Applications for the 2016 Energy Efficiency Forum Awards now open

Applications for the 2016 Energy Efficiency Forum Awards are now open and close on 13 September. The Energy Efficiency Forum Awards aims to commend excellence in energy efficiency in in Cape Town, in recognition of the great lengths businesses have gone to to improve the energy efficiency of their commercial buildings and operations, […]

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Making Community Cape Town stronger

A few months ago we spoke about why employees are so important to a tourism business’ success, and also why it’s important that your employees are happy at work. Some of you might have rolled your eyes and said “Duh! It’s so obvious”. This month we’re going to continue with […]

City of Cape Town to host ‘indaba’ on Sustainable Tourism and Energy

The City of Cape Town will again host its popular Tourism Cities @ Indaba Seminar in Durban on 12 May 2013, coinciding with Indaba 2013. Nombulelo Mkefa, Director of Tourism, says “The Tourism Cities @ Indaba Seminar is a forum for South African and international tourism practitioners to interact and […]

Well done to Coffeebeans Routes – Participant in the RT Pilot Project

The following article about Coffeebeans Route, who is one of the RT Pilot Participants, was published by Todd Pitock in The New York Times on 28 November 2012. BEBE ROSE, a Cameroonian who owns Bebe’s restaurant in Cape Town, stood with her arms folded and peered down with one brow […]

Cape Town working towards a Carbon Neutral future

The City of Cape Town has taken another step towards the fostering of green energy and reducing Cape Town’s carbon footprint. The Mayoral Committee has recommended to Council that it establishes an Energy & Climate Change Committee at its Council meeting on Thursday 26 April. This committee will ensure that Cape […]

City of Cape Town turns off the lights in support of Earth Hour 2012

The City of Cape Town will be switching off the lights on Table Mountain and in its own buildings for one hour in support of the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour 2012, which takes place on Saturday 31 March from 20:30 to 21:30 (local time). “The City will join […]

Energy Efficiency marketplace to help local companies

Cape Town’s Energy Efficiency Forum is putting on an energy efficiency marketplace on Thursday 10 November 2011 to help owners and managers of commercial and public buildings – including hotels and guesthouses, meeting venues, restaurants and others in the tourism and hospitality sector – learn about and see for themselves […]

Inspiring Change – Cape Town to help African cities become more sustainable destinations

Inspiring Change: A gathering on climate change challenges & solutions for African cities is a two-day gathering (18 & 19 November 2011) on topics specific to Climate Change challenges and solutions in African cities, hosted in Cape Town by the Cape Town Climate Change Coalition. With COP17/CMP7 hosted in Durban during […]

Responsible Tourism Pilot Project – Why Should Your Tourism Business Participate

INVITATION AND INFORMATION FOR TOURISM ENTERPRISES TO PARTICIPATE IN A RESPONSIBLE TOURISM PILOT PROJECT FROM 2011 TO 2013 Dear Tourism Business Owner The City of Cape Town (CoCT) in collaboration with Tourism Partners/Associations (CTTourism, FEDHASA, SATSA and SAACI) invites YOU to participate in a unique Responsible Tourism Pilot project, which will commence in 2011 for a duration of two years. In 2009, the CoCT together with the key tourism industry […]

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