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South Africa

City of Cape Town Takes Action to Safeguard Community Amid Weather Alert Upgrade

The City of Cape Town has taken proactive steps to ensure community safety after the South African Weather Service upgraded its weather warning to level 8 . Strong to gale-force winds are expected, reaching speeds of 70 to 90-kilometres-per-hour, with gusts of over 100-kilometres-per-hour. Spokesperson, Charlotte Powell says the Disaster Coordinating Team will oversee the emergency response, and warns of potential structural damage. She advises residents to avoid coastal areas: […]

todayJuly 8, 2024 5


Africa can transform its aviation sector by harnessing new routes – report

          By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency     A new study by European aircraft manufacturer Airbus reveals that West Africa holds the potential for an aviation revolution leveraging its booming population, diverse economies, and strategic geographical position to open up new routes. The study ‘Exploring the horizons: A study of unserved air routes to, from and within Africa’ highlights that nine out of the top […]

todayJuly 4, 2024 9


Airbus releases its latest study identifying key unserved routes to boost air travel in Africa

Global aerospace and aviation leader Airbus has released an analysis detailing several key unserved African routes which could provide greater connectivity for travellers, drive economic growth in local economies, and provide a significant boost in revenue for airlines. The company also highlighted data on Africa from its latest Global Market Forecast (GMF). Several of the top unserved routes identified in the analysis are concentrated in cities such as Lagos, Cape Town, Nairobi, Dakar, and Douala. […]

todayJune 20, 2024 12


Mother City: a tough, passionate film about the battle for affordable housing in Cape Town

  Activist Nkosikhona Swartbooi leads a protest in the documentary Mother City. Screengrab/Mother City     By Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk, University of Cape Town   A third of the way into Mother City there’s a scene that characterises this tough, passionate film about Cape Town and its paradoxes of beauty and hardship, wealth and poverty, and the way it excludes the working poor. Two women talk in a room, while one […]

todayJune 19, 2024 5


‘Cape of Storms’ – climate researchers explain Cape Town’s recent extreme weather

      By Sabina Abba Omar, University of Cape Town and Stefaan Conradie, University of Cape Town     A severe storm hit South Africa’s Western Cape province between 6 and 9 April 2024, with extreme winds gusting at up to 135km/h. The storm left a trail of destruction across Cape Town and surrounding areas – at least 1,500 people were left homeless after the high winds fanned fires […]

todayJune 3, 2024 13


Clothed pig carcasses are revealing the secrets of mummification – South African study provides insights for forensic scientists

Establishing time-since-death is key in forensic investigations. gorodenkoff     By Kara Adams, University of Cape Town and Victoria Gibbon, University of Cape Town     It was the kind of task any competent seamstress has completed hundreds of times before: altering denim jeans and jerseys. But there was something different about this piece of work. Though our team of scientists were paying for it, we weren’t her ultimate customers – […]

todayMay 27, 2024 8


“Silent disease” outed at African Hepatitis Convention

From the left: Mark Sonderup, Danjuma Adda, Mark Heywood, Elaine Saayman and Yolaan Andrews during a session at the African Viral Hepatitis Convention on Saturday. Photo: Liezl Human   By Liezl Human, via GroundUp   The African Viral Hepatitis Convention this past week has put a spotlight on the need for eliminating hepatitis B and C, a disease which has infected millions of South Africans and can cause liver cancer if […]

todayMay 21, 2024 10

South Africa

S.A’s Arts and Culture Minister Hosts 30-Year Celebration of Freedom and Democracy in Cape Town

In Cape Town, Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Zizi Kodwa, is hosting a 30-year celebration of freedom and democracy in Khayelitsha. His spokesperson Litha Mpondwana says the event promotes citizen participation, and awareness of progress, and addresses challenges ahead. It reflects on the work done to ensure a better life for South Africans. He says the aim is to foster a national mood of involvement leading up to the […]

todayMay 20, 2024 8


Public Service Comission joins SADC peer meeting

The Public Service Commission of Namibia attended the SADC Public Service Commission meeting in Cape Town for the creation of the SADC Public Service Commission Forum, and benchmarking. The consultative foundation forum objectives were to forge cooperation among SADC member structures and ultimately the establishment of the SADC Public Service Commission. Salmaan Jacobs the Chairperson of the PSC.

todayMay 16, 2024 15 2