Informal traders in Cape Town are heavily dependent on foreign tourists.
Cape Town’s informal traders need support, but they need to be consulted first.
Scores of people walk home along the N2 highway after being left stranded by a taxi strike.
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Who the taxi strike affected, where and how shows the violent reality of the city’s spatial injustice.
South Africa is one of four African countries participating in the tournament, which begins on 28 July.
A former gang member in Cape Town, South Africa, shows off his tattoos.
Courtesy Dariusz Dziewanski
More than being the social problem they are often made out to be, gangs are an indication of larger problems present in their societies.
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Social entrepreneurs aren’t all the same. Policies should be designed to reflect this.
A caracal monitored by the Urban Caracal Project, TMC33 Hermes, walks across a pipeline in Cape Town.
Caracals are most likely being exposed to metals like arsenic, lead and mercury through their diet.
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Aquifers are highly prevalent across Africa – but they’re not always going to be usable.
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Confident chatbots could undermine trust and romance - but probably won’t. They may even enhance online dating.
A tractor ploughs a field in the Philippi Horticultural Area in Cape Town, South Africa.
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The work done by the campaign before, during and after the drought remains important for the food security of Cape Town
A replica of the famous Linton Panel.
Courtesy Rock Art Research Institute/Origins Centre
A new exhibition in Johannesburg focuses on the beliefs and paintings of the San people.
Small-scale fishers in Durban are drawn to southern Africa’s sardine run.
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South Africa’s policies need to do more to protect vulnerable and marginalised small-scale fishers and fishing communities.
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Collaboration and good working relationships are crucial for community-based ambulance services to work.
A copy of the VOC’s registers for April 1789. These daily registers contained rich detail - including about the weather.
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A project to transcribe Dutch colonial records of the weather in Cape Town can benefit modelling of future climate scenarios and assist in forecasting weather now.
Protestors express their anger over continued power cuts in South Africa.
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The wealthy should not be allowed to opt out from their share of the costs of electricity production and Eskom’s debt.
Caracals feed mainly on native, wild species.
Caracals that hunt closer to urban areas where human population density is higher, have higher levels of chemicals in their systems.
Family members wash away blood at the scene of a shooting in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, where seven people were shot dead in May.
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The study highlights the flimsy boundaries between different forms of violence: torture and extrajudicial punishment, lawful arrest, and an unlawful kidnapping.
Alien trees threaten biodiversity, increase the risk of wildfires and also guzzle water.
Photo courtesy Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve
Clearing alien trees from mountain catchments is a more cost-effective approach to providing water than building and maintaining desalination plants.
Alien pine trees, which use substantially more water than the native vegetation of the Cape Mountains, reduce river flows to dams that supply the city’s water.
Clearing alien trees before the drought hit could have reduced the impact of climate change on water supply during the ‘Day Zero’ drought.
Dating on apps is the new reality, but do they really make dating easier? A Cape Town study finds Tinder complicates it further.
Two chacma baboons (
Papio ursinus) in Da Gama Park, Cape Town.
The study aimed to understand if and how wild chacma baboon collective behaviour changes in urban space, and what this means for their management.