The Western Cape Department of Local Government says it has, since 2017, purchased 62 fire fighting vehicles for its municipalities to better fight veld and residential fires.
The project was aimed at improving the ability of the province’s B- and C category municipalities to respond to fire-emergencies.
Spokesperson at the Department, James-Brent Styan says the purchases represent a capital investment of nearly R54-million.
Read more on the initiative here.
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Since 2017, the @WesternCapeGov has acquired 62 fire fighting vehicles for B & C municipalities in the WC. This capital investment of nearly R54m means that every municipality in the WC has fire fighting capacity that is modern & functional.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) October 6, 2021
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.
The total capacity of dams supplying the Cape Town metro decreased by 0,30% in the last week, from 99,8% the previous week to 99,5%.
— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) October 5, 2021
Western Cape residents will, between 13 and 20 September, be able to access 22 Cape Nature reserves free of charge.
The initiative forms part of Cape Nature’s yearly Heritage Day and Tourism Month celebrations.
Visitors to the 22 reserves will enjoy free day entry.
Spokesperson for the province’s Department of Environmental Affairs, James-Brent Styan.
Get more information here.
— WCGov Enviro Affairs (@WCGovEADP) September 9, 2021
Dams, supplying the Mother City, are almost 100% full.
According to the Western Cape department of Local Government and Environmental Affairs, the province’s major dams now measure at more than 76% capacity, up from the 61% recorded in the first week of August last year.
Spokes-person, JamesBrent Styan urges residents to continue using water sparingly.
See the latest dam-levels here.
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— Water&SanitationRSA (@DWS_RSA) July 21, 2021