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Bellville’s greenest building : The City of Cape Town electricity headquarters

The City of Cape Towns’ new Electricity Services Head Office in Bellville has achieved a 4 Star Green Star SA – Office v1 Design Rating. This is the first local government building in South Africa to achieve green building status and the third building overall in Cape Town to achieve a Green Star SA rating.
This five […]

Granger Bay site adjacent to Cape Town Stadium planned for mixed-use development

The City of Cape Town’s Council has given its in-principle approval for the granting of long-term rights (25 years) to use, control and/or manage a 7 385 m² gravel overflow-parking site next to the Cape Town Stadium on Granger Bay Boulevard.
The market rental value of this property is estimated to be either an upfront payment […]

Data facility to boost Cape Town economy


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The Western Cape provincial government is launching a multi-million-rand project to build a huge data centre that will host the Square Kilometer Array’s (SKA’s) computing and data storage Requirements. The overall value of the investment in the data centre is estimated at R453m. The SKA, one of the government’s most important science projects, is […]

Construction planned to alleviate traffic jams

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The Western Cape government and the Cape Town city council have unveiled two major plans to ease congestion on the city’s roads and make them safer. Cape Town, the most congested city in South Africa, is going to spend R750 million over five years to ease its mounting traffic problem, Mayor Patricia de […]

Tsogo Sun to build R680m hotel in Cape Town CBD

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The hotel group Tsogo Sun will build a new 500-bedroom hotel complex on the site of the recently demolished Tulip hotel, on the corner of Buitengracht and Strand streets, in the Cape Town central business district at a cost of R680-million.
The new hotel would comprise two products in one complex, a 200-bedroom SunSquare […]

Langa Spatial Planning near Railway Station . Cllr Johan v der Merwe , Cllr Brian Watkyns Ribbon Cutting event

City completes R10,5 million upgrade of Langa Station South public space

In March 2016, the City of Cape Town completed an upgrade of the Langa Station South public open at a cost of more than R10.5 million.

City of Cape Town plans R333 million for informal settlement upgrades over next 3 years

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The Draft Budget for the 2016/17 to 2018/19 financial year for the City of Cape Town’s Human Settlements Directorate proposes more than R333 million spend on the provision of services to Council-unit backyard dwellers and the upgrade of informal settlements across the metro.
For the first year, it is […]

City of Cape Town invites tenders for 80 tuk-tuk licences

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The tender for the provision of tuk-tuk public transport services was issued on Friday 15 April 2016 by Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority.
‘We want to use this tender process to appoint public transport operators who will operate 80 tuk-tuk vehicles across eight areas in Cape Town […]


MEDIA RELEASE: Experts call for new direction to tackle South Africa’s housing crisis at Future Cape Town Housing Symposium

In March 2016, a Future Cape Town symposium on housing brought together 14 experts from across the housing sector in South Africa and South America who collectively called for a new path to tackle the future housing needs of South Africa.

The new 261 Omuramba – Salt River – Adderley route will be deviated along Racecourse and Koeberg Roads and some stops will not be operational until further notice.

New MyCiti bus routes

Route 261 Deviations

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Please note that the new 261 Omuramba – Salt River – Adderley route will be deviated away from the Joe Slovo area due to the recent unrest in the area when the service started on Saturday, 02 April 2016 until further notice. It will follow along Racecourse and Koeberg Roads […]