South Africans: get the bug Cape Town diner serves insect-only meals
04 September 2019 | 8:05 am
Tasting grilled scorpion and a bowl of crunchy insects mixed with garlic and spices on a trip to Thailand four years ago "grossed out" chef Mario Barnard but also helped inspire him to experiment and open South Africa's first pop-up restaurant serving insect-only meals.
20 Apr 2021
An emergency worker walks in a Cape Town neighbourhood, using a loudspeaker to tell residents to evacuate from their houses because of a fire that broke out in the foothills of Table Mountain on Sunday. The blaze has been largely contained, but firefighters are still battling to control it.
1 Jun 2021
In the wake of the devastating fire in the Jagger Library in Cape Town, restorers are trying to save what they can. So far the salvage has been a success.
4 Jul 2021
Coastal cities are on the "frontline" of the climate crisis, with swelling oceans redrawing the map and putting hundreds of millions at risk. That's the warning of an unpublished draft report by the UN's climate science advisory panel, seen exclusively by AFP, the most extensive compendium to date of the urgent climate threats facing the planet. Among the cities featured in the report is Cape Town, where 100,000 households are exposed to flooding in a city riven by deep poverty and the legacy of apartheid.
11 Nov 2021
Initial reactions to the death of South Africa's last white president Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk were mixed on Thursday.
29 Nov 2021
The world is worried about the new COVID-19 omicron variant, first detected in South Africa. Many countries have imposed travel bans. In South Africa itself, people fear the restrictions more than the virus.
30 Dec 2021
Musical memorial and interfaith tributes were shared at a special ceremony in Capet town on Wednesday that celebrated the life and philosophy of the late South African archbishop, Desmond Tutu.
2 Jan 2022
A fire erupted at the South African parliament in Cape Town on Sunday, with media coverage showing flames coming from the roof of the building and a plume of smoke that could be seen from some miles away. It wasn't immediately clear if anyone was in the building. The fire was on the third storey of the building and initial reports indicated that it started in the office space and spread towards a gym, said Jean-Pierre Smith, a Cape Town mayoral committee member responsible for safety and security.
23 Jun 2022
South Africa's Khoi community is divided on how to best protect its heritage on a site in Cape Town earmarked to house Amazon's African headquarters. Judges ordered a halt to construction, but some indigenous locals are eager for the jobs that the site could bring. Also, we see how Libyan artisans are working painstakingly around the clock to restore old copies of the Koran.
28 Jun 2022
Authorities in South Africa are seeking clues after 21 teenagers died in a packed bar. Also, the G7 is to mobilise $600 billion of investment in global infrastructure projects in the next five years, including in Africa, in a bid to counter China's initiatives. Finally, we speak to DJ and curator Mo Laudi about the "Globalisto" exhibition by African artists in the French city of Saint-Etienne.
25 Jul 2022
A surgical team led by Dr Tim Forgan uses the da Vinci Xi robot to assist in removing a cancerous rectal tumour from a female patient at Tygerberg public hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. The robot, which has four 'arms' and is controlled in real time by Forgan via an immersive 3D consul, is the most advanced surgical robot in Africa.
22 Nov 2022
A two-day strike by local taxi associations began in Cape Town on Monday. But as commuters queued for buses, two were set ablaze.
South Africa's energy crisis could land the government in court, as opposition groups and trade unions threaten to sue over a decade of crippling blackouts. Also, as the World Economic Forum kicks off in Davos, the head of the International Finance Corporation tells FRANCE 24 that now is the time to ramp up private investment as Africa braces for a global slowdown.
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After beginning a strike one week ago, the United Auto Workers union has increased the number of plants affected by industrial action. Until now, workers have been striking at three sites, one each for Ford, General Motors and Stellantis. UAW leader Shawn Fain says that will be increased to 38 factories, all of them GM and Stellantis parts distribution centres. Ford has been spared of further disruption, with the union saying the company has made "important concessions".
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This week in Across Africa, Georja Calvin-Smith speaks to Namibian President Hage Geingob ahead of his arrival in New York for the UN General Assembly. He shares his perspective on governance, the impact of Africa's first climate change summit and the role of the African Union in responding to regional upheaval.
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Megan Rapinoe has ended her US national team career with a 2-0 win over South Africa in Chicago. The 38-year-old ends her stint as an international with 63 goals, 73 assists and 203 caps, along with two world cups. Rapinoe made her debut for her country in 2006, with only three players having longer spells playing for the United States. "It has been such an honor to be able to wear this shirt, play with all these players and live out my childhood dream. I know that I mean a lot to the game.
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Grammy-winning artist Usher will headline the halftime show at the 2024 Super Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada, the National Football League (NFL), Apple Music and label Roc Nation announced on Sunday. The 58th Super Bowl is scheduled to take place at Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11, 2024.