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Cape Towns World Cup stadium.

Cape Town city mayor Helen Zille has given the go-ahead to the construction of a new three billion rand stadium at Green Point near the city centre on condition that the national government foots most...
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First N2 Gateway homes allocated.

The first homes in the controversial N2 Gateway housing project in Cape Town have been handed over to residents amid complaints about the handling of the high-profile scheme. Protests characterised t...
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Mary Watson wins Caine literary prize.

Cape Town writer Mary Watson has been awarded the prestigious Caine Prize for African writing for her short story Jungfrau about social relationships in post-apartheid South Africa. The tale, told fro...
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Nelson Mandela turns 88.

Former South African president and ikon of the anti-apartheid struggle Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela also affectionately known as Madiba or mkhulu (grandfather) - turned 88 on 18 July. Birthday wishes f...
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Mural for the Bo-Kaap.

Iranian artists Nasser Palangi and his wife Farideh Zariv are painting a mural in Wale Street in the Bo-Kaap district of Cape Town to thank residents for their hospitality during the recent The Hand o...
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Malays and Islamic leaders to meet in Cape Town.

Thousands of Malays and Islamic leaders, businesspeople, academics and cultural activists will be in Cape Town 30 July-3 August for a meeting titled Opportunities on trade, tourism and education betwe...
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Potsdam waste water treatment plant opens.

Water supplies in Cape Town have been given a boost following the opening of the refurbished Potsdam waste water treatment plant in late June. The facility in Milnerton, on the coast northeast of the...
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Cape Town to uphold refugees rights.

The city of Cape Town has made a formal pledge to uphold the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in the metropolis and help them integrate into society. Many of the people who are seeking asylum hav...
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Prayers for Zimbabwe.

Cape Town-based Zimbabweans are to hold a day of prayer for their country on 8 July. The event, organised by the newly formed Zimbabwe Social Forum, will take place at His People Centre at N1 City fro...
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Boulders Beach wins architecture prize.

The information centre and entrance kiosk to the Boulders penguin colony near Simons Town has received the international architecture award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design...
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16 June Youth Day.

On 16 June South Africa marks the so-called Soweto uprising in 1976, when students in the Soweto township near Johannesburg took to the streets against a law obliging them to study in Afrikaans. The p...
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V&A Waterfront up for sale

State transport utility Transnet and associated unitholders are to sell at least 74 per cent of their stake in the prestigious Victoria & Alfred Waterfront as part of a strategy to dispose of non-core...
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Beggars targeted by Cape Town.

The city authorities have introduced tough new measures against asking for money in public. People are now required to have written permission from the city council in order to collect money on the st...
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Secondary strikes on 2 June.

There may be disruptions to transport and other services across South Africa on 2 June as workers down their tools in support of striking security workers in the country. In the Cape companies likely...
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City pair to train as chefs.

Two Capetonians have been selected to train with Britains celebrity chef Jamie Oliver as part of his Fifteen Foundation programme for disadvantaged young people, the local paper The Star reports. Zima...
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Boosting local fashion.

Capetonians and tourists can now use a handy map detailing local fashion retailers, manufacturers and designers. Produced by the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) for the re...
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Electricity alerts on TV.

National electricity company Eskom has decided to issue colour-coded warnings during television advertising breaks to notify consumers when power supplies are running low, the BBC news website reports...
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City braced for more violence.

There is tension in Cape Town after a pay protest march by 5,000 striking security guards affiliated to the South Africa Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) on 16 May degenerated into violence...
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Expanding the airport.

Tenders are now open for the creation of a new departure terminal at Cape Towns international airport as part of a R1.2 redevelopment for the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa. The successful bi...
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Going for growth.

Heads of state and representatives of the business community and civil society are to gather in Cape Towns smart new international convention centre 31 May-2 June for the World Economic Forum on Afric...
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