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 e...
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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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New Load Shedding App

No more confusing PDFs, no more outdated schedules that are almost as frustrating as the power outages themselves – News24 has developed a nifty app that allows you to check exactly when your neighbourhood will be hit by load shedding. The free web application, Grid Watch allows users to type in their suburb name, and will then churn out an easy-to-understand schedule that s...
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New Load Shedding Schedule

The new schedules below are designed around the days of the month and reflect Eskom’s decision to implement loadshedding nationally on a regular basis and over weekends. They replace the previous schedules, which were designed around days of the week and were applicable for occasional loadshedding during peak demand times. Loadshedding stages depend on the extent of the shor...
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2015 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

2015 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon - Online entries for Fun Runs on Good Friday now open! On Good Friday (2 April), runners and walkers of all ages are invited to come along and take part in the annual Old Mutual Two Oceans Fun Runs, which will take place at the University of Cape Town (UCT) rugby fields, Upper Campus, Rondebosch. Choose from: 56m Nappy Dash (kids must...
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City of Cape Town is currently experiencing Stage 1 Load Shedding

The City of Cape Town is currently experiencing Stage 1 Load Shedding. Precautions to avoid damage to appliances: Have backup batteries for fences and gates to ensure electric fencing and gates still work during a blackout. It is imperative that backup batteries are installed and maintained; Install surge protectors which help to stop the massive sudden flow of energy in...
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Potters Market Rondebosch

The Potters Market Rondebosch is the biggest gathering of potters in Africa, featuring over 100 potters, ceramicists and sculptors. Held twice a year on the second-last Saturday of March and November and hosted by the Western Cape branch of Ceramics Southern Africa, this dazzling display of exquisite earthenware is happening at Rondebosch Park on 22 November from 8am to 4.30pm....
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Wishing you South African Pride this Heritage Day

The Rondebosch blog and Chas Everitt wish all our Rondebosch residents a very happy Heritage Day. On Heritage Day we are encouraged to celebrate the cultures, belief and traditions that make us proudly South African. "When our first democratically elected government decided to make Heritage Day one of our national days, we did so because we knew that our rich and varied...
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