Cape Town in the news:
- How South African Wineland Workers Used Global Networks to Fight for their Rights: Workers harvest grapes on a wine estate in Stellenbosch outside of Cape Town. Anna Zieminski/AFP via Getty Images) Bitter Grapes cast light on wide-ranging exploitation. Hardships included health and …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- Private power generators get government approval: The Minister said this when he briefed the media in Cape Town following his participation in the debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address on Tuesday. “It’s a mix …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- Buyers attracted to value-for-money homes in Port Elizabeth: Notably, according to the latest Lightstone statistics (January to September 2019), Nelson Mandela Bay has overtaken Cape Town to take top spot among the major metros, with house price inflation of …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- City of Cape Town gets R93m from German government to fund water projects: Cape Town – The City of Cape Town has received €5.7 million (R93m) from the German government to fund a range of water projects. It comes after the City announced its implementation of its water …: “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.