Cape Town in the news:
- Afcon: Bafana Bafana’s Darren Keet refuses to take his eye off the ball: The Cape Town-born keeper rose to the occasion and produced a scintillating performance to help Bafana secure a 2-1 win, but he would later find himself on the bench at his club Wits. “After we came …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- South Africa: Child Protection Week – Status of Children in SA Bleak, NGO Network Says: the executive director of the non-profit collaborative network of 96 Cape Town organisations. But while South Africa has 213 000 registered NPOs, which focus on the needs of children, young people …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- Black Gas Pump Attendant Who Paid For White Woman’s Fuel In Dangerous South African Area When She Forgot Her Wallet Receives Eight-Year’s Pay: Nkosikho Mbele, 28, was helping serve 21-year-old Monet van Deventer at a Shell garage on the outskirts of Cape Town when the account manager realised she had left her credit cards at home. Knowing …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- Cape Town safety MEC wants special unit deployed to gang-ravaged areas: Following a spate of killings in Cape Town last week, Western Cape Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz says gangsterism is evident in all townships. Read: State security minister to start foundation for …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
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Quick Cape Town Fact: One of the oldest traditions in Cape Town is still alive and well, startling visitors at precisely midday—every day. An old cannon at the top of Signal Hill is fired off, sending a resounding boom around the CBD. It was originally meant to announce approaching ships, to let traders know it was time to haul their wares down to the harbour. The gun has gone off since 1806, and a second gun is always prepared in case of a misfire. Rumour has it the gun only failed once in those two centuries—because a spider interfered with the remote signal.