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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 ensure ...
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 available, ...

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 than ...
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 end ...
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.
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 Town, ...
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.
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, ...
"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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
"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).
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 ...
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 ...
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.".
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 ...
(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 ...


 

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