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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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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 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...
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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 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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New luxury cruise terminal for Cape Town harbour

Cruise liner terminal finally gets green light A luxury cruise liner terminal is to be built at Cape Town's harbour after management company Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) confirmed V&...
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Major restyling for Cape Town centre

CBD being revamped over next decade Cape Town's Central Business District (CBD) is set for a major upgrade over the next decade, with many projects nearing completion and others in the pipeline....
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Cape Town considers desalination

Cape Town is conducting a feasibility study into establishing a giant desalination plant to turn sea water into potable water for the city's residents. The report, which is due for completion in De...
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Cape Town's Athlone Towers to be demolished

One of Cape Town's most well-known landmarks is scheduled to disappear on 22 August. Both cooling towers from the decommissioned Athlone power station are to be demolished in the interests of public s...
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Construction workers end strike.

Construction workers in South Africa are due to return to work on 16 July after a week-long strike over pay. The decision comes after the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), South Africa
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Construction workers go on strike.

Construction workers across the country downed their tools on 8 July for an indefinite strike in protest over pay. The National Union of Mineworkers, South Africa
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Energy crisis in South Africa.

There is mounting anger in South Africa over the latest power crisis, which has already cost local businesses an estimated R2 billion and is affecting other countries in the region. State electricit...

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