Cape Town’s population of “semigrants” – those who split their time between the city and another location – continues to grow, but the city is confident that it can cope with the influx.
Cape Town Premier Alan Winde faced tough questions over the city’s homelessness crisis during a recent interview. With evictions looming, many are calling for a more compassionate and sustainable approach to addressing the issue.
Cape Town residents have filed nearly 4,000 complaints against the city’s homeless population during the summer months. The complaints range from noise pollution and littering to aggressive behavior and drug use.
The Western Cape government is urging residents to take advantage of over 500 affordable housing opportunities that are currently available in the region. This initiative aims to provide access to affordable housing for low-income earners and families who have been struggling to find affordable accommodation.
An aardvark, a porcupine, and a dead chicken with its feet bound together have recently washed up on Cape Town beaches.
The escalating crime in the area prompted Elsies River residents to build a crime prevention wall.
Local businesses say they are unable to cope with the continuous loadshedding and the financial implications are devastating.
Farmers in the Western Cape are worried about how badly the ongoing power cuts will impact on this season’s crop harvest.
The green groups are protesting against the Russian research vessel prospecting for oil and natural gas in the Antarctic.
The invasive beetle found in Cape Town is the polyphagous shot hole borer beetle (PSHB).