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*  Cape Town has a new feather in its cap, having been announced in Vancouver in Canada on Thursday as the WWF Global Earth Hour Capital 2014.  Won in competition against 163 cities, including Colorado, Chicago, Cleveland in the USA;  Seoul and Suwon in South Korea; Copenhagen; Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo;  Antwerp; and Edmonton and Surrey in Canada, the accolade recognises Cape Town’s actions on climate change and its focus on creating a sustainable environment in the city.  Cape Town’s reduction of its dependence on fossil fuels by retrofitting the City buildings, improving the energy efficiency of street and traffic lights, the introduction of its solar water heater program, the MyCiTi Bus network, the city centre cycle lanes, and the campaign to save electricity were recognised through the accolade.

*  The potentially most crippling strike ever in Germany is the threatened 3 day Lufthansa pilot strike, from 2 – 4 April. which will ground all planes of the airline.

*   Europe and the UK turned back the clock to Summer time today, Europe being in the same time zone as South Africa, and the UK (more…)