Cape Town in the news:
- Overcrowded prisons mean shortage of beds, uniforms for those awaiting trial: This comes on the back of a 2016 judgment in the Western Cape High Court, which ordered Pollsmoor prison in Cape Town, among others, to ensure its remand facility was not more than 120% full. …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- CEM 2019 aims to set a new benchmark in the Customer Experience Battleground: CEM 2019 will take place between 31 July 2019 and 1 August 2019 at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa. Some of the companies attending and giving keynote presentations are Multichoice, SA Home Loans …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- CiTi chair Joshin Raghubar in running for 0k John P McNulty Prize: In a statement yesterday the Aspen Institute and Anne Welsh McNulty said Raghubar is helping drive the technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Cape Town and beyond and working across government, …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- Nelson Mandela International Day: A decade of giving: President Cyril Ramaphosa will kick-start the day by visiting RX Radio, the Red Cross Children’s Hospital radio station that is staffed by children at the hospital in Rondebosch, in Cape Town. …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
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Quick Cape Town Fact: Legend has it that in the 1930’s a local Cape Town newspaper claimed that Cape Town was the only city in South Africa that could justly call itself a metropolis. The public took to this description and because the word metropolis is taken from the Greek derivative of meter or metros meaning mother and polis meaning city, the nickname of “Mother City” was born. Although some people joke everything in Cape Town goes at a slower pace compared to Johannesburg – everything takes nine months.