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 p...

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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 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 protects its penguins

Cape Town penguins shielded from dogs and general public. Recent measures to protect African penguins at key areas in Cape Town are yielding satisfactory results, according to the city's environmen...
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African Penguins at risk of extinction

Cape Town's penguin population plummets in last decade The population of African Penguins has dropped by 90 per cent since 2004, with only 100,000 of the birds left in South Africa and neighbourin...
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Cape Town tests shark-repellent system

Cable emits frequency known to repel sharks An experimental electronic system to repel sharks from Cape Town waters will be tested in October to try and prevent future shark attacks. The 100-m...
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Only female sharks come to shore in Cape Town

Scientists in Cape Town have discovered that only female great white sharks come close to shore in the city’s False Bay. The ground-breaking research, led by local shark scientist Alison Kock...
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Cape Town zoo closes

Tygerberg Zoo, situated near Stellenbosch about 40km north of Cape Town, has closed after 33 years. The zoo was closed because of high maintenance costs and dwindling visitor numbers, according to...
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Cape Town’s wandering penguins

Residents of the Boulder's Beach area about 100km south of Cape Town complain that thousands of penguins have "invaded" residential areas and are causing destruction. Boulder's Beach is known for i...
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New rules for dogs on Cape Town beaches

 The city of Cape Town has introduced new legislation banning dogs from some of its 72 beaches which it has divided into "dog-free" and "dog-friendly" zones. Cape Town’s sport, recreatio...
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Hippo on the loose in Cape Town

Conservation officials in Cape Town have warned people to stay away from a hippopotamus that has been sighted in the partly-residential Zeekoevlei district, south-east of the city centre, in recent da...
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Doing Business in Africa

Doing Business in Africa is the subject of a seminar in Cape Town on 25-26 July organised by the Cape Chamber of Commerce and First National/Rand Merchant Bank. Subjects under discussion include tr...
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Cape Town battles with baboons

Cape Town has introduced measures to deal with recent forays by baboons into the small seaside town of Gordon's Bay in the Western Cape. It follows an increasing number of reports in recent weeks o...
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Ostrich ban affects South African farms

South Africa’s ostrich farms are struggling as an export ban caused by Bird Flu continues to cause havoc in an industry that dates back to 1864. Since the H5N2 virus was discovered on 9 April...
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South Africa wins IRB Junior World Championship

South Africa's "Baby Boks" squad were declared winners of the IRB Junior World Championships in Cape Town's Newlands Stadium on 22 June, when they beat four-time defending champions New Zealand 22-16....
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Increased shark spotting in Cape Town

The city of Cape Town is considering plans to increase its shark spotting programme to include the Kogel Bay area after a great white shark killed a South African body-boarder there recently. The inci...
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Cape Town reminds residents to register pets

Cape Town has appealed to pet owners to register all dogs and cats kept on their property, in line with the city’s Animal Bylaw 2010. Pet owners can register either online or manually, and th...
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Cape Town seeks funding to control baboons

Cape Town's city authorities plan to go to court to seek funding to establish a control programme for its baboons, known for their aggressive behaviour and vandalism of residential property and cars....
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New rules for pets in Cape Town.

Capetonians have until 31 October to comment on a proposed by-law introducing new restrictions on domestic animals. The new rules limit the number of dogs over the age of six months and cats that can...
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Cockroaches in Cape Town.

The number of cockroaches in Cape Town is on the rise according to a report in the local daily newspaper
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Cape Town baboons.

The city council is considering allocating nearly R1 million for the remaining nine months of the current financial year to manage the baboon population in the Cape peninsula. The money will be used t...