Water Discolouration

Water Discolouration
The City of Cape Town is advising residents that water in the distribution system is currently discoloured over a large part of the eastern, central and southern suburbs. “The discolouration is due to a process control fault at the Faure Water Treatment Plant. As a safety precaution, residents are advised to boil the water before drinking especially if it appears discoloured,” the City said in a statement. “We are now feeding the affected areas of the n

Bee deaths – a ghastly truth revealed!

Bee deaths – a ghastly truth revealed!
The vice-chairperson of Western Cape Bee Industry Association (WCBA) and commercial bee farmer Brendan Ashley-Cooper has already lost 100 hives and he sent a sample to be tested in the Hearshaw & Kinnes Analytical Laboratory in Cape Town. This week, Ashley-Cooper received the sample back confirming his fears. It is from fipronil, a pesticide used on ants.  On Friday wine farm owners and bee keepers held a meeting to discuss using pesticides.

Muizenberg Kite Festival

Muizenberg Kite Festival
Africa's biggest kite festival is proudly hosted by Cape Mental Health. All profits go towards helping Cape Mental Health provide vital services to adults and children in resource-poor communities. Watch amazing professional kiting displays – including giant inflatables, stunt kites and kite fighting – in the main arena. Plus competitions, kite-making workshops, stalls and lots to eat and drink. Full programme. More details Curated c...

Southern Suburbs Ranks Best For Organic Food Shops

Southern Suburbs Ranks Best For Organic Food Shops
The Inside Guide's has released a list of the best organic food shops in Cape Town and plenty of them are in the Southern Suburbs.  You might say more than a fair share! First on the list was Organic Zone in Lakeside “Let food be thy medicine; and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates In a perfect world, the food we eat would all be produced ethically and sustainably, devoid of chemicals, pesticides and antibiotics. In the real world, that’s ...

Chas Everitt Cape Town South – Spring Hampers for the Elderly

Chas Everitt Cape Town South – Spring Hampers for the Elderly
Chas Everitt Cape Town South are delighted that, for the first time, we are able to EXTEND our quarterly hamper project (called Our Mothers Our Fathers) outside of False Bay. These hampers go to very deserving elderly beneficiaries.   We have been working with the great staff and organisers at Meals on Wheels to identify deserving elderly residents in Plumstead / Diep River area building on what we already do in the False Bay area. Thank you to a...

Dam levels continue steady rise as restrictions are lowered

Dam levels continue steady rise as restrictions are lowered
Dam levels continue to improve and have risen 1,9% over the last week to 75,9% of storage capacity. The average water consumption for the past week is up slightly from 511 million litres per day to 520 million litres per day. Water restrictions and tariffs have been lowered from Level 6b and Level 6 respectively to Level 5 from today, 1 October 2018, due to the encouraging dam recovery and the conservation efforts by Capetonians. This is an interi

Best and Worst Municipalities in South Africa

Best and Worst Municipalities in South Africa
No surprise - DA ruled Cape Town is still the leader with 65.2% Consulta and SA-csi have released their latest barometer focusing on South African municipalities.  The barometer focuses on citizen satisfaction and trust in the metro municipalities – focusing on the main metros of Buffalo City, Cape Town, Ekurhuleni, eThekwini, Johannesburg, Mangaung, Nelson Mandela Bay and Tshwane. The total sample size was 2,287, with random interviews conducted

City of Cape Town to spend over R40m on library maintenance, upgrades

City of Cape Town to spend over R40m on library maintenance, upgrades
The City of Cape Town on Wednesday said it was planning to spend more than R40 million this financial year on library maintenance and upgrades across the city. In a statement, the City said its Library and Information Services (LIS) plans to spend more than R43 million on library upgrades, the completion of the Dunoon library, new Wi-Fi connections, services and the acquisition of reading materials. LIS will spend just under R18,5 million on book...

Numerous Amendments to Water By-laws

Numerous Amendments to Water By-laws
The City of Cape Town last month approved a number of amendments to the Water By-law. In addition to noting the amendments, the City encourages residents to familiarise themselves with what is required of them in terms of this legislation. Read more below: On 31 May 2018, Council voted to approve a number of proposed amendments to the Water By-law. These changes were aimed mainly at improving clarity, as well as preparing the City for a more water-sc

How to Keep Chickens at Home

How to Keep Chickens at Home
From Babylonstoren blog - If you still have not visited why deny yourself? Free-roaming chickens can often be spotted scratching in the garden and plucking pesky bugs off our farm produce. We have five different types of chicken here at Babylonstoren – Boschvelders and Potch Koekoeks in the garden, as well as the Leghorns, Araucanas and Lohmann Browns that are looked after by farmer Christo. We collect their eggs daily to be served at Babeland the Green