Programme uses insects to curb invasive plants

Cape Town - More than 243 000 biocontrol insects, also known as agents, have been reared for release into the environment to destroy alien...

CT drug programme celebrates 10 years

Cape Town – On Tuesday, the City of Cape Town’s Health Department celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Matrix® Programme, which improves access to...

Local lecturer and team grab global sustainability award

Cape Town - A lecturer and his team from the University of Cape Town (UCT) have won an international sustainability competition with their self-sustaining...

City tackling water losses with free leak detection and repairs

Cape Town – The City of Cape Town has accelerated the roll-out of its Water Leaks Project to indigent properties with free leak detection...

New medicine shows reduction in TB mortality cases

Cape Town – There has been a reduction in TB mortality cases from drug resistant Tuberculosis (DR - TB) in South Africa through the...

New coal power plants will cost SA billions

Cape Town – Newly built coal power plants will add billions to South Africa’s power bill over the course of their lifetime, a study...

City assists feeding scheme as Ramadaan comes to an end

Cape Town – On Thursday, the City of Cape Town responded to a request to donate protective goggles and masks to hundreds of volunteers...

City cuts congestion with new roads

Cape Town – In an effort to reduce congestion in the City of Cape Town, five new roads have been added to the City’s...

Strong cold front hits Cape Town

Cape Town – The South African Weather Service has alerted the Western Cape to a strong cold front, expected to hit on 14 June...

Dam levels jump after heavy rains

Cape Town – The combined average dam level for the Western Cape Water Supply System (WCWSS) is at 31.51% as compared to 20.97% at...

City to spend R2,1 billion on new housing

Cape Town – In response to the immediate need for housing in Cape Town, the Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) will spend R2,1...

UCT’s child nursing team recognised with international award

Cape Town – A team from the University of Cape Town (UCT) has been awarded for their outstanding contribution to the development of paediatric...

Spotlight on plastic pollution on World Environment Day

Cape Town – To mark World Environment Day on Tuesday, South Africans were urged to eradicate plastic pollution, beginning with small, individual actions such...

Strategy to save Western Cape bees and create jobs

Cape Town - The Department of Agriculture, together with bee associations in the Western Cape, has released a new strategy aimed at ensuring the...

“Draft Tobacco Bill has the potential to initiate change”

Cape Town – The City of Cape Town has voiced its support for the Draft Tobacco Bill which is currently out for public comment. In...

SALT astronomers make an exciting discovery

Cape Town - The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) in Sutherland has discovered a binary star system in the Hourglass Nebula, one of the...

Cape Town saving water while dams rise

Cape Town – Despite dam levels having increased by 2,9% to 24% due to the good rains over the past week, Cape Town’s average...

UCT biomedical engineers develop device to help people with allergies

Cape Town - Biomedical engineers from the Medical Devices Lab at the University of Cape Town (UCT) have developed a device to assist people...

Staff traumatised after Library gets vandalised

Cape Town – The staff and library users of Gugulethu Library were traumatised after it was ransacked by a group of attackers on Tuesday. A...

SA celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity

Cape Town - On Tuesday, South Africa joined the world in celebrating 25 years of action for biodiversity during the International Day for Biological Diversity...

Henri van Breda found guilty

Cape Town – Henri van Breda was found guilty of the murder of his parents and brother and the attempted murder of his sister,...

Cape Town woman scores R58 mil jackpot

Cape Town – A 56-year-old Cape Town woman won the R58 million LOTTO jackpot on Saturday 12 May. “After seeing the estimated jackpot prize, I...

City expo connecting the youth with careers

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town recently hosted an event which attracted 480 young people from across the city and gave them...

100 years of the Noon Day Gun remembered

Cape Town – On Monday, Minister Anroux Marais of Cultural Affairs and Sport presided over the centenary of the introduction of the first two-minute silence in...

A science festival in a bar

Cape Town – The University of Cape Town (UCT) is bringing science to the public by hosting a three-day science festival in a bar,...

Walking bus initiative aims to make learners safer

Cape Town – A new initiative called the Walking Bus will see approximately 150 parents of Henry Gwala Secondary, Chris Hani Secondary, Impendulo Primary,...

Checkers roasted by Twitter for Mother’s Day mishap

Cape Town - Shoprite Holdings has issued an apology in response to what seemed to be an offensive Mother's Day display that drew harsh...

CT motorists can now settle warrants online

Cape Town – In an attempt to make the payment of traffic fines easier, the City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service will now allow...

SA astronomer’s research may one day stop catastrophe

Cape Town – An astronomer from the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) was part of an international team that worked on a way to...

UCT engineers design device to help asthma sufferers

Cape Town – Biomedical engineers from the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Medical Devices Laboratory have designed a device that could potentially help asthma sufferers. The...

Maimane slams EFF, ANC on land reform

Cape Town – Mmusi Maimane has come out strongly against land expropriation without compensation, saying that national government only intends for land reform programmes...

R450 000 made available to help street people

Cape Town – R450 000 will be made available to seven organisations that will be taking part in the winter readiness campaign for street people...

No freedom without jobs and education, says Ramaphosa

Cape Town - Much more remains to be done to address the racial and gender distortions of the past, according to President Cyril Ramaphosa. He...

De Lille loses vote of no confidence

Cape Town - Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has compared her fight with the DA to a boxing match after 70% of councillors...

Saftu to march against minimum wage

Cape Town - On Wednesday 25 April, South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu), its affiliates and its allies in civil society, will be...

Gigaba announces the “war on queues”

Cape Town – Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, has announced a campaign targeting the long queues that plague home affairs offices nationwide. “This will...

UCT study tests new TB vaccine strategy

Cape Town - A recent University of Cape Town (UCT) study tested and confirmed the safety and feasibility of a new tuberculosis (TB) vaccination strategy...

MyCiTi buses at a standstill due to strike

Cape Town – As of Wednesday, no MyCiTi buses will be operating due to the looming nationwide bus drivers’ strike action. “The strike will have...

Refugee Office to reopen in Cape Town

Cape Town – The Department of Home Affairs has announced on Tuesday that they will reopen a Refugee Reception Office in Cape Town. “The department...

Satellite developed by CPUT to get send-off

Cape Town - Africa’s largest and most advanced cube satellite is getting an official send-off on Tuesday, 17 April, for its eventual launch into...

Malema calls on ANC to rename Cape Town International Airport

JOHANNESBURG - The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema, made a call to the African National Congress to rename Cape Town International...

De Lille is not going to be charged for EFF appearance

Cape Town - The Democratic Alliance has refuted reports that the party has taken a decision to charge Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille...

DA wants de Lille to provide an explanation for attending Winnie’s...

CAPE TOWN - Mayor Patricia de Lille is required to give an explanation to Democratic Alliance leaders as to why she attended a Winnie...

Gigaba to tackle long queues at Home Affairs

Cape Town - Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has directed his department to prepare a comprehensive report and strategy on managing the long queues...

Two prison wardens stabbed at Goodwood prison

Cape Town - Authorities are closely monitoring a situation in which two wardens from the Goodwood correctional facility were seriously injured after they were...

DA prepares to vote as its Federal Congress approaches

Cape Town – This coming weekend, the Democratic Alliance (DA) will hold its Federal Congress, which they claim is the largest and the most...

Western Cape dam levels dropping, despite rains

Cape Town – Despite some rainfall over the long weekend, the Western Cape Water Supply System’s six dams that mainly serve the City of...

Fuel prices jump as VAT takes effect

Cape Town - After an unwelcome increase in VAT, South Africans have also been hit with a big jump in fuel prices, effective from...

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died

Cape Town - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an ANC stalwart and struggle veteran, passed away on Monday at the age of 81. Madikizela-Mandela had been in hospital...

Hermanus calms down as Human Settlements Minister visits

Cape Town - South African Human Settlements Minister, Nomaindiya Mfeketo, addressed community members at Zwelihle Stadium in Hermanus on Wednesday as protests subsided and...

De Lille proposes a 26.9% increase in water rates

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town has proposed a water and sanitation rates increase of 26.9% across the city during this financial...

Political parties may need to disclose private donations

CAPE TOWN – The National Assembly has approved the Political Party Funding Bill, which proposes to regulate private donations made to political parties and...

Zuma summoned to court for April 6

Cape Town – Former President Jacob Zuma has finally been served with a summons to appear in court on April 6. The South African crime...

De Lille hearing postponed indefinitely

Cape Town - The disciplinary hearing of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille was postponed indefinitely after one of the Panel members, Pogiso Monchusi,...

Capetonians march for land on Human Rights Day

Cape Town - Political parties took up the issue of land on Human Rights Day, while hundreds of Capetonians marched through the streets under...

Helen Zille’s tweet misses the mark, again

Cape Town – On Tuesday, Western Cape Premier Hellen Zille received severe criticism after tweeting about the compensation awarded to families of the psychiatric...

Watch: EFF deputy President assaults journalist

CAPE TOWN - Deputy leader of the EFF, Floyd Shivambu, was seen on camera assaulting a journalist outside parliament on Tuesday. WATCH: @Netwerk24 Multimedia journalist...

Dam levels drop as Water Month kicks off

Cape Town – The Western Cape’s average dam level has dropped to under 19%, which is down 7% compared to the same period last...

Jacob Zuma will be facing criminal charges

PRETORIA - The National Prosecuting Authority head Shaun Abrahams has confirmed that former President Jacob Zuma will be facing corruption charges. In a 12 minute...

NPA chief Shaun Abrahams scheduled to announce decision on Zuma Charges

Johannesburg - The decision on whether or not former president Jacob Zuma will face criminal charges is to be announced this afternoon by NPA...