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African Scientists Are Punching Above Their Weight and Changing the World

analysis<p>Over the past five years, Africa's contributions to the world's research -- that is, new knowledge -- have varied from a low of 0.7% to the …

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Biggest land occupation in Cape Town in recent years is taking place

Ashleigh Furlong, GroundUp<p>Residents in Town 2 protest during an illegal land occupation in Khayelitsha. (Ashraf Hendricks, GroundUp)<p>Cape Town – …


Western Cape struggles with worst drought for 113 years - Africa - RFI

A drought has been sweeping southern Africa for some time now but the situation in the Western Cape is extreme.<p>“In 2015, we’ve seen the lowest rainfall in a calendar year since 1904,” said Bronwynne Jooste, the spokesperson for the minister responsible for the Department of Agriculture in the …


ANC Leaders Plan to Raise Zuma Removal at Key Meeting - Bloomberg

The top leadership of South Africa’s African National Congress will discuss removing President Jacob Zuma from his post at a meeting this weekend, …

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Parched Cape Town imposes water restrictions due to drought

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's city of Cape Town is instructing people to severely restrict water use because of the area's worst drought in more than a century.<p>The city, a major international tourist destination, said it is experiencing the impact of climate change and predicts little rain in …


Cape Town to spend more than R300m over 3 years to tackle drought

James de Villiers, News24<p>Cape Town - City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says the city plans to spend R315m in the next three financial years …


Smiley, Silvervis, Terracura – a well-shaped offering

The coming of the fine Terracura Syrah 2015 brings an important new element into what is now a well- and intelligently-shaped family of …

The 6 Great Countries to Travel by Rail

Planes have connected the world in marvelous ways and cars are certainly the most convenient mode of transport once you’ve landed. But when it comes …


Boks to tackle New Zealand in Cape Town

The Springboks will host New Zealand in Cape Town for the first time since 2008 in the 2017 Rugby Championship, South African Rugby confirmed as they named the Boks' home venues for this year’s Southern Hemisphere championship on Monday.<p>The test will take place on Oct. 7 and will be the final match …

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Cape Town rail commuters warned of delays after train hits car

Rail commuters on Cape Town’s southern suburbs line were warned of peak-hour delays after a train hit a car in Lakeside on Tuesday.

Maria Sharapova | Body on Table Mountain could be that of missing Free State engineer

The body of a young man found on Table Mountain might be that of a Free State engineer who went missing.

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What will New Orleans do with the Confederate statues?

Now that New Orleans has removed three prominent Confederate statues and a monument heralding white supremacy, what should it do with them?<p>The city …

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Why we raped

<b>Filmmaker Roger Young is working on a documentary on rape in South Africa. Here are two of his interviews with men who have raped</b><p><b>MARLON (23)</b><p>‘I took …

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Cape Town’s Water Crisis: Is this the deadliest failure of the DA government?

When the City of Cape Town was asked by an environmental writer in July 2009, “How long will Cape Town’s water supplies last?”, the city responded …

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Desalination-wastewater plant is African first

Cape Town - Engineers at the African Utility Week in Cape Town unveiled a first-of-its-kind desalination wastewater plant on Thursday that, they say, …


To stay in the game, universities need to work with tech companies

The world of higher and professional education is changing rapidly. Digitally-enabled learning, in all its forms, is here to stay. Over the last five …

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City of Cape Town accused of apartheid practices

Cape Town - Township residents on Saturday accused the city of continuing apartheid-era spatial planning practices at a Social Justice Commission …

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Plan for the worst, expect the best but don’t rely on miracles

<b></b>A Cape Town official said the city is ‘waiting on a miracle’ as the worst drought in 100 years takes hold.And with residents bracing themselves for …

South Africa

Birds of a revolutionary feather

Eleven artists in white stood atop crates of glass bottles, barefoot and silent, gazing ahead as an audience in Athens watched in silence, a …


Super Rugby: Blues blow finals hopes against Stormers loss in Cape Town

AN ill-disciplined Blues have lost 30-22 to the Stormers in Cape Town and almost certainly blown their Super Rugby finals hopes in the process.<p>A …

Rugby Union | Under police escort, South African ambulances brave attacks

A surge in attacks on ambulance workers has lead to parts of Cape Town being declared danger "red zones".

South Africa

14 Beautiful Places That Make South Africa a Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip

For years, I dragged my feet on visiting South Africa. <i>Too far</i>, I said. It wasn’t until this year, when I finally gathered the time and funds to visit …

South Africa

The Top 10 Trending Destinations In 2017, And The Cheapest Months To Visit Them

Travel can be like fashion: it comes to us via inspirational trends. But unlike the ticking time bomb of a soon-to-be-dated jacket, travel …

South Africa

Startupbootcamp ropes in SA's Digital Kungfu

Startupbootcamp aims to accelerate 30 start-ups over a three-year period.<p>Startupbootcamp, a global network of industry-focused start-up accelerators, …


African spending power rises

<b>Why can’t I read this article?</b><br>This article is considered premium content, which is available to subscribers only during the week of publication under …

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6 Airbnb experiences in 6 cities that will make you want to Live There now

6 Airbnb experiences in 6 cities that will make you want to Live There now<p>Often when people are out on a vacation, heading back to the hotel room’s …


This Dutch Guy’s Helicopter Footage Of Cape Town Is So, So Good

I know it's Friday, and this brawl took place on Tuesday, but if you haven't seen the foot...<p>Holy cow. As if it wasn't hard enough being a teen, …

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The Cape Town School of Photography

With the matric year almost under wraps. Soon you will be exposed to the exciting world of tertiary education. The best part is you can be whoever …

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'Red Tie Guy', who charmed SA during Obama visit, dies

Jenni Evans, News24<p>Cape Town - Mikhail Hendricks, otherwise known as the "Red Tie Guy", who charmed television viewers during a 2013 speech by …

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90 years behind bars for Cape Town gangster who murdered six people

A gangster who killed six people was jailed for 90 years on Friday in the High Court in Cape Town.