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Shack building business is booming for kasi folk after land invasions

Shack building business is booming for kasi folk after land invasions

Shack building business is booming for kasi folk after land invasions
SA's Fab Academic: Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng rocked Destiny magazine cover

SA's Fab Academic: Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng rocked Destiny magazine cover

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, the vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town, was recently chosen to be on the cover of Destiny magazine, much to her surprise. The professor has degrees in mathematics and inspires women.

SA's Fab Academic: Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng rocked Destiny magazine cover
Cape Town urges residents to continue saving water despite recent rainfall

Cape Town urges residents to continue saving water despite recent rainfall

According to the latest reports, the dam levels in Cape Town increased by 6,3%. The levels are now a total of 38,1% full, thanks to the rain of the past few weeks. Despite this, residents are asked to keep using water smartly.

Cape Town urges residents to continue saving water despite recent rainfall
Cash-in-transit gang hits with explosives in Cape Town

Cash-in-transit gang hits with explosives in Cape Town

Another cash-in-transit van was robbed on Monday morning on a busy road in Cape Town. The van was blown up with commercial explosives by a CIT gang and the robbers fled the scene with an unknown amount of money.

Cash-in-transit gang hits with explosives in Cape Town
The Cape “Day Zero” poster child dam rises 12% in just days

The Cape “Day Zero” poster child dam rises 12% in just days

It's raining, it's pouring and the Cape couldn't be happier. Local residents have taken to social media to share their videos of gushing dams, and raging torrents - a site that has been missing from the area for far too long.

The Cape “Day Zero” poster child dam rises 12% in just days
Gcobani Ntilashe: Residents are not building shacks to cause trouble, but because they have no place to stay

Gcobani Ntilashe: Residents are not building shacks to cause trouble, but because they have no place to stay

A "super shack" has been erected in Mfuleni, Cape Town. There are about 200 people who call this shack their home. It is an unpleasant situation with many health risks, but these people have nowhere else to go.

Gcobani Ntilashe: Residents are not building shacks to cause trouble, but because they have no place to stay
Meet Iago Marçal: The Comrades dancer who went viral

Meet Iago Marçal: The Comrades dancer who went viral

Iago Marçal caught South Africa's attention when he was filmed doing a dance recently during the Comrades Marathon. The 25-year-old Cape Town resident is originally from São Paulo in Brazil. He brought smiles to many faces.

Meet Iago Marçal: The Comrades dancer who went viral
Proud lady with disability flaunts her stunning beauty on Twitter

Proud lady with disability flaunts her stunning beauty on Twitter

Nobathembu, a young woman from Cape Town living with disability, has shown off her beauty on Twitter and affirmed that women with disability can also be sassy. Her followers commended her for her positive spirit.

Proud lady with disability flaunts her stunning beauty on Twitter
Heavy rains cause flooding in Cape Town’s informal settlements

Heavy rains cause flooding in Cape Town’s informal settlements

Cape Town's informal settlements are experiencing flooding following heavy rains in the City on Thursday. Residents of these settlements are struggling to cope and the City's authorities have made arrangements to help.

Heavy rains cause flooding in Cape Town’s informal settlements
SA reacts to mosque attack: "Saddens to think that people cannot be safe even in church"

SA reacts to mosque attack: "Saddens to think that people cannot be safe even in church"

Early on Thursday morning an attack at Malmesbury mosque deeply unsettled South Africa. An unidentified man stabbed 2 people to death at the mosque in Cape Town. The man was shot to death. South Africans reacted on social media.

SA reacts to mosque attack: "Saddens to think that people cannot be safe even in church"
3 people dead after attack at the Malmesbury mosque in Cape Town

3 people dead after attack at the Malmesbury mosque in Cape Town

An unknown man attacked people at the Malmesbury mosque in Cape Town during the early morning hours and two were killed while another person is believed to be injured. The attacker was shot to death by the police.

3 people dead after attack at the Malmesbury mosque in Cape Town
Adrenalin junky at 90: SA man skydives for his 90th birthday

Adrenalin junky at 90: SA man skydives for his 90th birthday

A very young 90 year old Capetonian decided to celebrate his birthday by jumping out of a plane. This was noot his first time and he does not believe that it will be his last. A true example of age just being a number.

Adrenalin junky at 90: SA man skydives for his 90th birthday
Tempers flare at meeting on renaming Cape Town International Airport

Tempers flare at meeting on renaming Cape Town International Airport

A meeting held at Cape Town International Airport to allow members of the public to participate in the process of renaming the airport on Wednesday evening descended into chaos and had to be halted due to unruly members.

Tempers flare at meeting on renaming Cape Town International Airport
Meet the teen who made a business out of dirty sneakers and it's eco-friendly

Meet the teen who made a business out of dirty sneakers and it's eco-friendly

What started out as a way to clean her vuil takkies has now grown into a successful business for the 15-year-old. Aakifah Slarmie sells 300 bottles a month of her eco-friendly product. Making a clean profit from her product.

Meet the teen who made a business out of dirty sneakers and it's eco-friendly
From cleaner to teacher: Avril Martin finished top of her class

From cleaner to teacher: Avril Martin finished top of her class

A former cleaner at a crèche has come out tops in her college class for Early Childhood Development (ECD) studies. She had a dream and she followed it. At the ripe age of 52, Avril Martin finished top of her class.

From cleaner to teacher: Avril Martin finished top of her class
South Africans react to #CapeStorm - the heavy storm of Cape Town

South Africans react to #CapeStorm - the heavy storm of Cape Town

Cape Town got hit by a serious storm and the streets were flooded and Capetonians reminded of the brute force of mother nature. Fortunately, no-one was injured very seriously during #CapeStorm, and the water is most welcome.

South Africans react to #CapeStorm - the heavy storm of Cape Town
Mom-of-4 provides for her family by swapping recyclable goods for food

Mom-of-4 provides for her family by swapping recyclable goods for food

Alice Mahase is a dedicated mother of four children living in the Dunoon informal settlement of Cape Town. To supplement her husband's income, she collects recyclable material and swaps them for food and clothing.

Mom-of-4 provides for her family by swapping recyclable goods for food
Cape Town school choir performs amazing rendition of Zulu gospel hit

Cape Town school choir performs amazing rendition of Zulu gospel hit

Cape Town-based Table View High School choir performed a Zulu gospel hit, "Phind'ukhulume" by Joyous Celebration, during this year's Cape Town Eisteddfod. The school shared a video of the stunning performance on Facebook.

Cape Town school choir performs amazing rendition of Zulu gospel hit
Thank you God: Man finally becomes homeowner after 10 years of renting

Thank you God: Man finally becomes homeowner after 10 years of renting

Nkosi Booi, a Cape Town-based man, has finally become a proud homeowner after renting for 10 years and saving for 15 years. He shared the uplifting news on Twitter and inspired thousands of South Africans. More here.

Thank you God: Man finally becomes homeowner after 10 years of renting
New vice-chancellor on a mission to make UCT unapologetically African

New vice-chancellor on a mission to make UCT unapologetically African

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) incoming vice-chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, wants to turn the institution from Afropolitan to unapologetically African while maintaining its standing as one of the best in Africa.

New vice-chancellor on a mission to make UCT unapologetically African
Acting Cape Town Mayor Neilson says not even a court can stop him appointing mayoral committee

Acting Cape Town Mayor Neilson says not even a court can stop him appointing mayoral committee

Acting City of Cape Town Mayor Ian Neilson is expected to appoint his mayoral committee on Monday afternoon. Nielson was appointed last week after Patricia de Lille was ousted from the Democratic Alliance and the mayor position.

Acting Cape Town Mayor Neilson says not even a court can stop him appointing mayoral committee
Cape Town crisis: ANC claims DA trying to capture city council

Cape Town crisis: ANC claims DA trying to capture city council

The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape says there is an unconstitutional takeover and capture of the City of Cape Town council by a factionalised Democratic Alliance (DA). The city remains in turmoil.

Cape Town crisis: ANC claims DA trying to capture city council
Saving lives: Khayelitsha man delivers medication to sick people by bicycle

Saving lives: Khayelitsha man delivers medication to sick people by bicycle

Sizwe Nzima owns Iyeza Express. Through it, he delivers medication to chronically ill patients in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, by bicycle. He also employs young people in the area as couriers. Find out more about his initiative here.

Saving lives: Khayelitsha man delivers medication to sick people by bicycle
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