Mayor urges CT Sevens goers to 'stay hydrated'

2017-12-08 16:11
Patricia de Lille (Gallo)

Cape Town - The good news for Cape Town Sevens goers this weekend is that the heat wave that has hit the city this week will die down over the weekend. 

According to Weather24, temperatures will reach around the mid-20s on both Saturday and Sunday. 

Still, mayor Patricia de Lille has urged the 115 000 people expected in and around the stadium to stay hydrated over the weekend despite Cape Town experiencing its worst drought in over 100 years. 

"We have put all the measures in place to make sure that there will be a supply of water for the two days," she said. 

"We want people to stay hydrated."

De Lille spoke earlier in the week about what the City was doing to ensure that as much water as possible is saved during the weekend. 

"We are not using drinking water to water the field," she added.

"We are using water from the Oranjezicht Spring and we have been using that water for years to water the grounds at Green Point Stadium.

"As people arrive - our international guests and players - we will welcome them with a strong message on saving water."

De Lille also gave an explanation of how valuable the tournament was to the Cape Town economy.

"The impact of this tournament is massive on the economy on the city of Cape Town. Last year it injected about R438 million into the Cape Town economy and created more than 1400 jobs," she said.

"Also, you cannot quantify into money the value in marketing Cape Town as s destination to the rest of the world."


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