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Water restrictions in Cape Town

Cape Town residents encouraged to conserve water. Cape Town's new “Level Three” water restriction regulations came into effect from 1 November and remain in operation until further notice. The l...
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Tourism smart card for Cape Town

Cape Town introduces iVenture City Pass. A new tourism smart card, developed in partnership with Cape Town's tourism authorities, is now available for visitors of the city. The iVenture City Pas...
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Cape Town shark app

Shark Spotters app to make Cape Town's waters safer. Cape Town has launched the Shark Spotters app to warn swimmers and surfers of the presence of sharks and to make beach-goers "more shark smart."...
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Electric buses for Cape Town

Fleet of electric buses to launch in Cape Town in 2017. Cape Town is to introduce a fleet of electric buses in 2017, after awarding the R126 million tender to the South African branch of Chinese el...
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Cape Town creates water parks

Cape Town residents keep cool with fun “spray parks”. Cape Town has opened five recreational “spray parks” to keep the city's residents cool during the hot summer days. The innovative parks – de...
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Cape Town launches Military Heritage Route

Three landmark buildings recall Cape Town's military past. Cape Town tourism authorities have launched the Military Heritage Route, a self-drive trail that incorporates much of Cape Town’s milita...
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Art in Cape Town bus stations

MyCiTi stations across Cape Town enlivened with artworks. Cape Town has completed its MyCiTi art project to transform the city's bus stations with more than 50 artworks‚ from works on paper and can...
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Major plans for Cape Town station

Rezoning plan could see Cape Town rail station get R1-billion facelift. A major development plan could see the construction of a 120-room hotel with an office and retail complex in the forecourt of...
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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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Cape Town malls increase security after terror warning

Washington warns of possible terror threat in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The governments of the US, Britain and Australia have warned of possible Islamist terror attacks at upmarket malls in Cape...
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Tuk-tuks come to Cape Town

City council opens tender process for tuk-tuks in Cape Town. Cape Town's city council has launched a tender process to provide licences for operators of tuk-tuks, a three-wheeled form of public tra...
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Electric buses in Cape Town

Cape Town becomes first African city to launch electric public transport. Cape Town has invited tenders for a fleet of 12-m electric buses, as part of its commitment to lower carbon emissions. T...
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350th anniversary of Cape Town Castle

Founding stone of Castle of Good Hope laid 350 years ago. Cape Town marked the 350th anniversary of the Castle of Good Hope with a ceremony on 2 January. Reflecting the historic castle's largely...
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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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Cape Town gets tough on beach booze

Alcohol clampdown on Cape Town beaches. Cape Town has begun its annual crackdown to curb drinking on the city's beaches, with police seizing almost 2,500 bottles of alcohol over a nine-day period i...
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Reconciliation Day in Cape Town

Cape Town March for the Arch. In Cape Town Reconciliation Day on 16 December is being celebrated by a march in honour of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah. The theme of the March for the Ar...
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Student protests across South Africa

Riot police intervene in Cape Town protest over increased college fees. University campuses in Cape Town and around the country have been rocked by student demonstrations against rising university...
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South Africa to review International Criminal Court membership

ANC wants to withdraw from ICC after criticism of visit of Sudanese president. South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is mounting pressure on President Zuma to withdraw from the Inte...
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Cape Town tackles rats

Major rat problem in Khayelitsha Cape Town is employing a new intensive strategy to eliminate rats in Khayelitsha, one of South Africa's poorest and most marginalised townships, where the rodent po...
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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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