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Belhar Gardens recently achieved an EDGE preliminary grading from the Green Building Council of South Africa, meaning it has been recognised for Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies. Each of the 630 units has been fitted with water flow restrictors and water meters that measure the amount of hot and cold water used. In so doing, the household or tenant is aware of their water usage at all times, and can implement their own water saving methods. Instead of conventional geysers there are heat pump stations at every block of units saving up to 48% in electricity.
The City of Cape Town has partnered with Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) and the False Bay Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College to implement a multi-million rand skills development programme for 91 residents from Blikkiesdorp who will receive construction industry training at False Bay TVET College. This ACSA-initiated project will train residents from Blikkiesdorp who have been enrolled for various courses, including a National Certificate in Community House Building and Modular Training in Bricklaying. The duration of the courses ranges between 3 and 12 months.
The City of Cape Town’s Belhar Gardens housing project has been recognised as the Best Social Housing Programme in the Western Cape, while the Ocean View Mountain View People’s Housing Process project walked away with the joint first prize in the category for the Best Enhanced People’s Housing Process.
The City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) received the International Public Transport Strategy Award at the UITP World Summit in Montreal, Canada.
UITP is the international organisation for public transport authorities and operators, with more than 1400 members from 96 countries. Its summit draws mobility professionals from all over the world. The UITP awards recognise successful projects that are implemented around the world which place public transport at the heart of the urban and local mobility system.
TDA's all-female road repair team programme, Women at Work, received the Most Innovative Women Training Programme Award at the annual Women in Construction Awards in May 2016. The award was a recognition of TDA's efforts to empower women in the workplace by providing them with skills for manual work that is generally associated with men and equipping them with the skills and entrepreneurial abilities to assist in finding permanent employment.
Transport for Cape Town's Transit-Orientated Development Strategic Framework has been shortlisted as a finalist in the global C40 Awards under the Sustainable Community category. The Transit-Orientated Development Strategic Framework was launched in March 2016 and is now the primary informant of all the City’s spatial development plans.
Transport for Cape Town (TCT) – the City of Cape Town’s transport authority – received special recognition at the 61st UITP World Congress and Exhibition in Milan, Italy.
UITP is the international organisation for public transport authorities and operators, with more than 1400 members from 96 countries. Its biennial congress draws mobility professionals from all over the world. Last night the President of UITP and Commissioner of Transport for London in the United Kingdom, Sir Peter Hendy, presented Melissa Whitehead, Commissioner of Transport for Cape Town, with a recognition award for achievements in public transport and for establishing a transport authority to address the transport needs of residents and visitors to Cape Town.
The City’s public transport interchange in Nomzamo won the community upliftment category at the 80th IMESA/CESA Excellence Awards in East London on 25 October 2016.
Chantal Greenwood, Manager: Automated Fare Collection, received the NDoT Service of Excellence Award for the Category Best Female Employee in Transport, 2015
International Mastercard Award for the Category Best Bank Card Ticketing Scheme, 2014
Zero Project Accessibility for Innovative Policies and Practices 2014 – MyCiTi’s Universal Accessibility Policy
South African Institute of Civil Engineers Regional Award for Technical Excellence in Civil Engineering (Western Cape Branch) – Blaauwberg and Potsdam Roads Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) Project, 2014
South African Institute of Civil Engineers Lidwala Transportation Division Award – Blaauwberg and Potsdam Roads Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) Project, 2014
Dave Buerger, Manager: Capital Programme, received NDoT Service of Excellence Award for the Category Best Project Manager in Transport in 2014.
South African Institute of Civil Engineers Technical Excellence Commendation – Atlantis Corridor “MyCITI” Infrastructure Phase 1A, 2013
CESA Aon Award Commendation for a project with a value in excess of R250 million – Atlantis Corridor “MyCITI” Infrastructure Phase 1A, 2013
Cape Town received the Sustainable Transport Award Honorable Mention in 2012 in recognition of it’s visionary achievements in sustainable transport and urban livability from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.
Wallacedene Taxi Rank for the Western Cape Premier's 110% Green initiative.
Bigen Africa Captains of Industry Design Challenge Award for the Wallacedene Public Transport Facility being the first green public facility of its kind.
The Siemens African Green City Index has recognised the City’s MyCITI network as a leader in the field of African public transport systems.