StreetSmart South Africa wins major ecotourism award

Cape Town-based StreetSmart South Africa won the 9th annual Skål International Ecotourism Awards in the “City and Villages” category. StreetSmart is a conduit fundraising initiative that contributes directly towards enabling street children to live a viable life in society. The organisation raises money via participating restaurants, and distributes this money directly to established organisations with the experience and facilities to help children who are living on the streets. Participating restaurants display a StreetSmart card on the table informing patrons that a voluntary R5.00 donation will be added to their bill. They will have the option to give more than R5.00 […]

Cape Town bids to host COP17, international conference on climate change

[update: for the most up-to-date information on Cape Town, climate change and COP17, visit the Climate Smart Cape Town website] The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17), the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC), comes to South Africa from 28 November to 9 December 2011. But will it be Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban that hosts the conference? That is the question every eco-pundit is asking as the three major cities square up against each other. The bid for Cape Town as the host city has been led by the City of Cape Town and developed and promoted […]