Protesters hijack pensioners’ happiest day

Protesters hijack pensioners’ happiest day

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The City of Cape Town this morning, 20 September 2018, applied for and was granted an urgent interdict against an organisation that is preventing elderly beneficiaries – some older than 70 years – from moving into their State-subsidised homes in Morningstar in Durbanville.

Blaauwberg Nature Reserve’s coastline first in the country to go ‘Green’

Blaauwberg Nature Reserve’s coastline first in the country to go ‘Green’

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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. 

MyCiTi taking senior citizens places

MyCiTi taking senior citizens places

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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. 

City’s iimbokodo rocking Cape Town’s roads

City’s iimbokodo rocking Cape Town’s roads

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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.

Imizamo Yethu residents hit the road with 14 new streets

Imizamo Yethu residents hit the road with 14 new streets

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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.