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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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Cape Town number one place to visit in 2014

New York Times names places Cape Town top of its list Cape Town has been named the number one place to visit in 2014 by The New York Times. The city secured the top spot ahead of Christchurch, N...
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Cape Town World Design Capital 2014

31 December sees the opening of Cape Town’s year as design capital of the world with a special New Year’s Eve inauguration event in what has been described as the biggest free NYE’s...
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Cape Town's Fan Walk renamed Walk of Remembrance

Path renamed in memory of those who fought for freedom and justice Cape Town’s Fan Walk, which was built ahead of the city's Soccer World Cup in 2010, was renamed the Walk of Remembrance on 1...
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Cape Town commemorates Mandela

A commemorative event will take place in the Cape Town stadium on Wednesday 11 December to honour Nelson Mandela who died at his home in Houghton in the suburbs of Johannesburg on 5 December. The m...
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Nelson Mandela dies

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and the man who guided the country out of apartheid, has died at home just outside Pretoria. Mandela, 95, was receiving care for a lung infec...
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Auxiliary police on Cape Town streets

First 16 volunteer auxiliaries on the beat Cape Town's first Volunteer Auxiliary Law Enforcement officers have begun operating in the city following council approval of the service over a year ago....
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Major new Cape Town art museum to open in 2016

Museum will focus on contemporary African art Cape Town will be home to the largest collection of contemporary African art on the continent when the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa opens at t...
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Cape Town’s city hall needs renovation

City's tourist department requests funds for renovation works Cape Town's city hall requires at least R25 million for essential repairs and renovations, according to the city's tourism department....
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Cape Town in top three cities to visit in 2014

Lonely Planet travel guide rates Cape Town third best city to visit next year Cape Town has been listed as one of the three best cities in the world to visit by travel publisher Lonely Planet....
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Cape Town's beach safety plan

Summer safety plan launched for Cape Town's beachgoers Cape Town's Festive Season Safety Plan involves the deployment of 400-500 lifeguards at the following beaches during the summer season: Big Bay...
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Six months free wi-fi in Cape Town

Cape Town is to provide six months of free wi-fi to residents of Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha from December. The pilot project is part of plans to increase access to affordable wi-fi in under-se...
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Cape Town clamps down on car washes

Cape Town is clamping down on "informal" car washes in an effort to preserve water, as it examines more effective ways of managing water use. Authorities say that too much water is being wasted at...
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Cape Town targets breast cancer

South African breast cancer community carer Pink Drive has opened its first permanent education centre on Belgravia Road in the Athlone district of Cape Town. The Pink Drive education and walk-in c...
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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 examines bike-share scheme

Cape Town is investigating the feasibility of a bike-share programme for use in the city centre to help create a more "liveable city" according to transport councillor Brett Herron. The feasibility s...
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World celebrates Mandela Day

As the world celebrates the annual Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July, the man to whom the day is dedicated remains in a "critical but stable condition" at a hospital in Pretoria, the country...


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