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August, 2008  // Posts published in August, 2008

20 Aug Posted by in Environment, News and Events | Comments

‘Beware of badly polluted wetlands’

By Niemah Davids Rapid urbanisation, an increase in the number of informal settlements and ageing infrastructure are to blame for the “badly polluted” 14 rivers and 10 wetlands around the Cape Metropole. And the City of Cape Town has warned residents in at least six suburbs to stay clear of the rivers and vleis in […]

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19 Aug Posted by in Environment, News and Events | Comments

Princess Vlei to be ‘top fynbos sanctuary’

Princess Vlei, one of the major vleis on the Cape Flats but heavily transformed over many decades, is to be restored, with the City of Cape Town pumping in R3-million to kick-start the process. An initial three-year project will include clearing alien vegetation, planting indigenous fynbos and building pathways, recreational areas, bomas and bird-watching hides […]

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18 Aug Posted by in Environment, News and Events | 1 comment

This is what the sea would devour…

Published in the Sunday Times – 17th August 2008 DROWNING CITY: The white areas on the right show the parts of Cape Town that would be flooded if 4.5m waves hit. There is a 80% chance of this happening in the next 25 years. There is a 95% chance of 2.5m waves at least once […]

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15 Aug Posted by in News and Events, Sailing | Comments

Zeekoe Vlei Yacht Club Trophy Series

The Club Trophy Series, round one starts the sailing season on Sunday 17th at 11h00. This series will be sailed over four rounds, and throughout the season these events will vary from standard round the buoy class racing to pursuit races. Last season’s Club Trophy, ‘The Eric Burner Trophy – Eric Burner was the Club […]

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13 Aug Posted by in Environment | Comments

Zeekoevlei from Google Earth

Zeekoevlei

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12 Aug Posted by in Environment | Comments

The weir after the draw up

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08 Aug Posted by in News and Events, Sailing | 1 comment

Optimist Training Course / Opening Cruise

Dear All Please will all those doing the Optimist Training Course be at the club to register from 9.30 on Sunday August 10th. The Opening Cruise is on Saturday, August 16th at 14.00.  Please note the slightly earlier start time which is to enable us to complete the proceedings in time for those who want […]

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01 Aug Posted by in Environment, News and Events, Sailing | Comments

The draw up has taken place and the weir has been closed.

Dear all The draw up has taken place and the weir has been closed. The Vlei is filling rapidly; rowing and probably sailing as well should be possible this weekend. Herewith Jimmy’s report back on what has recently been done at the Vlei: The Vlei and False Bay Ecology Park At the FBEP committee meeting […]

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