Cape Town in the news:
- South African youth take to the streets over climate change: Hundreds of youth in Cape Town and Pretoria marched on Friday to demand that the government urgently act on climate change. About 300 people marched from Parliament to the City Hall in Cape Town to …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- Hitchhikers: Thorny African Seeds Photographed by Dillon Marsh: Dillon Marsh is a photographic artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. In his ‘Hitchhiker’ series, he uses macro photography to capture the intricate details of thorny African seeds commonly known as …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- South Africa youth unemployment a “national crisis – president: CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – Youth unemployment in South Africa has become a “national crisis”, President Cyril Ramaphosa said yesterday at an event commemorating youth activism during the apartheid era. …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
- Children fighting cancer are given hope: KKC, which is a non-profit organisation, and has recently launched in South Africa at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital ( Rondebosch), Tygerberg Hospital (Cape Town) and in …: “Cape Town” – BingNews
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Quick Cape Town Fact: Cape Town has a ‘second New Year’ – Every year at the 2nd of January as many as 13,000 minstrels take to the streets garbed in bright colours, either carrying colourful umbrellas or playing an array of musical instruments. The minstrels are self organised into klopse (“clubs” in Kaaps Afrikaans, but more accurately translated as troupes in English). The Kaapse Klopse (or simply ‘Klopse’), as it is called, is also referred to as the Tweede Nuwe Jaar (meaning ‘second New Year’).