>An integrated, well-functioning, safe and efficient public transport system is one of the key solutions that would alleviate this challenge and improve the functioning of the City as a whole, as well as contribute to improving the quality of life for many citizens. To beat the traffic, we are building new roads and we are prioritising public transport, among other interventions. We have set aside over a combined total of nearly R350 million for the maintenance and reconstruction of the city’s roads as well as new roads and links to alleviate congestion in the worst affected areas.</p><p>We are also focusing heavily on delivering quality services to our residents. Because of this commitment to serving our communities, the South African Customer Satisfaction Index reported Cape Town as the best-performing municipality in the country. However, we must work harder to make sure every single person experiences that reality. </p><p>As the exchange draws to a close, I hope that delegates have had fruitful discussions. On behalf of the City of Cape Town, we thank you for your participation and wish you a safe journey home. Thank you.</p><p><strong>END</strong></p><p> </p>2019-07-18T22:00:00Z1

 

 

 

 

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="https://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="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Alternative%20and%20recycled%20water%20sources%20for%20your%20business%20Header.jpg" width="1440" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Informal trading Informal trade is a very important part of Cape Town's economy and benefits both traders and locals. GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;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="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/doing-business-in-the-city/business-support-and-guidance/informal-trading"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">informal-trading</a><img alt="" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Informal Trading Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Bursaries and funding from the City of Cape TownThe City offers a number of external bursaries on offer.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="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Work%20and%20business/Jobs-and-skills-development/Work-for-the-City-of-Cape-Town/Bursaries-and-funding-from-the-City-of-Cape-Town"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">Bursaries-and-funding-from-the-City-of-Cape-Town</a><img alt="" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Bursaries and funding from the City of Cape Town Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Volunteers in uniform Volunteering your time and skills with our fire-fighting, law enforcement and safety and security teams helps to make our city safer and better.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="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Local%20and%20communities/Community-building-and-upliftment/be-an-active-resident/volunteers-in-uniform"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">volunteers-in-uniform</a><img alt="" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Volunteers in uniform.JPG" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Prevent illegal dumping We are calling on all our residents to stop and report illegal dumping … Illegal dumping costs us money ​​​​​​​ It costs the City R350 million every year to clean up illegal dumping …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="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Safety-in-the-home/Environmental-health-in-the-home/prevent-illegal-dumping"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">prevent-illegal-dumping</a><img alt="" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Hazardous%20waste%20in%20the%20home%20and%20community%20Header.JPG" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Fire safety in the homeJoin our junior fire marshals, Aphiwe and Ayanda, as they investigate and solve fire issues in their communities.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="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/safety-in-the-home/basic-household-safety/fire-safety-in-the-home"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">fire-safety-in-the-home</a><img alt="" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/fire header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Libraries Loan out books, get access to electronic resources or take part in community programmes and events at any of our libraries 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="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Explore%20and%20enjoy/See-all-city-facilities/our-service-facilities/Libraries"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">Libraries</a><img alt="" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Libraries Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Upgrade to a new prepaid electricity meterFind out if your suburb has been selected for a compulsory electricity meter upgrade 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="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Municipal-services/Electricity/apply-for-an-upgrade-to-a-new-prepaid-electricity-meter"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">apply-for-an-upgrade-to-a-new-prepaid-electricity-meter</a><img alt="" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/City Connect Header Image.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
submit a building plan If you are planning any building work on a property, you may need to submit a building plan for approval. 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="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Planning-building-and-development/Building-plan-applications/Apply-for-a-building-plan"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">Apply-for-a-building-plan</a><img alt="" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/City Connect Header Image.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Apply for replacement wheelie bin The City will replace or repair a damaged 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="https://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="https://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="https://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="https://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="https://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="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/drought_header13.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Apply for new or replacement driver's licenceFind out how to get a new or replacement driver’s licence.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="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Licences-and-permits/Driving-and-vehicles/Apply-for-new-or-replacement-drivers-licence">Apply-for-new-or-replacement-drivers-licence</a><img alt="" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/City Connect Header Image.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal

 

 

You have disabled JavaScript on your browser.
Please enable it in order to use City online applications.