The Simon’s Town penguin colony is home to the endangered African penguin. In an effort to protect and conserve our endangered feathered friends, the City has teamed up with the South African National Parks (SANParks), the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) and the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET) to implement a management and monitoring programme for the penguins.
The City of Cape Town extended its current contract with the N2 Express Joint Venture Vehicle Operating Company yesterday afternoon, 28 February 2018. The new agreement takes effect as of today, and signifies a milestone achievement where taxi associations will begin to take charge of the current operations of the four MyCiTi routes in Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha.
The City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) is continuing with construction work along the Sea Point Promenade between Rocklands Beach and Three Anchor Bay. Once completed, residents and visitors to Cape Town will fully enjoy the benefits of this nine-year-long project that covers the rehabilitation of the promenade along Granger Bay, Mouille Point and Sea Point.
The parking area at the Kalk Bay harbour has received a much-needed facelift. Apart from the newly surfaced parking layout, the City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) has added paved walkways to the rocky shoreline along with benches, streetlights, and a recreational area for markets, fairs, and exhibitions during community events.
"It is said that we shape our cities, and thereafter our cities shape us.This morning I was briefed on the outcome of the City’s appointed Bid Evaluation Committee evaluation of the first stage of a bid evaluation process. The outcome of this innovative and ground-breaking approach to partnering with the private sector to achieve public infrastructure is enormously exciting and has the potential to radically transform Cape Town’s spatial reality within the next decade or so."
The appointed Bid Evaluation Committee, having now completed the Stage 1 bid evaluation process, has announced that the qualifying bidder in respect of the Request for Proposals for the Development of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct is Mitchell Du Plessis Projects (Pty) Ltd, trading as Mitchell Du Plessis Associates (MDA). The City has notified the bidders of the outcome of the evaluation process.
"The City of Cape Town condemns in the strongest possible terms the orchestrated attacks on public transport services across Cape Town. Two MyCiTi stations will be closed for several months after protesters nearly destroyed the infrastructure with bricks, stones, and burning tyres."
The City of Cape Town, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), and the Western Cape Government this morning agreed to establish a dedicated enforcement unit to focus on the safety and security of Metrorail commuters and infrastructure.
Local skateboarders took to the air to perform rad tricks at today’s sod-turning celebration, which officially got the wheels turning on the construction of the Woodstock skateboard park.
A resolution passed by the City of Cape Town’s Council yesterday, 31 January 2018, paved the way for the development of seven housing projects that will provide more than 15 600 housing opportunities across the city.