Ons Plek girls escaped their normal routine as they spent Mandela Day as tourists in their own city!

Mandela Day, 18 July, is an extraordinary day for many all over the world. On this day, people are encouraged to dedicate 67 minutes for a noble cause. This year was no exception for the City of Cape Town. The City’s Tourism, Events and Economic Development officials initiated and coordinated a half day tour for a group of 36 girls, including 4 carers from Ons Plek, Cape Town and Siviwe in Woodstock. The tour entailed a tour of the city on the popular Red Bus with a pit stop at Table Mountain Arial Cable Way, the Cape Peninsula, and Green […]

City’s EE Forum Awards promote energy efficient businesses during electricity supply shortage

Nominations are now invited for the 2015 Energy Efficiency Forum Awards for Cape Town’s commercial sector. The City of Cape Town and its Forum partners, Eskom and the South African Property Owners Association, created this annual Energy Efficiency Forum Award to recognise excellence in energy efficiency interventions and to inspire and encourage businesses to take further action. Read more below: In the context of the national electricity supply shortage, rising electricity tariffs and our high carbon footprint, energy efficiency has increasing relevance. ‘The cost of load-shedding for business in Cape Town is high, and the Energy Efficiency Forum is one […]