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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Nelson Mandela statue unveiled at Cape Town city hall

Bronze tribute part of Mandela centenary celebrations in Cape Town.A monumental statue of the late South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has been unveiled on the balcony of...
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Cape Town launches first desalination plant

Desalination plant at Strandfontein is first of several under construction.Cape Town's first desalination plant became operational on 21 May as the drought-hit city looks to its sea for alternative wa...
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Patricia de Lille gets more time as Cape Town mayor

Court asks more time to deliberate de Lille suspension by the Democratic Alliance. Patricia de Lille has returned to work as mayor of Cape Town after the high court of the Western Cape decided that h...
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Mayor of Cape Town fights back against dismissal

Patricia de Lille is taking her case against the Democratic Alliance to court. Patricia de Lille, the mayor of Cape Town, who has been dismissed from her party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), and as...
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Icebergs could solve Cape Town water crisis

Marine salvage experts consider towing icebergs from Antarctica.A plan to tug icebergs from Antarctica to Cape Town is under consideration in a radical bid to stave off the Western Cape’s worst drough...
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Cape Town airport could be renamed after Winnie Mandela

South African government says Mandela's name under consideration for Cape Town airport rename. The anti-apartheid activist and politician Winnie Mandela, who died on 2 April aged 81, is among a list...
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Cape Town postpones Day Zero until 2019

Cape Town says water restrictions working but situation still critical.A drought-hit Cape Town has postponed its so-called "Day Zero", when the city runs out of water, until 2019. The doomsday scenari...
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Further water restrictions in Cape Town

Water situation dire as Cape Town braces itself for Day Zero. Cape Town's four million residents have been limited to using a daily maximum of 50 litres of water per person, in the city's most severe...
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Cape Town to construct new skyscraper

36-storey skyscraper will be Cape Town's tallest residential building.Planning has been awarded for the construction of what will be the tallest residential building in Cape Town.Concor Western Cape w...
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Cape Town drills for water

Drought-hit Cape Town in race against time to source potable water.Cape Town is drilling in an attempt to source new underground water resources in the Cape Flats, an expansive area to the southeast o...
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Cape Town cautions homeowners over baboons

City seeks to create "baboon-free" residential areas in the suburbs. Cape Town has issued the city's suburban residents with guidelines to help avoid homes and gardens being ransacked by baboons duri...
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Cape Town tourists face water rations

Tourists warned not to waste water as Cape Town battles drought. Cape Town has imposed emergency water rationing on tourists, including two-minute showers, flushing toilets only when absolutely neces...
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Cape Town uses drones to spot sharks

Shark spotters embrace technology to protect Cape Town swimmers. Cape Town lifeguards are using state-of-the-art drones to monitor the movement of potentially lethal great white sharks and their prox...
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Cape Town to build 20km wall along Khayelitsha line

Metrorail to erect 20km wall to protect Cape Town's Khayelitsha line. Cape Town's Metrorail network is to build a 20-km stretch of wall along its Khayelitsha line as part of an ongoing security plan....
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Deadly fungi found in Cape Town

Potentially deadly fungi thriving in central Cape Town.A potentially lethal fungus for people with HIV/AIDS is growing in large quantities in a public park in the centre of Cape Town, according to mic...
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New freshwater supply in Western Cape

Discovery is good news for Western Cape as it battles water crisis.A freshwater resource has been found in Beaufort West, about 460 km north-east of Cape Town, as the Western Cape battles an ongoing w...
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Cape Town voted world’s best city by British tourists

2017 Telegraph Travel Awards see Cape Town retain top spot for fifth year. British tourists have voted Cape Town the "best city in the world" for the fifth consecutive year, as part of the annual 201...
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New number plates for Cape Town

Western Cape vehicle registrations to change from CA to CAA in 2018. All new vehicles in Cape Town in 2018 are to be issued with registration plates showing CAA instead of the current CA, according t...
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Cape Town considers water tax

New levy on the cards as Cape Town battles water crisis.   Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has confirmed that the city is considering a new water tax to help raise funds to combat the ongoing water...
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Cape Town mayor pledges city will not run out of water

V&A Waterfront provides free land for Cape Town desalination project.Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille has pledged that the city "will not run out of water" as construction of desalination project...