It’s been in existence since the 1500s but the Kaaps language, synonymous with Cape Town, has never had a dictionary until now.
Gauteng citizens need to know the uncomfortable truth: for the next six years, their water supplies will increasingly have to be restricted.
The fynbos vegetation that historically clothed the slopes of Table Mountain is highly inflammable. This has been worsened by the spread of alien trees that burn more intensely than the fynbos.
Fire hazards are influenced by three factors: weather, an ignition source and fuel loads. The first two are unpredictable. But fuel loads can be managed.
Despite millions of free homes built since 1994, spatial inequality in South Africa remains high. A study evaluating a programme to boost rentals in well-located areas found mixed results, however.
Creating a space where people feel safe to voice opinions, make mistakes and risk ridicule when offering an idea can have a significant effect on teams.
Protecting forests means protecting a rich biodiversity of plants, animals and the livelihoods of many people.
Artificially dimming the sun, by injecting reflective particles into the upper atmosphere, could reduce the risk of Day Zero level droughts in Cape Town by more than 90% in the future.
Penguins are sensitive to ecosystem changes such as reduction of available prey, pollution and climate change. Their presence and abundance is indicative of a healthy and balanced ecosystem.
‘Antarctic cities’ residents care deeply about the continent, with environmental concerns outweighing economic priorities. Asked about its future, they feel a mix of hope, pessimism and sadness.
Cape Town’s new climate strategy is a good start. But it falls short when it comes to nature.
Regional tourism took a huge knock from the Day Zero experience in Cape Town, South Africa. Here are the lessons learnt.
A study shows that some Cape Town gangsters choose to stand alone, preferring their independence to taking orders from a gang boss.
COVID-19 has stretched South Africa’s public health services to capacity. In response, the services have increased their capacity through innovation.
Even after becoming an ‘ex’, former gang members must still negotiate gang associations and activities in the communities they remain in.
There aren’t a lot of studies on South Africa’s cultural economy. A new one finds a cluster of creative firms in Cape Town with high levels of innovation.
A film about Cape Town’s environmental resources features a cast as diverse as breakdancers and wetland activists - and is being used as a study aid globally.
At present South Africa is simply placing a potentially dangerous market into the hands of criminal syndicates and international traffickers.
From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people.
Successes by the army and police on the Cape Flats will depend entirely on levels of cooperation established on an ad hoc basis.