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Uber taxis impounded in Cape Town

Dispute over Uber permits in Cape Town Cape Town police have impounded over 30 cars operating under the controversial taxi hailing mobile app Uber following a checkpoint in the city's Central Busin...
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Open House artwork for Cape Town

Local government sponsors permanent installation in Cape Town An interactive installation entitled Open House is to be erected in the Central Business District (CBD) of Cape Town after winning a p...
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Cape Town to provide free Wi-Fi in public buildings

  Plans to introduce wi-fi on Cape Town public transport Dozens of public buildings in disadvantaged areas of Cape Town will have free wi-fi installed between December and the end of June...
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Nelson Mandela memorial causes controversy in Cape Town

Giant pair of sunglasses sponsored Ray-Ban A sculpture dedicated to the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize winner and former South African president Nelson Mandela is causing controversy in Cape Town....
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Cape Town launches mobile transport app

First app of its kind in Africa Cape Town has launched a mobile transport application designed to make the city more mobile and easier to navigate for commuters. Billed as the first of its kind...
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Cape Town puts start-up companies on the map

Website links new firms through interactive map A new interactive website is charting Cape Town's start-up companies and fledgling service-providers, with the aim of encouraging new businesses to...
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Arson attack at Cape Town's open mosque

Controversial open mosque damaged by fire and vandalism A police investigation is underway after the façade of Cape Town's so-called open mosque was damaged by fire and its windows smashed...
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Nobel peace summit called off in Cape Town

Move follows South Africa's visa refusal for Dalai Lama The Nobel peace summit scheduled to take place in Cape Town on 13 October has been cancelled following South Africa's refusal to grant a vis...
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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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Open mosque causes furore in Cape Town

Mosque would be open to all including non-Muslims A proposed "open mosque" which would be gender-equal and welcome non-Muslims is causing controversy ahead of its scheduled launch on 19 September...
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Plan to make Cape Town buses safer for women

UN Women examines ways to improve safety at bus stations The United Nations (UN) is collaborating with Cape Town to help improve the safety of women on the city's buses. The UN is funding a R200...
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Public vegetable garden in Cape Town

Company's Garden goes back to its roots A public vegetable and herb garden has been created at the Company’s Garden, a Cape Town landmark in the heart of the Central Business District (CBD)....
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Public vegetable garden in Cape Town

Company's Garden goes back to its roots A public vegetable and herb garden has been created at the Company’s Garden, a Cape Town landmark in the heart of the Central Business District (CBD)....
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Uber taxis expand in Cape Town

Company launches low-cost service The controversial taxi hailing mobile app Uber has expanded its services in Cape Town by launching its low-cost option known as uberX. The car-sharing system w...
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Cape Town most congested city in South Africa

Johannesburg now in second place Cape Town is the most congested city in South Africa according to the annual global traffic index report for 2013 by navigation company TomTom. The result means...
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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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ANC wins South Africa election

But party's share of vote decreases Although South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) is the winner of the 7 May general elections for parliament and nine provincial legislatures i...
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South Africa prepares for elections

Election race heats up in Western Cape The upcoming South African general election on 7 May marks the nation's 20th year as a democracy and is being viewed as a potential crossroads situation by po...
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Cape Town makes progress with internet plan

City works with private-sector partners as part of major internet plan Cape Town says it is making steady progress with its R1.3-billion, government-backed plan to extend high-speed broadband acros...
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New logo for Cape Town

Logo gets green light despite outcry Cape Town has approved the city's controversial new logo and corporate branding despite resistance from opposition politicians who questioned why councillors we...

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