Belhar social housing in Cape Town first to receive green light for water and energy savings

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 The Belhar Gardens social housing development is the first affordable housing project in South Africa to be recognised for its water and energy saving design by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). This is a significant achievement, and will assist Cape Town’s water saving efforts while at the same time making the rental units more affordable for tenants. 

Council gives City go-ahead to rescue commuter rail

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 Council this morning, 26 October 2017, approved the Business Plan for the assignment of the urban rail function to the City of Cape Town. The City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) will now approach the National Government for the necessary approvals and funding for taking over commuter rail in an incremental and structural manner. 

Free MyCiTi bus rides for registered job seekers on the way

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 Economic growth, coupled with job creation, is vital for building sustainable cities. As much as it is our responsibility to ensure that we create an enabling environment that attracts investment and skills, we also want to broaden access to these opportunities to those residents who are currently excluded from the labour market but who are desperate to earn a decent living.

MyCiTi going places with new stops, routes and timetables

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 The City is launching five new MyCiTi bus stops, improved timetables, and direct and express routes to create an even more efficient service. This roll-out is fittingly being done during October, which is Transport Month. The changes are set to meet the increase in passenger demand and help cut travel time. Commuters will also have an opportunity to enjoy a free-ride day on 29 October 2017.

 

Hamilton Naki Square in Langa lays foundation for architecture award

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 Hamilton Naki Square, one of the City of Cape Town’s Community Residential Unit (CRU) projects in Langa, has been recognised by the Cape Institute for Architecture. This affirms the City’s commitment to providing well-located housing opportunities and helping to ensure safer communities through urban design, while creating jobs.  

City drives R55 m upgrade for Sir Lowry’s Pass Road and surrounds

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 The City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority will next week commence with the construction of new and improved roads, non-motorised facilities, traffic calming measures, and a new bridge over the Sir Lowry’s River which will benefit and add to the safety of the residents of Sun City, Sir Lowry’s Pass Village and Mission Grounds. The R55 million project will take place over approximately 24 months.