South Africa’s first Green Coast Status has been awarded today to the City of Cape Town’s Blaauwberg Nature Reserve in recognition of our commitment to preserving the unique flora and fauna along its coastline. In light of this achievement, the City’s Environmental Management Department and its implementing partner, the Friends of Blaauwberg Conservation Area organisation, will continue to actively monitor, maintain and ensure the accessibility of this coastline while providing opportunities for environmental education, sustainable tourism and the empowerment of local communities.
Senior citizens who belong to the Living Legends, a Table View Seniors’ Club, use the MyCiTi bus service for the majority of their monthly excursions. Many of the seniors live with their children, some in retirement villages and some in their own homes.
In celebration of Arbor Month, Councillor Brett Herron, the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, has planted a Milkwood tree, which forms part of the successful Hout Bay Dune Rehabilitation Project.
Today, during a special ceremony, 50 first-time property owners, including 95-year-old pensioner Koolsum Adams, received the title deeds to their state-subsidised homes in the Pelican Park housing development. The remaining 125 title deeds will be issued to beneficiaries over the next few days.
The City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority recently commenced with the extension of Onverwacht Road and the dualling of Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road in Somerset West.
Every year, South Africa dedicates a whole month to recognising the role that women play in society and how they make a contribution to different spheres. This year, 2018, is special because it marks 100 years of Albertina Sisulu, imbokodo of iimbokodo, a woman who dedicated her life to fighting for the emancipation of women, among others. It is in this vein that the City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) is celebrating the crucial role that two female civil engineers play in the City’s Roads and Stormwater Department.
The City of Cape Town has constructed 14 roads in Imizamo Yethu in the far south. Apart from making it much easier for local residents to reach their destinations, the new roads also serve as important access routes for emergency vehicles so that the police and fire brigade can respond faster in times of crisis.
The City of Cape Town has identified several vacant City-owned sites and derelict buildings in Parow that currently attract anti-social behaviour. The City proposes investment in these underutilised sites which will result in the provision of affordable rental units for families with a monthly household income of up to R15 000.
"We would like to provide the media with the latest update and facts on the electric buses which the City is in the process of procuring."
"I am pleased to announce that Cape Town has reduced its energy-related carbon emissions by 4,1% during the 2012 to 2015 period that was evaluated as part of the City’s latest State of the Environment Report."