Cape Town in the news:
- South Africa: Man Dies in Marikana Informal Settlement Shack Fire: City of Cape Town fire and rescue service spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said rescue services responded to the scene around 22:30. “Five firefighting appliances, a rescue vehicle and 21 staff …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- Smith: Gatvol Capetonian driving wedge between black, coloured & white residents: CAPE TOWN – The Gatvol Capetonian group on Thursday organised a shutdown in protest against a shortage of social housing in areas including Grassy Park and Mitchells Plain. Roads were barricaded …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- Parliament acknowledges receipt of Jiba’s court papers: The report stated that Jiba’s conduct showed a lack of conscientiousness on multiple occasions. Jiba has approached the High Court in Cape Town not only to set the Mokgoro’s report which found her …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- MKU signs new hostels deal with South Africa firm: The company is based in Cape Town. The university will “provide Stag African with the site layout diagram(s) of the proposed site(s) for the development”, all the necessary documentation and land for …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
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Quick Cape Town Fact: Signal Hill stands proudly overlooking the city of Cape Town but why is it called Signal Hill? Well its elevated position was perfect for a lookout to be posted and to watch for ships approaching the harbour. Long ago it was the duty of this permanently stationed signalman to let the castle know when he could see a ship approaching. He did this by means of a flag system and by firing a cannon shot. Once the ship was close enough and if the signal man had identified it as hostile then he raised a red flag which raised the alarm for men to go to the harbour to defend against an attack.