The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

Day: March 13, 2024

Shoddy Swings Spark Safety Concerns in Cape Town Playgrounds

Infrographic calling community action to report any dangerous swings.

Mark Jackson, a concerned resident of Sea Point, has raised an alarm on The Atlantic Seaboard Community Forum Facebook group regarding the poor quality and potential safety hazards of newly installed swings in Cape Town’s playgrounds. Jackson’s post, accompanied by an infographic titled “City of CAPE TOWN – Play-park SWING FAILURE!”, highlights several issues with […]

New Online Portal to Power Cape Town’s Solar PV Boom

A new online portal aims to streamline the solar photovoltaic (PV) authorization process in Cape Town, a city already seeing a significant surge in solar installations. The city reports over 5,000 solar PV systems authorized to date, totalling 126 MVA (mega volt-amperes), with applications tripling between 2021 and 2023. The move comes as part of […]

Climate Change Drives Migration Crisis; New Research Calls for Urgent Action

Stock photo by Matt Palmer.

Mounting evidence highlights the deepening impact of climate change on human migration and the necessity for immediate global action. A recent study published in One Earth emphasizes the need for urgent research into climate-induced migration patterns. Led by Dr Nicholas Simpson (African Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town), the study emphasizes the vital […]

Lourens River Flood Alleviation Project on Track, City Officials Offer Updates

Construction crews make headway on the Lourens River Flood Alleviation Project, building defenses for Somerset West and Strand.

SOMERSET WEST – The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Directorate recently held a community meeting for residents of Strand, Somerset West, and nearby areas. Officials provided progress reports on the Lourens River Flood Alleviation Project, a R44.5 million investment aimed at protecting these communities from the devastating floods that have plagued them in […]

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