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Cape Town police arrest 154 on drug-related offences ... Cape Town - A total of 154 suspects were arrested on drug possession charges in the Nyanga policing cluster in Cape Town over the past few days, the South African police ... The stations have some of the highest crime rates in South Africa.
Here, interior and textile designer Mally Skok shares her favorite spots in her favorite place: her native Cape Town. As a South African designer living in Boston, if I want to see my family, it usually entails the use of some serious air miles! ... There is a word in South Africa that you hear a lot: upliftment. We ...

Not everybody in Cape Town has changed their mindset however. To help enforce "level 6B", the city now employs more than 60 officers as part of a specialised water inspectorate. They are, for all practical purposes, the world's first water police. Sky News spent several days with the "water squad" and ... police
A project to help a drought-stricken Cape Town received overwhelming support yesterday as thousands of Pretoria rugby fans donated money to provide water to the Mother City. ... "We have the most generous listeners in South Africa," he said. ... "Thank you to everyone who helped Cape Town." The ...
South African women have had to change the way they approach showering, hair care, and menstruation, due to the lack of water. If you've ever gone camping, then you know how ... This is what residents of Cape Town, South Africa, are coping with. An interesting article in Glamour takes a look at ... drought

CAPE TOWN - South African authorities said they were expecting large volumes of traffic on the country's roads on Monday as travellers return home following the Easter weekend. "Law enforcement will be on high alert and will deal appropriately with traffic offenders," the Road Traffic ...
She was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years, including the 27 years he was imprisoned on an island near Cape Town. "She kept the memory of her imprisoned husband Nelson Mandela alive during his years on Robben Island and helped give the struggle for justice in South Africa one of its ... apartheid
High-income Cape Town families have cut their average water use by 80%, according to Martine Visser, director of the Environmental Policy Research ... California, South Africa's Western Cape and southern Australia are especially vulnerable to climate change because, with their Mediterranean ...
American flies to Cape Town and gets catfished by local “hospital nurse”. There is getting ... Jones had claimed to be a British nurse working on an exchange programme at the Cape Town hospital. ... While his short time in SA was a terrible one he still believes Cape Town is a “perfect” holiday destination.
Hundreds lose their homes in Cape Town fire South Africa. Reckless drivers urged to leave families at home for Easter break South Africa. Court interdicts three students from acting illegally South Africa. Parents of deported Zimbabwean children arrested in midnight raid South Africa. Dam wall to be raised ...
An alleged Cape Town extortion racketeer was arrested on Monday night after an alleged assault and intimidation incident in Diep River on Wednesday. It is understood that the man is connected to a grouping which has tried to take over Cape Town's nightclubs‚ which is controlled by alleged mafioso Nafiz ...
Cape Town - A Sunday tradition turned deadly after men dicing down a Mitchells Plain street crashed into a father and his sons, leaving one dead. Nine-year-old Tyrin Arends, his father Theo and his younger brother were walking home down Erica Way in Tafelsig after buying koeksisters. The family was ...
Cape Town – An man in his sixties was attacked and stabbed to death near Brigantine Road, Fish Hoek, on Tuesday morning. The man, who is yet to be identified by police, was riding his bike on a trail before he was attacked by the suspect. "The suspect fled the scene with the victim's mountain bike and is ...
JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa has declared that the drought afflicting Cape Town and other parts of the country is a national disaster. The government announcement on Tuesday allows officials to more easily direct resources to drought relief and long-term recovery plans. The government says the ...
He then decided to fly to South Africa to save his lady love. “I gave her my flight itinerary and she knew I would be wearing a cowboy hat and a sweater saying 'big daddy'. But when I got there, she was not there. “I got myself a South African cellphone number and told her where I was staying and even ...
Cape Town - Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday confirmed the long-term global scale ratings of 10 South African regional and local governments with stable outlooks. Moody's said the latest rating action follows the potential improvement of the SA government's credit profile, as reflected by ...

Pravin Gordhan, another respected former finance minister and casualty of Zuma's administration, has been appointed minister of public enterprises. He will be responsible for state-owned enterprises like South African Airways and the national electric company. Under Zuma, public enterprises were nests ...
Suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack and his four co-accused are expected to hear on Wednesday if the Cape Town Magistrate's Court has granted them bail. If Modack is granted bail, it will be the third recent case in which he has successfully applied for bail and it means that he could be released ...
LET'S TALK: Mayor Patricia de Lille addressed backyarders, many of whom were responsible for illegal land invasions over the past week. Picture: Tracey Adams/ African News Agency (ANA). Cape Town - Calm has been restored in Gugulethu and Philippi after Mayor Patricia de Lille met with disgruntled ...
Cape Town-based Silvertree Internet Holdings says it has funneled $4.5 million (R53 million) into companies in its investment portfolio over the course of 2017. The company owns, operates and invests in consumer and Internet brands, including ucook.co.za, petheaven.co.za, cybercellar.com, carzar.co.za, ...
New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his first cabinet reshuffle Monday night, putting investor favorites in key economic management positions. Former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene was reinstated in the position, while Pravin Gordhan, also a former finance minister, was restored as ...
Cape Town - It took three tries, but Andrew Thabo Russell has finally broken the record for the fastest time between Cairo and Cape Town on a motorcycle. And not just broken it - he slashed five days off the previous mark of 13 days 23 hours, set by Swiss endurance rider Urs 'Grizzly' Pedraita in 2016, ...
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA—In the mountains east of here there are plants so rare they are only found in an area the size of a soccer field. ... Efforts to cultivate this plant elsewhere have failed, says Ismail Ebrahim, a botanist with the South African National Biodiversity Institute here. “There is nowhere ...
Cape Town has become a destination of choice for foodies the world over. In fact, the city was named the best food city in the world in 2016 in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. For those wanting to do more than just enjoy the flavours and the comfortable and classy locations where this ...
Since last weekend there have been sporadic protests in Dunoon‚ Cape Town. Disgruntled residents attacked MyCiTi bus stations‚ stoned a Golden Arrow bus‚ pushed shipping containers onto Usasadza Street and blockaded Potsdam Road and the N7 with rubble and burning tyres. There appear to be ...
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a message of optimism and renewal Friday in his first state of the nation address, saying it's time for South Africans to put discord behind them and that the country will "turn the tide" on corruption in state institutions this ...
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a message of optimism and renewal Friday in his first state of the nation address, saying it's time for South Africans to put discord behind them and that the country will “turn the tide” on corruption in state institutions this year.
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.
(CNN) — Cape Town's reputation as a glossy travel magazine cover star has taken a hit this year, as water restrictions to combat the drought become increasingly severe. After three years of minimal rainfall, the city is now in a state of emergency, with locals and visitors limited to 50 liters (around 13 gallons) ...
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 ...
South Africa has declared the drought which has seen Cape Town hurtling towards "Day Zero" a national disaster. ... According to South African news website eNCA, the co-operative governance minister Des van Rooyen said last week more than 70m rand (£4.2m; $5.8m) had been put aside to tackle the ...
Farmer and evangelist Angus Buchan has called on South Africans to gather to pray for rain in the Western Cape. Watch. Buchan on Tuesday announced that a national prayer meeting will be held in Mitchells Plain on March 24. "God is not happy with Cape Town ... It will rain when the people of the ...
Tuesday's postponement of the State of the Nation address threw arrangements for one of Cape Town's annual showpiece events into turmoil. Booked-up hotels and airlines braced themselves for a spate of cancellations‚ and the security operation surrounding Thursday's event was put on hold. The City of ...
Cape Town desalination firm scores R5bn contract from Saudi Arabia ... A Cape Town desalination company has won a R5-billion contract for a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia. ... “We are a proudly South African company and well positioned to provide solutions for the Cape Town water crisis.”.
Cape Town: India will have their sights set on an unprecedented 3-0 lead when they take on a South African team, which has quite literally fallen apart due to injury blows, in the third ODI of the six-match series on Wednesday. The visitors won the first two matches of the series in Durban and Centurion by ...
VILLIERSDORP, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 25: A general view of Theewaterskloof Dam on January 25, 2018 in Villiersdorp, South Africa. ... heading for Cape Town. According to the South African Weather Service, much-needed rainfall is heading towards the drought-stricken province late on Friday.
Mowzer and the ANC are long gone; an opposition coalition took control of Cape Town in 2006 and South Africa's main opposition party, the ... Zille and the South African Weather Service, CSAG scientist Chris Jack told The Sunday Times in South Africa at the weekend: “We should be aware of the implicit ...
In the second game at Centurion, Indian bowlers Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav wreak havoc on the South African batsmen and returned with figures of 5/22 and 3/20, respectively. That really set ... Here are the 10 reasons to watch third ODI between India and South Africa in Cape Town: 1. South ...
South Africa's second-largest city after Johannesburg, Cape Town was not an obvious candidate for that dubious distinction. In 2014, its dams were flush with rainwater and its water-conservation strategy was award-winning. Then came the worst drought South Africa had seen in a century, lasting three ...
CAPE TOWN - The South African Plastic Recycling Organisation has given assurances that it's safe to reuse most standard plastic bottles to store water. It appears many shops are battling to keep up with the demand for bottled water, as people are stocking up with day zero forecast for 11 May. Capetonians ...
The 2018 Mining Indaba kicks off in Cape Town on Monday where issues of health and safety in the mining industry will still be on the minds of delegates ... These are the realities that Zwane will face when he officially opens the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba and promotes South Africa's mineral ...
South Africa are wary of the threat posed by the Indian bowlers as the continuing dry spell in Cape Town – venue for Wednesday's third game – has left the ground mostly ... Newlands curator Evan Flint said the water crisis has deepened since the first Test between India and South Africa from January 5-9.
The South African Local Government Association has called for a collective effort to deal with the water crisis facing municipalities across the country. Salga's national executive committee met on Monday in Cape Town‚ and the water crisis was one of the big issues discussed on the day. The association ...
SA is overexploiting its water system, and the problem is getting harder and costlier to fix. South Africa is running out of water. Not just Cape Town, the entire country. The problem is most immediate in the Mother City, but the country has been overexploiting its national water system for years, and the ...
Those who often reminisce about visiting the old-school drive-in during the good old days certainly don't want to miss this. While Galileo open air cinemas are dotted all around Cape Town, and run almost every day of the week, a special Valentine's Day screening will be held at Nooitgedacht Wine Estate.
Booked a holiday to the South African capital and worried you're arriving just as the taps finally run dry? Here are five ... Fly to George, 50 minutes from Cape Town, and explore the 80-mile stretch of South Africa's famed Garden Route that winds its way towards the borders of the Eastern Cape. Just outside ...
South Africa is one of the world's largest pear producers. The Theewaterskloof Dam is the biggest in the network. Located about 85 miles north of Cape Town and about 70 miles east of said port city, it supplies both city and local farmers. It's sitting at just 13 percent capacity. But here on the dam, there's no ...
Population growth and a record drought, perhaps exacerbated by climate change, is sparking one of the world's most dramatic urban water crises, as South African leaders warn that residents are increasingly likely to face "Day Zero." That's the day, now projected for mid-April, when the city says it will be ...
Cape Town – South African Breweries (SAB) will be helping Capetonians struggling through the drought crisis by shipping out 12 million quarts of a drink not usually associated with the company. SAB general manager John Stenslund confirmed that 9 million litres of water – bottled in 12 million quarts ...


 

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