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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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New luxury cruise terminal for Cape Town harbour

Cruise liner terminal finally gets green light A luxury cruise liner terminal is to be built at Cape Town's harbour after management company Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) confirmed V&...
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Cape Town has worst traffic in South Africa

Johannesburg is country's second most congested city Cape Town has been ranked South Africa's most congested city, according to a report by traffic navigator TomTom which based its results on data...
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Mandela tapestry for Cape Town airport

Giant artwork to mark 25 years since Mandela's release from jail A giant tapestry of former South African president Nelson Mandela is to be hung in the international arrivals hall of Cape Town inte...
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Taxify taxi service launches in Cape Town

New app-based taxi service in Cape Town  A smartphone-based application allowing clients to order a licensed taxi, free of charge, is launching in Cape Town and Johannesburg at the end of Janu...
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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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