Water Saving Tips

The City of Cape Town is currently implementing Level 2 Water restrictions. This is due in part to the low dam levels. It is everyone's responsibility to save water. Here are some useful tips on how you can save water: Save water throughout your home Ensure all taps are fully closed – a dripping tap at 1 drip per second wastes up to 30 litres a day - that is e...
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8 Home Security Mistakes you’re Making

Every day we make mistakes that leave our homes vulnerable to a break-in. A burglar will always choose the easiest target and that’s good news for you – it means you have a lot of influence on whether you become a victim or not. Hiding keys by doorways – leaving keys near door ways is very risky as you risk someone duplicating your key and breaking in whenever they want. ...
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Level 2 water restrictions approved for Cape Town

The City of Cape Town's mayoral committee has approved the implementation of level 2 water restrictions. The proposal will be deliberated at a council meeting on 10 December. The city imposes level 1 restrictions, which is a 10 percent saving at all times. The City of Cape Town says the water restriction proposal comes because dam levels are about 15 percent lower than th...
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6 Day Indoor Gift Fair

FAB IDEAS will be hosting their 5th successful, 6 day Christmas Gift Fair in Kommetjie from the 11th to the 16th December 2015. Fab Ideas is dedicated to sourcing unique, fresh and funky products. In 2014 shoppers were once again delighted, by the relaxed atmosphere, products and prices – with the Community Hall magically transformed into a Christmas Wonderland, with gifts f...
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Show Time in Kommetjie

A tranquil lifestyle: Situated in a quiet cul de sac within the Private Estate of Klein Slangkop at Kommetjie is this elegant home one row from the beach. The home personifies beachside chic with its contemporary open plan design offering a seamless year round lifestyle that will be the envy of your friends and family. Read more... Contact Scott Tait on 076 156 2619 for a...
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Private Hospital Planned

Provincial government has received an application for a private hospital to serve Noordhoek and Fish Hoek. The proposed hospital would have 20 adult medical beds, 26 adult surgical beds, 12 obstetrics beds, 10 cribs, an adult intensive care unit (ICU), a neonatal ICU, four adult high-care beds, eight paediatric high-care beds, one isolation ICU, three major theatres, two del...
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Scientists Discover a New Beetle in Noordhoek

A new species of beetle, described as a “real evolutionary relic”, has been discovered by a team of international researchers in an area of wetlands near Noordhoek, Cape Town. The dark brown beetle Capelatus prykei, which measures between 8 and 10mm, was investigated after being netted by researchers at the base of dense tussocks of grass. According to a research team...
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Making Sense of Your Water Bill | City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department has launched a new and improved website, loaded with useful information that may assist residents, learners, students, educators and visitors. The City is confident that the use of interactive diagrams, video clips, posters and brochures to present information in a more user-friendly way will significantly improve the exp...
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Dogs to be reined in on these 14 Cape beaches

Cape Town, renowned as a sun-worshiping hotspot, has become a hotbed of conflict between beachgoers who want a dog-friendly beach environment and those who complain about the negative impact of dogs on the city's beaches. The areas under consideration are detailed as follows: Kommetjie – proposed change at Long Beach, Kommetjie from free-running to no dogs (more&h...
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Ancient Skull Found in Noordhoek Dunes

Noordhoek residents got more than they bargained for when they unearthed a human skull in the sand dunes during at the beach clean-up on Saturday 18 April. The skull is hundreds, perhaps even thousands of years old – the remains of a young adult probably part of a hunter-gatherer community. The skull was found by Noordhoek resident Rob Speedy, who had taken part in th...
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