Due to sustained and heavy rains over the last two months, Cape Town’s dams have collectively increased by over 20 percentage points. There is now more water currently in the dam system, mid-way through winter, than there was at the end of last year’s winter-rainfall period in October. With several months left […]
The City of Cape Town and FEDHASA Cape have extended their partnership to provide workplace training for young people. The original agreement was made in 2016 and it saw 20 young people trained. Another 50 candidates will now follow the same path to potential permanent employment.
WTM Africa, the continent’s largest international travel industry event, was held in Cape Town at the CTICC from 18 to 20 April. The City has been a proud supporter of the event since 2015, and this year Mayor Patricia de Lille opened proceedings. Continuing in its commitment to responsible tourism, […]
Visitors to the Cape can now calculate their daily water usage, and then to offset this usage by donating money to water conservation projects with the My Water Footprint tool, www.mywaterfootprint.capetown. By doing this, visitors to our water-scarce destination will not only be incentivised to check their usage, by making use of this […]
Lance Greyling from the City of Cape Town discusses the complexities of ensuring water security especially for the he next summer season if we have another winter of bad rains. The good move for tourism businesses is to install rainwater harvesting technologies now to capture as much of the winter rains as possible.
The red bus has gone green. City Sightseeing is strongly committed to saving water and coming up with long-term solutions to ensure that the company uses as little water as possible. With the help of effective water-saving habits and a desalination plant, City Sightseeing has been able to reduce its use of […]
In recognition of World Water Day, Wesgro is giving credit where credit is due. Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency today honours the efforts of Cape Town’s people and businesses in reducing water consumption. By reducing water consumption by nearly 60% in just […]
A partnership of tourism focussed organisations, the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Government have launched a microsite at www.waterwesterncape.co.za to assist the tourism trade in answering important questions that prospective visitors may have on the drought in Cape Town and the Western Cape, and to provide the […]
From time to time, there’s news in the press about the landfill crisis – how Cape Town is running out of space to dump waste, and how volumes of waste are growing. Part of the City of Cape Town’s response to this challenge has been to gradually introduce, across the […]
It was announced last week that Day Zero has been pushed out to 9 July, with water consumption across the City hitting a new low of 523 million litres a day. While citizens, businesses and visitors are working together to save even more water, it is time to start moving from crisis mode towards building a […]