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Seaside Safety Tips

10 December 2012

It is the festive season, a time when holidaymakers will make their way to the beach. While this may be an opportunity to relax and have fun, be alert and avoid accidents.Here are some helpful safety tips to keep your family safe at the seaside and... Read More

Cape Town Awarded World Design Capital 2014

25 October 2011

Cape Town has been named World Design Capital for the year 2014, ahead of fellow short-listed cities, Dublin and Bilbao. The sought-after accolade was awarded to the Mother City this morning at the International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress in... Read More

Cape Town Celebrates World Design Capital Win as Mayor Accepts Accolade in Taipei

25 October 2011

Capetonians today celebrated their city being named World Design Capital for the year 2014 at the International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress in Taipei, ahead of fellow short-listed cities, Dublin and Bilbao. News that Cape Town won the sought-... Read More

City Urges U2 Fans to Use Public Transport for Friday's Concert

16 February 2011

City officials are predicting heavy traffic congestion on Friday 18 February due to the U2 concert and urge concertgoers to use the public transport services, free to fans with tickets, to get to and from Cape Town Stadium.  Read More

Media Alert: City to Host Triathlon at Big Bay and Swimming Clinics

15 February 2011

CITY OF CAPE TOWNThe City of Cape Town's Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department in partnership with 11Global will host the third annual 11Global Triathlon at Big Bay Beach on Sunday 20 February 2011. Read More

Media Alert: City to Host Triathlon at Big Bay and Swimming Clinics

15 February 2011

The City of Cape Town's Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department in partnership with 11global will host the third annual 11Global Triathlon at Big Bay Beach on Sunday 20 February 2011. Read More

Media Alert: City to host Triathlon at Big Bay and Swimming Clinics

15 February 2011

The City of Cape Town's Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department in partnership with 11Global will host the third annual 11Global Triathlon at Big Bay Beach on Sunday 20 February 2011. Read More

Media Alert: City to host Triathlon at Big Bay and Swimming Clinics

15 February 2011

The City of Cape Town's Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department in partnership with 11Global will host the third annual 11 Global Triathlon at Big Bay Beach on Sunday 20 February 2011. Read More

City Urges Residents to Report Corruption to Dedicated Hotline

8 February 2011

The City of Cape Town would like to remind residents of its dedicated anti-corruption hotline, which can be used to report any instances of alleged corruption involving City officials. Read More

Mayor Proud of Latest Blue Flag Control Check Results

3 February 2011

The latest control check reports conducted by the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) confirmed that the City of Cape Town's Blue Flag beaches are fully compliant with Blue Flag standards. Read More

Metro Police Nab Abalone Poacher in Khayelitsha

3 February 2011

On Wednesday 3 February, the Metro Police arrested a man in Makhaza, Khayelitsha, when they found 110 abalone with a street value of approximately R10 000, as well as one star fish in his possession. Read More

City Launches MyCiTi West Coast Cycling and Walking Lanes

26 January 2011

The first walking and cycling lanes (officially called non-motorised transport, or NMT lanes) of the new MyCiTi transport system will be launched on Tuesday 1 February, with a brief celebration and fun ride. Read More

Mayor Urges Capetonians to Bring Down City's Carbon Footprint

26 January 2011

A recent climate change study which analysed greenhouse gases from 100 cities in 33 countries determined that Cape Town emits more greenhouse gases per capita than major cities like London and New York. Read More

Mayor Supports Budding Musicians in Langa

20 January 2011

The City of Cape Town with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra delivered 20 violins to the Siyabulela Primary school in Langa today, 21 January 2011. Read More

Metro Police Routine Patrols Uncover Illegal Firearms and Narcotics

19 January 2011

Metro Police officers have had a successful week, apprehending suspects throughout the city during routine patrols for offences ranging from possession of an illegal firearm to drunk driving. Read More

Cape Town Mayor Commends Firefighters and Urges Residents to Take Extra Precautions

18 January 2011

Cape Town's fire season is keeping the City busy this year with a number of fires occurring on a daily basis. Yesterday's fire in Dunoon left some 300 residents without shelter and it took City Fire and Rescue Services almost four hours to bring the... Read More

Traffic Services Step up Drunk Driving and Drag Racing Enforcement Operations

17 January 2011

City Traffic Services intensified its campaign against drunk driving and drag racing this weekend by holding various enforcement operations in Athlone, Bellville and Atlantis. Read More

Media Alert: Law Enforcement Officers Recover Unlicensed Firearm, Arrest Suspect

17 January 2011

Law enforcement officers arrested a man in Sunset Beach on 17 January for possession of an unlicensed firearm and also recovered the weapon. It was later established that the weapon comes from Gauteng Province. Read More

New Technology at Driving Licence Testing Centres to Reduce Waiting Time for Licence Cards

16 January 2011

The waiting time for new licence cards from the City's Driving Licence Testing Centres is about to be reduced by up to 60% with the introduction of new Live Capturing Units (LCUs) at all testing centres across the city. Read More

Media Alert: City Educates Children on Dangers of Exposure to Emissions from Burning Metal, Tyres and Cables

11 January 2011

The City of Cape Town's Air Quality Management Section has partnered with the Fire and Life Safety Education, Solid Waste and Metal Theft sections to launch an awareness campaign on the dangers of retrieving metal by burning tyres, scrap metal and... Read More

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