Press Releases

City moves to cut carbon emissions and address energy efficiency

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee, at its meeting on May 18, recommended that the City’s Energy and Climate Change Action Plan be tabled at the next Council Meeting for approval. The action plan was supported by all the city’s portfolio committees and the Executive Management Team (EMT).

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Cape Town’s park-and-ride facilities ready

Park-and-ride facilities across the city have been upgraded to encourage soccer fans, daily commuters and visitors to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ to make use of the extended public transport services available during the event.

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Cape Town transport gets a new name and look – MYCiTi

The City of Cape Town introduced its first branded Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) buses today at Granger Bay bus station near the new Cape Town Stadium and unveiled the name, colours and design of the new public transport system, MYCiTi.


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World Cup countdown: 30 Days to Kick-off celebration

Tuesday May 11 marks just 30 days to go until the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ kicks off.

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Cape Town voted one of the best 25 destinations by Tripadvisor

As Cape Town prepares to welcome the world to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, the Mother City is still emerging as a global travel favourite, with a string of fresh accolades to boost its top destination reputation.

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Cape tourism agencies take small hospitality business owners to INDABA 2010

In the lead up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, foreseeing the demand for tourism offerings increase, Cape Town tourism officials have been working in partnership with hospitality SMME members to prepare them for their “World Cup Peak Season”.

Assistance with product differentiation, brand building and marketing helps these businesses to optimise their exposure at a national and international level, while Cape Town Tourism also offers short courses, such as the Intermediate Business Management course, to further support and educate members.

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Walking tall, walking wide

A Pinelands mother and her 18-year-old son are embracing the World Cup in their own unique and highly entertaining way.

She is designing what is destined to be the widest, most colourful skirt in all of Cape Town, while he is seeing life from a highly (pardon the pun) unusual vantage point – 4m long stilts, on which he balances with consummate expertise.

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New Green Tourism Initiative for Cape Town

There are few cities in the world that can boast a scenic train ride along a magnificent stretch of coastline offering whale spotting from the carriage windows and easy access to major tourist attractions within a two kilometre radius of train stations.

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City hosts final 2010 FIFA World Cup™ auditions this weekend

The final auditions to select Cape Town’s World Cup performing stars takes place on Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9, at the GrandWest Arena in Goodwood.

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Taking a fresh look at the East City Precinct

When the Cape Town Design Network 2010 hosts a discussion on Design, Innovation and the City on May 11, it will be giving Capetonians a glimpse of the unbeatable combination of creativity and enterprise that is combining to make this a truly world-class metropolis.

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