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 usefill 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 - th...
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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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Holiday Safety

Christmas is a busy time of year for everyone, but ensuring your home is properly protected against festive crime should be made a priority. Many of us will be spending time away from home visiting family or travelling abroad. It is also a time when the house is full of valuable items such as gifts, food and wine. Because of this, Christmas traditionally sees a sharp increas...
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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 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No more confusing PDFs, no more outdated schedules that are almost as frustrating as the power outages themselves – News24 has developed a nifty app that allows you to check exactly when your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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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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