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World Water Day in Cape Town

With the theme of "Water and Urbanisation" the South African government hosts a three day event in honour of the 2011 World Water Day in Cape Town, from 20 - 22 March. The global event, co-organised b...
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Ecological burn at Cape Town nature reserve

The city of Cape Town is planning a controlled "ecological" burn of a 50 hectare area on the north-western Plattekloof slopes of Tygerberg Nature Reserve in March. The reserve is home to one of th...
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Cape Town opens recycling unit

Cape Town's solid waste department has launched its first drop-off centre for recycling refuse. Situated on Tramway Road in the Sea Point district, the recycling centre is free of charge and is design...
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Snow in Cape Town

A three-day blitz of freezing weather has seen rare snowfall on Cape Town
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Drought in Cape Town

The southern Western Cape is in the grips of the worst drought for 150 years, the provincial water department has said. The situation seems to be worsening despite the onset of winter and the prospect...
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Climate change in Cape Town

Climate change is likely to have a devastating effect on Cape Town and the surrounding areas, according to a report presented by the city
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Cape Town's Robben Island overrun by rabbits

Robben Island in Table Bay 12 km north of Cape Town, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison during apartheid, is overrun by rabbits. The situation has become so serious that marksmen have now b...
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Severe weather warning for Western Cape.

People living in the Western Cape are to expect severe weather conditions over the next couple of days, meteorologists have said. Over 50 mm of rainfall is expected in Cape Town and across the provinc...
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Green Point irrigated from natural springs.

The city council has approved a project to irrigate the Green Point common area northwest of the city centre using water sourced from underground springs. The 15 million rand scheme involves the const...
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Blue Flag beaches in Cape Town.

Six Cape Town beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag eco-label under a programme run by the Copenhagen-based independent non-profit organisation Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The beac...
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Western Cape braces for summer fires.

Firefighters in the Western Cape are preparing for what experts say could be a difficult summer due to an increased risk of wildfires. The worst fires are predicted for January and February, when weat...
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Cape Town wins sustainability award.

Cape Town has been chosen by New York-based business ethics and social responsibility think tank Ethisphere Institute as a
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Cape Town braces for winter.

Winter has arrived in Cape Town and with it the start of what is commonly refereed to as the
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Residents protest against Sea Point development plans.

On 13 April hundreds of residents of Sea Point on the Atlantic Seaboard staged a protest over plans to build a hotel and shopping centre on the promenade. The demonstration was led by local voluntary...
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Black River clean up.

The newly formed local environmental group What-On-Earth-Is-Happening (WOE) is organising a clean-up of the Cape Town
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Fish conservation by SMS.

Fish lovers in South Africa concerned about the conservation status of the fish they are about to buy or eat can use a text message service to find out whether it is an endangered species or has been...
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Cape Town tackles climate change.

Cape Town city council has given its backing to a plan by researchers Pierre Mukheibir and Gina Ziervogel from the University of Cape Town (UCT), which recommends the introduction of tax rebates and o...
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Cape Town wins cleanest city award.

Cape Town has been declared the cleanest city in the country in the department of environmental affairs and tourism
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Cape Town faces sewage crisis.

City officials have warned of an imminent sewage crisis in Cape Town if improvements are not made to waste water treatment plants in the city. Mayoral committee member for trading services Lionel Roel...
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Darling wind farm under construction.

The construction of the Darling Wind Farm north west of Darling in the Western Cape is now underway following an official sod-turning ceremony in mid-February. The farm is a project of the Central Ene...
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