The new Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) expansion is on track to open later this year, marking an exciting new era for business events in the Mother City.
The City of Cape Town recently met with local tourism operators to discuss plans to increase energy efficiency and reduce the industry’s carbon footprint. The meeting aimed to get operators on board with energy-saving initiatives that will benefit both the environment and their bottom lines.
As Cape Town scrambles to attract visitors after years of drought, rolling blackouts are disrupting many travelers’ experiences and posing a new threat to the city’s tourism industry.
City of Cape Town Seeks Precautionary Interdict Against EFF Shutdown
The City of Cape Town is heading to court to seek a precautionary interdict against the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) planned national shutdown. The city is concerned about the potential for violence and disruption to services during the shutdown, and is seeking to prevent any unlawful actions that may occur.
Cape Town’s population of “semigrants” – those who split their time between the city and another location – continues to grow, but the city is confident that it can cope with the influx.
Cape Town’s efforts to protect its citizens from the effects of loadshedding are on track, according to a recent update from the city. The city has been implementing a range of measures to mitigate the impact of loadshedding on its residents, including the installation of backup power systems, solar panels, and energy-efficient lighting.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, to provide assurance that the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) planned national shutdown will not turn violent. The opposition party expressed concern over the potential for violence and destruction of property during the shutdown, citing previous instances of violence and looting during similar events.
Cape Town Premier Alan Winde faced tough questions over the city’s homelessness crisis during a recent interview. With evictions looming, many are calling for a more compassionate and sustainable approach to addressing the issue.
Cape Town residents have filed nearly 4,000 complaints against the city’s homeless population during the summer months. The complaints range from noise pollution and littering to aggressive behavior and drug use.
Western Cape residents are expressing their anger towards the Home Affairs booking system, citing it as unhelpful and unfriendly. Despite being a critical service, many feel the department has failed to deliver a user-friendly system that meets the needs of citizens.