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City Clamps Down on Illegal Stormwater Discharges, 12,580 Properties Inspected

Sinawo Mfolozi from the Water Pollution Control team issues a contravention notice to a business owner, observed by Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, Councillor Zahid Badroodien, and Ward Councillor Moosa Raise.

The City of Cape Town’s Water Pollution Control (WPC) team is cracking down on illegal connections and discharges into the stormwater system. They are also advising property owners in Witsand and Atlantis on how to rectify the issue. Councillor Zahid Badroodien, Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, joined the team for inspections conducted between […]

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 […]

Cape Town Secures New Water Sources to Keep Up with Population Boom

To combat the challenges of rapid population growth and climate change, the City of Cape Town (CoCT) announced it is aggressively expanding its water supplies. The new initiatives are outlined in the city’s New Water Programme (NWP), a key component of the city’s strategy to maintain water resilience and sustainability in the future. Recent Census […]

Table View Residents Face Recurring Sewage Nightmare

Photos show the extent of the sewage overflow on Sprigg Road, Table View, caused by a pump station failure.

City Confirms Pump Failure, Outlines Fixes Amid Residents Frustration Residents of Table View are enduring a recurring sewage overflow at the corner of Sprigg Road, with raw sewage flooding the area for at least four consecutive days. Photos shared online document the severity of the problem, and residents say this is a sadly regular occurrence, […]

Global Road Safety Alliance Convenes in Cape Town, City Highlights Safety Innovations

File photo of congested traffic.

CAPE TOWN – The Global Alliance of Cities for Road Safety (ACRoS) has gathered in Cape Town, a city recognized as a leader in road safety initiatives within South Africa. Councillor Rob Quintas, in his welcoming address, highlighted the city’s multifaceted efforts to improve safety for its nearly five million residents who walk, cycle, use […]

City of Cape Town Deploys Advanced “Eye in the Sky” to Combat Crime

City of Cape Town Deploys Advanced “Eye in the Sky” to Combat Crime

New surveillance aircraft to take the fight against poaching, land invasions, fires, street racing, and gang incidents to the next level. (And if lucky maybe even UFOs!) The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate is bolstering its crime prevention capabilities with the introduction of advanced aerial surveillance technology. Dubbed the “Eye in the […]

Cape Town Mobilizes for Missing Joshlin Smith Amidst Delay Concerns

Photo of Joshlin Smith (6) missing since 19 February at around 17:00.

SALDANHA – In a swift response to a plea from Saldanha Mayor Andre Truter, the City of Cape Town (CoCT) has dispatched a team of policing resources to reinforce the search for six-year-old Joshlin Smith, who has been missing for over 10 days. The move comes after concerns were raised about the sustainability of the […]

Chemical Concerns Addressed in R5 Billion Wastewater Reuse Plan

Artistic illustration explores the transformative potential of wastewater: a glass half full or half empty?

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) is moving forward with a controversial R5 billion plan to transform sewage effluent into drinking water. However, environmentalist groups and concerned citizens fear that current water safety standards do not adequately address a wide range of potentially harmful chemicals present in wastewater. Concerns About PFAS and SANS241 The Facebook […]

Wynberg Family Festival Returns with Music, Food, and Fun

Get ready! Cape Town's favorite community tradition, the Southern Mail Wynberg Family Festival, is back March 1-3 at Maynardville Park.

Get ready for a weekend of thrilling rides, delicious foods, live music, and lots of family-friendly entertainment as the Southern Mail Wynberg Family Festival returns to Maynardville Park on Friday, March 1, 2024. The festival, a popular Cape Town tradition, features a stellar lineup of local artists, including Jarrad Ricketts, Amy Jones, Mark Haze, Sons […]

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