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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="https://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="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
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
Volunteer at a City nature reserve or in a biodiversity programmeGP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities1The City is accepting non-paid volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks in our nature reserves. <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Get-involved/Volunteer/volunteer-at-a-city-nature-reserve-or-in-a-biodiversity-programme" target="_blank">volunteer-at-a-city-nature-reserve-or-in-a-biodiversity-programme</a><img alt="" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/City Connect Header Image.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

 

 

 

The future of tourism in Cape TownSpeech by Alderman James Vos, Mayoral Committee member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management.<p>Good morning ladies and gentlemen, it is an honour for me to welcome you all on behalf of the City of Cape Town. It is always a pleasure to collaborate with sectors and stakeholders that not only significantly contribute to this city’s economy but also play an integral role in growing the economy.</p> <p>My new portfolio, Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, has the potential to ensure that we continue to be the go-to city on the African continent and globally for business, trade, and tourism. </p><p>As the largest metropole in the Western Cape, we pride ourselves with having a diverse economy that is creating jobs and keeping unemployment low. This positive trend is reflected in Statistics South Africa’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey 2018, released in October for the third quarter where Cape Town recorded positive employment growth for the 9th consecutive quarter. Despite South Africa’s national economy experiencing several challenges, this city has shown incredible economic resilience, positive growth and the creation of employment opportunities.</p><p>The city’s tourism efforts have not only resulted in the establishment of new businesses but also the expansion of existing businesses.</p><p>I will continue to build on this success by working with industries and communities to invest in projects and programmes that will drive demand and make business sense.</p><p>I am excited about the future of tourism in our city.</p><p>My department is currently finalizing the Draft Tourism Development Framework (TDF) for Cape Town which will be out for public participation during the first quarter of this year. The TDF aims to develop more community-based offerings that will enhance the existing experience for visitors. Our focus will be to create sustainable jobs in a depressed economic climate, to create new job opportunities and to put measures in place to ensure long-term growth.</p><p>I have been working in close collaboration with strategic partners like Wegro who facilitates the Cape Town Air Access initiative.</p><p>The City of Cape Town is proud to be involved with Air Access as we have provided funding towards this initiative. With the recent approval of the adjustment budget, I have motivated for additional funding towards this project, given its significance to land more flights that will translate into more economic opportunities for our city meaning more jobs for locals. This project certainly unlocks the full potential of our aviation economy, and importantly connects our city with many more countries resulting in additional trade and investment opportunities. </p><p><strong>Since its launch in 2015, this initiative contributed to:</strong></p><ul><li>Landing 13 new routes</li><li>Facilitated 18 route expansions</li><li>Doubled the international seat capacity by 1,5 million seats, which in turn helped the airport reach the 10,7 million passenger mark in 2017 </li><li>Growing international passenger numbers by 20% in 2017, reaching a total of 2,4 million</li></ul><p>There is no more opportune time for an upgrade of the Cape Town International Airport. The airport has several key infrastructural projects planned which will result in an R7 billion investment over the next five years and will include:</p><ul><li>A new realigned runway</li><li>The refurbishment of the Domestic Arrivals Terminal </li><li>Expansion of the International Terminal</li></ul><p><strong>The runway alone is a project worth R3,93 billion of investment and is based on the following:</strong></p><ul><li>In its current position, the runway is too close to the Terminal building. Once it is realigned, it will allow for future terminal expansion</li><li>The new runway will allow the airport to increase its per hour landing and departures from 30 to 45 aircraft movements</li><li>It will allow the airport to handle the New Generation Large aircraft such as Boeing 747-800 or A380. It is, however, NOT, being built for the A380 specifically.</li><li>It will ultimately facilitate greater air access into Cape Town and the Western Cape as it will enable growth of passenger and cargo traffic that is essential for tourism and economic activity</li><li>It proves our determination to invest in infrastructure that drives demand and makes business sense. A vision shared by our partners and the City.</li></ul><p>The tourism sector has not been without challenges, with the ever changing needs of our visitors and the need for the government to adapt and become more technologically focused.</p><p>For this reason, I welcomed the announcement at the country’s State of the Nation address by the Honorable President Cyril Ramaphosa to roll-out e-Visas that will make visa applications for visitors much easier and less stressful.</p><p>Our tourism industry is still recovering from the disastrous visa regulations debacle, which, according to the South Africa Tourism Service Association (SATSA), resulted in an estimated R7,5 billion loss to the tourism economy and thousands of associated jobs.</p><p>I am pleased with the announcement of the e-Visa system as this is in line with the recommendations by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).</p><p>South Africa must follow the example set by countries with e-Visa systems where they have proven to increase border security while decreasing visa turnaround time. Initiatives like these are required to unlock the full potential of the tourist market.</p><p>With an increase in the demand for international travel worldwide, the key is to have effective systems that simplify the visa application process. By implementing an e-Visa system, government can prevent excessive hours waiting at visa centres, reduce the workload of staff working at airports, embassies and consulates, and provide easier facilitation for tourists and business travellers.</p><p>In closing, I cannot omit to speak on the significant investment opportunities Cape Town has to offer and why becoming part of this dynamic economy should be a prerequisite for you.</p><p>As a City, we are committed to creating an enabling environment for business to invest and grow. Between July and December 2018, four SPV’s secured investments to the value of over R1,8 billion and in the process created just over 2 200 employment opportunities. We also established the Invest Cape Town initiative, which demonstrates the City’s commitment to creating a platform that enables business leaders and entrepreneurs to live, work, play and invest. </p><p>Invest Cape Town works with international and local entrepreneurs, SMEs and multinationals that wish to set up a business in Cape Town. On the ground, the City’s Enterprise and Investment Department collaborates with partners from business formations, investment promotion agencies and sector support entities, and all spheres of government to encourage economic growth and investment.</p><p>Cape Town is an excellent location from which businesses can launch their operations into the rest of Africa, and we are ready to help you build your business case for investment.</p><p>While Cape Town is renowned for being a world-class tourism destination, I am pleased to confirm that increasingly more businesses identify Cape Town as a forward-looking globally competitive business city that is open for investment. Testament to this fact is that Cape Town is already home to the African headquarters of major multinationals such as Amazon, KimberlyClark, DHL, and home-grown global titans like Naspers, Shoprite and, Woolworths who use Cape Town as a base to expand across the continent and beyond.</p><p>More companies are choosing Cape Town because the city boasts first-class infrastructure, sound governance, and four of the top African universities providing a skilled workforce. </p><p>Despite South Africa’s national economy experiencing several challenges, this city has shown incredible economic resilience. This is reflected in Statistics South Africa’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey 2018, for the third quarter (released in October last year) that showed Cape Town recorded positive employment growth for the 9th consecutive quarter.</p><p>Cape Town is a well-run city; it is an opportunity city; it is an inclusive city, it is a city that is committed to the wellbeing of its citizens and its economy.</p><p>While I was a member of Parliament, serving as the Shadow Minister of Tourism, I had the pleasure of working with many of you. I look forward to strengthening existing relationships and to building new ones.</p><p>Thank you.</p><p><strong>End</strong></p>2019-02-19T22:00:00Z1
City advises of water supply disruptions in Kleinvlei areaWater supply disruptions in Kleinvlei area<p>The Water and Sanitation Department will be conducting a bulk meter installation at the Kleinvlei Resevoir.</p><p>The repair work will result in the disruption of the water supply on Friday 22 February 2019 between 09:00 and 18:00.</p><p>A water tanker will roam the area should residents require water for domestic consumption. Residents are kindly requested to store water in clean, sealed containers for use during this period.</p><p>All taps must be kept closed during this period to prevent any water loss and/or damage when the water supply is restored.</p><p>The City apologises for any inconvenience that may be caused while conducting these emergency repairs. It is nonetheless imperative that the City maintains the water supply in good condition to ensure quality drinking water to its residents.</p><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2019-02-19T22:00:00Z1
Thousands to benefit from latest electrification projects in Khayelitsha, PhilippiThe City of Cape Town is overjoyed with the progress to electrify thousands of households in Philippi and Khayelitsha this week.<p>Construction of the infrastructure necessary to electrify Jim se Bos informal settlement in Philippi has started. The first phase of the electrification project will connect 450 households to the electricity grid. Further surveys will be undertaken to determine the number of households that will benefit from the second phase. </p><p>It is expected that the first phase of this R2,8 million City-project will be completed by the end of March 2019, if all goes according to plan.</p><p>‘Based on the site inspection that I have conducted, I am satisfied with the progress thus far and I thank the community for working with us to ensure that this phase is completed in the shortest possible timeframes. Access to electricity, where it is possible to install, is a game-changer especially for the most vulnerable in our society. It enables economic growth and allows small home-based businesses to operate more efficiently; it enhances safety; reduces the risk of fires; promotes better public health; and also creates an improved environment for learners to achieve better academic results since they no longer have to use candle light to do homework and study for exams.</p> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/electrificationProjectsFeb2019-s.jpg" alt="" /><br> <p>‘We remain committed to improving the lives of our residents in informal settlements. According to the City’s latest Annual Report, 97,3% of our households have access to electricity, 98,4% have access to refuse removal and 94,3% have access to sanitation,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy and Climate Change, Councillor Phindile Maxiti.</p><p>The City’s Electricity Generation and Distribution Department as well as the Informal Settlements and Backyarder Department will continue to go above and beyond the call of duty to see that this project is concluded successfully.</p><p>Earlier in the week, on Thursday 14 February, a milestone was reached with the switching on of electricity for the first of more than 600 homes in RR Section in Khayelitsha as part of the first phase of this project. The electrification project, which will see 3 000 dwellings connected to the power grid, comes after some years of planning, community engagement and hard graft.</p><p>Initially, the project required informal structures to be relocated to enable the electrification work to proceed. This was an immense task and was necessary to enable Eskom to get sufficient access to install the services. Part of the informal settlement is situated on Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) land, while the other part is situated on City-owned land. The City initially approached Prasa and Eskom to request the electrification of this area.</p><p>The partnership between Prasa, the City and Eskom is resulting in tangible positive change. The City thanks Eskom for all of the hard work and dedication that has gone into this electrification project which will benefit a number of informal settlements in the area.</p><p>There are areas in Cape Town which are supplied by the City and areas which are supplied by Eskom. Electrification in City supply areas is above 97%.</p><p>Permanent electricity services cannot be installed in cases where, for instance, residents live under power lines or on railway/road reserves, or where the land is uninhabitable such as settlements formed on wetlands, floodplains or other water bodies; where residents have settled on privately-owned land; or where no permission exists for the City to install such basic services, among others.</p><p>End</p>2019-02-18T22:00:00Z1
Cape Town’s boat builders make wavesStatement by Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, Alderman James Vos.<p>In 2014, Cape Town and the Western Cape generated over R1 billion in export revenue from boat building. Cape Town’s boat building industry is known globally for its world-class craftsmanship, innovative and custom-made designs.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Mayor%20Dan%20Plato_2.jpg" alt="" style="width:948px;" /></figure>​​ <p>South Africa’s marine manufacturing industry is primarily based in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban. However, other areas within the Western Cape such as Knysna, George and Saldanha also make a significant contribution to the province’s dynamic boat building community.</p><p>What sets the local Cape Town manufacturers apart from their counterparts is that they are easy to deal with as one-stop-shops and work with their clients to ensure they get the maximum return on investment.</p><p>This year, five of the top boat builders from South Africa were present at the Miami International Boat Show that attracted over 100 000 visitors and showcased more than 1 400 boats and 1 100 exhibitors over the course of the five-day expo.</p><p>On the side-lines of the boat show, on Friday 15 February 2019, the Miami-Dade County’s Beacon Council hosted a special business roundtable discussion focusing on business opportunities in Cape Town. Incidentally, the City of Cape Town and Miami-Dade County are sister cities.</p><p>Business representatives from the energy efficiency, clothing and textiles, financial services, legal advisory, manufacturing, project finance, film and media, arts and culture, and the travel and tourism sectors attended the roundtable discussion.</p><p>The Florida delegation included businesses that would like to import products from South Africa to the USA; while other representatives were interested in setting up companies in Cape Town.</p><p>I am excited to confirm that the discussions concluded with Desmond Alufohai, senior international trade coordinator for Miami-Dade County, announcing to business leaders that there would be a follow-up mission to Cape Town in March this year. We look forward to hosting the business delegation next month; and welcoming mutually beneficial business partnerships in the future.</p><p>Cape Town’s boatbuilding industry is a key strategic sector to the city’s economy that attracts a positive trade balance and creates thousands of jobs.</p><p>Another benefit for South African boat building is the large workforce of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled labour who have a wealth of experience, having been in the industry for a long time. </p><p>‘Cape Town’s boat building sector is without question a key contributor to our economy, and plays a significant role in job creation and skills development for our communities. I am pleased to see my Mayoral Committee Member and his management team focusing on this sector, which will attract even more investment in the enabling business environment we have created in this city,’ said Executive Mayor Dan Plato.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Mayor%20Dan%20Plato_1.jpg" alt="" style="width:948px;" /></figure> <p>Cape Town also has a steady stream of well-trained artisans entering the boat building industry that provides a continuous flow of young people into the skills pipeline. Training colleges work hand-in-hand with the industry to offer a three-year, full-time course. In addition, six months of each year are spent at the academy to acquire theoretical knowledge followed by a six-month stint in the industry to gain industrial experience and on-the-job training.</p><p>Students are exposed to a wide range of disciplines including design, marine joinery, fibreglass or polymer composite fabrication, metalwork and welding, marine systems, computer-aided drawing (AutoCAD), and boat building standards.</p><p>South Africa has 3 000 km of coastline, and since 2014 has secured investments worth R30 billion and created over 7 000 direct jobs in the oceans economy. The investments have been mainly in infrastructure development, marine manufacturing, aquaculture, and the oil and gas sector.</p><p>It is estimated that government will investment approximately R3,8 billion in the Oceans Economy with the private sector contributing some R65 billion over the next five years. These investments are expected to create over 100 000 direct jobs and more than 250 000 indirect jobs.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Mayor%20Dan%20Plato_3.jpg" alt="" style="width:951px;" /></figure><p>Invest Cape Town partnered with the South African Embassy and the South African Boat Builders’ Export Council (SABBEX) to showcase some of the best manufacturing from Cape Town and South Africa on a water float.</p><p>The delegation representing the City at this event comprised the City’s Head of Sectors, Investment and Trade, the Head of Investment Promotion as well as a Green Cape representative.<br></p><p>I am proud to build on our track record of being one of the top catamaran producing countries in the world. The City, through its Invest Cape Town initiative, will collaborate with partners from business formations, investment promotion agencies like Wesgro and sector support entities, and all spheres of government to expand the boat building footprint in Cape Town.</p><p>The Invest Cape Town team offers a wide range of customized services free of charge for any stage of business you are in. </p><p> <strong>End</strong></p>2019-02-18T22:00:00Z1

 

 

 

 

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="https://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="https://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="https://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="https://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="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
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="https://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="https://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="https://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="https://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="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
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="https://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="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/drought_header13.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal

 

 

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