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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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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Save the Western Leopard Toad

The Western Cape is the only place in the world where the Western Leopard Toad can be found.  This endangered amphibian needs our attention and care urgently, especially during toad breeding and migrating season July to September every year. Pet owners also need to take special care of their pets during this breeding season.  Here are some tips for pet owners during bre...
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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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Happy Workers Day!

Today is Workers' Day in South Africa – a public holiday that has its origins internationally, within the historical struggles of workers and their trade unions. The day celebrates the rights of workers, and recognises their struggle for fair working conditions and employment standards. It has been a holiday since 1994, and has ties to the International Workers' Day celebrat...
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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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Noordhoek Easter Hunt

Hop on over to Noordhoek Village on Saturday 4 April 2015, where there will be loads of Egg-citement.  Come Rain or shine,  there'll be heaps of fun for everyone.  Look out for the Easter Bunny who will be hiding eggs at the village and organizing two Easter Hunts between 2pm and 5pm. There will be additional children's entertainment including face painting, balloon arti...
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