Cape Town

Sat in the lap of Table Mountain and on the shores of the Atlantic, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. African, Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers have all left their mark on the city, and all creeds and colours continue to share it to this day. With a po...

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New number plates for Cape Town

Western Cape vehicle registrations to change from CA to CAA in 2018. All new vehicles in Cape Town in 2018 are to be issued with registration plates showing CAA instead of the current CA, according t...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New draft rules for Cape Town cyclists

Cape Town has drafted new regulations for cyclists and motorists to improve road safety in the province. The new rules, now open to discussion, would form part of last December's Western Cape Provi...
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Cape Town gives limited go-ahead to tuk-tuks

Cape Town has permitted the limited use of three-wheeled motorcycle "tuk-tuk" taxis within certain areas of the city, as part of an amendment to the council's integrated transport plan which is due fo...
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Poles for highway bus lanes in Cape Town

The city of Cape Town has announced plans to place poles along the N2’s dedicated bus lane in an effort to curb its widespread illegal use by private motorists. Authorities will put the pilla...
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Major renewal of South Africa’s trains

New state-of-the-art passenger trains will begin operating in Cape Town and across South Africa in 2015, as part of the R123 billion (nearly $15 billion) “rolling stock renewal” programme...
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New flights from Cape Town to Germany

German charter airline Condor is launching a twice-weekly direct service between Cape Town and Frankfurt in central Germany, from 3 November. Frankfurt flights will depart at 22.05 on Tuesday and 2...
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Enhanced security at Cape Town International airport

All international flights leaving Cape Town International Airport after dusk are being escorted by security patrols before take-off, according to Airports Company South Africa. The airport's enhanc...
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Cape Town motorists banned from using mobile phones

Cape Town motorists caught talking or texting on their mobile phones will be fined R500 and have their phones confiscated for 24 hours. The new bylaw came into effect on 2 July and forms part of th...
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Google Traffic comes to Cape Town

Cape Town motorists now have access to live traffic updates through Google Maps, following the launch of Google’s traffic data system in South Africa. The system, which was also introduced in...