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Malawian asylum seeker Charles Mkwapatira has made five trips from Cape Town to Pretoria to get a permit - all to no avail.
Adrenaline pumping adventure, culture, cities that never sleep, surrounded by breathtaking nature, filled with wildlife. A place where ... Whether you are exploring the colourful neighbourhoods of Bo'kaap, having a night out on Long Street or finding ...

A Chinese company has won a $9.14 million contract to supply 11 battery-powered electric buses to Cape Town, which hopes to become the first city in Africa to use electric buses for public transport. BYD Company Ltd (it stands for Build Your Dreams, ...
In a unanimous judgement, the Constitutional Court recently ordered the Govan Mbeki Municipality in Mpumalanga to have meaningful engagement with 200 families it had twice tried to evict in 2013.
students in the South African city of Cape Town have clashed with police during protest demanding free education across the country.

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This South African government has announced its intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The announcement comes just over a week after Burundi said it would also start the process of withdrawing from the court.
Billing it as a "one-stop shop" for foreign producers looking to shoot in Johannesburg, JFO executive manager Monique Griffith sat down with Variety to discuss what the film office will mean for South Africa's economic engine. ... All three cities have ...
University of Cape Town's Prof. Anton Eberhard says any decision by Eskom to build nuclear power stations would be irrational because the price of renewable energy has become inexpensive.
A heavy security presence awaits academics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal campus in Westville, South Africa. After a library at the university's nearby ...
Many local authorities in South Africa, including the large metropolitan councils of Nelson Mandela Bay, Johannesburg and Tshwane, are to see some form of ...
As the only country in Africa to allow same-sex marriage, South Africa is a relative haven for LGBT rights. Cape Town is widely considered the continent's playground for queer expression despite occasional homophobic attacks in the city's townships.
Two minors were killed when a fire broke out in Fisantekraal early on Monday morning, Cape Town's fire and rescue service said.
Untouched by the modern world, Cape Town's Bo-Kaap is home to recipes that time forgot.

Klaasen was born and raised in Soweto, a township in the city of Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa, and the daughter of legendary South African jazz singer Thandie Klaasen.
The City of Cape Town on Sunday said electric-powered buses would be rolled out next year as part of its MyCiTi services.
Amp Events has announced that rock icons Pixies will be touring South Africa in March 2017.
Going public for the first time about his call for the leadership to step down, Mthembu told City Press that he was deeply hurt to witness an ANC government using instruments of state to pursue its own minister.
Amnesty International has denounced the decision by the South African government to leave the International crime Court as "a deep betrayal of millions of victims worldwide".
She didn't hear opera performed until she was in high school, but she knew immediately it was her calling.
One afternoon last week, I went to the supermarket near my flat in Cape Town. The shop was almost empty, and as I stood and dithered over different kinds of spaghetti I could hear a woman and her friend in the next aisle discussing the protests.
A man who allegedly exchanged sexually explicit images and videos of children online will be boarding a flight on Thursday to stand trial in the United States of America.
Pretoria - City Power has employed 24 electrical engineering students as part of its contribution to give unemployed youth much needed work experience.
The Global Values Survey shows that religious organisations remain among the most trusted institutions in South African society. They enjoy higher levels of public trust than either the state or the private sector.
We have our president in court, and everybody thinks there won't be a South Africa." Kingsley Makhubela, Brand SA's chief executive, said they looked on the bright side.
Not only does South Africa's third largest city now have an increasingly tech-savvy middle class population, it has schools like the Durban University of Technology, whose Urban Futures Centre is even developing technological solutions to the common ...
student protesters berated the vice-chancellor of one of South Africa's top universities on Wednesday, venting their anger over school fees at what was supposed to be a peace-building event.
Cape Town - It is going to be a long, dry summer for Capetonians and holidaymakers in the city this festive season. The city council plans to implement Level 3 ...
students from the University of Cape Town protest for free education by disrupting classes in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. The University of Cape Town re-opened Monday after closing because ... more. Photo: Schalk Van Zuydam, AP.
For those attending Habitat III, Brazil, India, China, and South Africa provide some of the best case studies of extreme division and extraordinary innovation in cities. Despite having very different histories, cities in these countries share several ...
A new report reveals the richest cities in the world according to total wealth held, and the number of millionaires and billionaires who reside there.
Pretoria - City Power has employed 24 electrical engineering students as part of its contribution to give unemployed youth much needed work experience.
The University of Cape Town re-opened Monday after closing because of security concerns, but police were on campus and used a stun grenade to disperse protesters outside a university building.
The intimate relationship between church and state could potentially be destructive for South Africa, and there's a black and white precedent for it.
One student believes that to decolonize the university they must get rid of science.
Johannesburg - Dunkin' Donuts has opened its first store in Cape Town, with another 249 on the cards, mostly in Cape Town and Johannesburg. On its new local website, it says "Dunkin' Donuts has been a global coffee leader for over 60 years and sell ...
A Nigerian man, who ended up in Cape Town by pretending he was a student, admitted this week that he used an online dating site to scam women out of more than R1.2m.
The hotel group transformed a villa with an old-world feel by creating modern interiors featuring some of South Africa's top contemporary artists and designers. The result is the village's slickest address. From $245/night; leeucollection.com/leeu-house.
protesting students in South Africa have set fire to university buildings and vehicles. ... Students gather at the University of Cape Town. ... On the same day in Pretoria, police fired rubber bullets as a student march through the city center turned ...
The relatively trivial nature of the charges against South Africa's finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, and the way in which the prosecution has been pursued, leads to the conclusion that this is a trumped-up charge.
Cape Town, South Africa - "They steal our jobs. They steal our women. They sell drugs." The conversation about migrants could have been taking place on any street corner in London, a post-"Brexit" conversation in a climate increasingly hostile to ...
South Africa were without their star player in AB de Villiers yet managed to beat Australia convincingly and will be buoyed with their performance in the series.
Right from the time Quinton de Kock unleashed that monstrous 178 in the first ODI in Centurion to make light of 294 for 9, South Africa has been a cut above Australia. Already minus de Villiers, recovering from surgery to fix an elbow problem, South ...
There were running battles between protesting Wits University students and police as protests moved to the streets of Braamfontein on Monday afternoon.
They say growing old is not for sissies. When you add serving as a volunteer for the peace Corps to that equation, I think that I was announcing to the world (at ...
AUT South Campus students Zoe farmer, Brody Mangos and Sam Rabone completed a clinical placement in South Africa's Cape Town which is also known as 'the trauma capital of the world'. They are completing their second year of a Bachelor of Health ...
"Cities hold many benefits, but in the rapid transformation that characterises South Africa's cities there are also significant challenges.


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