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Growth vs conservation: the City tries to find the balance
City officials, together with planners, developers and environmentalists, celebrated World Town Planning Day this month by committing to contribute to sustainable change in Cape Town, and make the region a better place for everyone to live in.

Adderley Street night market opens on 17 December
The Adderley Street Night Market is the perfect place to shop, eat, party or simply spend some quality time with those you love.This year the market runs from 17 to 30 December, from 7pm until midnight. More than 180 stalls with sell local crafts, food, gifts, jewellery, clothes and home and garden accessories, and local vocal talent will entertain you from a number of stages around Adderley Street.

City initiatives celebrate World Tourism Month
September is World Tourism Month and, to mark the occasion, the City of Cape Town has launched three initiatives to highlight local visitor attractions and promote the industry to Capetonians.

Small Business Week opens doors to business opportunities
Cape Town's seventh annual Small Business Week opens on Thursday 16 August at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Anyone who owns, manages or is interested in business is welcome to attend this multi-day event, which facilitates access to markets, finance and business opportunities.

Hundreds of entrepreneurs benefit from business vouchers
Over a thousand Cape Flats entrepreneurs have received valuable business support through the City of Cape Town's voucher programme for small businesses. In a report tabled before the City's Mayoral Committee, it was noted that 1323 entrepreneurs had benefited from this initiative since the first voucher was issued in April 2006.

The Current State and Short-term Prospects for the Western Cape Economy
The Western Cape economy has - in line with the national economy - remained very resilient in the face of higher inflation and interest rates over the past year. Previous expectations of a more constrained growth environment have thus far not materialised.

Cape Town needs R13M for 2010 Visitor Strategy
In preparation for the Soccer World Cup in 2010, Cape Town Tourism will need an extra R13 million over the next three years to deliver upon its visitor strategy.

The Elusive Financial Assistance
Small business owners are a solid piece of the back bone in our country and the access to successful loans are being breached by new and innovative ways to ensure the entrepreneurial spirit is kept alive. We are going to look at the various options available to you as an entrepreneur, and find out exactly where to go and on who's door do we go knocking.


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The Athlone "A" Power Station was officially opened on 15 August 1962.

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