Cape Town

Sat in the lap of Table Mountain and on the shores of the Atlantic, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. African, Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers have all left their mark on the city, and all creeds and colours continue to share it to this day. With a po...

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Cape Town promotes marathon as elite sporting event

Organisers of the upcoming Sanlam Cape Town Marathon are promoting it as an "elite" sporting event for aspiring African champions. Scheduled to take place on 17 September, Cape Town's marathon is t...
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Cape Town saves water supplies

Cape Town city authorities have urged residents to continue conserving water, despite recent heavy rains, following the prolonged drought that saw the Western Cape's water reserve fall below ten per c...
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New railway planned in south-east Cape Town

Railway line will connect Kuils River with Khayelitsha. Cape Town has announced plans to develop a new railway line connecting the eastern Kuils River suburb with the neighbouring Khayelitsha distric...
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Cape Town prepares for future droughts

Day Zero plan follows recent drought in Western Cape. Cape Town is currently preparing contingency plans outlining measures to deal with future drought situations, following the recent prolonged wa...
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Cape Town opens clinic for prostitutes

Clinic to provide health care exclusively for Cape Town sex workers. Cape Town has opened a clinic offering healthcare‚ counselling and legal services exclusively for the city's sex workers. Cym...
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Cape Town prays for rain

Drought-stricken city holds interfaith prayer service for rain. Cape Town held an interfaith religious service on Table Mountain on 25 May, with prayers calling for rain as the Western Cape grapple...
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Cape Town lists top water-wasting streets

Top 100 water consuming streets identified as Cape Town battles drought. The Cape Town administration has released a list of the streets containing the top 100 water consumers as the city grapples...
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Cape Town street art festival

International Public Art Festival hits Cape Town streets in mid February. South Africa’s first International Public Art Festival (IPAF), featuring a programme designed to teach, create and showcase...
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Cape Town clamps down on beach drinkers

Record amount of alcohol seized on Cape beaches. Cape Town police have seized some 5,000 litres of alcohol – around 7,000 bottles – from beachgoers in the Cape area since the summer season began in...
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New skyscraper for Cape Town

Zero-2-One Tower would become Cape Town's tallest skyscraper. A 42-storey skyscaper planned for the Cape Town's Central Business District (CBD) would become the city's tallest building if it receiv...
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Cape Town to repeal 300 outdated by-laws

Cape Town inherited old by-laws from former municipalities. Cape Town plans to repeal more than 300 antiquated by-laws, many of which are outdated and in conflict with more recent city legislation....
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Water restrictions in Cape Town

Cape Town residents encouraged to conserve water. Cape Town's new “Level Three” water restriction regulations came into effect from 1 November and remain in operation until further notice. The l...
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Tourism smart card for Cape Town

Cape Town introduces iVenture City Pass. A new tourism smart card, developed in partnership with Cape Town's tourism authorities, is now available for visitors of the city. The iVenture City Pas...
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Cape Town shark app

Shark Spotters app to make Cape Town's waters safer. Cape Town has launched the Shark Spotters app to warn swimmers and surfers of the presence of sharks and to make beach-goers "more shark smart."...
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Electric buses for Cape Town

Fleet of electric buses to launch in Cape Town in 2017. Cape Town is to introduce a fleet of electric buses in 2017, after awarding the R126 million tender to the South African branch of Chinese el...
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Cape Town creates water parks

Cape Town residents keep cool with fun “spray parks”. Cape Town has opened five recreational “spray parks” to keep the city's residents cool during the hot summer days. The innovative parks – de...
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Cape Town launches Military Heritage Route

Three landmark buildings recall Cape Town's military past. Cape Town tourism authorities have launched the Military Heritage Route, a self-drive trail that incorporates much of Cape Town’s milita...
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Art in Cape Town bus stations

MyCiTi stations across Cape Town enlivened with artworks. Cape Town has completed its MyCiTi art project to transform the city's bus stations with more than 50 artworks‚ from works on paper and can...
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Major plans for Cape Town station

Rezoning plan could see Cape Town rail station get R1-billion facelift. A major development plan could see the construction of a 120-room hotel with an office and retail complex in the forecourt of...
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Cape Town seeks solutions for unfinished freeways

Cape Town invites private sector to develop land under foreshore freeways. The mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille has invited private investors to help find a solution to the "useless" unfinished...

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