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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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Wind power for city.

The mayoral committee has given its backing to an energy-purchase agreement with Darling Wind Farm north of Cape Town, paving the way for the use of wind power in the city from 2007. The recommendatio...
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Metrorail criticised over security.

Commuter rail service provider Metrorail has come under fire for failing to provide backup security for travellers in light of ongoing nationwide strike action by security guards over wage demands. Th...
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Residents reject stadium.

Plans to build a new stadium at Green Point, just northwest of the city centre, for the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa have met with strong opposition from local residents, who are threatenin...
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City in bid for cleaner air.

Cape Town authorities have announced plans to manage and improve local air quality with a special focus on reducing polluting diesel vehicle emissions. To this end the city council is offering free di...
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Power-saving ahead of winter.

The state electricity utility Eksom, in conjunction with the city of Cape Town and Western Cape provincial governments, has launched a energy-saving campaign in the run-up to winter. The drive has two...
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Sub-Saharan fashion week.

The Nokia Cape Town fashion week returns to the Mother City from 11 to 15 July 2006 under the theme New World Africa. Now in its fourth edition, the annual fashion festival provides a platform for new...
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No fee schools phased in.

Over 400 state primary schools in the Western Cape are to drop fees from 1 May 2006 in the first stage of a national policy to give free access to the poorest schools across the country. The so-called...
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Free internet in libraries.

Capetonians now have free internet access at all public libraries in the city under the Smart Cape Access Project to extend information technology to all. Launched on an experimental basis in six libr...
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GrandWest entertainment.

A R425 million extension is underway at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in the Goodwood area east of the city centre. The project includes the creation of a ten-lane bowling alley, addit...
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New mayor for Cape Town.

Helen Zille of South Africas opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) has won a closely-fought mayoral race over her main opponent, outgoing city mayor Nomaindia Mfeketo of the ruling African Nationa...
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13 March transport strike.

There will be disruptions to rail transport services across South Africa on 13 March after unions confirmed a nationwide strike in protest over "unilateral" plans to restructure the parastatal transpo...
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Cycling towards prosperity.

On 12 March around 35,000 cyclists will take to the streets of Cape Town for the annual Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. Some 110 km will be closed to traffic for the race, which started in the late...
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City to get coalition government.

Cape Town is set to have a coalition government after neither of the two main parties competing in municipal elections on 1 March managed to win an outright majority. With 95 percent of the vote count...
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SMS for train updates.

Capetonians can now receive information about train services in the Western Cape on their mobile phones. The SMS service, offered by the regional division of national commuter rail service provider Me...
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City to host international book fair.

Cape Town is to host South Africas first international book fair 17-20 June. The four-day event, organised in association with the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Publishers Association of South Africa, h...
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Energy savings urged after cuts.

Cape Town residents and businesses have been urged to reduce their electricity consumption following power failures in the city and surrounding area in mid February. The supply problems caused disrupt...
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Cape Town, a laid-back city on the sea.

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...
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City prepares for the polls.

Local government elections are set for 1 March in what looks as though it will be a close fight between the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA). The ANC has held the major...
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