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Yesterday, Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba, delivered 94 title deeds to the community of Finetown in Ennerdale. This forms part of the 795 title deeds which will be issued over the course of the month of April. This is in accordance with the 2017/18 Integrated Development Plan's priorities to ...
A number of people have been injured after their company bus overturned in Bloekombos, Kraaifontein, on Thursday morning, a Cape Town official said. The bus was involved in an accident with a light duty vehicle, but exact details on what had happened, and the number of injuries, was not yet ...

It's called "Day Zero": when Cape Town, South Africa's bustling port city, sees its water taps run dry, and its population thrust into a perilous situation. Originally projected for this year, the impending crisis has been delayed in part by severe measures -- the city instituted restrictions that amount to less ...
PRETORIA - South Africa's capital city, Tshwane, is now in a good financial position - so said the Mayor Solly Msimanga as he delivered his State of the Capital Address (SOCA) on Thursday. "Our finances are in good standing. Since taking over the running of the city, cash and cash equivalents at the ...
The average house price in South Africa is approximately R1-million, while the average first-time bond applicant is only granted around R800 000. For less than the ... A bachelor pad container costs a fraction of a similarly-sized unit, which could set a buyer back by about R1.26-million in Cape Town. Africa
Whether it's beach, mountain or forest you are looking for, South Africa has an abundance of them all. ... Cape Town remains the tourist capital of the country - we have a little bit of everything, all in one city. The biggest tourist attraction being Table Mountain - she watches over the city like a guardian.

Johannesburg - Cities in South Africa are faced with many financial challenges which may be the reason some cities are on the "brink of collapse", Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene ... Nene said the country needs more accountable leaders in municipalities that can ensure successful management of cities.
Travel to Cape Town, South Africa has a lot to teach us, even -- or especially -- during the historic drought. ... beaches and panoramic mountaintops, fabulous shopping, world-class wine and innovative, mouth-watering cuisine, the city at the southern tip of South Africa is most definitely the place for you.
Maurice Podbrey, founder and former artistic director of the Centaur Theatre, at home in Montreal on Thursday, April 5, 2018. He now lives part of the time in South Africa and is raising funds for a sports and education community group he helps run in one of the Townships surrounding Cape Town.
According to the report, South Africa is currently home to 43,600 high net worth individuals (HNWIs) - people who have total wealth exceeding $1 ... home to the most millionaires in the country, with 18,400 residents worth more than $1 million (and 970 worth more than $10 million), followed by Cape ... Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa watches as his new cabinet ministers are sworn in Cape Town, South Africa, February 27, 2018. /REUTERS ... South Africa's new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is presently receiving numerous plaudits on how he's handling the transition from the troubled Jacob Zuma presidency. Africa
The shellfish, which once smothered reefs in South Africa, in some places packed as tightly as cobblestones, has become more difficult to find as a result ... “The old reefs have been hit too hard and haven't had time to recover,” said a diver from Hangberg, an impoverished fishing community in Cape Town, ... Africa
"The old reefs have been hit too hard and haven't had time to recover," said a diver from Hangberg, an impoverished fishing community in Cape Town, who ... One of the world's most expensive abalone species, Haliotis midae, occurs only on the southern and western shores of South Africa, where its high ... Africa
Fearing the complete depletion of their water supply amid an extreme drought, officials in South Africa's second most populous city have limited water consumption to 13 gallons per resident a day. Police are also fining people for watering their lawns or washing their cars. NewsHour Weekend Special ... Africa
Prosecutors are taking the state's battle against the Guptas to Dubai, where officials have asked the United Arab Emirates government to preserve an amount of R169m that the family allegedly stole and transferred out of South Africa. This follows an order granted this week by the high court in Bloemfontein ... Africa
The ANC and the DA pointed the blame at each other when Cape Town announced in January that the city of 4 million people would run out of water sometime this year -- a date they ominously dubbed "Day Zero." "South Africa is a deeply divided country," said Schwella, who is also a professor of public ... Africa
Streets have many purposes. They carry traffic. They're conduits for electrical, telephone and water services to homes and businesses; below ground, they provide sewer and storm water networks. They have another crucial use too: they are or should be prominent public spaces in cities. The importance of ... Africa

Using the same laser technology that has revealed ancient Mayan cities in Mesoamerica, students from the University of the Witwatersrand have revealed a southern Africa city that prospered between the 15th and 19th centuries. LiDAR image of the ancient settlement The ancient homesteads at ... Africa
The Third Test in Cape Town has been overshadowed by the ball-tampering scandal involving Australia. Will the tourists be able to re-focus on the cricket as they try to stay in the game on day four? Follow all the action in our live blog. Africa
South Africa has got the message: every drop of water counts. In just three years Cape Town has cut its water consumption from 1.2 billion litres to 515 million, setting the benchmark for cities around the world. South Africa is settling into a new culture of efficient water-use that could see it become as famous ... Africa
While World Water Day offers an opportunity to spotlight the globe's water issues, residents in Cape Town, South Africa deal with the reality of dry taps every day. Water issues are creating an uncertain future for the city, the first metropolis to deal with such a issue. Capetonians are playing down the idea of ... Africa
An historic drought in South Africa's second largest city has put its vines at risk and now threatens to jeopardize its entire activity. The drought afflicting the province is expected to cut agricultural output in general by 20 percent in 2018, decimating the wheat crop and reducing apple, grape and pear exports ... Africa
Durban - The 20th Mercer Quality of Living report released this week ranked Durban as the most liveable City in South Africa. ... This year, Mercer also provided a separate ranking on city sanitation, which analyses cities' waste removal and sewage infrastructure, levels of infectious disease, air pollution, ... Africa
Although South Africa fought back to reduce Australia to 213 for nine in their second innings at the end of the third day, the Australians hold an overall lead of 402. Bancroft, who top-scored with 53, said conditions would be difficult for the South Africans when they eventually start to bat. “The ball is starting to ... Africa
Vally owned Kohinoor Records, the old jazz record store in Cape Town's CBD, and was also the man behind The Sun and As-Shams Records, which ... For South Africa, this was one of our first big attempts at the same thing, and we have a really cool photo and album cover to prove that we could also do ... Africa
"Every land in South Africa should be expropriated without compensation," he said. "The state should be the custodian of the land." That has put in doubt the fate of outstanding private property market mortgages, which local banking groups have estimated to be valued at 160 billion rand ($13.5bn). Africa
The growth of ICT is enabling cities to better meet these objectives, allowing for smart solutions that aim at developing the urban ecosystem while managing assets and resources efficiently. “There is no clear definition for what constitutes a smart city, but typically we think of it as a city that “gets you” and ... Africa
Residents living in a block of apartments in Albert Road are opposing their eviction in the Cape Town Magistrates' Court. The City offered to accommodate the residents at "temporary relocation areas" in Blikkiesdorp and Wolwerivier. The residents rejected the proposal. During an earlier hearing, the court ... Africa
According to municipal spokesperson Thobeka Mafumbatha, the municipality had received a budget from the Department of Human Settlements. "Some of the money will be used for land acquisition within the town centre. Some will be used for acquisition of land in Edendale, of which Dambuza is part.". Africa
So how did Cape Town, one of the best-managed and wealthiest cities in Africa, find itself on the brink of running dry? The city has, after all, won awards for its work on climate change. South Africa has some of the world's most detailed, progressive water laws and deep expertise in water science and ... Africa
(CNN) South Africa is emerging as a big player in the global film business. Behind the country's blockbuster boom is Cape Town Film Studios (CTFS). The CFTS -- nestled just out from town in charming, rural surroundings -- has become a sought-after destination for filmmakers around the world. Their game ... Africa
Social media was abuzz after multiple pictures were posted online yesterday of Ramaphosa on the Sea Point promenade with former finance minister Trevor Manuel. Ramaphosa was sworn in as president of South Africa on Thursday afternoon, and was spotted later that evening at the V&A Waterfront. Africa
The start of the month saw each resident's allowance of water dramatically cut from 87 litres a day to 50 litres. It is worth noting that a single toilet flush alone uses 9 litres. Day Zero is the moment that Cape Town's water supply will be switched off, and residents must go to one of over 200 sites across the city ... Africa
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Drastic efforts are underway in South Africa to save a major, modern city from running out of water for the first time ever. Cape Town's water crisis was declared a national disaster on Tuesday by South Africa's government. A three-year drought has dropped the water level ... Africa
An editorial in the Jerusalem Post earlier this week says South Africa is in no position to refuse help from Israel. Why? According to them, Israel is ... The Israeli argument is that the wall is to to prevent terrorist activities between West Bank villages and from coming into Israel. The intentional denial of water ... Africa
The City of Cape Town on Monday announced that Mitchell Du Plessis Associates (MDA) have been chosen as the winning bid for the redevelopment of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct, which includes the unsightly unfinished highway marring Cape Town's skyline. The City said MDA had been selected ... Africa
"We know you want closure on this matter,” Mr Ramaphosa said during a speech in Cape Town. ... South Africa's public broadcaster reported on Monday afternoon that Mr Zuma had agreed to step down, but the president's spokesman denied the reports, calling them “fake news,” according to local media ... Africa
The exact date it will arrive depends on the latest calculations; as of February 6, 2018, Day Zero was projected to occur on May 11, 2018. (See the most current prediction here.) That's the day the taps might well be turned off for the roughly 4 million residents of South Africa's second-largest city. Cape Town ... Africa
Cape Town, South Africa, a city roughly the size of Los Angeles, is about to run out of water — completely. Authorities are warning that as soon as May 11 — which they've ominously dubbed “Day Zero” — the drought-stricken city will have to cut off taps to all homes and most businesses, leaving nearly all ... Africa
Though Cape Town is dealing with the prospect of “Day Zero,” the shortage of water that threatens to cripple South Africa's second-largest city could ravage the rest of the country as well. Restrictions on water use are also in effect in both Durban and Johannesburg, where officials warned recently that ... Africa
The city is prepping 200 emergency water stations outside groceries and other gathering spots. Each would have to serve almost 20,000 residents. Cape Town officials are making plans to store emergency water at military installations, and say using taps to fill pools, water gardens, or wash cars is now ... Africa
Cape Town, South Africa, is running out of water. Drought and overuse have brought the city to the edge of disaster. Day Zero, the day that taps run dry, is set to happen on April 16. Peter Granitz reports from Cape Town that people are angry, confused and afraid. PETER GRANITZ, BYLINE: Here in the ... Africa
Authorities in South Africa's drought stricken city of Cape Town are predicting that only 74 days are left until it becomes the first major city in the developed world to run out of water. The countdown to what is being called “Day Zero” is based on calculations for when the water supply in the dams will ... Africa
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. See all the photos here. Cape Town – Big Concerts, a Live Nation Company, have announced that Cartoon Network Live! will be coming to South Africa for the very first time over the winter school ... Africa
Faf du Plessis has asked for a certain pitch, which is difficult to deliver thanks to the long drought in Cape Town. Flint uses bore-hole water to grow ... On a green pitch, Bhuvneshwar Kumar gives India the perfect start, but AB de Villiers counterattacks stunningly to help South Africa to 286. India lose three before stumps, ... Africa
Her water-saving measures are becoming the norm in South Africa's second-largest city, which is in the midst of a years-long drought. Authorities warn Cape Town is less than three months away from the situation becoming so dire that it must shut off its taps, an eventuality known as "Day Zero.". Africa
Black Panther costume designer draws inspiration from South Africa ... While in South Africa over the festive season, the iconic costume designer spent time exploring Johannesburg and Cape Town. ... She was inspired to come here for her work on Black Panther, she explains at the City Press office. Africa
South Africa; Water crisis hits Cape town ... The Kouga Municipality has already indicated that at least two towns, Hankey and Patensie, face water shedding, while the Nelson Mandela Bay ... This would leave the metro dependent on the Nooitgedacht scheme, which supplies about half of the city's water. Africa
South Africa's second-largest city is facing its worst drought in a century, with its water supply expected to run dry April 21. They're calling it “Day Zero.” In this city of 4 million, people will have to line up in the streets at just 200 water stations. The police and army will enforce a limit of 6.6 gallons per person ... Africa
The cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on Thursday insisted that drinking water in the metropolitan areas was safe for consumption, following a surge in Listeriosis outbreaks countrywide. On Tuesday, a total of 764 Listeriosis cases were registered in South Africa, including 212 in ... Africa


 

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