The City of Cape Town says the Zandvlei waterbody remains closed and off-limits to the public.

The waterbody, in the Zandvlei Nature Reserve, was closed on Friday as a pre-cautionary measure.

This follows water-quality concerns, after several tests in and around the waterbody.

The Manager of the City’s Bio-diversity Management branch, Julia Wood says the closure applies to all aquatic sections of the Reserve.

Wood says they will keep resident up-to-date on the matter.

Get the latest updates here.

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The City’s Directorate of Safety and Security says it deployed an Automated Number Plate Recognition system to track down vehicles with cloned or duplicated licence plates.

The system also allows traffic-officers to trace motorists who have outstanding warrants or unpaid traffic fines.

May-co member at the Directorate, JP Smith says, in the past two months alone traffic services received 445 complaints about duplicated number plates.

For the period 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021, officers made:

  • 1 930 arrests for drunk driving and reckless & negligent driving
  • impounded 6 688 public transport vehicles
  • impounded 3 043 cellphones
  • recorded more than 2.6 million offences

Read more here.

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Western Cape dams are still at impressive levels as the province has now exited the winter rainy-season.

The province’s major dams currently stand at more than 81% – last year, this time, also standing at around the same level.

Dams, supplying water to the Mother City, are currently still at almost 100% capacity.

Spokesperson for the Western Cape department of Environment, James-Brent Styan.

For the latest dam level measurements, click here.

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The City of Cape Town has signed a new agreement with Cape Town Tourism to further boost efforts to revive the City’s tourism sector.

The partnership will see the two entities work together to provide marketing material and visitor information services.

Mayoral Committee member at the City’s Directorate of Economic Opportunities, James Vos says they will also provide product development support to local businesses.

Vos says prior to the pandemic, the tourism industry employed around 150 000 people in Cape Town, making it the sector with the highest growth and employment potential.

Read the full statement here.

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