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Cape Town hunkers down as cold front brings threat of more fires

Knysna - Cape Town, SA was hit with its first winter storm this week, bringing gale-force winds, snow, and very rough seas with waves of over 9 meters (30 feet). Bushfires fueled by the winds have already killed nine people and more severe weather is forecast.

Emergency personnel in Cape Town preparing for gigantic storm

Cape Town - Resident's in drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa may get a little relief from their water woes as a monster winter storm, the first of the season approaches.

Cape Town hosts International Animation Festival

The fifth edition of the Cape Town International Animation Festival has pulled together some of the world's best animators and animated films, and includes several workshops with industry leaders.

Op-Ed: Amazon explorer — We must rewild ourselves to save species Special

Cape Town - Human activity has sparked a mass extinction of species that may rival, and even surpass the death of the dinosaurs. With that in mind, a mother-and-son team is set to pedal across the Southern Atlantic on a customized boat powered only by foot pedals.

Cape Town in South Africa ranked top travel destination for 2014

Cape Town - Whether you call it Cape Town or the Mother City, it has to be said that this South African city is gorgeous. It comes as no surprise that the city has been ranked as the top holiday destination for 2014 by the Guardian newspaper and the New York Times.

Review: La Rose Bed & Breakfast — Local color in Bo-Kaap, Cape Town Special

Cape Town - Situated on Signal Hill above Cape Town's city center is the Bo-Kaap, an historical district and the center of the Cape Malay culture in Cape Town, South Africa. La Rose Bed & Breakfast can be found nestling among the colorful houses in the area.

Photo Essay: Cape Town — 'The Mother City' for so many reasons Special

Cape Town - It is easy to imagine the thoughts of Portuguese explorer, Bartholomew Diaz, when he first discovered the Cape in 1488. Arriving from the sea to that amazing, mountainous splendor must have been truly wonderful indeed.

Cape Town's blind busker gets 2 new guitars plus a recording deal

Cape Town - Digital Journal reported on Tuesday about the brutal arrest of Lunga Goodman Nono, the blind guitar player who busks in Cape Town's Greenmarket Square. Well, now the news is so much better.

Metro police arrest blind busker in Cape Town (Video)

Cape Town - Onlookers were shocked and outraged as a famed blind guitarist, busking in Greenmarket Square, was manhandled and arrested by metro police in Cape Town, South Africa. His wife screamed for them to stop and they even smashed his treasured guitar.

Cape of Storms: Western Cape, S. Africa hit by storms, hail, snow

Cape Town - Bitter cold conditions, heavy rains and hail have wreaked havoc in Cape Town, South Africa, with a new cold front set to arrive on Monday. The mountains close by have seen heavy snowfall.

March against Monsanto: Cape Town, South Africa, May 25, 2013 Special

Cape Town - Cape Town saw a great crowd in the streets on May 25, 2013 as the people marched against Monsanto, the pesticide giant and producer of genetically modified seeds. The following photo essay gives a graphic view of the event.

March against Monsanto: A worldwide protest, May 25, 2013

March against Monsanto protests were held in 40 countries in the world on May 25, 2013. The message of all these protests was "Stop Monsanto" and "No more GMOs." This article will concentrate on events in Earth's southern hemisphere.

Video: Baboons take over a house near Cape Town in South Africa

Cape Town - A bunch of baboons decided to take over a house in Betty's Bay near Cape Town in South Africa and began ransacking the place. A neighbor caught it all on video and managed to get them to leave.

Justin Bieber to sing in South Africa May 2013

Justin Bieber who turned 19 on 1 March 2013, will be performing in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, this coming May 2013.

Passing of an era: 'The Underfoots' dog family Special

Just over 17 years ago, my son came home from a day out in Fish Hoek, near Cape Town, South Africa. He dropped a little flea-bitten dog into my lap and the rest is history. We rescued one dog, and ended up with seven.

Review: Freshlyground — Refreshing music hailing from South Africa Special

Cape Town - Their music is dubbed Afro-pop or Afro-fusion, it is original and incredibly enjoyable to listen to. The style combines certain elements of traditional South African music with blues, jazz and a spoonful of indie rock.

1 dead after whale watching catamaran capsizes near Cape Town

Hout Bay - One person has died and six are missing after a whale watching charter boat carrying around 43 people capsized near Hout Bay, Cape Town on Saturday afternoon.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Outburst at book launch in Cape Town

Cape Town - Archbishop Desmond Tutu seems to be getting in the news a lot these days. He's had enough, and is not afraid to let everyone know.

Review: Constantia Vista — Ultimate hideaway in Cape Town, South Africa Special

Cape Town - If you are thinking of a trip to Cape Town, South Africa, this is the ideal place to stay. A luxury retreat at an affordable price in the beautiful countryside, but close to all the major attractions.

Israeli anger at South Africa labelling goods 'Made In Palestine'

Pretoria - Israel has condemned South Africa for planning to label goods made in the West Bank and Gaza regions, "Made in the Palestinian Territories."

England sends ‘hunter-killer’ nuclear-powered sub to Falklands

Cape Town - The UK is sending the powerful nuclear submarine "HMS Talent" to the Falkland/Malvinas Islands as a “a show of strength” to Argentina amid a growing diplomatic wrangle over the future of the South Atlantic islands.

Kenya's Maasai Warriors cricket team row over traditional attire

Mombasa - The Maasai Warriors cricket team are involved in a row with their trainer. He wants them to wear the traditional cricket whites. They want to wear their traditional gear.

Cape Town man out on $1.3 million bail over ivory haul

Cape Town - A man from Milnerton, Cape Town has been charged with the illegal possesion of elephant tusks and ivory products worth an estimated R10 million or approximately $1.3 million USD.

Base jumper injured jumping off Table Mountain

Cape Town - Jeb Corliss, 35, an American professional base jumper was injured after crashing into a rock part of the way down Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa.

Researchers discover 100,000-year-old workshop, tool kit

Still Bay - University researchers in Still Bay, South Africa have discovered a 100,000-year-old tool kit and workshop. Details of the discovery have been published in the journal Science.

2,000 protesters take part in Cape Town's first ever 'SlutWalk'

Cape Town - Established in Toronto, Canada, "SlutWalks" have taken the world by storm, having started after Constable Michael Sanguinetti told women to "avoid dressing like sluts" in a bid to avoid being raped. Yesterday, the "SlutWalk" debuted in South Africa.

Cricket: India v South Africa 3rd Test match at Cape Town Score

Newlands - With the series tied at one game all, India will play South Africa in the third and the final Test match at Newlands in Cape Town.

British bride found butchered on honeymoon vacation

Cape Town - A British woman on her honeymoon in South Africa was killed over the weekend after the taxi she and her husband were travelling in was ambushed by armed men in Cape Town. The groom was thrown from the cab, the bride was found later murdered.

Sea rescue drama off Cape Coast, ill captain safely evacuated

Cape Town - A sea rescue operation to evacuate the ill captain of the gas tanker St James Park, was successfully completed on Oct. 24 after a SAAF 35 Squadron Dakota located the ship 150 nautical miles off Cape Town, South Africa.

Drunk baboons cause trouble in Cape Town

Cape Town - Baboons are raiding kitchens, damaging buildings, throwing things at people and killing animals in South Africa – and sometimes, they’re drunk.
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Constantia Vista  Cape Town  South Africa - The View Cottage - entertainment lapa and BBQ.
Constantia Vista, Cape Town, South Africa - The View Cottage - entertainment lapa and BBQ.
Constantia Vista
A view of the Cape Town Watefront/harbour.
A view of the Cape Town Watefront/harbour.
Janet Szabo, Used with permission.
Freshlyground with lead singer Zolani Mahola
Freshlyground with lead singer Zolani Mahola
YouTube
The bohemian and fascinating Long Street of Cape Town  South Africa.
The bohemian and fascinating Long Street of Cape Town, South Africa.
Georgio
View of Camps Bay  Cape Town from Lion s Head.
View of Camps Bay, Cape Town from Lion's Head.
Warrickball
City Hall in Cape Town  South Africa
City Hall in Cape Town, South Africa
Felix Gottwald
March against Monsanto  May 25  2013  South Africa - Cape Town
March against Monsanto, May 25, 2013, South Africa - Cape Town
NO GMO South Africa
La Rose B&B in the colourful Bo-Kaap area of Cape Town  South Africa - The Rose Room.
La Rose B&B in the colourful Bo-Kaap area of Cape Town, South Africa - The Rose Room.
La Rose B&B, Cape Town
An ochre-rich mixture  possibly used for decoration  painting and skin protection 100 000 years ago ...
An ochre-rich mixture, possibly used for decoration, painting and skin protection 100,000 years ago, and stored in two abalone shells, was discovered at Blombos Cave in Cape Town, South Africa
Prof. Chris Henshilwood, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Constantia Vista  Cape Town  South Africa - The View Cottage  living room.
Constantia Vista, Cape Town, South Africa - The View Cottage, living room.
Constantia Vista
March against Monsanto in Cape Town  South Africa on May 25  2013
March against Monsanto in Cape Town, South Africa on May 25, 2013
Nicky Newman
Constantia Vista  Cape Town  South Africa - The Pool Apartment  entertainment lapa.
Constantia Vista, Cape Town, South Africa - The Pool Apartment, entertainment lapa.
Constantia Vista
Freshlyground from Cape Town  South Africa
Freshlyground from Cape Town, South Africa
Freshlyground
Cape Town City Bowl from Lions Head with Lions Rump (Signal Hill) and Cape Flats in the distance.
Cape Town City Bowl from Lions Head with Lions Rump (Signal Hill) and Cape Flats in the distance.
Martin Power
V&A Waterfront backed by Table Mountain in Cape Town  South Africa
V&A Waterfront backed by Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa
Shizhao
People are now questioning the logic and morality behind FIFA s demand that a new stadium be built i...
People are now questioning the logic and morality behind FIFA's demand that a new stadium be built in Cape Town for the 2010 World Cup.
Ryan Chapman
Clifton 4th Beach  Cape Town  South Africa
Clifton 4th Beach, Cape Town, South Africa
Warren Rohner
Hail coats Cape Town  South Africa as a cold front hit on Sunday  June 2  2013.
Hail coats Cape Town, South Africa as a cold front hit on Sunday, June 2, 2013.
YouTube
The Bo-Kaap - the original Cape Malay quarter in Cape Town  South Africa.
The Bo-Kaap - the original Cape Malay quarter in Cape Town, South Africa.
PZFUN
March against Monsanto in Cape Town  South Africa on May 25  2013
March against Monsanto in Cape Town, South Africa on May 25, 2013
Nicky Newman

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