Cape Town launched the Emailed Accounts Initiative in 2024, encouraging residents and businesses to switch to a more environmentally friendly alternative to paper accounts. The service is costeffective, efficient and green, with close to 400,000 users already signed up. Benefits include faster account access, reduced printing costs, and the ability to manage accounts digitally from anywhere. The city has made a range of payment options available, and the service can be accessed via eServices or an SMS request.
Learn how to make a positive impact on the environment with these ten proactive steps to incorporate ecofriendly practices into your daily life. From reducing plastic use to adopting green modes of transport, these simple changes can make a big difference. Join the movement towards sustainability and environmental responsibility, and inspire others to do the same.
Let’s celebrate this holiday season in a more thoughtful and ecoconscious way. Consider sustainable gifting options like reusable products or experiences that promote zero waste. Use recycled materials for ornaments and giftwrapping. Choose locallysourced, organic produce for your feast and support conservation organizations or participate in local cleanup drives. Let’s make this Christmas a meaningful and sustainable one, expressing our love for our planet and giving the most precious gift to future generations.
Nestled in the charming village of Jamestown, a short 4km drive from Stellenbosch, lies an undiscovered gem perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day in style. Founded in 2020 by Wendy Attwell, Barbara and Beatrice Fassler, along with their assistants Boston and Lenny, the Jamestown Flower Farm offers a unique and unforgettable experience for families.
Hempcrete is a sustainable and ecofriendly building material that is gaining popularity in the construction industry. The world’s tallest building made with industrial hemp, the “Hemp Hotel,” is set to open soon in Cape Town, South Africa. ### Hempcrete Blocks
Gonana Guesthouse, owned by Swedish interior designer and entrepreneur Jonas Sandström, is a sustainable and luxurious beach getaway that offers a unique experience for ecoconscious travelers. Located on the periphery of a picturesque West Coast beach in Paternoster, South Africa, the Gonana Collection is the first sustainable living and ecofriendly guesthouse in the area, proudly celebrating 1,000 days of business with a fantastic special.
Honeybees play a vital role in maintaining the health of the planet’s ecosystem. They are responsible for pollinating a third of the food we eat, including fruits, vegetables, and nuts. However, honeybees are facing numerous threats, such as habitat loss, pesticides, climate change, and disease, which have contributed to the decline in bee populations.
Zeitgeist’s commitment to reducing their environmental impact goes beyond just their color palette and local manufacturing. The brand takes pride in using sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton and recycled polyester in their designs. They also limit their use of plastic and paper in their packaging, opting instead for reusable and recyclable materials.
Fashion has always been a form of selfexpression, but the industry has been scrutinized for its environmental impact in recent years. However, in South Africa, a growing number of fashion brands are taking proactive steps toward sustainability and ethical production. From ecofriendly fabrics to upcycling materials, these brands are leading the way toward a more sustainable future for the fashion industry.
The Two Oceans Marathon is one of the most iconic and highly anticipated annual events in Cape Town. This prestigious marathon has been taking place for over five decades, attracting local and international participants. The race provides a unique opportunity for runners and spectators to experience the beauty of Cape Town’s coastal landscapes while pushing boundaries and exploring personal limits.