Cape Town in the news:
- South Africa struggles with surge of sexist violence: The centre in Athlone, on the outskirts of Cape Town, is a 24-hour safe house for women and children who have been victims of abuse. The shelter can take up to 120 women at a time with their …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- I need to get through three tough matches including Kaizer Chiefs – Vukusic: That is my first target.” The KwaZulu-Natal giants have three tough upcoming league matches against Chiefs, SuperSport United and Cape Town City. “Then try to get results from the first match despite …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- Bridget McLaughlin’s South Africa Experience: This summer I spent two months in Cape Town, South Africa. I wanted to get an internship in a field I am interested in and I wanted to travel this summer so I decided to combine the two and get an …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- Double blow for apartheid-era South African policeman: Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Gauteng High Court in South Africa has dismissed former Apartheid-era policeman, Joao Rodrigues’ leave to appeal his prosecution for the murder of liberation hero, …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
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Quick Cape Town Fact: Why are the houses in Bo-Kaap district painted in bright colours? The original residents of this area in Cape Town were descendants of slaves brought in from Africa and Asia and were Muslims. As part of their religion they celebrate Ramadan – the Islamic month of fasting. At the end of the holy month it is tradition to dress up in brightly coloured clothes and at the same time many of the residents then paint their houses. The reason for getting so many different colours is that the residents and neighbours discuss together what colours they are painting their houses to avoid colour clashes or two houses painted the same colour next to each other.