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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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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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