Cape Town in the news:
- Van Niekerk to miss 400m world title defence in Qatar: Van Niekerk became world champion in 2015 and retained the title two years ago before hurting his knee playing touch rugby in Cape Town before a Test between South Africa and New Zealand.: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- Spray Parks Have Been Helping To Keep Cape Town Cool: Summer may be a fading memory for some of us, but heat is a continuing concern around the world. A new report from the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Heatwave Guide for Cities, points out that …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- N2 inbound traffic to Cape Town still affected after cash van heist: Cape Town – The N2 incoming left lane is still closed between the M9 at Macassar and Baden Powell Drive due to a cash-in-transit heist that took place last night, but the right lane has been opened.: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- ‘Uyinene was a light to us all’ – friends pay tribute at night vigil: Following the news of the brutal murder of 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana on Monday, students and staff gathered at the University of Cape Town for a night vigil to honour the young student.: “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.