Cape Town

Cape Town drought: City doesn't live up to water augmentation promise

James de Villiers<p>Cape Town – The City of Cape Town has admitted that it will only be able to augment water supply to the drought-stricken Mother City …


Cape Town to buy only zero emissions buses by 2025

Twelve major cities including Cape Town promised to buy only zero-emissions buses from 2025 and to make major areas free of fossil fuel emissions by …


Cape Town joins 11 major global cities vowing to use only zero-emission buses

The move by London, Paris, LA and others, is an initiative of members of the C40 group as cities take the lead in steps to fight air pollution and …

Business (South Africa)

Cape Town water crisis: What about towing an iceberg into the harbour?

Image Credits:<p>With water rationing officially in place in Cape Town (although information around it is sketchy) and the rainy season …


Travelling 80-year-old gran's African odyssey

Generous people have opened their homes and guest houses to Albu‚ from Jakkalsfontein in the Western Cape‚ since starting her journey on July 13 – …

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Activists take on City over R10bn development for the 'super wealthy' - Cape Business News

The organisation’s spokesperson, Carla Bernardo, said it was "utterly shameful and unacceptable" that the construction of the building was approved …

Business (South Africa)

Township economy bears brunt of water cuts and failed DA leadership

The Cape Town water crisis smacks of a DA political manoeuvre for tenderpreneurs at the expense of the township economy.


Another Cabinet reshuffle would be disastrous for SA, says Sisulu

African National Congress presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu says she would be stunned if President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his Cabinet for the third …

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UCT VC tells Zuma to release fees commission report amid growing anxiety

University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Max Price has expressed “grave concern” that President Jacob Zuma has not yet released the fees …


Two years and counting - University fees frustration mounts

With student protests beginning to flare up again at various campuses across the country‚ the University of Cape Town Vice-Chancellor‚ Dr Max Price‚ …

University of Cape Town

Cape Town Drought Crisis: Guidelines for water rationing

Dam storage levels are at 38.5%, with useable water at 28.5%. The City of Cape Town’s engineered rationing intervention is starting to have an effect …


‘Water shedding’ begins in Cape Town as taps turned off at peak hours

The City of Cape Town have officially begun rationing the city’s supply with ‘water shedding’, in order to drive down water usage in areas of high …


New data science academy will tackle Cape Town’s water crisis

Business (South Africa) | Student fee protests flare up at three universities

Student protests have flared up again, causing chaos and and disrupting academic activity at three South African universities.

South African Politics

Cosatu anxious about mini-budget, hopeful Gigaba will rise to occasion

JOHANNESBURG - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Monday that it was looking ahead to the Medium Term Budget Policy …

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Does the answer to Cape Town's water crisis lie with data nerds

Academic‚ social and financial solutions have all been thrown at the worsening water crisis in Cape Town – but now it’s the chance of data science to …


13 Free and Cheap Date Ideas to Try in Cape Town

Take a walk on the mountain<p>It may be the number-one free activity in Cape Town, but it’s for a good reason. There are endless scenic walks to take in …


Must Fall

As I walked down University Avenue on an early, empty, bitter winter morning at the University of Cape Town (UCT), chants echoed in my ear—protest …


UCT forced to delay budget decisions as it waits for fees commission’s report

Delaying the release of the report of the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training by the Presidency is holding back the University …

Business (South Africa)

Scientist predicts "a total system crash in March 2018" for Cape Town's water supply

Image Credits:<p>Look, we know you’ve been hearing a lot about the Cape Town water crisis, but this is pretty intense stuff.<p>In a Facebook post, Anthony …


Fires gut buildings in Cape Town

More than 20 people were displaced and 19 structures were destroyed in fires in Cape Town on Sunday. One firefighter was also injured.

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Tech innovation conference for start-ups, investors

Cape Town - The AfricArena tech conference will take place at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town on 6 and 7 November 2017.<p>According to …

Business (South Africa)

SA Army "ready" to guard Cape water sources if supply runs out

Image Credits: Pixabay<p>The SANDF has said that it is ready to deploy soldiers to protect water-carrying trucks, collections points and water sources …

War | 100 data science interns to tackle Cape Town water shortages

A hundred interns from SA’s first data science academy in Cape Town will tackle "real world problems" of which the city’s water shortages will be the …

Business (South Africa)

Health-e: New tests to diagnose TB in children?

Each year, there are one million cases of TB in children globally, according to Dr Jeffery Starke, an international paediatric TB expert based at the …


Wounded Cape Town teen arrested after cash-in-transit heist shootout

News24 Correspondent<p>Cape Town - A teenager has been arrested in Cape Town following a shootout with guards during an attempted cash-in-transit heist, …


Cape Town water crisis: DA accuses ANC of "cheap politicking"

Image Credits:<p>The Democratic Alliance (DA) has accused The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape of cheap politicking for its claim …


Dodgy liquor sold in Cape Town townships

Laura Bratton<p>Cheap alcoholic drinks with vague labels and unspecified contents are being sold in townships in violation of liquor laws. (Ashraf …

News (South Africa)

Street art adds gloss to Cape Town's boho Woodstock area

This youthful and bohemian neighbourhood and foodie hotspot has become an open air gallery for giant, colourful murals<p>Cape Town’s Woodstock district has been transformed over recent years into one of the city’s most bohemian quarters, with restaurants, craft brew bars and the city’s favourite …

Street Art

Cape Town film festival ticks all right boxes

Cape Town - After 10 days of screenings, workshops and master classes the excitement culminated in the awards ceremony on the final night of the Cape …

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