Conversations at Cape Town’s water features

Jeandire Jacobs, 26 – media student
“I’m a media student at the Boston College in Strand Street across from here and we often come here to relax. The water has a real calming effect in busy streets. There should actually be more spots like this in the city.” - Photographed at the water feature on St George’s Mall

City Views hung out at some of the water features dotted across the Mother City to talk to Capetonians about their unique relationship with water. From favourite watering holes and surf spots to the effect of water on people’s daily lives – here’s what they had to say and click on the images to view the full-size gallery: Continued…

July 1, 2013

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How will climate change affect Cape Town’s coastlines?

A wave engulfs the pier at Kalk Bay, by Greg Oelofse and City of Cape Town

As a city, Cape Town is embraced by 300km of coastline. This precious natural resource is an essential part of our city’s past and its identity today, but it is also highly vulnerable to the effects of global warming and rising sea levels. Gregg Oelofse, conservation biologist, surfer and head of environmental policy and strategy for the City of Cape Town, explains how climate change will affect our shores and what we can do about it. Continued…

June 19, 2013

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Reclaim Camissa – the place of sweet waters…

Image from www.soquelcreekwater.com

RECLAIM CAMISSA proposes a stewardship for the Table Valley’s water resource to ensure that people are able to enjoy the right to safe and sufficient water and that this water source remains in good ecological health. Continued…

October 1, 2009

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